Celebrating its 60th anniversary of publication, the Society of Illustrators is pleased to present the premier showcase for illustrators, featuring over 400 pieces of the most outstanding works created throughout each year. Open to artists worldwide, thousands of entries are considered by a jury of professionals, which include renowned illustrators, art directors and designers.
Gold and silver medals are preented to the illustrators and art directors whose works are judged th ebest in each category.
In the second part of this two-part exhibit, works featured in the Book and Editorial categories are on display. Pieces in the Book category include all illustration originally commissioned for use inside or on the covers of hardbound and paperbook books. Silver Medals are awarded to Jillian Tamaki for They Say Blue, Ryo Takemasa for Hoikuensan-no-kome, and Dan Yaccarino for Morris Mole. Gold Medals are awarded to Pablo Amargo for Cats Are Paradoxes, Gordon C. James for Crown an Ode to the Fresh Cut, and Giordano Poloni for Cest toi Mon Papa?.
The editorial category includes work commissioned by newspapers or magazines. Silver Medals are awarded to Angelica Alzona for Trumps War on Climate Science (Client: Gizmodo, Art Director: Jim Cooke), Luci Gutierrez for Shelf Life (Client: The New Yorker, Art Director: Françoise Mouly), and Edward Kinsella for Harvey Weinstein, Monster (Client: The Hollywood Reporter, Art Director: Shanti Marlar). Gold Medals are awarded to Jason Holley for Whose Woods These Are (Client: Outside Magazine, Art Director: Hannah McCaughey), Kadir Nelson for Bright Star (Client: The New Yorker, Art Director: Françoise Mouly), and Mark Pernice for I Am a Member of the Muslim Brotherhood (Client: The New York Times, Art Director: Jim Datz).
An Opening Reception will take place on Friday, February 2nd.
Learn about the first part of this two-part exhibit, Illustrators 59: Adversiting, Institutional, Surface/ Product Design, Uncommissioned categories, here.
Click here to view the online directory of artists featured in Illustrators 60.