It's been a pretty incredible year for Laura, who has been selected to work on two big rebrands; the latest of which is the re-imaginging of the much-loved Tiffany Aching books by Terry Pratchett. Penguin Random House first approached Laura last summer to see if she'd like to put forward a sample for the project and even before a brief came through, Laura (who was away at the time) quickly whipped up this older Tiffany as an initial idea:
The aim was to create new covers that would appeal to young readers, so Tiffany's character was redrawn younger (below), so that she could grow up as the books progressed. The character was then developed further with Deputy Art Director Ben Hughes, who also created the cover design, typography and branding for the series.
'I was truly honoured to have the chance to illustrate the covers of Sir Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series. Tiffany was a brilliant character to draw; feisty, determined and ready for adventure. I treated each cover as if it were movie poster, and tried to make each one as energetic and eye catching as possible. I felt it was important that each of the five covers could stand alone, but also sit together as a strong and striking set. I hope that these new covers will appeal to a new generation of Pratchett fans, so that they can also step into Tiffany's world and enjoy the magic of the story. This was truly a dream project and such fun to work on. I feel privileged to be a part of the Discworld family.'