Sunday, 29 May 2011


This was spotted at Victoria station. It's the poster for Anno Dracula, a great horror novel written by Kim Newman. We did the cover, so it's great to see it up and out there in the world! You can read an excerpt here. Now go buy the book. Go on.

Also, check back in a week or so and we'll be posting a 'making of' for the cover, showing the various prototypes and alternative concepts we went through.

- Martin

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The Greatest Stuntman in the World

Vic Armstrong, the 'World's Greatest Stuntman (TM)' was on BBC Breakfast last Friday talking about his forthcoming autobiography. If you click this link, you can watch it (the interview with Vic is about ten minutes in). Failing that, look, here he is:

The subtitle of the book is also basically it's synopsis: "My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Movie Heroes".

Vic's an amazing guy, with some incredible stories to tell of his time working as a stuntman for some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. The best thing is, he's still doing it - he worked on the recent Thor movie and is currently working on the new Amazing Spider-Man reboot.

It's a book well worth checking out - and I'm not just saying that because we designed it:

(Nice to see the beeb used the cover design as their backdrop...)

- Martin

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Doctor Who: Companion Chronicles - The Memory Cheats

One of the problems of working in publishing is that there's such long lead times and embargo periods on things, you have to wait ages until you can admit to having even worked on them!

There's some hugely exciting stuff I'm dying to post online but it'll just have to wait. In the meantime, to whet your appetite, here's a CD sleeve we did for Big Finish a few weeks ago. It's especially timely since the new series of Who has just started on the beeb (and if you'll allow me to geek out momentarily… IT'S FREAKING AWESOME!)

– Martin