The second of the two-part annual exhibition Illustrators 58 will be held at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators from February 3 through February 27, 2016. The exhibit features works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals.
The exhibit includes works in the Editorial and Book Categories. Illustrations featured in the Editorial category include work commissioned by newspapers or magazines, medical and scientific journals or online magazines. Gold medals are awarded to Jon Han for “The Subject of Death” (The New York Times, AD: Alexandra Zsigmond), Dadu Shin for “A Conversation on the Edge of the Human Perception” (The New York Times, AD: Alexandra Zsigmond), and Sam Weber for “The Language of Knives” (Tor.com, AD: Irene Gallo). Silver medals go to Kadir Nelson for “Eustace Negro” (The New Yorker, AD: Francoise Mouly), Matt Rota for “Firestone + The Warlord” (Pro Publica, AD: David Sleight), and Pete Ryan for “Christians in the City” (Buzzfeed, AD: Ben King). A Silver medal also goes to the artist Magoz for his animation “Internship” (Muster).
Illustration in the Book category include all single image illustrations originally commissioned for use inside or on the covers of hardbound and paperback books, including fiction and non-fiction; children’s and young adult literature and comic books. Gold medals are awarded to Allen Crawford for “Whitman Illustrated: Song of Myself,” (Jonathan Cape UK: November 2014, AD: Diane Chonette), Francesca Sanna for “The Journey” (Flying Eye Books/ Nobrow Press), and Alenka Sottler for “Eurydice” (Publishing House Pivec). Silver medals go to Matteo Berton for “La Divinia Commedia” (La Nuova Frontiera Junior, AD: Marta Corsi), John Hendrix for “Drawing is Magic” (Abrams Books for Young Readers, AD: Chad Beckerman), and Yuko Shimizu for “Spy Vs. Spy Reimagined” (Mad Magazine, AD: Ryan Flanders).