The AOI announces the shortlisted entries for its 2015 illustration awards

11 June 2015
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The Association of Illustrators (AOI) has announced the first batch of shortlisted entries for its 2015 awards. Reviewed by a jury of international industry professionals, the shortlist reflects the work created “by illustrators currently making an outstanding contribution to visual culture.” Sifting through over 2000 entries, the shortlist comprises eight categories including; Children’s Books, Editorial, Self-Initiated and New Talent, among others.

Award winners will be announced at a ceremony in October at Somerset House and the exhibition will then tour various venues in the UK. Winners will also be showcased in an accompanying publication, which will be circulated to all major commissioners of illustration. All shortlisted entries are currently showcased online but will be available to view permanently in the Awards archive. Work featured includes; Malika Favre’s film-noir inspired posters for the BAFTAs, which we posted back in February, Andrew Rae’s psychedelic graphic novel Moonhead, and Nicholas Stevenson’s whimsical Home Sweet Home series. For the full list of entries click here.


The AOI Shortlist: Joost Swarte, Love Stories


The AOI Shortlist: Nicholas Stevenson, Home Sweet Home


The AOI Shortlist: Andrew Rae, Moonhead


The AOI Shortlist: Olivier Kugler, Portraits of Syrian Refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan


The AOI Shortlist: Malika Favre, BAFTA Film Awards Brochures 2015

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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