Kelpies News and Features

Category: Design and Illustration

#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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