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News for October 2014

Joe Wilson and Helen Friel / The Savoy's Beaufort Bar Pop-Up Cocktail Menu

Joe Wilson and Helen Friel / The Savoy's Beaufort Bar Pop-Up Cocktail Menu

Joe Wilson and Helen Friel have been working with with London's Savoy Hotel to create the world's first ever pop-up cocktail menu.Since it first opened in 1889, The Savoy has used beautiful colour illustrations to embellish it's menus and head barman Chris Moore wanted to tap into this rich visual tradition to create an entirely contemporary and unique cocktail menu for the hotel's lavish Beaufort Bar. Chris was inspired by a pop-up brochure he discovered in the Savoy's archives from 1938 and that's when he approached us to help realise this vision.A year in the making, the limited edition 15 page pop-up menu is a true collaboration between Joe, Helen and Chris (whose team developed an entirely new selection of cocktails for the menu.) Joe provided his painstakingly detailed drawings for Helen to engineer into a fully functioning pop-up book, designed to take the viewer from light to dark, on a journey through the course of the night, with cocktails for the early evening through to the...

The Red Dress / kahlua

The Red Dress / kahlua

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Yehrin Tong / Canongate Books / The Book of Strange New Things

Yehrin Tong / Canongate Books / The Book of Strange New Things

Yehrin Tong illustrated the cover for Michel Faber's latest novel 'The Book of Strange New Things'. Commissioned by Canongate's Art Director Rafi Romaya, Yehrin's work has a quality, beauty and sensitivity that married perfectly with the cover Rafi wanted to create.Rafi explains that "for award-winning writer Michel Faber’s first novel in over twelve years we wanted to create a jacket that was something rather special. However, the brief itself was pretty open in terms of how we could achieve this and create an iconic jacket that reflects the emotion of the novel in an original and fresh way.""It’s a book about relationships and environments...the cover was conceived as a droplet that could also represent a human tear of both joy or sadness. I really liked simplicity and symbolism the teardrop shape gave. I wanted the teardrops to dance like a musical script and the jacket to give you a sense of wonder, a sense of possibilities – like shining a magnifying glass on a universe...