This Folio Life: Recreating Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty

Posted on 19/10/2018

Arthur Rackham is renowned throughout the world for his beautiful illustrations to some of the most famous fairy tales; images that enchant the reader. But it was on a recent research trip to New York …

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This Folio Life: Mapping Captain Cook

Posted on 15/10/2018

Maps are an incredibly important part of any edition that deals in exploration or travel. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s first voyage, we knew we wanted to find the perfect map t …

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This Folio Life: Selecting the best of horror

Posted on 19/09/2018

How do you choose the best of a genre? Pick your personal favourites; choose only those tales regarded as classics; or try to aim for an interesting mix of everything? We asked Ramsey Campbell, ‘Brita …

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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: Joe’s blog, no. 39

Posted on 23/05/2018

I recently went down to Dartmoor to interview Alan Lee about his epic illustrations for The Wanderer and other Old English Poems. Widely regarded as a recluse (thanks in large measure to a rather misl …

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