The Gate #5 – illustrations (Canongate)

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Deborah Kay Davies – illustration (Canongate)

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Alasdair Gray – illustration (Canongate)

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Margaret Elphinstone – illustration (Canongate)

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Yann Martel – illustration (Canongate)

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Matt Haig – illustration (Canongate)

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Simon Tofield – illustration (Canongate)

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David Shrigley – illustration (Canongate)

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Geoff Dyer – illustration (Canongate)

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Michel Faber – illustration (Canongate)

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John Wray – illustration (Canongate)

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Gate – issue#5
Canongate Publishing
Catalogue illustrations

Canongate Publishing invited us to bring a fresh look to their bi-annual catalogue ‘The Gate’.

Each issue had an overall theme related to the brand, and we quickly decided on the theme of ‘imagination’, something of key importance to the industry and very close to our own hearts. We asked authors whose new novels featured in the catalogue to write us a sentence on ‘what imagination meant to them’. These quotes were used to inspire our illustrations for the publication, which we created to try to capture both the depth of the history of the Canongate Publishing, Edinburgh and the industry itself, clashed together with elements representing the fresh punky ethos of the company.

The illustrations were used for the cover and throughout the catalogue (which can be viewed seperately via a link below). I think Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python artwork influenced the project, a style that is one of our favourites of all time, never bettered!

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