This Folio Life: Creating The Story of Babar

Posted on 07/04/2020

Every Folio edition goes on a long and fascinating journey before its publication day, but Babar’s travels were particularly adventurous. Our story begins about five years ago in The Morgan Library …


This Folio Life: Breaking the frame in Howl’s Moving Castle

Posted on 02/01/2020

We were so excited to have Diana Wynne Jones’s much-loved Howl’s Moving Castle as the subject for the Book Illustration Competition 2019. After more than 500 entries from 47 countries, Marie-Alice Har …


This Folio Life: Folio and the Pasternak family make literary history

Posted on 05/12/2019

Boris Pasternak wrote one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. Here, we reveal how a chance meeting between his nephew Nicolas and a Folio copy editor led to our exquisite new edition of D …


This Folio Life: Carry On New Orleans

Posted on 19/11/2019

Our edition of John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize-winning A Confederacy of Dunces features a dazzling fanfare of illustrations from BAFTA-award-winning animator and illustrator Jonny Hannah. In this …


This Folio Life: Unmasking the Phantom

Posted on 31/10/2019

Our edition of Gaston Leroux’s gothic horror novel The Phantom of the Opera features arresting full-colour illustrations from artist Taylor Dolan. In this blog, Taylor guides us through her artistic m …