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Illustrators 66 – Part 1

January 31 - March 14

Featuring works in Advertising, Institutional, Uncommissioned, Surface/Product Design, and Animation Categories.

The Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is proud to present Illustrators 66, an annual exhibit featuring the most outstanding works of the year by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide. Voted on by a prestigious international jury of renowned illustrators, art directors, and designers, the Annual provides a platform to our global community to express, through illustration, the events and movements of our times. Documented through artists’ visual narratives, the Annual has become an important reflection of the past year and an archive of recent history for future generations to enjoy.

The Annual exhibit is hosted in two parts. Part 1 features work in the Uncommissioned, Advertising, Institutional, and Surface/Product Design categories. Part 2 features work in the Book and Editorial categories. Works that were juried into the Animation category are featured throughout the duration of the entire exhibit in the lower gallery Screening Room. Gold and Silver medals are awarded by the jury in each category. 

Works featured in the Uncommissioned category includes all self-generated work such as portfolio samples, sourcebook ads, and uncommissioned stock that are currently unpublished except as promotion for the artist or artist’s representative. Gold medals are awarded to Sheya Chen for “Yesterday Once More”, Heng Liu for “Going to the Beach”, and Miriam Martincic for “Unrequited”. Silver medals are awarded to Jody Hewgill for “Apollo”, Dorothy Luo for “Luna’s Found”, and Wenjing Yang for “Apotheosis”. 

Exhibit details:

On display in the Main Floor and Lower Level Galleries.

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Reception & Awards Ceremony:
Friday, March 1st, 2024
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Celebrating 2023 Distiguished Educator
in the Arts Award Winner,
Alex Bostix

Illustrators 66 – Part 2 >
Book, Editorial Categories

Artwork by Jody Hewgill

The Institutional category includes work commissioned by and for an institution such as government services, in-house, or a corporation. Gold medals are awarded to Anna and Elena Balbusso for “Sport Epson Calendar” (Client: Epson, AD: Gianluca Foli), Alberto Casagrande for “What better place than here? What better time than now?” (AD: Paolo Iabichino / Illustri Festival), and Jaedoo Lee for “Creative Energy” (Client: Society of Illustrators, AD: Simone Noronha). Silver medals are awarded to Janet T Chan for “90th Anniversary of Hang Seng Bank” (Client: Hang Seng Bank, AD: Sandy Choi), Matija Medved for “Center Rog” (Client: Center Rog, City of Ljubljana, AD: Ansambel/ Nejc Prah, Klemen Ilovar, Matija Medved), and Tania Yakunova for “No One Ever Comes Here” (Client: Fondazione San Zeno, AD: Tania Yakunova).

The Animation category includes Illustrated animations created for short films, commercials, documentaries, websites, games, apps, book launches, music videos or any other outlets. A Gold medal is awarded to Yinan Liang for “PILIPALA”, and a Silver medal is awarded to Xiaoqiong Zhang for “The Awakening of Insects”.

Gian Galang

Pieces in the Advertising category include work created to sell a product, usually commissioned by an ad agency. Gold medals are awarded to Jon Han for “Apple AAPI Hertitage Month” (Client: Apple), Deb JJ Lee for “Chuseok” (Client: Johnnie Walker, AD: Quan Bui), and Ilya Milstein for “LG” (Client: LG Electronics, AD: Mincheol Ha). Silver medals are awarded to Gian Galang for “UFC 281 Artist Series Poster” (Client: UFC, AD: Bobby Besabe), and Jenn Liv for “All Nippon Airways” (Client: All Nippon Airways, AD: VIRTUE Worldwide). 

The Surface/ Product Design category includes work appearing in three-dimension. Gold medals are awarded to Marc Burckhardt for “Bottled in Bond Whiskeys” (Client: Still Austin, AD: Brandon Joldersma/Mike Spadier), Nan Cao for “Chinese Zodiacs”, and Ilya Milstein for “Agatha Christie Games” (Client: Laurence King Publishing, Agatha Christie Ltd., AD: Sarah Batten, Florence Filose & Philip Contos). Silver medals are awarded to Alberto Casagrande for “Caciara Wall” (Client: Caciara restaurant / Gruppo Tavola), Hye Jin Chung for “Book World” (Client: Galison, AD: Chelsey Culmann), and David Plunkert for “Amorica Grand Brasserie Bull Murals” (Client: Amorica Grand Brasserie).

The Society is proud to continue the SI Give Back Fund, an initiative created to address the economic and social challenges many are facing. This Fund enables the Illustrators Annual to be more accessible and inclusive by providing those without the means the ability to participate in the competition. Created through generous donations from the community and the Society, this year’s Fund covered the entry fees for 140 artists, and 13 of those artists had work juried into the show.


January 31
March 14
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