Wed 09 Jun 2010 by Penny_Dann
This is an image from the cover shoot for
"Puffin by Design" which has just been published
to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Puffn Books.
Written by Professor Phil Baines and designed by B.i.G. familiar face Tom Sanderson it contains lots of lovely images inside of covers throughout the years.
Tom printed out the giant type in position on a huge sheet of paper. We then unpacked (and individually labelled!) a thousand books before they were laid out to create the cover design.
The whole thing was then photographed in sections from above, and Tom stitched it all together back in the studio.
There's a video on the making of the cover here, accompanied by the song "There's Nuffin' like a Puffin" (worth a look for that alone).
Tweets from @bigillustrators and friends
14 Feb 19: Join us in a fortnight for informal fun sketching, meeting up over a drink. We hope this will be the first of many! pic.twitter.com/LtAuQEsSZ6
18 Jun 18: A reminder that this Thursday 21st June, we have a great evening lined up with guest speakers Bob Molesworth and Ny… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
12 Jun 18: We are extremely excited to announce our Summer Solstice meetup - Two great comic artists - Bob Molesworth and Nye… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
17 Apr 18: **ALERT** We still have 2 spaces remaining for our very special printing event on Thursday evening at BiP in Kemp T… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
14 Mar 18: Introducing BiG member Jan Barger. Jan has written and illustrated nine picture books including BEDTIME, NELLY! and… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…