Scruff by Alice Bowsher

Somehow we missed this when it was released last year: the perfectly charming, perfectly funny picture book Scruff (Hato Press) by London-based illustrator Alice Bowsher. Bowsher’s bold black-and-white illustrations tell a heartwarming tale of the deep bond that exists between dogs and their humans, sometimes right down to the way they look. Fetch it from Hato Press or The Maryn, and check out more images at Ti Pi Tin.


Katherine, who lives with her family in the mountains of North Carolina, curated her own dog blog for a couple of years before joining the Design Milk team. If she ever won the lottery, she’d most definitely spend it all on live music & airfare to New York City. Other interests include craft beer, banjos, books, & BBQ.