Akhenaten: Egypt’s False Prophet – Thames & Hudson
Posted 2 years ago and submitted by Becca Thorne | Share link: http://illo.cc/79916

I’m happy to finally be able to share my cover illustration for Akhenaten: Egypt’s False Prophet, written by Dr Nicholas Reeves and published by Thames & Hudson. The client wanted to take “an unexpected approach to a book on Egyptian archaeology using a high-contrast, simple, graphic, black and white artwork integrating the title”, based on the original, contemporary carvings of Akhenaten. They requested a black and white lino print that allowed them to pick out the sun and rays in coloured or metallic foil. Here you can see my original print alongside the finished product.

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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