The Association of Illustrators has announced the category winners for the 2017 World Illustration Awards, across categories including advertising, books, children’s books, design, editorial, research, self-initiated and site specific work. The illustrated works were selected from over 2,300 entries from 64 countries, by a judging panel including The New York Times designer Alexandra Zsigmond and editor-in-chief of Womankind magazine Zan Boag.
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
Highlights of the list include Bethan Woollvin’s androgynous protagonist in her contemporary retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and Tony Rodriguez’ portrait of Bill Murray, which was made digitally using Photoshop despite having the aesthetic of watercolour.
All category winners will exhibit their works at Somerset House from 31 July – 28 August 2017, with the overall winner announced in August.