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A Year of Reading Aloud Featured in Spine Magazine

A Year of Reading Aloud gets a shout out in this week’s (5th October) Book Covers We Love in Spine Magazine! Yay hooray!! Art direction is by me and the absolutely beautiful illustration and lettering by Clairice Gifford. It is published by Yellow Kite Books and is a lovely collection of poems to learn by both classic and new talents. To have a look click on this link: http://spinemagazine.co/book-covers-we-love/05102018


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Bookshop in July 2018

Some of my book cover designs spotted standing tall at various bookshops.

Owen Gent was the illustrator of Sjón’s previous novel, Moonstone. And it was great to team up with him again for CoDex 1962. He has done a fantastic job of developing my concept and design forwards. As always using delicious colour combinations! The below photo is from Foyles in Stratford.

Record of a Spaceborn Few with its colourful starry sky, is also in Foyles. This book has recently become The Sunday Times UK top ten bestseller!

The sunny weather and ice cream season requires a good looking summery cover. As demonstrated by the lovely book, The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night PB.

The vibrant yellow paperback of In Every Moment We Are Still Alive is in Liverpool Street station’s Pocket Shop.


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Irina Ratushinskaya Series Design in Print

Russian poet, Irina Ratushinskaya’s redesigned paperbacks are available to purchase tomorrow!


The book cover brief was to create a series style that looks at Russian folk art design and is beautiful, gifty.


I like the photo of these books outside amongst the foilage on Sceptre twitter.


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Irina Ratushinskaya Series Design

My book cover designs for Irina Ratushinskaya have been positively mentioned in The Bookseller (29th April), hurrah!!

Grey is the Colour of Hope is mentioned as a ‘Fantastic cover’.


And…in the below article Alison Flood says I adore Hodder’s new covers for Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya’.


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