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. 

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.


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