The Illustrator: Nina Cosford

Nina is a Hastings/London- based illustrator who works across editorial, advertising, reportage, typography, education and children's book illustration.  

She was kind enough to answer 10 Questions for Folk & Tales!

 'Beateñ': a collaborative project by Nina Cosford and  Ali Graham

'Beateñ': a collaborative project by Nina Cosford and Ali Graham

Nina's work is striking in its communicative value; her distinct style captures a gesture effortlessly enhancing the story behind her art.  The combination of her balanced compositions, distinctive white space, and playful use of colour tone renders her illustrations instantly recognisable and memorable, in equal measure.

As part of a stunning Life Portraits series, she has depicted the lives of Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf really bringing their stories to life.  The next lucky lady to have her life illustrated and chronicled by Nina is none other than Coco Chanel.  An early glance at Coco's Life Portrait via Instagram hints at the works promise;  hotly anticipating the book in all its colourful glory.

 Life Portraits: Coco Chanel by Nina Cosford

Life Portraits: Coco Chanel by Nina Cosford

Nina also publishes short 'illustrated adventures' via YouTube which offer a fascinating insight into her process!

Find Nina and her work on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and at ninacosford.com.

All images belong to Nina Cosford