Beowulf – Folio Society
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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
Beeston, United Kingdom

Becca is an illustrator and printmaker, originally from the Forest of Dean and currently based in the land-locked Midlands. Specialising in linocut, her work is frequently used to … 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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