Tamara and the Bees
19 March 2013
Tamara Joubert has been enchanted with bees and by their current plight for survival and she recently entered a competition run by The Daddy Hotel Group in South Africa to design the interior of an Airstream trailer. Her team went on to win a Gold Loerie award in the 3D and environmental Interior Design Category. The bee motif features regularly in Tamara's illustration and design work and she has always been enchanted and inspired by their contrasting colouring and fuzzy texture both of which played a part in elements of her design.
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!
Welcome to our brand new feature, where we'll be taking you 'under the cover' of some of our favourite recent titles! We'll examine the creative process that goes into bringing a book to life, and speaking to the artists, editors, and writers involved. This time, we'll look at 'Shinoy and the Chaos Crew', a brand new adventure series for Key Stage 1, published by HarperCollins.