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‘Mythopedia An Encyclopedia of Mythical Beasts and Their Magical Tales’ by Good Wives and Warriors c/o 2AGENTEN, appearing at Lawrence King Publishing

Good Wives and Warriors c/o 2AGENTEN have published a wonderful book on the topic of folklore from all over the world at LAURENCE KING, which we are delighted to present you here on GoSee.

“From the West African fable of Anansi the Spider, to Michabo, the magical hare who rebuilt the world, and Tanuki, the sweet but troublesome racoon-dog of Japanese folklore, Mythopedia is an encyclopedia of mythical creatures that covers legends, tales and myths from around the world. Lovingly created by the illustration duo behind popular flipbook Myth Match, Good Wives and Warriors, this book contains pages upon pages of cultural folklore from around the world. Let these weird and wonderful creatures spark your child’s imagination for their own storytelling and drawing while teaching them about international cultures.

Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell have been working collaboratively as Good Wives and Warriors since 2007, soon after graduating from the Painting department at The Glasgow School of Art. They divide their time between designing large-scale installations and undertaking design commissions for companies in the UK and abroad.”

Since foundation of publishing house Laurence King Publishing 1991 in London, around 1500 books have been published. In 2009, Laurence King Publishing expanded its program with beautiful illustrated children’s books, and then with games in 2011. In September, 2017, Laurence King Publishing opened an office in Berlin.
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‘The Big Rivers of the World’ by MARTIN HAAKE c/o 2AGENTEN appearing as a richly detailed children’s nonfiction book at Gerstenberg Publishing, plus a glimpse at the portfolio of the Berlin-based illustrator on GoSee

What is the longest river in the world? The Nile or the Amazon? Which countries does the Danube flow through? How did the Colorado carve its path through the rock of the Grand Canyon? The answers to all of these questions are in the wonderful new children’s nonfiction book entitled ‘The Big Rivers of the World’ – appearing at Gerstenberg Publishing – with illustrations by MARTIN HAAKE c/o 2AGENTEN and texts by Volker Mehnert.

Whether political or cultural borders, trade routes of religious symbols – rivers have always been of particular importance to mankind. This nonfiction look & find book presents eighteen rivers on all five continents and gets kids acquainted with the sights to discover on and around the rivers.

For more than fifteen years, Martin Haake has worked as a freelance illustrator for international publishing houses and in the areas of advertising and editorial. Among his client base are the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Penguin Books, and his illustrations have received multiple awards. Here on GoSee, we present you a selection of works from his portfolio, and more is waiting to be discovered via 2AGENTEN.
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L’OCCITANE Verbena Citrus collection, Coca Cola Japan, AMAZON CHINA, and Isetan department store – thrilling work by new entry AYUMI TAKAHASHI c/o 2AGENTEN

Exciting new entry at 2AGENTEN is AYUMI TAKAHASHI, who is living between Tokyo, New York and Berlin at the moment. Born in China, raised in Japan, and a graduate from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, she has also lived in Bangkok and London – and this multi-cultural background also has an influence on the artist and illustrator’s work. “Making art that is ‘borderless’ and can spread love and joyfulness,” as she puts it herself. Painting, drawing, digital & textile design are the areas in which Ayumi does her thing.

She illustrated the packaging of the limited edition from the L’OCCITANE Verbena Citrus Collection and designed a series of illustrations in her haptic style for COCA COLA JAPAN. For AMAZON CHINA, she illustrated motifs for Women’s Day 2020, and for department store Isetan in Japan, she illustrated the 2020 New Year’s campaign.

Further clients include The New York Times, Google, Starbucks, Amazon, Coca Cola, Uber NPR, Buzzfeed or Paramount Pictures. In an interview with GirlsClubAsia, she talks a bit more about her background.
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