Another day, another batch of happy creatives who’ve been rewarded for their hard work with a nomination for a prestigious award. Yesterday a quartet of artists found out they’d been put forward for the Turner Prize, and today 200 illustrators across the globe are tapping out enjoyable earnest Facebook statuses drawing attention – no pun intended, officer – to the fact they’ve been nominated for the 2019 World Illustration Awards.
The annual prize – doled out by the Association of Illustrators – covers an octet of categories, spanning everything from editorial work to experimental projects, and the 2019 instalment sees nearly 4,000 projects submitted for entry.
The lucky winner – who will be crowned in July at a ceremony set to take place at London’s Somerset House – will be stomping into the nearest branch of Cowling and Wilcox with £2,000 stuffed into their pencil case.
All the work will be exhibited at the same venue between 11-28 July, so if you’ve got an eye for all things illustrated – and given that you’re reading It’s Nice That we can pretty safely assume that you are in possession of such a thing – head on down and feast on what the assembled jury has judged to be the tastiest work around.
- Victor Fonseca treats his graphic design practice like a “playground”
- Photographer Jack Latham investigates the hidden conspiracies of Bohemian Grove
- Stella Park’s warm illustrations reflect her outlook on life
- Ugly beauty and challenging established norms feature in Jade Palace's collaboration with Yat Pit
- Astrid Seme elevates an artist’s work by challenging it through the lens of design
- Elizabeth Hibbard’s unsettling photographs examine subjective experience with a visceral gaze
- New study claims to pinpoint the most creative time of day, down to the minute
- Singapore-based studio Swell explores the idea of the banished book
- "My little niece and my grandmother like the game equally": how Playables made the simply addictive Kids
- In being "open to possibilities" still life painter Duane Keiser paints the everyday joys of life
- What the cluck? KFC releases limited-edition bucket hat
- For Bizzarri-Rodriguez, book design “is everything except a science”