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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Profile updated 21st September, 2022
Member since 1st February, 2010
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…
The Folio Society, BBC History Mag, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, National Trust Books, Yale University Press, Waitrose FOOD, Thames & Hudson, Financial Times, Mondadori, AA Lifest…
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World Illustration Awards 2022 Longlisted Arti… I'm thrilled that my Bumblebees ID poster has been long-listed for the World Illustration Awards in the Scienc... View Article
Hedgerow Accordion Cards - My newest print, The Hedgerow, is now available as snazzy accordion cards! The print is a celebration of the g... View Article
Illustrated bumblebee tea towels are in! - My new bumblebee design is out in the world, and this time it comes in organic cotton! This is my newest bumbl... View Article
Love Boat Valentine’s cards - I created this illustration years ago for my friends' engagement, and it's proved to be one of my best selling... View Article
The Gossip’s Choice, a 17th century midw… This was such a wonderful job. I was commissioned to create this original print as a gift for author/historian... View Article
Christmas cards, original prints and stocking … T'is the season, and my shop is fully stocked with prints, cards and tea towels, including my Christmas Carol ... View Article
Martin Luther burns the Papal Bull for BBC His… This job got me ready for Bonfire Night! On 10th December 1520, Protestant reformer Martin Luther burned the E... View Article
Medieval Fantasy for Pipe Wrench mag - I was asked to create a medieval-style header and three spot illustrations for Pipe Wrench mag‘s latest ... View Article
Green Man for Folktober - ‘Tis the season of Instagram art challenges, and I couldn’t resist Sin Eater’s first prompt ... View Article
Bumblebee Conservation Trust: The Great Bilber… My work for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s Great Bilberry Bumblebee Hunt was created back in early 2... View Article
Store Cupboard Essentials – new print se… In preparation for leaving part-time teaching this summer and returning to full-time freelance life, I’v... View Article
Becca Thorne Illustration shop reopening! - My shop has been closed since Christmas while I moved house and renovated my lovely new studio space. During t... View Article
New Garden Birds tea towel design coming soon!… I’ve been busy working away on some new illustrations and product designs to restock my shop, including ... View Article
A Christmas Carol-inspired card designs for 20… This year’s Christmas cards are based on characters from Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Car... View Article
We Love Pop Love Songs!! album cover, Christma… This was a wonderful project for a private client! I was asked to create front and back album cover illustrati... View Article
Custom House Quay, Falmouth - This piece was created as part of a collaborative retirement gift for my old MA (and first year BA) tutor at U... View Article
Delicious new tea towels - New tea towel design now available in my shop! These 100% unbleached cotton tea towels are screen printed with... View Article
Book cover illustration for Yale University Pr… Back in March, just as the UK went into lockdown, I was commissioned to create the cover illustration and titl... View Article
Two Big Bottomed Badgers Print – Work in… This is the second in a series of lino prints that started last year with an Armoured Armadillo for my friend&... View Article
Bumblebees of The Peak District Tea Towels - These bee towels (see what I did there?) are a celebration of our amazing bumblebees, and inspired by the Bumb... View Article
Storecupboard Recipes for DUKKI Gifts - I recently created four illustrated recipes for Nottingham-based shop, DUKKI Gifts, for their mail order Self-... View Article
Bumblebees of The Peak District - My newest print, showing the nine bumblebee species resident in the UK Peak District, was inspired by my BeeWa... View Article
Akhenaten: Egypt’s False Prophet –… I’m happy to finally be able to share my cover illustration for Akhenaten: Egypt’s False Prophet, ... View Article
Old Man Christmas - I made this jolly little chap for the top of our Christmas tree. He’s based on the medieval Old Man Wint... View Article
Tudor Christmas Border for BBC History - My most recent BBC History Magazine illustration was this festive border for an article on Tudor Christmas. It... View Article
Merry Christmas! - This year’s Christmas cards were commissioned with a very open brief; the guidelines were simply, “... View Article
Spooky Doooo! - I’ve been working on a children’s book of my own for a little while, and this is my most recent fi... View Article
Sporty Kids for YSC – it’s all abo… These sporty, and not so sporty, kids are part of an online presentation for management consultancy firm YSC, ... View Article
T’is The Season! - Merry Christmas! This year’s festive cards for YSC’s UK and Australia offices are polar opposites ... View Article
A Depressed Dentist - Becca Thorne has been working with US author Bishop C. Knight to create a sample illustration and page layout ... View Article
Year of the Goat for YSC - Happy Chinese New Year! This shiny number was commissioned by YSC for their Year of the Goat e-card. You know ... View Article
At Home With Henry VIII for CICO Books - Alongside my Tudor-style linocuts, At Home With Henry VIII, by Rose Shepherd, is crammed full of sumptuous Tud... View Article
Exhibition: Beauty & Curiosity in The Fore… Beauty & Curiosity in The Forest, a joint exhibition between illustrator Becca Thorne and her photographer... View Article
Merry Christmas! From Becca Thorne & YSC - ‘Tis the season of winter wonderlands, twinkly lights and sleigh bells in the snow! These two beauties w... View Article
Oxford Lieder Festival: The Schubert Project - Becca recently created a series of illustrations and maps for the 2014 Oxford Lieder Festival brochure. This y... View Article
21 Cities for - Becca Thorne has created 21 city illustrations for, website of global consultancy firm YSC. The linocu... View Article
Deadly Beasts for BBC History - BBC History Magazine’s Christmas 2013 issue is out now, featuring seven Tudor-style illustrations by Bec... View Article
Wedding Belles - Two of my favourite people are getting married soon and I created this for them. It was fun to work on somethi... View Article
Goose Fat & Garlic – Kyle Books - Kyle Books have published a new revised and updated edition of Goose Fat and Garlic, a collection of recipes f... View Article
Mail Me Art 3 – Bookish Mice - When I was invited to take part in Mail Me Art 3 I already had a good idea of what I wanted to print. These we... View Article
Christmas e-card Illustration for YSC - YSC’s London office asked me to create this winter wonderland for their 2012 Christmas e-card, to match ... View Article
Witches In The Dock for BBC History Magazine - This year marks two anniversaries for the infamous English witch trials, so BBC History Magazine are running a... View Article
Trick Or Treat? for Amelia’s Magazine - Happy Halloween! I responded to a shout out from Amelia’s Magazine for Halloween-themed animal fancy dre... View Article
phd and eatbigfish: Overthrow | 10 Ways to Tel… Media agency phd joined forces with business consultants eatbigfish to create Overthrow, a book about the futu... View Article
Website illustration for YSC - YSC’s new website is now online featuring fifteen of my linocut illustrations. YSC is a global business ... View Article
New Christmas Goodies! - Handprinted Christmas treats are now on sale in my Folksy and Etsy shops. Available are Scandinavian-inspired ... View Article
The Waiting Room : Book Cover Design for R.S. … New book cover design for a client who’s self publishing his first novel. It was a fun project to do; I ... View Article
Cover Versions – WORDfest Crawley - Cover Versions is an exhibition in which illustrators, graphic designers, artists and even a couple of doodler... View Article
Artist Spotlight: Becca Thorne - How many years have you been a freelance illustrator? I’ve been full-time freelance for about two years.... View Article
Valentine’s Love Birds - Valentine’s Love Birds, original lino print on brown paper. Now available in my Etsy shop for that speci... View Article
Challenger Times: The Power of 10 – eatb… One of six illustrations I did for eatbigfish’s promotional ‘newspaper’, “Challenger T... View Article
Tomatoes by Becca Thorne - New work for National Trust Books, for the second in the Kitchen Garden series by Jane McMorland-Hunter. I did... View Article
Christmas Cards By Becca Thorne - My 2010 Christmas cards are now available on Etsy ( ) at the very reasonable price of £7.50 for ... View Article
Earth Island Journal - I’ve just finished work on an illustration for the Earth Island Journal. I was really excited to get thi... View Article
Potatoes – National Trust Books - I’ve been working on some illustrations of potatoes for a new book from the National Trust and Jane McMo... View Article
Chambers & Valves: new reduction-cut lino … Two-colour lino print of heart and valves commissioned as a gift. The text is based on a song of the same name... View Article
Typographical Illustration for WIRED - Lino print masthead/logo illustration for WIRED magazine. Not sure which issue this will be in yet, so keep yo... View Article
Lost Soles (And The Band Played On) – GQ… New lino print illustration for GQ Magazine, which will be in the Talk Literary section of the October issue (... View Article
Album Cover for Pete Leonard - Pete Leonard has just recorded a new album, and asked me to design the cover for him again. The new album̵... View Article
New History Editorial - New illustration for BBC History Magazine. This one is for an article on Gerrard Winstanley, founder of ‘... View Article
For The Love of An Orchard – Anova - Last year I did some fruit illustrations for Anova for a book called For The Love of An Orchard, which would b... View Article
Beowulf – Folio Society - I recently recieved my copies of Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney, which I illustrated for The Folio Socie... View Article
Canongate - Book cover artwork by Becca Thorne for a new edition of Ismail Kadare’s ‘The Ghost Rider’, p... View Article