Authors

Amandine Alessandra is a graphic designer based in London.
Her playful installation and performance-based 3D typographic
work has featured in numerous books. She likes to think of
typography as a way to transform the message into a readable
experience. Amandine is originally from Réunion Island;
she lives with her family in Bethnal Green, London. She is the
co-author of The Big Letter Hunt in the East End of London.

Jenny Bowers‘ illustrations can be found every month in Vogue
Japan.She has illustrated stationery for Chronicle Books,
packaging for Waitrose, Clinique, Bloomingdales and The Royal Mail.
She’s a graduate of the Royal College of Art and a member of the
London-based illustration and animation collective Peepshow.
Jenny illustrated My Bedroom and made the limited edition
riso print Bedroom Floor.

Rute Nieto Ferreira is an architect and urban designer. She has
worked in Portugal – where she’s originally from – Sweden
and London. She has taught architecture at undergraduate and
post-graduate level and developed children’s architecture workshop
for the Victoria & Albert Museum. She is interested in getting kids to
engage with places in a playful way. After 15 years in London, Rute’s
family persuaded her to move to San Francisco, where she continues
to do her favourite things – walking and drawing. Rute is the co-author
of The Big Letter Hunt in the East End of London, What Did Alex See?
and My Bedroom.

Lucy Vigrass is a London-based illustrator and founding member of
Peepshow Collective. Her editorial work has been on the cover of
The Economist and Creative Review, featuredin The New York Times,
The Guardian, Wired, Time Out and weekly in The Independent and
The Telegraph Magazines. She works collaboratively with Peepshow
Collective art-directing moving image projects and installations.
Lucy is the illustrator of the book What Did Alex See? and the print
Columbia Road.

Tower Block Books often works collaboratively with children and
young people. So in our short history there have already been many
amazing co-authors. For example, each year we team up with students
and produce a calendar to help raise funds for more art at that school.
In 2015 we worked with kids from Columbia Primary School in East London,
UK, and in 2016 with kids from Leonard R. Flynn in the Mission district,
in San Francisco, California. Sometimes we facilitate workshops or
urban walks around themes of typography (we’re into big letterforms),
cities, spaces and places.