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Chris Nixon

Chris Nixon is an illustrator and designer based in Perth, Western Australia. His work is influenced by surf, skate, music and contemporary pop culture with an emphasis on the hand-drawn form. Accompanying his commercial work, Nixon has created several large scale artworks which have been installed around the state. In addition to his commercial illustration, Nixon has been published in over 10 children's books. In 2011 Nixon was named in the top 100 New Creatives by CMYK magazine.

Books by Chris Nixon

Lights Out, Leonard

A cheeky story about night-time fears from award-winning Australian singer and songwriter Josh Pyke.

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Meet... Captain Cook

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the great explorer, Captain Cook.

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Lights Out, Leonard by Josh Pyke and Chris Nixon | Read Aloud by Josh Pyke

Author and singer-songwriter Josh Pyke reads his own book, LIGHTS OUT, LEONARD, with illustrations by Chris Nixon. Find out more: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/lights-out-leonard-9780143793489 #LightsOutLeonard #JoshPyke #ChrisNixon

Lights Out, Leonard activity pack

The ultimate pack for dealing with your five-nosed, seven-tailed, eleven-handed, scaly-waily monster problems

Australian Book Design Awards 2020 longlist announced

Congratulations to all our designers longlisted for Australian Book Design Awards in 2020.

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