Red Axe.

Design with a cutting edge.

There are a host of new covers in the works, and many already on the bookshelves. Published this spring are:  The Spit, The Sound and The Nest, You're Not Supposed To Cry, 18, and The Death of The Perfect Sentence. 2016 saw the publication of A Happy Little Island, Settle, The Saviour of Lasnamae, Moon Country, Borrowed Time, A Barrel of Dried Leaves, Barking Up The Right Tree 2016, the double-covered Shall Roger Casement Hang? / Face, Lies of the Land, and the Saltire Society Literary Award-nominated This Far Back Everything Shimmers.


Red Axe Design {that's me, Mark Mechan} has been producing design and illustration for over 20 years.


I love print-based projects and specialise in book design, turning out beautiful covers and rich, elegant pages. Mixing up hand-drawn art, photography and computer-based design ~ creating a blend of traditional with digital ~ I can provide the artwork you need.