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.
- Meji Alabi on discovering his roots through film and music
- Stoic black cats and burning worlds: Quentin Dufour on his chaotic illustrations
- Jiří Makovec’s photographs meander between the personal and the universal
- In photographing the American west, Andong Zheng uncovers hidden traces of Chinese history
- Meet Universal Thirst, the Bangalore and Reykjavik-based foundry offering a dual perspective on type
- Manchester Girls, the new series from Dean Davies, is a visual homage to the women of the north
- Facebook rebrands to distinguish the company from the app
- Jack Kenyon photographs the wondrous spectacle of the Supreme Cat Show
- &Walsh designs Zooba's identity inspired by the busy streets of Cairo
- A book chronicling tiny, bizarre treasures curated by Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf
- Find hidden squares and experimental inktraps in Fatih Hardal's FH Giselle
- Pentagram’s Giorgia Lupi on her data-driven designs for & Other Stories