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The New Talent and Professional prizewinners of the 2017 World Illustration Awards are breathtaking

We love a good illustration, and I’m sure you do too. Every year the Association of Illustrators bring together their World Illustration Awards, and as you’ve probably guessed… they’re always mighty fine.

2017 world illustration awards

Aart-Jan Venema for Green Man Festival

Hand picked from a pool of 2,300 entrants from 64 countries, the 2017 World Illustration Awards brings together the best of the best in illustrated design.

This year’s entrants were judged by a panel including New York Times designer Alexandra Zsigmond and Zan Boag, editor-in-chief of Womankind magazine.

Winners of the professional awards are:

Advertising: Claudine O’Sullivan for the Apple Pencil campaign
Books: Nina Chakrabarti’s Hello Nature: Draw Colour, Make and Grow for Laurence King
Children’s Books: Lizzy Stewart, There’s a Tiger in the Garden for Quarto
Design: Aart-Jan Venema for Green Man Festival
Editorial: Tony Rodriguez’s Bill Murray illustration for the Washington Post
Research: Tobatron’s portrait of Barbara Lisicki for Graeae Theatre Company
Self-initiated: Steven Choi’s Bus Station
Site specific: Jonny Glover’s mural for Newham Centre for Mental Health

Seven categories also have a New Talent winner, a platform for emerging artists. These are:

Advertising: Marco Palena, Librerie in Fiore for Blooming Bookshops festival
Books: Inhye Moon, Seon-ah
Children’s Books: Bethan Woollvin, Little Red for Two Hoots
Design: Sam Ki: Yen Town – The Last Unpolluted Territory
Editorial: Marguerite Carnec, Lieu de Vie
Research: Chen Winner’s Econundrum animation for CNN
Self-initiated: Rosalba Cafforio’s Alice in Wonderland

See a few of the works yourself below:

Bethan Woollvin: Little Red for Two Hoots

Chen Winner: Econundrum animation for CNN (still)

Claudine O’Sullivan: Apple Pencil campaign

Inhye Moon: Seon-ah

Lizzy Stewart: There’s a Tiger in the Garden for Quarto

Marco Palena: Librerie in Fiore

Marguerite Carnec, Lieu de Vie

Steven Choi: Bus Station

Tony Rodriguez: Bill Murray illustration for the Washington Post

Via It’s Nice That.

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June 22, 2017

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