Among the 2,300 entries submitted by artistic and creative illustrators from around the world, the Association of Illustrators (AOI) has finally announced 17 winners at the recent World Illustration Awards exhibit at London’s Somerset House.
The entries were shown to the public at the prestigious workspace and gallery for artists and are themed on eight categories: design, research, editorial, advertising, self-initiated, site-specific, books, and children’s books. The winner, Italian illustrator Marco Palena, has been announced to be the Overall New Talent for the award show’s 41st year. His winning piece “Librerie in Fiore 2016” is a kind of hats off to Italy’s annual cultural celebration called. Bookshops in Blossom. Dutch illustrator Aart-Jan Venema, on the other hand, won the award for Overall Professional Award for his Green Man Festival illustration.
All of the winning illustrators will receive a trophy, a software package from Affinity Designer, and a one-year membership to the AOI. They will be on exhibit with free entry at the Somerset House.