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.
- Uma Bista’s photographs address gender inequality in Nepalese communities
- Meet Tess Smith-Roberts, the illustration student who adds a "stupid little smiley" to every character
- Charlotte Rohde asks “what do typefaces have to say beyond the words they spell?”
- Postage stamps as an R&B identity and more: Haeri Chung on her graphic design practice
- How Pelle Cass creates his jarring “still time-lapse” images
- Caricom examines football and fan culture through the lens of the black experience
- “The future of design is in the creation of tools”: Meet the Space Type Generator
- Yushi Li on photographing men she met through Tinder
- When Hollie Fernando forgot her age, she decided to take her first self-portraits
- Lacoste once again swaps its iconic crocodile logo for ten endangered species
- Master one style or stay versatile? Illustrators discuss the pros and cons
- Kentaro Okawara on how he is “always thinking about making art and books”