V&A Illustration Awards 2011

I am very chuffed indeed to have my work shortlisted for the 2011 V&A Illustration Awards
This is for my book cover illustration and lettering on “Bob Servant: Hero of Dundee” by Neil Forsyth, a fellow Broughty Ferry-ian!

So, It’s get the glad rags packed and off to London with my two big sisters for the Awards ceremony at the wonderful V&A Museum on June 6th – wish me luck!

I am also delighted to see the work of Michael Kirkham is shortlisted too. He is an excellent illustrator and an ex student at Edinburgh College of Art, who I had the pleasure of teaching. Good luck Michael and to all the other illustrators!

Here’s the press release:

“The V&A has today announced a shortlist of 18 candidates for its annual Illustration
Awards. The Awards are given to the best book and editorial illustration published in
the UK each year.
This year the V&A received nearly 1000 submissions by illustrators working in the UK.
The shortlist was chosen by a panel, including contemporary artist, Rob Ryan. The
panel chose their favourite entries from three categories: Book Illustration; Book Cover
and Jacket Illustration; and Editorial publications. There is also a separate category for
students’ work.
Rob Ryan said: “The great thing about this competition is that it shows how wideranging
and strong illustration is in this country and also reminds us that young people
leaving college are smart, funny and thoughtful.”

This year’s shortlist, announced today, comprises four categories:
Book Illustration
A. Richard Allen for Brat Farrar (Folio Society)
Hannah Rollings for My Travel Journal (Blurb)
Oliver Jeffers for The Heart and the Bottle (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
Grahame Baker-Smith for FarTHER (Templar Publishing)
Laura Carlin for The Iron Man (faber and faber / Walker Books)

Book Cover and Jacket Illustration
Jill Calder for Bob Servant Hero of Dundee (Birlinn Ltd)
Lorenzo Petrantoni for Boxer Beetle (Sceptre)
Pascale Hutton for A Russian Novel (Serpent’s Tail)
Sarah Young for Ariel (faber and faber)

Editorial
Bruce Emmett for Nightmare on Cameron Street (New Statesman)
Michael Kirkham for ‘You’re like Scrooge’ (The Independent)
Andy Potts for Escape to the City (New Scientist)
Paul Blow for Bleeding Eyes (3 x 3)
Oliver Kugler for Un Thé en Iran (XXI – Vingt et Un)

Student Awards
Mike Redmond for Awkward people in funny situations (Royal College of Art)
Hannah Simpson for Bacteria (Kingston University)
Soo Choi, Obsessed Monsters (Kingston University)
Rob Bloomfield, The Nose (University for the Creative Arts)
Jack Kirtley, The World is your Playground (Swansea Metropolitan University)

A display of original artwork and published work by shortlisted artists in all categories
will be shown at the V&A from 7 June until 17 December 2011.
The V&A Illustration Awards were established in 1972 and previous winners include
Quentin Blake, Ralph Steadman and Michael Foreman.


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