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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 the best 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. This year’s Gold Medal winners are Sally Wern Comport for Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground (Client: Candlewick Press, AD: Pamela Consolazio), Thomas Ehretsmann for We Have Always Lived In The Castle (Client: Centipede Press, AD: Jerad Walters), and John Hendrix for The Faithful Spy (Client: Abrams Books for Young Readers/ Amulet Books, AD: Chad Beckerman). Silver Medals are awarded to Nora Krug for Belonging — A German Reckons with History and Home (Scribner/ Simon & Schuster), Yuko Shimizu for Japanese Tales (Client: Folio Society, AD: Raquel Leis Allion), and Armando Veve for Knowledgeable Creatures (Client:, AD: Irene Gallo).

The editorial category includes work commissioned by newspapers or magazines. Gold Medals are awarded to Johanna Goodman for We Are Not the Resistance (Client: The New York Times, AD: Jim Datz), R. Kikuo Johnson for Safe Travels (Client: The New Yorker, AD: Francoise Mouly), and Mark Ulriksen for In Creative Battle (Client: The New Yorker, AD: Francoise Mouly). Silver Medals are awarded to Jon Han for On Technology (Client: The New York Times Magazine, AD: Ben Grandgenett, Matt Wiley, Rachel Wiley, Christopher Cristiano), Katherine Lam for The Rise of the No Warning Divorce (Client: The Telegraph, AD: Jason Morris), and Nick Little for Post Malone (Client: The New Yorker, AD: Christine Curry). 
An Opening Reception will take place on Friday, February 8th.

Learn about the first part of this two-part exhibit, Illustrators 61: Adversiting, Institutional, Surface/ Product Design, Uncommissioned categories, here.

Credit Image:

Book Category

Sally Wern Comport
Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground
Client: Candlewick Press | AD: Pamela Consolazio
Acrylic and digital media

Book Category
Yuko Shimizu
Japanese Tales
Client: Folio Society | AD: Raquel Leis Allion
Ink drawing with digital color

Editorial Category

R. Kikuo Johnson
Safe Travels
Client: The New Yorker | AD: Francoise Mouly

Editorial Category

Johanna Goodman
We Are Not the Resistance
Client: The New York Times | AD: Jim Datz

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