Over the years, Ben Newman has developed his unique aesthetics. His style is a contemporary fusion of bold shapes, bright colours and funny characters. He has worked for many firms: the Tate Modern, the New York Times, BBC Radio 4, Google and the New Yorker. In the literary domain, his major creation today is Professor Astro Cat, published by Editions Flying Eye Books, then by Gallimard in France. It has been translated into 18 languages. He works as an independent illustrator, but he also takes part in conferences in various English and European universities.