150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

A4 Sleeping Beauty

It’s been an ambition of mine to illustrate Alice for a very long time.

To celebrate 150 years of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland I decided that I would finally tackle this classic tale. For the past few weeks I’ve immersed myself into the world of Alice, the White Rabbit and the many creatures she comes across on her journey. I created several book illustrations, some title page typography, chapter headers and endpapers.

External Link: 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Laura Barrett

I’m a freelance illustrator based in South East London and I specialise in creating intricate and decorative silhouette illustrations.

Since graduating from University of the Arts London (Camberwell) in 2007 I’ve been working with a variety of international clients within the fields of publishing, editorial, packaging, advertising and animation.

My work is often narrative based and inspired by the darker side of folk and fairytales, as well as traditional Scherenschnitte (paper cutting). I like to explore these themes through the use of silhouettes, which I create by drawing with a graphics tablet in Adobe Illustrator. Working digitally allows me a great deal of flexibility whilst retaining a hand crafted quality. I love to work in striking black and white, though I’m just as comfortable using colour when a project calls for it.

My clients include Ted Baker, Taschen, Toni&Guy, Marchesa, Yardley London, The Guardian, Woman’s Weekly, Hachette, Oneworld Publications, Heidelberg, British Heart Foundation, Brighton Festival, The Wellcome Trust

Laura’s work has been featured in Digital Arts, MacUser magazine and The Mix Future Interiors.