THE FOLIO SOCIETY – TRAITOR’S PURSE, ILLUSTRATED BY JAMES BOSWELL, WRITTEN BY MARGERY ALLINGHAM
‘The Folio Society’ Written by Margery Allingham, Illustrated by James Boswell
James Boswell graduated from the Falmouth BA(Hons) Illustration course in 2012, having been awarded ‘Best of Year’ in D&AD’s illustration category. He has since worked as a freelance illustrator in the west of England. He also illustrated ‘The Drowned World’ for The Folio Society in 2013.
“For this commission I took inspiration from illustrations produced during the second world war, the period in which the book takes place, posters and propaganda in particular. Tonally I wanted to capture the almost ‘Film Noir’ atmosphere of the book. I’d been asked specifically to be more interpretive and editorial in my approach, so I wanted to make the images as ideas-led as possible. The images themselves are a mix of watercolour and acrylic, and then finished digitally, which is a way of working that I settled on at university and have been refining ever since.”