Month: March 2013


Going to Bologna next week for the Children’s Book Fair. Will be great to have a few days in this lovely city again with good friends. This time I will be part of a talk in the Digital Cafe at the Fair on Tuesday 26th March.  Join me if  you are around!

10 – 10.30 am
Digital and the Illustrator – Part Two

Martin Salisbury and students from Anglia Ruskin University MA in Illustration Programme. ‘Digital illustration’ has become a redundant term as artists increasingly fuse old and new technologies to create their work and the digital becomes invisible. Happily, illustration students and graduates will always break rules and buck trends. What are the key issues and skills for illustrators and illustration students in terms digital technologies?

New work 2013

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In March 2013 I am going to Bologna Children’s Book Fair.  Cambridge School of Art has a stand for the second year where I will be one of 70 previous and current students showing their new dummy books and portfolios.  Some of the new work I will be showing here.

My First Orchestra App

mini-mfoa-montage-hometile320My First Orchestra App, by Naxos Digital Services Ltd.

It’s the perfect introduction to the orchestra for children aged 4 and above.

The orchestra is the most amazing musical team! Come and explore all the instruments in this stylish sequel to Naxos’s My First Classical Music App.

In this brand new app, there is a very special guide to the orchestra: a little green creature called Tormod. He is a troll who has come from the top of a mountain in Norway to find out about music! Can you help him find his way home while he shows you round the orchestra?

Available in the iTunes App Store Here & Here

My First Orchestra App
Characters and animated illustrations developed for My First Orchestra App


Every instrument has its own page, with a young performer playing a solo. Tormod will show you all these, and sometimes he might even try the instruments himself! He’s only a beginner though…

Tap any words or pictures and hear the text narrated, extracts of music, animations and sound effects.

This unique and exciting app from the world’s largest independent classical record company is full of different pieces of music in excellent audio quality.

It will captivate children aged 4+ and delight parents.

A full album of music includes:
John Williams: Superman
Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (‘Fingal’s Cave’)
Wagner: Overture to ‘Tannhäuser’
Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King
– and over 30 more!

“Parents and children alike will be charmed by this app.”
The Sunday Times on My First Classical Music App

– A brand new sequel to Naxos’s hugely successful My First Classical Music App.
– Every instrument in the orchestra featured with an animated performer.
– Beautiful illustrations created specially for this app.
– A characterful guide: Tormod the Troll.
– Friendly, engaging narration – tap on any piece of text to hear it.
– Activities: Have a go at the quiz, see if you can name the instruments, and have a go at conducting.