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Apr 14, 2014 / 155 notes

A nice little project from Penguin Books in the UK, I was asked to illustrate the cover for an upcoming novel by David Bezmozgis. 

I’ve included some of the sketches that didn’t make it to final - we went down a few different routes before settling on the final.

Type design and art direction by Richard Bravery

New year, new art!
Actually, it’s not that new seeing as I drew it in the summer, but I completely forgot to post it, and I was reminded when I saw it on a book cover the week before Christmas, so there you go.
This is for the UK edition of John le Carré’s The Night Manager, and my first original cover for the UK - all the previous covers were for Penguin USA, even though some of them have been used all over (fun fact - some will soon be seen in Korea).
Jan 2, 2014 / 2,084 notes

New year, new art!

Actually, it’s not that new seeing as I drew it in the summer, but I completely forgot to post it, and I was reminded when I saw it on a book cover the week before Christmas, so there you go.

This is for the UK edition of John le Carré’s The Night Manager, and my first original cover for the UK - all the previous covers were for Penguin USA, even though some of them have been used all over (fun fact - some will soon be seen in Korea).

Jun 18, 2013 / 622 notes

I was going through the archive earlier, looking for something else entirely, when i came across this and thought it might be of interest.

Since 2011, i’ve been doing lots of covers for Penguin USA and their reprinting of the backlist of John Le Carre (and in the last six months they have been used in the UK too, so you can find them pretty much everywhere).

Whenever I’m working on something like this, the first stage of the project is to read the book, and then submit a bunch of sketches to see which of them stick, and that’s what I’ve got here - pretty much every sketch that got sent off for feedback. Looking back at them, there are definitely sketches I would like to finish off, and I suspect some of them will find use for something else down the line.

No real reason for posting this other than i thought some of you might be interested in the early stages of work like this, and I can’t post anything from my current projects for a little while. Hope you enjoy a peek behind the curtain!

New art coming soon.

Yup, it’s another post about those book covers. Sorry. I’ll try and keep it brief.
Don’t get me wrong, I have loved doing them but its been a shame that I have yet to see any of them on the shelves (being of course, American editions, and me all the way over in the UK and not having visited the States for a fair old while). Luckily friends have snapped pictures but it’s not quite the same.
You can probably guess where this is going then - the lovely lovely folks at Penguin UK have decided that they should be used in the UK as well. Which means that sometime this spring (i think April, but don’t quote me on that), I will be able to go into my local Waterstones and see them on the shelves. Which I am over the moon about.
Expect exciteable tweets and tumbls when this happens.
Jan 23, 2013 / 147 notes

Yup, it’s another post about those book covers. Sorry. I’ll try and keep it brief.

Don’t get me wrong, I have loved doing them but its been a shame that I have yet to see any of them on the shelves (being of course, American editions, and me all the way over in the UK and not having visited the States for a fair old while). Luckily friends have snapped pictures but it’s not quite the same.

You can probably guess where this is going then - the lovely lovely folks at Penguin UK have decided that they should be used in the UK as well. Which means that sometime this spring (i think April, but don’t quote me on that), I will be able to go into my local Waterstones and see them on the shelves. Which I am over the moon about.

Expect exciteable tweets and tumbls when this happens.

The last in a series of seven book covers that I have done for Penguin US for their new editions of classic John Le Carre (as well as the newest novel Our Kind Of Traitor in paperback).
It’s been an awesome job to do - and this might be my favorite of the lot of them.
Apr 26, 2011 / 113 notes

The last in a series of seven book covers that I have done for Penguin US for their new editions of classic John Le Carre (as well as the newest novel Our Kind Of Traitor in paperback).

It’s been an awesome job to do - and this might be my favorite of the lot of them.

Here’s a little something in my ongoing (but almost finished now) work for Penguin, covering seven titles by John Le Carre. I was lucky enough to have the George Smiley vs Karla novels as part of the package that I’m illustrating and this is for the second book in the series The Honourable Schoolboy
More to come over the next few weeks…
Art Direction by Paul Buckley
Type Design by Paul Buckley and Gregg Kulick
Apr 4, 2011 / 16 notes

Here’s a little something in my ongoing (but almost finished now) work for Penguin, covering seven titles by John Le Carre. I was lucky enough to have the George Smiley vs Karla novels as part of the package that I’m illustrating and this is for the second book in the series The Honourable Schoolboy

More to come over the next few weeks…

Art Direction by Paul Buckley

Type Design by Paul Buckley and Gregg Kulick