Kelpies News and Features

Category: Design and Illustration

Illustrating Children’s Crime Fiction

Posted on 16/10/17 in Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff, Guest posts, Illustrators, Top-Secret Grandad and Me, Uncategorized

In our latest #FlorisDesign interview we spoke to Spanish illustrator, Laura Aviñó, about illustrating children’s crime fiction in David MacPhail’s ne …

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#FlorisDesign meets Susana Gurrea

Posted on 15/08/17 in A Super Scotland Sticker Book, Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff, Susana Gurrea

In our latest #FlorisDesign interview we spoke to Spanish illustrator, Susana Gurrea, about her experience of illustrating the first ever Kelpies stic …

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Ally Bally Bee #FlorisDesign Kathryn Selbert

#FlorisDesign meets Kathryn Selbert

Posted on 01/08/17 in Ally Bally Bee, Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff, Illustrators, Kathryn Selbert, Traditional Scottish Tunes

To many Scots, the Coulter’s Candy tune is often sung yet rarely seen. Floris Books is changing that with a new board book inspired by the quintessent …

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#FlorisDesign meets Nastasha Rimmington

Posted on 30/06/17 in Design and Illustration

#FlorisDesign got chatting to Stirling-based illustrator, Natasha Rimmington, the artist behind our new Picture Kelpie Max and Zap at the Museum. Duri …

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#FlorisDesign Kate McLelland

#FlorisDesign meets Kate McLelland

Posted on 19/06/17 in Design and Illustration, Kate McLelland

From wee lassies to midgies and nessies, Kate McLelland has illustrated many Kelpies books. Now she’s launching a new picture book series about a chee …

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#Floris Design Illustrator Interview – Alfredo Belli

Posted on 16/04/17 in Design and Illustration

Today is the 270th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden. Based on the famous Skye Boat Song, and with stunning illustrations by Alfredo Belli, new pi …

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#FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview – Vanya Nastanlieva

Posted on 05/04/17 in Design and Illustration

The Island and the Bear by Louise Greig is one of our latest Picture Kelpies published this Spring. The book is inspired by a true story that has sinc …

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My First Scottish Feature Image

‘My First Scottish…’ – from brainwave to book

Posted on 07/03/17 in Design and Illustration, Kate McLelland

Have you ever wondered how a board book is created? Perhaps not! After all, it can’t be that difficult to make a board book, can it? We caught up with …

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#FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Yuliya Somina

Posted on 08/02/17 in Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff

Today #FlorisDesign is talking to Yuliya Somina, illustrator of our new Young Kelpies series, Porridge the Tartan Cat, penned by Alan Dapre. Featuring …

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Introducing the Floris Design and Production Team

Posted on 27/01/17 in Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff, Uncategorized

The Design and Production team members at Floris Books are a key part of the publishing process. They are responsible for taking a manuscript and tran …

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Floris Design: Behind the Scenes with Thorfinn the Nicest Viking

Posted on 21/07/16 in Design and Illustration

Today the #FlorisDesign team will be taking a look behind the scenes at some early sketches of Thorfinn-the-Very-VERY-Nice-Indeed. Thorfinn is the pol …

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Meet the Floris Design team!

Posted on 29/06/16 in Design and Illustration

The design and production team at Floris Books are a key part of the publishing process. They are responsible for taking a manuscript and transforming …

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Creating Characters in Illustrated Children’s Books – #FlorisDesign

Posted on 23/05/16 in Design and Illustration

With wacky expressions, silly quirks and heartfelt encounters, we know that characterisation brings personality to the page. At Floris, we think that …

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#FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Si Clark

Posted on 01/10/14 in Design and Illustration, E. B. Colin, Fun Stuff, Pyrate's Boy

Illustrator of… A few weeks ago, the team here at Discover Kelpies were thrilled to announce that three (yes, THREE!) of our lovely titles had been …

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#FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Philip Longson

Posted on 24/09/14 in Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff, Lari Don

Illustrator of…For the last three weeks we’ve dedicated our #FlorisDesign take-overs to showcasing our wonderfully talented Traditional Scottish Tal …

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Illustrator interview with Ruchi Mhasane

#FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Ruchi Mhasane

Posted on 17/09/14 in Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff, Janis Mackay

Illustrator of… Last Wednesday we introduced you to the first of our Traditional Scottish Tales illustrators, Matthew Land – illustrator of Theresa …

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#FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Matthew Land

Posted on 10/09/14 in Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff

Illustrator of… With the release date of our stunning Traditional Scottish Tales just around the corner, we thought you might like to meet the illus …

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#FlorisDesign Illustrator Questionnaire: Luke Newell

Posted on 03/09/14 in Alex McCall, Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff, Kelpies Prize 2013

Illustrator of… It’s been just over a year since Luke Newell began to design his eggs-cellent cover for Alex McCall’s Kelpies Prize-winning Attack o …

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#FlorisDesign Illustrator Questionnaire: Astrid Jaekel

Posted on 13/08/14 in Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff

Illustrator of… Last summer Astrid became the very first winner of our very first Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize, and what a winner she was! …

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Illustrator interview with Kirsteen Harris-Jones

#FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Kirsteen Harris-Jones

Posted on 30/07/14 in Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff

#FlorisDesign Illustrator Interviw: Kirsteen Harris-Jones Illustrator of… Kirsteen illustrated her first Picture Kelpies book, No Such Thing as Nessie …

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#FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Nicola L. Robinson

Posted on 23/07/14 in Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff

Illustrator of… Nicola has been illustrating covers for our Kelpies range for the last 5 years and we’re thrilled that she’s agreed to give us a pea …

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#FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Leah McDowell

Posted on 16/07/14 in Design and Illustration, Fun Stuff

Illustrator of… Leah has been illustrating Kelpies for nearly three years now and has stacked up an awesome variety of fun, spooky and sinister cove …

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