Paul Thurlby has been a full-time illustrator since 2006. He has worked in advertising, editorial and T-shirt design, as well as publishing. His first book, Alphabet, won the BolognaRagazzi Opera Prima award in 2013. His inspiration comes from mid-century design and illustration. His style is retro-modern, with retro aesthetics and modern subject matter.
The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square London is one of the world's most-visited art museums. Founded in 1824, it houses over 2300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The collection belongs to the public of the United Kingdom and is on show 361 days a year, free of charge. The Gallery aims to study and care for the collection, while encouraging the widest possible access to the pictures.