Featured image: Anna + Elena Balbusso (Rep: Shannon Associates) – Richard II portrait – Category: Books – Type: Professional


Directory of Illustration, in partnership with The Association of Illustrators (AOI), is delighted to announce the complete shortlist of selected entries to the World Illustration Awards 2016.

The judging panel of 24 international industry professionals includes: Executive Editor for Design and Pop Culture at TASCHEN Publishing House, Julius Wiedemann; Danish artist/designer duo Hvass&Hannibal; and publisher, Editorial Director and Senior Designer of TOON Books, Francoise Mouly, who has also been responsible for over 1000 covers of the New Yorker.

The final category winners will be announced in mid-June.

Congratulations to all the selected artists! View the full shortlist here.

Julinu Maia's Morning Malaise

Julinu Maia’s Morning Malaise – Category: Advertising – Type: New Talent

Marcus Marritt's Skinny Dipping

Marcus Marritt Skinny Dipping – Category: Self-Initiated Work – Type: Professional

Lok Kuang's Journey to the West

Lok Kuang Journey to the West – Category: Self-Initiated Work – Type: New Talent

Jungho Lee's Promenade

Jungho Lee Promenade – Category: Books – Type: Professional