Editorial Illustration

Winners Announced for World Illustration Awards 2017

Featured image: ©Steven Choi | Self-Initiated Professional Category Winner

The Directory of Illustration, in partnership with the Association of Illustrators, is excited to announce the category winners of the World Illustration Awards.

This year’s winning entries were selected by a panel of international judges from all aspects of the industry, including publishers, artists, and commissioners such as London-based Jonathan Hubbard, Creative Director and Founder of The Clearing, Alexandra Zsigmond, Designer at the New York Times, and Matt Smith, Creative at Australian public broadcaster SBS.

Category winners include a characterful portrait of Bill Murray for the Washington Post by US-based artist, Tony Rodriguez, which was lauded by the jury for its strong composition and well executed traditional technique that captures the subject perfectly.

Also of note is Marguerite Carnac’s series ‘Lieu de Vie’ which documents the artists’ time spent volunteering in The Jungle refugee camp in Calais and was skillfully created using a monoprint technique.

All the winners will be up on display at Somerset House from July 31st until August 28th, 2017 but in the meanwhile, make sure to check out all the winners on the AOI website.

©Marco Palena | Advertising New Talent Category Winner

©Sam Ki | Design (sponsored by Affinity Designer) New Talent Category Winner

©Claudine O’Sullivan | Advertising Professional Category Winner

©Marguerite Carnec | Editorial New Talent Category Winner

©Aart-Jan Venema | Design (sponsored by Affinity Designer) Professional Category Winner

 

Artist Spotlight: Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and author who studied illustration at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and is known for his background in scientific and natural history illustrations.

Along with the many books he’s written and illustrated, Nathan has created work for natural history museum displays, and has painted scientific murals for museums all around the world including the Kitakyushu Science Museum in Japan.

Nathan is represented by Shannon Associates. View more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at shannonassociates.com.

 

©Nathan Hale

©Nathan Hale

©Nathan Hale

©Nathan Hale

©Nathan Hale

©Nathan Hale

Peter Greenwood for TIME Magazine

Peter Greenwood created illustrations that were featured in the April edition of TIME. For the artwork, he was tasked with representing the deficient bridges, tunnels, airports, and roads across America and Peter employed an overhead composition to map out the issues.

Peter is represented by Folio Art. Check out more of his fun illustrations through his Directory of Illustration portfolio or through folioart.co.uk.

©Peter Greenwood

©Peter Greenwood

©Peter Greenwood

©Peter Greenwood

Paolo Lim for Mercedes

Hardie Grant Melbourne enlisted the help of Paolo Lim to create cover illustration & 7 chapter-opening artwork for a custom book produced for Mercedes-Benz.

Paolo is represented by The Illustration Room. See more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at illustrationroom.com.au.

©Paolo Lim

Eyewash for Mental Floss

Eyewash recently completed an assignment for Mental Floss, featuring five illustrations for an article on Clair Patterson, the scientist who determined the true age of the Earth, created the first “clean room”, and fought for decades to have lead eliminated from gasoline.

The illustrations depict moments from Patterson’s professional life: testing new automotive fuels, digging for core samples in the Artic, and scaling active volcanoes to collect air samples, among others.

Check out more work from Eyewash through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at eyewashweb.com.

©Eyewash

©Eyewash

©Eyewash

©Eyewash

Joe Magee for Mental Health Awareness Week

Earlier this month, Joe Magee created artwork for Mental Health Awareness Week. The week occurs in early May and during the entire week, the Mental Health Foundation of the UK run multiple campaigns around a specific theme that have to do with mental health issues.

Take a look at more of Joe’s work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at periphery.co.uk.

©Joe Magee

©Joe Magee

Marcus Marritt for Construction Manager

Marcus Marritt was commissioned to illustrate the front cover and full page editorial for the new look for Construction Manager magazine.

About Marcus

Marcus Marritt is an illustrator based in the UK whose work is based on a minimal approach. Marcus’ clients include Financial Times, goal.com, Chelsea FC, WIRED, Oreo Cookies, ASOS amongst much more.

See more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and his website.

©Marcus Marritt