WIA2021: Professional Editorial Category longlist highlights, sponsored by Procreate

Explore just some of the highlights from the WIA2021 Professional longlist of the Editorial category in this curated list featuring illustration created to inspire the next generation of readers. For use in publications for readers under 16 years old including inside illustrations, whole book design or entire publications.

The World Illustration Awards 2021 Longlist features 500 projects by New Talent and Professional illustrators from all over the world across ten categories. This year, the awards celebrate great illustration! Read on to see our Professional Editorial Category Highlights – and if you’d like to learn more, click through to see the full project and contact information!

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This series was created to be used alongside the financial journalist, Alvin Hall’s, columns in Waitrose Weekend Magazine. 

UK based Alex Green has been working as an illustrator for more than 20 years, creating rich and thoughtful pieces with a combination of hand drawing, collage and digital techniques. 

Lady Liberty in Waiting, was first published in Air Mail, but then also published as a cover for the New Statesman depicting the uncertainty after the US elections in 2020.

André Carrilho has worked for 30 years as an illustrator, cartoonist and animator. His work has been shown in exhibits in the USA, France, UK, China, Brasil and Portugal, where he lives.

Commissioned for print and web by Scientific American for a lead article on The Five Most Pressing Science Priorities for the New White House.

Egle Plytnikaite is a freelance illustrator and creative based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Her works are minimal, colourful and conceptually driven.

Animated collaboration with the Life and Letter magazine on a featured article about how to reboot our lives after COVID-19.

Yulong Lli is a Shanghai-based freelance illustrator. He studied Visual Communication in the UK and received his MFA from the China Academy of Art in 2020. 

The series was created as a reaction on events to Belarus’ election. “Vyzhyvanka” is the name for traditional belarusian embroidering; “vyshyvat” means to embroider, while “vyzhyvat” means to survive.

Rufina Bazlova is a Prague-based Belarusian artist who works in illustration, comics, art books, puppet making, scenography, performance, and costume design.

A series of illustrations for the article: “Fake News” & erroneous information: What success? What dangers? What solutions? for the French magazine Les Echos Week-End.

Juanjo Gasull is a young illustrator from Valencia, Spain. He studied illustration at the Superior School of Arts and Design in Alcoy, Spain. 

Cover illustration for The Economist celebrating the advent of the first covid vaccine.

Luca D’Urbino works from his studio in Milano, Italy. He creates images that convey complex concepts with a synthetic and direct language.

Editorial illustration for the Science section of L’Express, a weekly news magazine in France, about what happens in our brains when we pass from life to death and exploring the possibility of being able to re-animate it.

Patrick George studied illustration at Falmouth University in the UK. His illustrations are concept-driven, with the simplicity of an idea and its execution being at the core of his work.

Used on the cover of TIME magazine throughout Asia and the South Pacific, in addition to the opener of the lead story around the world bout the race for a Covid Vaccine.

Peter Greenwood is originally from Hull and studied at Brighton University on the Illustration degree course. He lives and works in Brighton, UK.

New York Times Holiday Book Review illustrations for the entire issue, which involved illustrating the printed and digital cover and 11 interior spots. 

Roberts Rurans is a freelance illustrator based out of Riga, Latvia. His style is a mix of the modern aesthetics of visual simplicity and traditional painting technique, influenced by modernist and medieval painters. 

If you enjoyed reading this curated list, why not explore the full WIA2021 Longlist for more inspiration!


23rd July 2021
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