Rosie steals the spotlight
16 October 2019
Beehive Illustrator Rosie Brooks has impressed judges and been crowned joint winner of the brand licensing Europe 2019 License This! Competition.
The collection Rosie has created is called My Little Opera, "it's my new brand, there is a series of books (ten are out this autumn and there will be fifty in total!) published by Rockpool Children's Books, they are on sale in opera houses all around the world, it's very exciting!" Said Rosie. She continues; "I am bringing these characters to a modern audience through this new fun and humourous illustrated brand. The target demographic extends way beyond the 'opera lovers', it's a springboard for the creation a new world of characters with limitless global possibilies."
Rosie had to pitch a presentation to a Dragon's Den style panel. License This! judge, The Point.1888 founder Will Stewart, says: "It really wasn't an easy decision this year, we had quite the battle choosing just two winners. My Little Opera is visually very beautiful."
This year's License This! winners will recieve a free exhibition stand at Brand Licensing Europe 2020- which will run next year 6-8 October at London's ExCel-one year's licensing International membership and PR support.
A very big well done from us all Rosie!
Working with Beehive Illustration has been a dream. One of the best parts of creating the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series has been seeing the staggering artwork develop into stunning final pieces that have always exceeded my hopes and expectations. It has been a huge pleasure working with such a talented, professional and friendly team.Chris Callaghan - Author of Harper Collins Shinoy and the Chaos Crew
We are very proud to announce that 'A Letter from Tashi: A Snow Leopard Tale', illustrated by Beehive's Jan Smith and written by Carrie Hasler is a IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Winner!