Six of the 'Signature Classics' featuring Malika Favre artwork.
A successful book cover needs to make a reader 'feel' the manuscript rather than just 'tell' them about it, which is why so many publishers turn to illustration to convey a mood or emotion at first glance.
We take a look at a selection of the many titles released in 2023 which feature illustrations by Handsome Frank artists.
Matt Saunders had fond memories of his own trips to Japan, so he was delighted when Filmmaker and travel writer Chris Broad, asked him to illustrate his new book 'Abroad in Japan'. The book was recognised a #1 best seller in the UK by the Sunday Times and shortlisted for the Waterstones for Book of the Year award.
Meanwhile Paul Blow is responsible for some iconic covers (if you haven't seen his nightmarish illustrations for Stephen Zweig's novel ' The Royal Game', check them out here!). His gorgeous illustration for 'Ravencave' is full of drama and motion.
Marianna Tomaselli struck up a great working relationship with author Emylia Hall, her dark and mysterious cover illustrations adorn the covers of three books in the 'Shell House Detective' series.
Malika Favre rounded off another epic collection of 'Signature Classic' for Union Square & Co, reimagining covers for classic titles by Emily Brontë, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen and many, many more!
Last but not least, 'Our Stories' tells more than 100 incredible stories that have happened during the lifetime of the National Health Service. For the first time ever, this book recounts the moving history of the NHS through the voices of surgeons, nurses, consultants, GPs, cleaning staff, chefs, and even patients.
Scattered across the cover of the book are 60 illustrations representing these various people which have been beautifully illustrated by David Sparshott.