• Richard Blandford takes us on a trip down the Thames in six paintings

    Posted on August 21, 2017 by Laurence King Publishing

    The River Thames is the lifeblood of London; the element that made the city possible. It is no surprise that many of the paintings of the capital also capture the river that runs through its heart. Here are six of them, arranged in geographical order from West to East.
    English School, View of the Thames, c.1870 [...]

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    This post was posted in Art and was tagged with art, London, Painting

  • Meet Yuko Higuchi's cats and other magical creatures in her new book Museum

    Posted on June 7, 2017 by Laurence King Publishing

    We meet super-talented artist and cat lover Yuko

    Yuko's latest book Museum is a magical adventure involving children morphing into cats and other curious creatures – it's a book you'll want to treasure long after you've finished colouring it in. Yuko has an army of adoring fans all over the world, and this book definitely [...]

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    This post was posted in Art, Illustration and was tagged with illustration, art, cats, Japan

  • Meet author, tattoo obsessive and illustrator extraordinaire Oliver Munden…

    Posted on March 22, 2017 by Laurence King Publishing

    Oliver Munden is back with The Tattoo Flash Colouring Book – the second in the series of his hugely popular books for LKP. With every page bursting with beautifully detailed illustrations, it's designed to appeal to both colouring fans and tattoo lovers alike. We caught up with Oliver to find out more about the new book, his various tattoos [...]

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    This post was posted in Art, Illustration and was tagged with illustration, tattoos, art, colouring

  • Where's Warhol?

    Posted on May 25, 2016 by LKP

    Andy Warhol – The king of pop art, devout Catholic and silver-wig wearer is MISSING!
    Warhol (and his cat) are hiding somewhere on the Laurence King website... but where? We need your help to track them down. Take a browse through the art books on our site and see if you can spot the elusive pair. Once you've [...]

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    This post was posted in Art, Website exclusives

  • Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress

    Posted on April 8, 2016 by LKP

    'I know no man more in his element. With a wizard's mix of inks and fonts, Alan has produced unique posters and broadsheets, astonishing in their originality and freshness. Indeed, he has created a new language of vision: 'Magick' – with a 'K'.
    Derek Birdsall
     The Book
    Written by John L Walters and spanning over fifty years, this [...]

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    This post was posted in Art, Graphic Design, Website exclusives

  • #ArtBooksForValentines Join the Campaign!

    Posted on February 5, 2016 by LKP

    From now until the 14th February we're asking you to join our social media campaign to give art books to your loved ones for Valentine's Day. After all who doesn't love receiving a gorgeous, glossy art book at anytime of the year?
    Head to twitter, instagram and/or facebook and let the world know which art book [...]

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  • Read an extract from 'Art Visionaries' here

    Posted on January 20, 2016 by LKP

    We have a new and exciting instalment in our 'Visionaries' series! This title 'Art Visionaries' focusses on 75 of the most influential artists from the dawn of the 20th century to the present. We thought you might like to know a little more about, it so here is the introduction! If this whets your appetite [...]

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  • Q&A with Wendy Bird, Author of 'This is Goya'

    Posted on December 14, 2015 by LKP

    Wendy Bird teaches at the Open University, among other institutions. Goya has been a constant focus of her study. She has been involved in Spanish street theatre, music and film and is herself a practising artist. Here we speak to her about 'This is Goya', the latest instalment in our unique art history series.
    How did [...]

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  • Creating Inky Magic

    Posted on August 13, 2015 by LKP

    We're super excited to tell you that we've been allowed into Johanna Basford's studio to see how she creates her beautiful illustrations and what's even better is that we're inviting you to take a peek too! Watch our video and hear how Johanna developed her intricate black and white drawings into the bestselling books: Secret [...]

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  • An Inky Update from Laurence King Publishing

    Posted on April 29, 2015 by lk

    We are very aware that lots of you are waiting patiently for your copies of Johanna Basford’s beautiful books; Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden and wanted to update you on the stock situation…
    As we mentioned before, the production of these books takes a little longer than you might expect because we source a particular type [...]

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    This post was posted in Art, Children

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