V&A Illustration Awards 2015 Shortlist


Word and Image
May 1, 2015

 

Victoria_and_Albert_00005With just over two weeks to go before the winners are announced, the judges of the 2015 V&A Illustration Awards have whittled down the entries from nearly a thousand to just three in each category. On the 18th of May we’ll find out the winners of the awards for:

Book Illustration, Editorial Illustration, Book Cover Design and Student Illustrator of the year.

The shortlist this year is so strong, so broad in its range of styles, techniques and subject-matter that the task of finally choosing a winner is not going to be an easy one. Our judges (all industry experts and specialists) are really going to have to make some tough choices.

The winning works will all be on display here in the V&A (Room 85 National Art Library) until the 2nd of August 2015. In the meantime, how do you think our judges will decide? Which way will it go? Have a look at the shortlist below and let us know what you think.

 

BOOK ILLUSTRATION

Treasure Island. Illustrated by Sterling Hundley, published by Folio Society.
Treasure Island. Illustrated by Sterling Hundley, published by Folio Society.
Book Illustration Jonathan Burton Life the Universe
Life, the Universe and Everything, illustrated by Jonathan Burton, published by Folio Society.
In Parenthesis, illustrated by Ewan Clayton, published by Folio Society.
In Parenthesis, illustrated by Ewan Clayton, published by Folio Society.

 

 

EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION

‘Stuart Broad’, illustrated by Jordan Andrew Carter, published in Sport Magazine, 1 March 2014.
‘Stuart Broad’, illustrated by Jordan Andrew Carter, published in Sport Magazine
‘Finding your Sixth Scent’, illustrated by Romy Blumel, published in Aura – The Rolls Royce Manchester magazine. 1 July 2014.
‘Finding your Sixth Scent’, illustrated by Romy Blumel, published in Aura.

 

‘The Blackest Isles’, illustrated by Simon Pemberton, published in Financial Times Weekend Food and Drink Special. 23 August 2014.
‘The Blackest Isles’, illustrated by Simon Pemberton in the Financial Times

 

 

BOOK COVER DESIGN

 

The Day of the Jackal, illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi, published by Folio Society
The Day of the Jackal, illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi, published by Folio Society
The Ravens, illustrated by gray318, published by Clerkenwell Press
The Ravens, illustrated by gray318, published by Clerkenwell Press
The Book of Strange New Things, illustrated by Yehrin Tong, published by Cannongate books.
The Book of Strange New Things, illustrated by Yehrin Tong, published by Cannongate books.

 

 

STUDENT ILLUSTRATOR OF THE YEAR (Shortlist)

Dan Ungureanu (Anglia Ruskin Cambridge School of Art) for Nara and the Island

http://www.vam.ac.uk/b/va-illustration-awards-2015/students/nara-and-island

 

Daphne Christoforou (Royal College of Art) for ‘No Thing’

http://www.vam.ac.uk/b/va-illustration-awards-2015/students/no-thing

 

Joe Munro (University of the West of England) for ‘Organised chaos’

http://www.vam.ac.uk/b/va-illustration-awards-2015/students/organised-chaos-somerset-floods

 

Marjorie Newnham (UWE Bristol) for An afternoon with Grandad

http://www.vam.ac.uk/b/va-illustration-awards-2015/students/afternoon-grandad

 

Tim Smart (Camberwell College of Arts) for ‘From Shibuya to Tokyo Bay’

http://www.vam.ac.uk/b/va-illustration-awards-2015/students/shibuya-tokyo-bay

 

 

Victoria_and_Albert_00005Whatever your views may be on who should win the 2015 awards, it’s safe to say that this year’s list of shortlisted artists shows that illustration in the UK is still as fresh, as innovative and versatile as ever.

Huge congratulations to all the shortlisted artists and we wish them the very best of luck on the 18th of May and indeed for their future careers.

 

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