Folio Society – commission for recent graduate: David Howe.

After being picked out at this years New Designers event in London July 2016, recent graduate David Howe has just completed an exciting new cover design and accompanying suite of drawings, for a classic of contemporary literature by highly regarded publishers The Folio Society in London.

We are not able to reveal the exact publication or any of the images just yet due to an embargo by the publishers, as soon as we can reveal more we will around March/ April 2017.

This is an excellent result for David who twelve months ago in his third year was working towards the annual Book Illustration Competition (a partnership between The Folio Society and the House of Illustration gallery in London).


Interestingly David failed to be shortlisted for the Folio competition in 2016 (War Horse Michael Morpurgo). However the experience gained from entering the competition informed all that he produced after this period right up to graduation.  This translated into a First Class Hons award from MMU, the attention of the Folio Society for the image above and within a few months this prestigious commission.

A profile of David’s degree show and link to his website can be found here.



Author: Ian Whadcock

Senior Lecturer Manchester School of Art, BA(Hons) Illustration with Animation course.