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Illustrators 63: Book & Editorial

February 18, 2021 - March 20, 2021

The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is proud to present Illustrators 63, featuring the most outstanding works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide and voted on by a prestigious jury, which include renowned illustrators, art directors, and designers.

For 63 years, the Annual has provided a platform to our global community to express, through illustration, the events and movements of our times. The significance of the events of this year, documented through your visual narratives, will become an important archive. This show is a true reflection of our times and shows that our community is deeply thoughtful and engaged in the state of our world.

Illustrators 63 will be a unique and memorable enterprise for our community. This year, we will be sharing a very different experience for the exhibit and ceremony. In order to protect public health and safety, much of the Annual will be virtual. The online gallery will allow viewers to access the show from the comfort of their homes, and will grant 24 hour access to view the show upon purchase of the virtual ticket. Virtual tickets will be available once the online gallery opens on February 18. Online viewing dates will be extended past the onsite gallery dates.

The Society will be hosting a virtual awards ceremony. Details and registration can be found here. 

In addition to the online ceremony and gallery, the Society will continue to host a controlled-attendance exhibit at our Museum in NYC. Tickets must be purchased in advance to visit the Society’s headquarters. 

The Annual is broken up into two shows. Part Two features work in the Book and Editorial categories. Gold and silver medals were awarded by the jury to the top pieces in each category.

James Ransome

Yuko Shimizu

Armando Veve

André Carrilho

Kadir Nelson

André Carrilho

Yann Kebbi, "Nobody Accurately Tracks Health Care Workers Lost to COVID-19. So
She Stays Up At Night Cataloging the Dead." (Client: ProPublica, AD: Shoshana Gordon)

Illustration in the Book category include all single image illustrations originally commissioned for use inside or on the covers of hardbound and paperback books. Gold medals are awarded to André Carrilho for The Girl with the Occupied Eyes (Client: Bertrand Editora), Miguel Pang Ly for Home Sweet Home (Bienvenue Chez Moi) (Client: Lagrume, AD: Guillaume Grifon), and James Ransome for Who Should Own Black Art (Client: Sharp Pencils Press, AD: Malcolm Grant). Silver medals are awarded to Yuko Shimizu for The Cat Man of Aleppo (Client: Penguin Young Readers, Putnum, AD: Cecilia Yung), Armando Veve for Feline Philosophy (Client: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, AD: Rodrigo Corral), and Vikki Zhang for Time on Stage (Client: Zhejiang Juvenile And Children’s Publishing House, AD: Yan Zhen, Xiaoping Gong).

Editorial illustration includes work commissioned by newspapers or magazines. Gold medals are awarded to André Carrilho for NBA Against Police Violence (Client: Diário de Notícias, AD: Pedro Fernandes), Kadir Nelson for SAY THEIR NAMES (Client: The New Yorker, AD: Françoise Mouly), and Armando Veve for Tik Tok Spies (Client: The Center for International Governance Innovation, AD: Som Tsoi). Silver medals are awarded to Yann Kebbi for Nobody Accurately Tracks Health Care Workers Lost to COVID-19. So She Stays Up At Night Cataloging the Dead. (Client: ProPublica, AD: Shoshana Gordon), Uli Knörzer for The Future of Black Hair According to Jawara Wauchope (Client: Highsnobiety, AD: Senior Visual Editor: Manus Browne, Hairstylist: Jawara Wauchope, Fashion Director Corey T Stokes), and Rebecca Mock for The Printmaker (Client: AirBnB, AD: Mallory Roynon).


February 18, 2021
March 20, 2021
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