Kelly Murphy in A Celebration of Beatrix Potter
Kelly Murphy was invited to be one of the 32 author/ilustrators contributing artwork to A Celebration of Beatrix Potter: Art and Letters by More Than 30 of Today's Favorite Children's Book Illustrators, edited by Beatrix Potter's historic publisher, Frederick Warne and Co.
"2016 marks the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter, making it the perfect time to pay tribute to the beloved author/illustrator with A Celebration of Beatrix Potter!
With illustrious tales of characters like Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, and Jemima Puddle-Duck, Beatrix Potter established herself as one of the most cherished and influential author/illustrators of children's literature. To mark her milestone birthday, this gorgeous collection features beautiful illustrations of Potter's characters, as interpreted by well-known illustrators. Each illustration is accompanied by text from the artist explaining what that character means to them, making this a true celebration of Beatrix Potter."
Kelly Murphy in New Stories for Newtown
Kelly was honored to contribute artwork—her illustration Fairbanks—to the new book New Stories for Newtown: Words and pictures from the students of Newtown and their friends, a collaboration organized by Ross MacDonald and the C. H. Booth Library in Newtown, Connecticut. This initiative brought together talented young students from Newtown and professional author-illustrators such as Joe McKendry, Tony DiTerlizzi, Barbara McClintock, Jennifer Thermes and Lemony Snicket.
Kelly Murphy in Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from Around the World
Kelly Murphy was invited to contribute 2 posters of Shakespeare plays - The Tempest and Macbeth - to the authoritative book Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from Around the World, written by Mirko Ilic and Steven Heller.
Presenting Shakespeare, published by Chronicle Books, collects 1,100 posters for professional stagings of Shakespeare's plays, designed by an international roster of artists representing 55 countries, from Japan to Colombia, India, Russia, Australia, and beyond.
Kelly Murphy a 3x3 Magazine Spotlight Illustrator
Kelly Murphy is honored to be featured as a spotlight illustrator in 3x3 Magazine's Issue 21, alongside the talented Carlos Araujo, Ella Cohen, Andrea D'Aquino, Marta Madureira and Carey Sookocheff. Kelly is also included in this publication as a 3x3 Children's Show 9 winner for Behind The Bookcase.
Kelly Murphy's website in Web Design IndexThe previous version of www.kelmurphy.com (v5) is featured in Web Design Index 9, the ninth volume in the classic series published by the pepin press (Netherlands), released today.
Kelly Murphy in "The Drawing Inspiration: Visual Artists At Work"Kelly Murphy is featured in the "Concept" chapter of The Drawing Inspiration: Visual Artists At Work by Michael Fleishman, which investigates the work of contemporary illustrators amongst which Fred Lynch, Marshall Arisman, John Hendrix, Marth Rich and Ann Smith.
"Drawing Inspiration is a one of a kind text for beginning illustrators. This book examines the relationship between academic and professional illustration through the ideas and first hand experiences of professional illustrators working in the field today. With hundreds of diverse hand-rendered and digital images, readers can explore a world of illustration that has no limits. While learning the fundamentals and basic principles of illustration, readers will also gain insight on how these concepts can be used in the professional world. Drawing Inspiration will not only educate readers, but it will also inspire them to reach their full artistic potential."