Joost Swarte, Love Stories
Samuel Masters for Art-Sheep
The AOI or the Association of Illustrations is a non-profit organization that has for nearly forty years presented the most significant award for illustration in the UK. After more than 2,000 entries were examined by a jury comprized by international professional illustartors, here come’s a sneek peak at the 2015 shortlist of the works that are deemed to be “making an outstanding contribution to visual culture.”
The entries span from categories such as advertising, design and editorial to books and children’s books, as well as commissions for the public realm and self-initiated works. The winners will be announced in October and they will then be featured in various exhibitions around the UK. Below you can check some of this year’s entries, including Malika Favre’s posters for the BAFTA’s, Nicholas Stevenson’s Home Sweet Home series and Olivier Kugler’s Portraits of Syrian Refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan.