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The latest Dot-to-Dot book has arrived… and it’s the most artistic yet!

The latest in graphic-arts genius Thomas Pavitte’s 1000 Dot-to-Dot series really makes the most of Thomas’ uniquely artistic puzzles. With Masterpieces you’ll find yourself recreating some of the world’s greatest art works, from Van Gogh’s Sunflower’s to Klimt’s The Kiss. It’s practically an art history course in […]

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Vivienne Gucwa’s NY Through the Lens in stores now

Fans of Vivienne Gucwa’s immensely popular photo-blog, NY Through the Lens, will already have a pretty good idea what to expect from her first published collection, a beautiful hardback coffee-table book that’s finally hit the shops in the UK (with a paperback edition published […]

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30-Second Photography On Sale Now!

Why was the first human ever captured on film caught by pure luck? Where is the human blind spot, and why don’t you realize you have one? What does authenticity mean in an art where originals can be reproduced infinitely and manipulated flawlessly? If […]

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Learn how to paint like Degas with Damian Callan

All artists, whether beginner or expert, are inspired by the work of the greats that have gone before, and one of the most enjoyable ways to learn painting is to study their work in detail. Edgar Degas’ unique style and experimental approach to painting, […]

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Basic Colour Corrections for Photographers

The below extract is taken from The Photographer’s Master Guide to Colour by Jeff Wignall, out now. No matter how skilled you are at capturing colours with your camera and how strong your knowledge of the photographic process, you will almost always make some […]

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The Freeman Interview

Over on ilex instant, where we maintain a regular photographer’s blog, you’ll find a new series, the Freeman Interview, in which our very own international superstar photographer Michael Freeman interviews other big names in professional photography, getting the inside track on their own creative […]

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The extraordinarily long life of Hayley Campbell’s The Art of Neil Gaiman

When you’re editing illustrated books, the production lives of the books that you work on can vary dramatically. Some books fly by seemingly in the blink of an eye: the author starts work, they deliver the material, it gets checked/edited/designed/proofread etc. and the book […]

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Win £6,000 with The British Life Photography Awards 2014

  The British Life Photography Awards 2014 are now open for entries at www.blpawards.com This brand new competition is a chance to showcase contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British life. There are ten separate categories to document real life through original, thought […]

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“Marvel at John Lewis”. Another Q&A with web design guru Alannah Moore…

As previously noted around these parts, we like Alannah Moore a lot. We like all of our authors a lot, of course, for different reasons: and what makes Alannah special is that she has an amazing knack for taking the most unglamorous, unpromising subject […]

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Forthcoming events: The Art of Neil Gaiman

Novelist, comics writer, scriptwriter, poet, occasional artist ­– a master of several genres and inadvertent leader of many cults – there are few creative avenues Neil Gaiman hasn’t ventured down, and on 14th July 2014 Ilex will be bringing you The Art of Neil Gaiman, the […]

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Foreign eds in house… and out again

Another great pile foreign editions arrived on my desk this week and have duly gone out to their authors. It’s always interesting when books come in – fun to see what other publishers have gone with for their covers, sometimes having to work out […]

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‘The Digital Renaissance’ hits the streets today

Having invested a great deal of time, effort, and metaphorical blood, sweat and tears into this project, I for one am delighted to hear that The Digital Renaissance: Old-Master Techniques in Painter and Photoshop is hitting the streets today. This beautiful book is written […]

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