Bright's Industry Awards Guide

08 July 2019

At Bright, we know that trying to keep up with the calendar of industry awards can feel an impossible task at times. With so many longlist and shortlist announcements, announced seemingly out of the blue, and the application process varying from award to award, we wanted to find a way to simplify the who’s, what’s and when’s of all the major children’s publishing and illustration awards.

Digi Tales | El Primo Ramón for CBeebies

10 June 2019

In a unique collaboration, El Primo Ramón’s irresistible children’s illustrations are combined with CBeebies Radio stories to inspire little listeners and spark their imaginations.

Vegetable Gardening Wisdom | Harriet Popham for Storey

09 April 2019

Bright artist Harriet Popham combined her passion for pattern design and illustration with her family’s farming background in the beautiful artwork for this pocket-sized lifestyle book Vegetable Gardening Wisdom - Daily Advice and Inspiration for Getting the Most From Your Garden published by Storey.

What Would Dani Do? | Eleanor Hancock for Penguin Random House

02 April 2019

When Bright artist Eleanor Hancock got hooked on Love Island last summer, she had no idea that less than a year later she would be illustrating the autobiography of star contestant, Dani Dyer. With her broad illustration background, including fashion design, greetings and gift, product design and packaging, Eleanor was primed to take on this unqiue challenge.

Introducing: Raquel Marín

15 March 2019

Raquel Marín has built a career out of her passion for typography. Not only does she have a master’s degree in the subject, she is the author of a graphic design book ‘Ortotypography for Designers’ published in 2013 by Gustavo Gili (Barcelona), she founded a small firm, Lalolagrafica, specialising in editorial design and typography and, did we mention, she is currently writing a PhD thesis on the subject too?

Bright Illustrators for Babbel

19 February 2019

Happy International Mother Language Day! This is a worldwide annual observance celebrated today to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and create awareness of multilingualism.

Black History Month | Alleanna Harris for Comcast

12 February 2019

The Harlem Renaissance was an artistic and social explosion of cultural pride that took place in Harlem, New York throughout the 1920s. Considered by many a rebirth of African American art, The Harlem Renaissance included some influential figures such as the poet Langston Hughes, the performer Josephine Baker and jazz musicians like Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

Matthew Taylor Wilson on Community and Creativity

16 November 2018

At The Bright Agency we are passionate about creating a community that inspires and nurtures creativity. We see first-hand that interconnectivity and the process of sharing builds strength and success. But for artists starting out, building a community can be easier said than done.

Retail Takeover | Viola Wang for Pepe Jeans

09 November 2018

Talented children’s book author / illustrator, Viola Wang, partnered with Pepe Jeans’ London-based custom studio for a unique, live-drawing collaboration. For one day only, customers were able to have the clothing they purchased in-store customised with Viola’s exquisite illustrations.

The Fairytale Art of Olga Baumert

27 April 2018

Olga’s artwork reminds me of books from my childhood: Eerie Fairytales, sometimes with a dark undertone, sometimes other-worldly, and now and again just beautifully nostalgic, homely and warm. I think of artists like Kit Williams, who wrote the very famous Masquerade in the 1970s, which I would spend hours looking at, trying to find the clues, and the famous realist painter, Anthony Green, who’s paintings defy the contraints of a rectangle or square, capturing snippets of his life with perspectives all askew. LM

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