The Snowman was created and illustrated by Raymond Briggs as a picture book, narrated entirely through hand-drawn illustrations and was first published in 1978. The book tells the magical story of a boy whose snowman comes to life. It perfectly captures the wonder and innocence of childhood and has become a classic and a fundamental Christmas tradition, loved by generations of children. It has become one of the world’s most popular picture books. Portrait of Raymond Briggs illustrated by Robin Shaw.
We started out as a small screenprinter in a Brighton basement. Today we've grown to a factory and design studio in Newhaven. Headed by founder Gyr King, we have a simple ethos to bring inspiring, affordable art to everyone.