Recently I have been working on an exciting new project with some wonderful people who have set up a company called County Roots. It's a clothing brand that wants everyone to be proud of where they come from by celebrating the British counties that raised them. I'm one of the illustrators to create images for their first line of products, which will be available at the end of August 2013.
FYI, I totes didn't do this image, so cannot take the credit for it, but you can check out more info on their Twitter and Facebook and website, which is coming soon, including the designs I've come up with. Stay tuned as excitement builds for the release of a brilliant new range of locally inspired, sourced and produced pieces for people proud of their roots!
The Luminaries, the second novel by Eleanor Catton, is out on 5th September, published in the UK by Granta. Heralded by some as the 'future of literature' for her first, postmodern novel, The Rehearsal, this second book centres around a series of mysteries during the New Zealand goldrush of 1866. And here are a couple of its lovely covers.
I've just 'experienced' an interview with cover designer Peter Mendelsund over at Varsity Bookmarking and have been reminded of his wonderful colourful, yet economical Kafka series for Knopf. They really do sum up the weird disconnectedness of the books while retaining their level of Coen brothers-style absurdity. I know – so good right?
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Not content with Alt-J's dominance in turning classical works of art into extremely enjoyable hipster dubstep choral pop-rock, Myles Manley & the Little People have spliced scenes from Caravaggio paintings together to form a music video for their track Easter Morning. Interesting and relevant, here's something to play in the background while you while you tuck into your hot cross buns.
DrunkenWerewolf Issue 4 is out today FREE! It features the next big thing in indie pop Bastille as well as Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, Gabrielle Aplin, Olo Worms, Glis Glis and a very good, amusing column by yours truly. It is especially amusing this month, if I don't say so myself. All the more reason to pick one up in Bristol for free or download it from the website.
Designer Eric White has reinvented Truman Capote's seminal works for Random House. And they are sick. Particularly the cover for In Cold Blood. His website is full of awesome images.
French artist Hubert Duprat makes sculptures that also make themselves, utilising structural elements of the natural world: crystals in rhomboid formations placed in patterns that emulate or display their natural form; and these below: caddis fly larvae, which create protective cases from their environments. In this instance, Duprat has supplied them with gold and pearls. This makes me go all Attenborough.