V&A Illustration Awards 2017
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
– 20 August 2017
The V&A Illustration Awards offered by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London number amongst the most renowned competitions for illustration in the United Kingdom. Since 1972, the awards have been presented annually to the most outstanding works in the categories of illustrator of the year, book cover design, book illustration, student illustrator of the year and the runner-up in this category. The winning works are on display until 20 August 2017 in the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
(1/11) Editorial Illustration Award and Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year, A. Richard Allen, Trump Wave, illustration for ‘New Opportunities, new dangers: the age of Trump’, authors: Laura Suter, Olivia Rudgard and James Connington, published in The Sunday Telegraph
(2/11) 2017 Book Illustration Award, Jarvis, Alan’s Big Scary Teeth, author: Jarvis, published by Walker Books, London 2016
(3/11) 2017 Book Cover Design Award Winner, Aino-Maija Metsola, cover illustration for Mrs Dalloway (from the Vintage Classics Woolf Series), author: Virginia Woolf, published by Vintage Classics, London, 2016
(4/11) Student Illustrator of the Year 2017, Beatriz Lostalé Seijo, The Odyssey, MA Children’s Book Illustration, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge School of Art
(5/11) Student Runner-Up, Tom Spooner, Towards an Infinite Place, MA Visual Communications, Royal College of Art
(6/11) Lucy Waldman, Favela Life (BA Illustration, UCA Farnham)
(7/11) Lucy Waldman, Favela Life (BA Illustration, UCA Farnham)
(8/11) Emily Evans, Blood Antiquities (MA Visual Communication, RCA)
(9/11) Emily Evans, Blood Antiquities (MA Visual Communication, RCA)
(10/11) Thomas Hedger, Petrol Stations (BA Graphic Design, UAL Central Saint Martins)
(11/11) Thomas Hedger, Petrol Stations (BA Graphic Design, UAL Central Saint Martins)
The main prize was won by A. Richard Allen for his illustration “Trump Wave”, which accompanied an article in The Sunday Telegraph’s Money supplement about the influences of the American presidential election on the world’s economy. The jury was also captivated by Jarvis and his upbeat and digitally rendered illustrations for “Alan’s Big Scary Teeth”. Aino-Maija Metsola, an illustrator and graphic designer from Helsinki, won the book cover award for her design for Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs Dalloway”.
The award for student illustrator of the year was given to Beatriz Lostalé Seijo for her children’s book illustration for “The Odyssey”. Another student, Tom Spooner was commended as an emerging illustrator for his “Towards an Infinite Space“, a creative discourse with the continuous changes from manual printing techniques to software-supported graphic design.
As in previous years, the award-winning books will be given to the National Art Library and can be read in its reading rooms.