Neetah Books | Cover Art & Design

What I did: art direction | children’s books illustration | cover design | graphic design

Paul Murdoch's book cover for Egg Thief published by Neetah Books showing a eagle and it's wings forming an egg shaped circle in the middle of the book. The egg painted in the centre of the book has fingers surrounding it. The hands are dirty and big. The egg is cracked. The book is blue, green and yellow | | Artwork & design by Ida Henrich

What the client needed

Clients, Neetah Books approached me looking for artwork illustrating their children’s books Windscape and The Egg Thief by Paul Murdoch. The adventure stories both touch upon environmental and ecological issues in Scotland, making the debates accessible for young people. The artwork was to be colourful as well as showing off the thrilling storylines of the books.

My part of the project

After speaking to Neetah books about their book projects, I created thumbnails as a starting point for discussion. After confirming a look with the client, I not only created the cover art but also designed the book jackets and created bespoke hand lettering for the title.

Paul Murdoch's book cover for Windscape published by Neetah Books showing kids and a dog on an adventure surrounded clouds filled with windmills.
Paul Murdoch's book cover for Egg Thief published by Neetah Books showing a eagle and it's wings forming an egg shaped circle in the middle of the book. The egg painted in the centre of the book has fingers surrounding it. The hands are dirty and big. The egg is cracked. The book is blue, green and yellow | Artwork & design by Ida Henrich