Beowulf – Folio Society
Posted 11 years ago and submitted by Becca Thorne | Share link:

I recently recieved my copies of Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney, which I illustrated for The Folio Society. It’s a beautiful book, of which I’m extremely proud. It’s quarter bound in leather, with a canvas cover blocked in gold with my Anglo Saxon-style dragon and knotwork design, gilded on the top page edge and presented in a gold-coloured slipcase that’s also printed with my design. In keeping with the heavily illustrated ‘illuminated’ manuscripts of the Anglo-Saxon period (like the Lindisfarne Gospels) Beowulf is illustrated with a footer to half-page image or decorative border on every page. Sumptuous!

Becca Thorne
Bristol, United Kingdom

I’m a linocut specialist, and my work is frequently used to illustrate historical books and editorials which require a medieval or Tudor woodcut look. Much of my inspiration co… Show more.

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Winner of the HarperColiins/Saatchi Gallery Book Cover Design Competition 2008, Finalist 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize: Art & Music, AOI Images 32, AOI Images 33, World Illustratio…
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