About Us


Lantern is an imprint of Penguin Books founded by Publishing Director Julie Gibbs in 2004. We specialise in lavishly designed and beautifully crafted illustrated books, with a focus on food, travel, gardening, lifestyle, interior design and art.

Lantern books are written and illustrated with passion and imagination. They provide a complete experience, a source of inspiration and authenticity. We pride ourselves on working with creative people who are able to read the zeitgeist and present enduring ideas.

Lantern’s commitment to books that are as pleasing to behold as they are to read has been repeatedly recognised, with our titles winning awards and accolades on a worldwide stage.

We hope our books bring you the same joy they have brought us in creating them, and that they will enrich your life and expand your horizons.




Website design: Initial concept by Frost*, direction and development by Daniel New, Lantern Studio.
Website build by Alliance Software.

Photography and illustration by: Michel Aboud, Tony Amos, Alan Benson, Lachlan Boyle, Jason Busch, Sharyn Cairns, Dean Cambray, Earl Carter, Chris Chen, Mark Chew, Carla Coulson, Katie Quinn Davies, Michele Di’Bartolo, Rex Dupain, Meredith Gaston, Alfred Gregory, Simon Griffiths, Gary Heery, Adrian Lander, Andrew Lehmann, Claire Lloyd, David Loftus, Geoff Lung, Samantha Mackie, Andrew Martin, Danie Pout, Julie Renouf, Prue Ruscoe, Luke Sciberras, Anson Smart, Cara Sticker, Petrina Tinslay, Monica Trapaga, Ian Wallace, Rodney Weidland, Nato Welton, Michael Wickham.