14 - Knight Time

This design is inspired by my fascination with the night sky and how small we really are when we look up at the stars. Being an author/illustrator of children's picture books I wanted to include plenty of fun, narrative and visual interest into my piece. I have added various landmarks and symbols that represent Lincoln and Lincolnshire, in the form of star constellations. With also adding a few real constellations, I have incorporated an educational element into my design. With this piece I also wanted to inspire everyone, young and old, to look up at the night sky from time to time and find their own shapes, whatever they might be.

By Mark Chambers

Mark is an author and illustrator of children's picture books and young fiction. He studied illustration at university and has since been represented by the London and New York illustration agency, Bright Group International. In 2013 Mark won the Sheffield Children's Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.