Book cover illustration for Yale University Press
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Back in March, just as the UK went into lockdown, I was commissioned to create the cover illustration and title lettering for The Craft Of Poetry, a new book from Lucy Newlyn for Yale University Press. I was asked to include Appersett Bridge, which the author writes about, and to bring some sort of word play into the illustration. As the word ‘craft’ can have different meanings, I added a paper boat – both crafted and a craft. The book will be published next spring.

Becca Thorne
Bristol, United Kingdom

I’m a linocut specialist, creating work with a retro, rustic, organic feel. My work is frequently used to illustrate historical books and editorials which require a medieval or T… 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, Short-listed - Wo…
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