The Association of Illustrators, in partnership with the Directory of Illustration in USA, are delighted to presented the 2017 World Illustration Awards. With eight categories across Advertising, publishing, editorial and site specific work the World Illustration Awards continues to be a landmark award for illustrators and commissioners.
Phosphor Art's Christopher Nielsen has illustrated a beautiful book called Once Upon an ABC, published by Little Hare (Hardie Grant Egmont). Christopher’s vibrant illustrations accompany Sophie Masson’s lively alphabetical verse. The book is out now in Australia and will be published in the UK later this year.
Phosphor Art's Mardo El-Noor had a busy 2016, working on lots of exciting motion projects for advertising campaigns and music videos. Somehow he still found the time to develop his design and typography work AND work on MART/AN STUDIO projects, including a wonderful collaboration with cartoonist Tom Scott. Take a look at what Mardo got up to in his motion showreel below and get in touch if you’d like to commission him in 2017!
Virgin Media kickstarted 2017 with the launch of their new Virgin TV V6 Box, commissioning Début artists Beato, Sven Hauth and Mark Ward for the punchy, typography-led OOH campaign announcing its release. All three artists created a striking, high-impact tagline illustrating the impression the box would have in enhancing the viewer’s television experience.
Oscar was recently commissioned by the iconic New York alt-weekly The Village Voice to create a portrait of Donald Trump, for an article titled "Stop Making Sense", giving advice for writers in the current political landscape. Oscar collaborated closely with them, using Trumps' own words, curated by the Voice's editors, to create this portrait.
Alan Kitching / Crossrail
Alan Kitching is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. Alan Kitching is renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating visuals for commissions and his own limited edition prints.
Photograph copyright of Helen Cathcart / Be-Bolder.com
Alan Kitching is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. He is renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating visuals for commissions and limited edition prints. He lives and works at The Typography Workshop in Kennington, south London, which he shared with designer, writer and partner Celia Stothard (deceased 2010).