This Folio Life: How we crafted Utamaro’s blind blocking

Posted on 04/07/2019

One of the many challenges the Production team faced when undertaking to reproduce Kitagawa Utamaro’s Studies from Nature was how to recreate in our facsimile the texture of the relief printing, which …


This Folio Life: Designing Sophie’s World

Posted on 28/05/2019

When Charlotte Tate, Folio’s designer, and Sophie Lewis, editor for Folio’s edition of Sophie’s World, began to consider how we could publish this work, they looked hard at how author Jostein Gaarder …


This Folio Life: The Nightmare of the Carnival

Posted on 02/04/2019

Comedian and actor, Frank Skinner, was one of the judges at last year’s V&A Illustration Awards. Frank’s passion for literature and for all things Folio came over in the speech he gave about John …


This Folio Life: On Rereading Sappho

Posted on 06/03/2019

Part of preparing our edition of Sappho’s poetry involved engaging two separate proofreaders, both of whom were competent readers of Ancient Greek, to check both the Greek text and the English transla …


This Folio Life: The journey behind the artwork of Anansi Boys

Posted on 15/02/2019

Our new edition of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys is everything I hope for in a Folio edition, and is the result of years of exceptional creative endeavour from everyone involved. From the author to the ed …