Tag: Illustration

This Folio Life: The challenge of illustrating The Kama Sutra

Posted on 03/07/2018

Back in 2014, when Folio art director Sheri Gee was chairing a panel discussion at the Society of Illustrators in New York, she asked the panellists: ‘If you could illustrate any book, what would it b …

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This Folio Life: A Diary of Engraving Maigret

Posted on 18/05/2018

It can be easy to forget just how much work our illustrators put into our editions. We exclaim over the stunning final results, but the polished artwork hides days, weeks and often months of painstaki …

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This Folio Life: Researching Horatio Hornblower

Posted on 08/05/2018

Joe McLaren, working in consultation with Brian Lavery, former curator of Maritime History at the National Museum, Greenwich, created a series of characterful illustrations that convey the drama and s …

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This Folio Life: Illustrating East of Eden

Posted on 29/11/2017

Sheri Gee, Art Director at The Folio Society, was particularly pleased when East of Eden was announced as the winner of Folio’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Fiction Competition – she has been nudging the edit …

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This Folio Life: Celebrating The Little Prince

Posted on 03/10/2017

I had been hoping to publish a Folio edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince for years. The question was how to make it the definitive edition of this much-loved fable?  The answer to …

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The Weight of War and Peace

Posted on 23/02/2016

For readers, War and Peace is a considerable undertaking – over 1,500 pages and 500 characters to follow, and a sprawling narrative spanning multiple families and political regimes. For illustrators, …

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Illusive Treasure | Illustrating Treasure Island

Posted on 22/10/2014

Sterling Hundley, illustrator of The Folio Society’s new edition of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, recounts the perils of creating new artwork for a novel with a rich illustrative history. …

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Illusive Treasure | Illustrating Treasure Island

Posted on 22/10/2014

Sterling Hundley, illustrator of The Folio Society’s new edition of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, recounts the perils of creating new artwork for a novel with a rich illustrative history. …

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Ewan Clayton on illustrating In Parenthesis

Posted on 06/10/2014

Ewan Clayton. (© Geoffrey Morgan, with permission of the David Jones Estate) When I began to work on my illustrations for David Jones’s In Parenthesis I was acutely aware that I was treading on hallow …

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Illustrating Life, the Universe and Everything

Posted on 24/03/2014

Jonathan Burton, the illustrator of Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and the (just published) Life, the Universe and Everything, walks us …

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