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Vertigo book out now!

My linocut book cover design for Vertigo is out now! It is a part of the BFI Film Classics series. Twenty artists and designers were asked to come up with new covers and I was asked to do this Hitchcock classic. You can see how I made the linocut for this design, and the illustration […]

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Hitchcock’s Vertigo – linocut book cover illustration for BFI

I’ve just finished a book cover design of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo for the BFI (British Film Institute). It is part of a series of books on 100 classic films which they are re-publishing this year with new covers by invited artists. Vertigo book cover – detail I had never seen Vertigo, and the only other […]

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C S Forester book cover designs

The three C S Forester books I did cover illustrations for a few months ago (for Penguin) are finally out today. The Pursued is a recently discovered thriller written in 1935 which is being published for the first time (in hardback). Two other C S Forester books are being re-released at the same time: Payment […]

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Penguin crime series book covers

C S Forester crime series for Penguin About a month ago I got a call from Penguin books asking if I had time to do three cover illustrations for some previously unpublisher C S Forester crime novels. But they needed them quite quickly, they said. Like by Wednesday, preferably. This was on Monday! No problem, […]

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Icon Magazine Cover Illustration

I was commissioned last week to create a linocut to illustrate the cover of the April issue of Icon magazine, a publication about architecture and design. The brief was to make an image of the Absolute Towers, designed by Ma Yansong of MAD architects and currently being built in Toronto. The towers currently look something […]

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Will Webb interview

In the first of a new series of interviews with artists and designers who use linocut, I bring you Will Webb, talented designer of books and book covers.  Will worked for Bloomsbury Publishing for eleven years where he was head of cover and book design, before going freelance in 2006.  His clients include the V&A […]

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W B Yeats illustration – final design

This is the final version with the text added.  The book is due to be published in May 2009.

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