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V&A Illustration Awards 2018: Published Category - Editorial Illustration

2017 Editorial Illustration Award and Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year, A. Richard Allen - Trump Wave, illustration for ‘New Opportunities, new dangers: the age of Trump’ by Laura Suter, Olivia Rudgard & James Connington. Published in The Sunday Telegraph Money, 13 November 2016, page 1 by The Telegraph Media Group
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Editorial Illustration Award 2018

Cat O’Neil

RSA Benefits
Author: Sylvain Mouillard
Published in Libération, Paris, 9 April 2018

Cat O’Neil is an illustrator and tutor working in France and the UK.  Her work articulates editorial critique through visual metaphor. Here she illustrates an article on the French state benefits system, sympathetically portraying the financial struggle experienced by people relying on benefits as they pick their way through each calendar month to reach their next payment. To produce an organic feel, O’Neil applied colour digitally to line drawings prior to overlaying and adding further layers of tones and textures.