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Discussion | AOI Events with Jack Oliver Coles and Rhiannon Parnis

23 October 2019

Here at Bright, we love to work closely with organisations like the Association of Illustrators. Not only do we get to go to fun events and meet lots of wonderful illustration folk, we also find amazing new talent through the AOI. Senior Agent Lucie Luddington first met illustrators Jack Oliver Coles and Rhiannon Parnis at an AOI event, and later they joined the Bright family. Here we ask the artist what the AOI means to them.

New Bright Books for Winter

22 October 2019

There’s a strong focus on the environment in both non-fiction and fiction, with Aaron Cushley’s Poems for a Blue Green Planet, Our Planet illustrated by Richard Jones with an introduction by Sir David Attenborough, and Zoe Persico’s Greta and the Giants.

Christmas in a Book | Abrams Noterie

16 October 2019

With only 10 weeks to Christmas, here’s a gorgeous gift to usher in the festive season. In this outside-the-box gift book project, Bright partnered with gift and stationary imprint Abrams Noterie to create a Christmas book that would double as decoration.

Bright's Oktoberfest - Bringing Frankfurt to London

15 October 2019

Last week we hosted our very first Oktoberfest where we brought the spirit of Frankfurt Book Fair to London. We gathered industry friends together in the Bright Emporium to eat pretzels, drink beer and look at some of our artists’ new portfolio sheets. Take a look at the highlights below!

Insight: A Surprise Mother-Daughter Relationship at Bright

14 October 2019

Here at The Bright Agency we love to support artists of all generations. From the notably experienced to the uni-fresh, we have always been proud of the diverse age range of our illustrators. That is why we were absolutely delighted to discover that we have a mother and daughter on our books!

Introducing | Rachel Hillis

11 October 2019

Brilliant illustrator Rachel Hillis lives in Liverpool with her boyfriend, cat named Henri Rousseau and her vast indoor plant collection. Rachel frequently visits botanical gardens and uses photographs of her trips as reference photos in her art, also taking inspiration from her memories and experiences. She has worked with Flow Magazine, the RHS, GOOP, Gardens Illustrated and Soho House & co, among others.

Judges Announced for The Alligator's Mouth Awards 2020

08 October 2019

Launched by Bright last year in partnership with The Alligator’s Mouth bookshop, the award was created to celebrate authors and illustrators of highly illustrated children’s fiction for ages 6-8. Here at Bright we wanted to champion these talented creators and highlight the very best books out there.

Jane Newland for Aquapurella

25 September 2019

Jane Newland’s distinctive, deliciously-detailed artwork positively demands that you dive right into it, and with this brand new range of gorgeous stationery from Aquarupella you can do just that - from the comfort of your own desk!

Behind the Book | Hey Grandude!

25 September 2019

Meet Grandude—a super-cool grandfather who is an intrepid explorer with some amazing tricks up his sleeve. Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer! Now, meet Kathryn Durst—the fabulous Bright Artist behind the gloriously colorful illustrations of Hey Grandude!, Sir Paul McCartney’s debut picture book. After a long-awaited release, Hey Grandude! hit the shelves this month on September 5th with Puffin Books in the UK and Random House Books for Young Readers in the US. Since making its way into the world, Hey Grandude! has been embraced by children, adults, and Beatles fans alike and quickly earned a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Between the excitement of the release and a trip to London to join Paul himself at Waterstones for an unforgettable launch event, it’s safe to say it has been quite the month for Kathryn! It was such a delight to catch up with her for an inside look at all of the hard work that went into the making of this magical book.

Introducing Bright's China Division

19 September 2019

The Bright Agency makes its China venture official! Realising the enormous potential of the market and capitalising on the palpable love that Chinese children have for reading and how greatly reading is supported, this decision has not only been pivotal, but enormously exciting in Bright’s next phase of growth. Bright MD and Founder, Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, and Lucie Luddington, Senior Education Agent and Head of the new China Division, attended the Shanghai International Book Fair in November 2018, and in under a year, a strong client base has built daily momentum.

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