The Association of Illustrators (The AOI), in partnership with the Directory of Illustration, recently announced the shortlist for the World Illustration Awards 2019!
The shortlist was selected from over 3,600 entries from 68 countries, providing an array of ideas and artistic styles from illustrators all around the world. Political themes were especially prominent in this year’s entries, with illustrations exploring relevant issues such as the #MeToo movement, Brexit and climate change. The 200 shortlisted projects this year also represent a wide range of techniques, from the innovative to the traditional, including 3D models, embroidery, large-scale interactive installations, woodcuts and digital illustration.
The World Illustration Awards Exhibition will take place this summer at the Somerset House. Featuring all 200 entries shortlisted for this year’s awards along with in-depth presentations of winning projects, this inspiring exhibition showcases the very best emerging and established illustrations from around the world today. Learn more about this year’s upcoming exhibition in our recent blog post.
Directory of Illustration artists made an impressive showing in the WIA 2019 Shortlist this year. Representing nearly every category in the competition, the DOI artists whose work has been shortlisted span advertising, children’s books, research and more. Check out some of their work below!
Peter Greenwood | Represented by Folio Art — Transport For London (Professional)
Fatinha Ramos — The Night of the Five Religions (Professional)
Sija Hong | Represented by Illustration USA — Porcelin (New Talent)
Andrew Archer | Represented by Debut Art — Edo Ball (Professional)
Helen Friel | Represented by Debut Art — Hoakes Island (Professional)
Max Loeffler — The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (Professional)
Nick Radford | Represented by Folio Art — We Are Music (Professional)
Momoko Abe — Frog & Toad (New Talent)
Greg Coulton | Represented by JSR Agency — Beck’s Be Kreativ Art Label (Professional)
Maïté Franchi | Represented by Folio Art — Stiegl (Professional)
Max Loeffler — Milk Tooth “Sphere Collection” (Professional)
Balbusso Twins | Represented by Shannon Associates — Has the #MeToo Changed What We Wear to Work? (Professional)
Juan Esteban Rodriguez | Represented by Folio Art — An Odd, Almost Senseless Series of Events (Professional)
Alex Green | Represented by Folio Art — Perfect Summer (Professional)
MUTI | Represented by Folio Art — TIME (Professional)
Alva Skog | Represented by Jelly London — ‘It never stops shaping you’: The Legacy of Child Sexual Abuse – And How to Survive It (New Talent)
Kouzou Sakai | Represented by Folio Art — The Lancet Infectious Diseases (Professional)
Fatinha Ramos — Town Hall of Antwerp (Professional)