Jonny Hannah

Jonny Hannah is a freelance illustrator and designer whose many renowned clients include The New York Times, The Sunday Telegraph, Penguin Books and the English National Opera. His cottage industry, Cakes and Ale Press, produce limited edition screen-prints, linocuts, posters and books including The Captain’s Alphabet’ and ‘Hot Jazz Special’.


Originally from Dumfermline, Jonny Hannah left this home town to study Graphic Arts and Illustration at Liverpool Art School and then Illustration at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1998. He now lives and works in Southampton, lecturing on the BA Illustration course at Solent University, Southampton. Hannah’s exciting and vibrant work reflects his passion for music, predominantly jazz music. His vivid designs and handmade type has been featured in Vogue, book covers as well as advertisements and collaborative projects. His book ‘Hot Jazz Special’ won second place at the V&A 2005 Illustration Awards. His collaboration with London-based animation company Sherbet on Charles Bukowski’s The Man with Beautiful Eyes won the Best Short Animation award at the BAFTA’s in 2000.


Jonny Hannah solo exhibitions include Mainstreet at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield, What Did The Deep Sea Say? at Kensington Place in London, and A Bed Of Sea & Dead Men's Suits, St Jude's Gallery, Itteringham.


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