#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….

Arachne Press Book Covers – see the original design

Karen Keogh whose print forms the cover for London Lies, and Gail Brodholt, who is responsible for the cover of forthcoming Stations, are both exhibiting at The Bankside Gallery until 30th September (near Tate Modern).

Karen’s City Skyscape II is part of the exhibition, so you can see what the original looks like without all those words on it.

If you wander up today, you can also take in the Thames Festival, where the wonderful Raise the Roof and many other singing friends will be singing with several hundred others at Sing for Water, at the Scoop at around 2pm, to raise money for WaterAid. This annual concert is simply stunning, and worth donating your spare change to, or rather more if you are so minded.

London Lies advanced copies have arrived!

London Lies arrives (cover image copyright Karen Keogh)

The excitement of holding an actual copy in my hand! Very nicely bound, traditional 16 page folded and notched binding (for those like me who care about these things) by the lovely people at TJ International. Sample copies sent off to sales team; authors will be getting their copies soon, and it will be in the shops around 7th September.

Watch this space for launch event, readings and so on.

London Lies Cover!

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City sky line 2 which will form the back ground for the cover of London Lies. copyright Karen Keogh