The SAA are very pleased to be supporting the World Illustration Awards by sponsoring The SAA Agents Award for New Talent.

The Little Stranger by Sarah Walters

This is the highest new entry in Bookscan list, Man Booker shortlisted and first book to come under  Channel Four’s The TV Book Club 
David Frankland illustrated it in collaboration with designer Duncan Spilling for Little Brown Books (Virago)

Open David's portfolio here

Paul Boston

Lighter Life magazine chose Paul Boston to illustrate their 16 page supplement ‘The Good Life Formula’. Paul’s conceptual and typographical talent were both utilised for this project, his charming illustrations are full of his trademark humour and give the booklet the feel good factor that the client was looking for.

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Garry Walton

Garry Walton was commissioned by The Financial Times to create this phenomenal artwork. The illustration was used to launch the FT’s series on the growing force of consumers in Brazil, Russia, India and China. Garry was asked to portray the economic landscape of each country using an illustrative style traditional to each region. Garry’s amazing talent makes each of the very different styles flow cohesively as one piece. Garry’s artwork is currently being used as 48 sheet posters, in store displays and online.

Gary is represented by Meiklejohn

More of his work can be viewed here

Gingerbread Viral

Alex T Smith worked closely with Abbot Mead Vickers London BBDO, to create a picture book to be used in an animated viral for the charity Gingerbread. 

Gingerbread works nationally and locally, for and with single parent families, to improve their lives. They try to achieve change and challenge the single parent stereotype by providing support services.

The key issue is that single parenthood is ‘a fact’. Research shows that the vast majority of kids growing up in single parent families do fine, but rather than applaud these parents for trying to do the job of two, we stereotype them – especially single mums.

Alex’s subtle illustrations help to educate against these stereotypes.

Alex is represented by Arena

Open his portfolio here

The Promise of Rain

Sarah Perkins has illustrated the cover for the second novel by Canadian
author Donna Milner. Sarah's illustration sensitively depicts Hong Kong
around the time of the second world war. The Promise of Rain is published by
Quercus in February 2010.
Sarah Perkins is represented by Eastwing.

See more work here

Wine Buffs

Maria Livings completed these stylish images for the Wine Society, where they will soon be splashed across the pages of their magazine and wine list.

The brief was to illustrate various aspects of the Sustainable Viticulture, Maria explains “The brief was very specific because wine buffs would probably notice if I'd included the wrong kind of creature or plant! It was a challenge to make some of the subjects decorative - a hedge for instance presented difficulties until I drew a leaping leveret in front of it.”

Maria is represented by Illustration Ltd and you can see more of her work here

Pocket Notebook

The brilliant Willie Ryan completed this bold illustration for the front cover of Mike Thomas's much anticipated book "Pocket Notebook"

Commissioned by Random House and due to be launched in early February the book is expected to fly off the shelves. Willie created a homage to the Anthony Burgess Clockwork Orange Cover which resulted in this eye catching image.

Open Willie's portfolio here

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