Tag Archives: Illustration

Illustration Week: Jo Davies meets illustrator collective Hvass & Hannibal

3 Dec

Making Great Illustration

Today on Illustration Week: Jo Davies interviews the Danish collective Hvass & Hannibal for her research for Making Great Illustration. You can purchase this book and more in our on-going Illustration Week sale.


Illustration Week: Creative collaborations for illustrators in alternative art spaces

2 Dec

Illustration Week: Thinking Visually for Illustrators

Today on Illustration Week: Mark Wigan, author of Thinking Visually for Illustrators and more, writes about his experience working on creative collaborations in alternative art spaces. You can purchase his books and more titles on illustration in our on-going Illustration Week sale.


Illustration Week: Jo Davies meets illustrator Kitty Crowther

21 Nov

Bloomsbury Illustration Week

We’re spending a week celebrating the art of illustration! Stay tuned for exclusive interviews and excerpts from some of our favorite authors and books. And that’s not all – we’re also offering a sale on every book we’re featuring.

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We’re kicking off Illustration Week with a report from Jo Davis on her interview with Kitty Crowther, written while she was compiling her research for Making Great Illustration.


The Reportager award 2015 is open!

20 Jan

Bloomsbury author Gary Embury has been busy helping put together the 2015 Reportager Award, open to both students and professionals wanting to show off their reportage and documentary drawing skills.


Guest post – Alan Male introduces Illustration: Meeting the Brief

16 Apr

Illustration: Meeting the BriefThis is my second book about illustration, and like the first, Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective, I’ve endeavoured to present an objective and non-discriminatory view of the whole discipline. I say this because there are so many other books that are mainly celebratory, either for a particular practitioner or genre, that don’t actually consider what makes an image work as a successful form of contextualised communication. And I emphasise context − in other words, the job of work an illustration is commissioned to do and the audience it is aimed at.


A new treat for illustrators: Understanding Illustration

14 Feb

Our favourite illustrating duo are back!

Derek Brazell and Jo Davies, authors of the hugely successful Becoming a Successful Illustrator (the cover of which was coincidentally shortlisted for the AOI Illustration Awards), have come out with the brilliant Understanding Illustration.


Bloomsbury Children’s Books Launches Illustrated Windows Project

24 Jan

An exciting new project designed to showcase both the emerging and established talent on Bloomsbury’s picture book list and to support the many amazing booksellers and bookshops across the UK.


2013 Textbooks Round-Up: Design

4 Oct

The first of our autumn textbook round-ups this year kicks off with what’s on offer in Design.


‘Basics Fashion Design: Knitwear’ author at MADE 2011

4 Jan

We were recently invited by Juliana Sissons – the author of Basics Fashion Design: Knitwear – to the opening night of MADE 11, Brighton’s Design & Craft Fair . Juliana was the Fashion Designer in Residence at the V&A from July-December 2010 and exhibited a selection of garments from her stunning new collection at this year’s MADE exhibition at the Brighton Corn Exchange. […]


20 Dec

The Fundamentals of Printed Textile Design provides an introduction to the creative skills, techniques and processes required by designers in order to produce a professional, creative and commercially aware portfolio. This book is up for grabs in today’s advent giveaway so if you would like to be in with a chance of winning a copy simply comment on this blog post by 4pm tomorrow! […]