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@AngelaSongArt style is perfect for children’s book illustration. Her focus is on capturing the moment, and the spi… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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@AngelaSongArt style is perfect for children’s book illustration. Her focus is on capturing the moment, and the spi… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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A Traditional #Christmas : #RuthPalmer creates a set of nostalgic seasonal #stamps for @jsypost #traditionaltwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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@sunny_gu amazing work for a @RuPaul #PaperDolls #book is the subject of our current #InsideOut feature #figuretwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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This is a piece on facial nerves for a Plastic Surgeon’s presentation by @DNAillustration @bazizzadehtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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@sunny_gu was live drawing for @MIUMIUofficial L'eau Bleue #event at the end of last week #fashion #people #figuretwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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This week we are featuring the multi-talented Californian illustrator @AngelaSongArt #ArtistOfTheWeektwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
11:45 AM - 20 Nov 17
The Silk Road : French publisher #Chêne ask @LucilleClerc for a #mapillustration tracing #Europe to #China #culturetwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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@nunoillustrator illustrations are #handdrawn and #painted with #watercolours and #Gouache and then scanned, and ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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07:11 PM - 17 Nov 17
The new Jim Shaw exhibition at @MetroPictures is sure to be an interesting one! His humorous paintings combine them… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
05:30 PM - 17 Nov 17
The Best Burgers: #AmberDay has a 'ton of fun' with these tasty #burger illustrations for @OrangeCoastmag #foodtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
02:30 PM - 17 Nov 17
#RichardPhipps illustrated the animals on these labels for @WilliamsSonoma sauces #branding #design #animals #foodtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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@nunoillustrator has achieved his dream of being published in @BritishVogue in their Christmas special… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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@nunoillustrator has achieved his dream of being published in @BritishVogue in their Christmas special… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
05:45 PM - 16 Nov 17
#Puzzled : The puzzles page of @scoop_the_mag is decorated with the papercraft of @vickysworld #editorial #childrentwitter.com/i/web/status/9…

London Map for John Le Carré

Mike Hall creates an illustrated map for John Le Carré's latest spy novel.

Mike Hall was recently commissioned by Penguin Books to illustrate a map of London to celebrate the publication of a new spy novel by John le Carré. It depicts scenes and locations mentioned in le Carré's earlier books that feature the character George Smiley as the protagonist, including Smiley's People, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. The map was featured online and made available as a fold-out leaflet from Waterstones bookshops.

A small, sketchy illustration represents each scene and these include fictional places such George Smiley's Chelsea home and the headquarters of the British Intelligence Services, and real places such as Paddington Station and Hampstead Heath. In keeping with the mid-twentieth century Cold War period in which le Carré's books are set, the map was designed to resemble one from the 1960s, using retro shades of orange and blue and Gills Sans lettering inspired by classic Penguin paperback book covers.

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