14 August 2020
For Suzanne Washington, the UK Covid lockdown was an opportunity for her to experiment with developing her style. Like many people, Suzanne found the lockdown a time of intense creativity. We caught up with Suzanne to find out how her art has changed and what about lockdown helped her find her style.
24 July 2020
Izzy Burton’s debut picture book The Wonder Tree is full of her gorgeous illustrations, showcasing her amazing use of colour, composition and light. Already an award-winning and BAFTA-nominated animator and director, Izzy takes us behind the scenes of her process of illustrating a picture book, demonstrating just how she created such a magical world. Written by Teresa Heapy and published by Egmont, The Wonder Tree is out now.
06 July 2020
Anne (Andy) Passchier is a non-binary illustrator from The Netherlands, currently working in the USA. They recently worked on a wonderful project for Warner Music UK, where they created an illustration based on a song for Warner’s social media to celebrate Pride 2020.
01 July 2020
The summer months are in full swing and along with the sunshine comes lots of dazzling new titles from Bright authors and illustrators. Here’s what is publishing in the UK this season.
30 June 2020
Originally trained as an architect, Bright Artist El Primo Ramón’s illustration career started from his work in graphic design and architecture, evolving until he was able to become a full-time illustrator. He now works on projects ranging from publishing, editorial, branding and design, with clients including Usborne Publishing, BBC-CBeebies, VCCP London and Pearson.
26 June 2020
Established over 40 years ago, the AOI’s World Illustration Awards are widely respected across the industry, offering a comprehensive insight into the ideas, trends and techniques that are at the forefront of illustration today.
26 June 2020
Chris Jevons’ latest picture book is full of comical characters and cheeky charm. We caught up with Chris to find out about his artist journey and the brilliance behind his hilarious new book 101 Bums (written by Sam Harper, published by Hodder Children’s Books).
24 June 2020
We are so excited that King Coo: The Curse of the Mummy’s Gold by Adam Stower has won The Alligator’s Mouth Award 2020. Run by Bright and The Alligator’s Mouth bookshop, the children’s book prize celebrates the best books for 6-8-year-olds.
26 May 2020
26 May 2020
Below is an update from Bright Founder and Director Vicki Willden-Lebrecht on the work we’re doing on the behalf of our artists and authors, and some of the changes we’ve made in response to the continued pandemic.
14 May 2020
Perdu is the debut author-illustrated picture book by Richard Jones — illustrator of the international bestseller The Snow Lion. Published by Simon & Schuster Children’s UK this spring, it is a poignant tale about a little lost dog alone in the city, beautifully brought to life in Richard’s stunning, heartfelt artwork. The Guardian celebrated it by describing how its ‘delicate pathos and warmth imbue it with a salutary sense of reassurance’.
04 May 2020
Bright Artist Genie Espinosa creates colourful, bold artwork for digital, editorial, branding and animation projects. Her recent clients include It’s Nice That, Fold Magazine by Moleskine and Digital Arts Magazine.