Book Illustration Competition: Paul Cox

Posted on 05/01/2017

Paul Cox talks about the impact of the competition on his career as an illustrator. “The Folio Society originally ran a competition within the Royal College of Art illustration department. The annual …

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This Folio Life: Illustrating The Great Escape

Posted on 09/11/2016

The Great Escape is a truly gripping account of the most famous mass escape in prisoner-of-war history. To illustrate this story of triumph and tragedy we have used photos and illustrations from the I …

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Tuesday, 4th October 2016

Posted on 23/11/2016

Last week I drove with my colleague Christine to Bayeux, with the prototype of our new edition of The Bayeux Tapestry loaded in the back of the car. As those who read my earlier blog posts will rememb …

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Friday, 19th February 2016

Posted on 19/02/2016

I spent much of the week before last in airports and railway stations. First destination was Stuttgart, where I press-passed the illustrations for H. G. Wells’s The Door in the Wall. Given the huge co …

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Friday, 8th January 2016

Posted on 08/01/2016

It has been a momentous week, with one major project finally coming to an end, and another getting under weigh. Just before Christmas, this imposing crate was delivered by a specialist fine art shippe …

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Posted on 29/10/2015

A few weeks ago I went to Bayeux for the first time. Culinary considerations aside, the main objective was of course the Tapestry, and I was bowled over. The sheer length (70 metres is really very lon …

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Press Release: I, Robot

Posted on 02/12/2016

I, Robot Isaac Asimov  Introduced by Daniel H. Wilson Illustrated by Alex Wells ‘Thought-provoking, thrilling and enjoyable’ guardian the three laws of robotics 1 A robot may not injure a human being, …

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Press Release: Kim

Posted on 02/12/2016

Kim  Rudyard Kipling Introduced by Jan Morris Illustrated by Oliver Hurst ‘No summary can do this marvellous, rich and unforgettable novel anything like justice’ philip pullman A panoramic portrait of …

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Press Release: The Great Escape

Posted on 02/12/2016

The Great Escape Paul Brickhill With original preface by George Harsh ‘The high-water mark of all active prisoner-of-war books . . . I found myself putting it down almost literally to get my breath ba …

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