All Through the Night - Book Illustrations

A selection of book illustrations for 'All Through the Night' an anthology of lullabies and night poems, edited by Marie Heaney and published by Poetry Ireland.

All Through the Night is a collection of moving and evocative night poems for all stages of life. Lullabies and other poems relating to children and parenting form the opening section, while later poems celebrate or give voice to our various night-time pleasures and preoccupations. The book is edited by Marie Heaney and published by Poetry Ireland. The book contains a number of full spread illustrations based on the a selection of poems from the anthology. 
Thumbnail and sketch for 'Alicante'.
From each neon-lit palm
Rumbas and sambas no ear-flaps can muffle.
O Cacophony, goddess of jazz and of quarrels,
Crack-throated mistress of bagpipes and cymbals,

Extract from 'Alicante Lullaby' by Sylvia Plath

Full colour illustration 'Alicante'.
All Through the Night 'Alicante' - Double page spread, printed on Munken cream uncoated stock.
Thumbnail sketch and refined sketch for 'Titania' based on A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight;
And there the snake throws her enamell’d skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in:

Spoken by Oberon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 2, Scene 1
Work in progress sketch 'Titania'.
Full colour illustration 'Titania'.
All Through the Night 'Titania' - Double page spread, printed on Munken cream uncoated stock.
Thumbnail and sketch for 'Silver'.
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws and a silver eye;
Extract from 'Silver' by Walter de la Mare
Final colour illustration 'Silver'.
 All Through the Night 'Silver' - Double page spread, printed on Munken cream uncoated stock.
Thumbnail and sketch for 'The Quilt'.
...blue on green – spots, stripes, bows – 
alternate with gold on red chevrons:
my grandmother's quilt I slept under
the long and winding nights of childhood.
Extract from 'The Quilt' by Paula Meehan
Full colour illustration 'The Quilt'.
All Through the Night 'The Quilt' - Double page spread, printed on Munken cream uncoated stock.
To celebrate the book launch - Fun fabric and wallpaper designs for a promotional window display in Hodges Figgis, Dawson Street, Dublin, Ireland.
This hardback edition of All Through the Night is available from 15 September 2016 priced €16.99/£12.99 (RRP), order online at the Book Depository and Amazon
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