Behind the Book | Fred Blunt

17 February 2020

Bright Author/Illustrator Fred Blunt always entertains with his fantastically funny and superbly silly picture books! As well as collaborating as an illustrator with authors such as Kes Gray and Michelle Robinson, he’s also written his own books, including Santa Claus vs The Easter Bunny (Andersen Press), the Captain Falsebeard Series (Puffin) and now his latest picture book Gnome (Andersen Press).

Valentine's Art from Bright

14 February 2020

A simple question that has been the subject of many a poet’s quill! We decided to find the answer from the mouth of babes - below you’ll find some adorable answers to this questions from the children of our Bright Staff…

Packaging | Lucia Catellani

12 February 2020

For over ten years, Bright Artist Lucia Catellani has worked as an illustrator and graphic designer creating brand identities and packaging design for clients that include food and drink, restaurants, retail, hotels, apparel and digital. As well as traditional and digital illustration, Lucia also excels at hand lettering and typography, often combing text and image to create a strong brand identity.

Ceramic Characters | Fotini Tikkou for Anthropologie

29 January 2020

Fotini Tikkou has collaborated with Anthropologie to create a trio of handpainted stonewear mugs featuring Fontini’s stylistic and creative designs. Fotini makes ceramics in her studio in Athens, using whimsical faces and bold patterns to produce individual and unique pieces. Anthropologie commissioned three designs from her, which they then produced large-scale for sale across their stores.

LGBTQ+ T-Shirts | Colleen Larmour for My Karma Klub

24 January 2020

Bright Artist Colleen Lamour has partnered with My Karma Klub to design a range of cute and colourful t-shirts, as well as designing their distinctive rainbow logo. My Karma Klub was founded to give shoppers fashion statement pieces with a bit of a twist, and the t-shirts are sold at Pride events and online, with a portion of the sale going to LGBTQ+ charities.

Chinese New Year | Year of the Rat

24 January 2020

Happy Chinese New Year! 2020 is the Year of the Rat, the first of all zodiac animals, and our artists have created some very special art inspired by the legends, colours and traditions of the Spring Festival.

Kew Gardens | Eva Chatelain

22 January 2020

Kew Gardens is known and loved by Londoners as a wonderful retreat into nature, and many a hazy summer afternoon can be spent wandering the leafy paths and stopping to smell the flowers – literally!

Indie Book of the Month | Laura Hughes

20 January 2020

Bright Artist Laura Hughes has kicked off 2020 with a brilliant new picture book. We’re delighted that The Bear Who Did has been picked as the Indie Book of the Month for January by the Booksellers Association Children’s Bookselling Group. Written by Louise Greig and published by Egmont, it’s a rollicking rhyming story about two bears, a jar of honey and the consequences of not sharing…

Embroidery & Illustration | Adele Leyris

16 January 2020

Bright Artist Adele Leyris specialises in bold and colourful artwork, and often mixes media by using embroidery to her illustrations. Last year, she ran a workshop at the London Illustration Fair called ‘Embroidered Tattoos’ which introduced people to this unusual technique.

New Bright Books for Spring 2020

14 January 2020

2020 is here, and it’s full of brilliant new books! We’ve got the latest title from award-winning author and illustrator Yasmeen Ismail, as well as the January Indie Book of the Month illustrated by Laura Hughes. There are also two cracking debut author-illustrated picture books from Viola Wang and Holly Sterling. Meanwhile, we’ve got sequels to the highly-acclaimed fiction titles BOOT and Darkwhisper, and the brilliant Fred Blunt has teamed up with Kes Gray for new picture book The Diddle That Dummed .

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