18.05.15 by Staff

V&A Illustration Awards 2015 Shortlist


Entries for this year’s V&A Illustration Awards have been narrowed down to three artists per category (Book illustration, Cover design, Editorial illustration), plus five student illustrators competing for Student Illustrator of the Year.

The winners will be announced today. The winners’ work will also be on display at the V&A Illustration Awards Gallery (London) from May 19th until August 2nd. See a selection of work by the finalists below.

Book Illustration:


In Parenthesis, illustrated by Ewan Clayton, published by Folio Society


Life, the Universe and Everything, illustrated by Jonathan Burton, published by Folio Society


Treasure Island, illustrated by Sterling Hundley, published by Folio Society

Book Cover Design:


The Book of Strange New Things, illustrated by Yehrin Tong, published by Canongate Books


The Day of the Jackal, illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi, published by Folio Society


The Ravens, illustrated by gray318, published by the Clerkenwell Press/Profile Books

Editorial illustration:


‘The Blackest Isles’, illustrated by Simon Pemberton, published in Financial Times Weekend Food and Drink Special. 23 August 2014.


‘Finding your Sixth Scent’, illustrated by Romy Blumel, published in Aura – The Rolls Royce Manchester magazine. 1 July 2014.


‘Stuart Broad’, illustrated by Jordan Andrew Carter, published in Sport Magazine, 1 March 2014.

Student Illustrator of the Year prize:


Dan Ungureanu (Anglia Ruskin Cambridge School of Art)


Daphne Christoforou (Royal College of Art)


Joe Munro (University of the West of England)


Marjorie Newnham (UWE Bristol)


Tim Smart (Camberwell College of Arts)

V&A Illustration Awards Website

If you have work to share, please send us a tweet or post it to our monthly submission posts.

22.05.17 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide

Lots of new videos to check out on our video platform, Booooooom TV, and be sure to check out all our director interviews in the feature section. Here’s a few to check out this week:


1 – Watch: “Coeur Croisé” – The art direction in this is A+.

2 – Watch: “Disillusionment of 10 Point Font” – One of our favs this year!

3 – Watch: “Orion” – not exactly sure how they created this effect.

4 – Watch: “Hills Beyond a River” – a mesmerizing journey through a city.

5 – Watch: “A Continuous Shape” – lovely portrait of a stone carver.



22.05.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Justin Bauer

A selection of artwork and images by Los Angeles-based Justin Bauer. More work below.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based OURO Collective Present “Tangent”

Last week we shot some rehearsal footage of our friends, Vancouver-based dance collective OURO, as they prepared for their first full-length show, “Tangent”. The group has spent the past year exploring movements from each member’s diverse dance background to create a story. Their unique voice is a combination of street and contemporary dance twisted into a language all its own.

For this show they’ve also collaborated with Vancouver artist Kutcorners to create original music inspired by their movements. You can listen to Tangent HERE or on iTunes and it’ll be released on Spotify shortly!

We are proud to be a media partner for OURO’s two performances this week at Orpheum’s Annex theatre (May 25th/26th). If you live in Vancouver come check it out! Their work is fun, accessible and inspiring, regardless of your knowledge of dance. There are only two performances and tickets are going fast (previous shows on Granville Island sold out completely).

Tickets: Get your tickets HERE.


OURO Collective Website

OURO Collective on Instagram



22.05.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Erik Svetoft

Drawings by illustrator Erik Svetoft. More images below.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Grace Milk

A selection of work by artist Grace Milk, originally from California and Hawaii, now based in New York. More images below.

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