I was very excited to be commissioned by Oxford University Press to illustrate the cover of the latest edition of Alice in Wonderland. This is a book I know well and had done some personal illustrations for previously. So this was a bit of a dream project. I was pretty busy with other commissions at the time and worked fast to get it done between other commissions. We are all really pleased with the result.
This cover is a pretty simple, open and clean. The illustration has a lot of space to really shine. So a lot of attention went into the details, expressions and textures. Doing the typography was a special part of this commission. Usually this part is done by the publishers designers but as it is so much a part of the illustration here, I was very keen to do it myself. I had a lot of fun playing with the little illustrative flourishes. Did you spot the pocket watch?