Back in the wilds of 2018, I was asked to create the Biblio-buzz bees and background artwork for the enormously exciting Alexandra Palace Children’s Book Awards 2019. The bees were made while listening to techno, which seemed to help enormously. Modulated notes often sound like bees prancing around a hive.
Schoolchildren in the London borough of Haringey aged 9 to 12 are invited to vote for their favourite book from six titles each year, details of the books for the 2019 prize is here.
Above, an earlier draft of the bees, with a book hive. Watercolour on paper, then scanned into Photoshop.