Hi, welcome to Cicada, a book publisher specialising in high-end art and design books. The company was set up by Ziggy Hanaor in 2009. She previously worked at Black Dog Publishing and Guardian Books, commissioning and editing titles including Making Stuff, Breaking the Mould, No Wave, Rough Trade and Alvar Aalto Through the Eyes of Shigeru Ban.

Cicada focuses on collaborations with new and emerging design talents from all over the world. With equal emphasis on editorial and visual content, the books have a quirky, alternative edge that reflects the individual voices of the artists and writers involved. Multi-contributor books such as Graphic Europe, Graphic USA and Craftbook allow Cicada to capture the essence of movements and scenes in the artworld that are happening right now.

Cicada is distributed in the United States by D.A.P. (www.artbook.com) and worldwide by PGUK (www.pguk.co.uk).

If you are a writer, illustrator or designer and have an idea that you think might make a great book, e-mail it in to ziggy at cicadabooks.co.uk and we’ll take a look!