Harriet Russell is a London-based illustrator who is known for incorporating quirky hand lettering into her publishing and editorial assignments. Brought up in a twelfth-century priory, she studied visual communication at the Glasgow School of Art and went on to get her postgraduate degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
As well as commissioned work, Harriet has written and illustrated several of her own books, including 3 children’s titles for Italian publisher Edizioni Corraini. She also collaborated with Corraini on a project with the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, contributing an illustrated children’s tale to their exhibition catalogue for ‘Sorry out of gas: Architecture’s response to the 1973 oil Crisis’.
Her book of creatively addressed mail ‘Envelopes a puzzling journey through the Royal Mail’ was published in the US by Random House in 2005, and London in 2008 by Allison and Busby, and was launched with exhibitions in both London and New York.
Recent work includes illustration for Italian cookery book ‘The Silver Spoon for Children’ published by Phaidon press, and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ published by Edizioni Corraini.