crowd fund reward: original artwork

SIX days to go:

This is an original limited edition black & white lino print of the art work by Ed Boxall for The Old Woman from Friuli.

image size approx 200x270mm on much larger sheet high quality paper.

yours for £60!

head over to our crowdfund to get it. we only have one!

 

#Arachne5 thank you Artists

Over the years (five of them!) we’ve published books (16 of them!) and that’s meant we’ve needed covers.

Some of them I’ve done myself either due to lack of funds or because I had a good idea and a photo that would work, others we’ve had competitions to find artists, and yet more we’ve gone back to artists we’ve worked with because we LOVE their designs. (Some we would like to have gone back to but they aren’t doing book covers any more.)

Mostly they are shy folk and don’t much show their faces, but we still want to give them all a thank you.

Thank you to:

Annie Rickard Straus (Lovers’ Lies)

 

 

 

 

 

Zoe Lee (The Other Side of Sleep)

 

 

 

 

 

Melina Traub (Mosaic of Air)

 

 

 

 

 

Gail Brodholt (Stations)

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Reynolds (The Dowry Blade)

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Keogh (London Lies, Foraging)

 

 

 

 

 

Ed Boxall (Devilskein & Dearlove, The Old Woman from Friuli)

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Thelfall (Weird Lies, With Paper for Feet, Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed)

 

 

 

 

 

Gordy Wright (Brat, and forthcoming: Spellbinder, Wolftalker and possibly A Gift of Rivers – no image yet only asked him this week)

Come to the PARTY on the 8th September.

last chance to see…

Our Cover Artists Exhibition at Lauderdale House closes soon, your last chance to see the pictures ‘in the flesh’ is this Sunday. There have been modest sales, but we’d really like all the artists to go away with at least one picture sold. They are a brilliant, diverse lot, and the exhibition looks terrific (though I say it myself, who curated and hung most of it!)

If you are thinking, I can’t possibly afford a piece of original art, then two of the artists have limited edition books with their illustrations in, for a very modest sum, which will obviously be an investment for when they are famous… more info in the catalogue

Obviously you can buy direct from the artists at any time, contact details for all of them here but there is something about seeing their work together, on the wall, that is rather special!

Ed Boxall

Ed Boxall

Annie Rickard Straus

Annie Rickard Straus

Karen Keogh

Karen Keogh

Zoe Ann Lee

Zoe Ann Lee

Melina Traub

Melina Traub

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Kevin Threlfall

Arachne Press Cover Artists’ Exhibition

We put a lot of thought into our covers, and we really appreciate our cover artists so we decided to give them a bit of an extra thank you, and celebrate their talents with an exhibition.

Catalogue

Running from 1st-12th October, in the Long Gallery at Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, N6 5HG the exhibition is open by appointment (they have lots of classes and meetings booked into the long gallery); just ring 0208 348 8716 to find out when you can get in – don’t be shy, they are very friendly and enthusiastic. Unfortunately it’s a listed building  so althoguh the long gallery is absolutely gorgeous, it isn’t accessible by wheelchair (we tried to find somewhere that was, but costs were utterly prohibitive).

exhibition flierA5b copy

We are holding the private view in conjunction with the launch of our latest book, The Other Side of Sleep on October 1st at 7.30 pm. RSVP to let us know you’d like to come – there will be modest amounts of drink, and readings, and artists and poets to talk to, possibly some music….

Devilskein & Dearlove Advance Copies Arrive

D&Dboxes

D&D open Box

Ta Daah!

D&D books

OK, the books have hit Arachne Towers, so if you asked for a review copy it will be on its way by close of business tomorrow. If you haven’t asked, but would like one, and are a bona fide magazine reviewer (paper or online) or bookblogger, get in touch.

It’s the first time we’ve gone with a matt finish for the covers, and it looks (and feels) really good. Does justice to Ed Boxall’s evocative design.

If you are one of the many people who support Arachne Press with services paid for in books, I’ll wait a few more days before sending your ‘payment’ as there’s something special coming from South Africa to add to your personal copy.

Devilskein & Dearlove Trailer Goes Live

Here it is as last… the animated trailer for Devilskein & Dearlove. Please feel free to share on Facebook or anywhere else that takes your fancy, the more people who see it the better.

A fantastic crew: animation by Nick Page,inspired by Ed Boxall‘s cover design and a mass of photographs from Alex and Cherry.  Voices from Sophie Aldred, Greg Page and Cliff Chapman, music from Summer All Year Long, sound recording by Cherry Potts and Greg Page, and of course most importantly, the amazing BOOK, by Alex Smith.

I think between us we’ve captured the feel of the book, which would make any reader from the age of nine to nine hundred happy to read, although it’s mainly aimed at 12-16 year-olds. A perfect  gift for birthday, christmas, or celebration of any kind! OUT 24th July 2014. You can preorder a copy here