From campaigning to advocacy, to awareness raising, illustration in the Science & Technology Category performs many functions. Beautiful imagery combines with vital information and ideas to create meaningful and informative work that offers new ways of seeing the world.
The World Illustration Awards 2022 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 Science & Technology Category Highlights – and if you’d like to learn more, click through to see the full project and contact information.
Eva Redamonti : “What is Consciousness?”
Eva was commissioned by the New Scientist Magazine to create a cover image and series of spot illustrations to capture ‘What is consciousness?’.
They explored questions like “Is the universe conscious?” “How would we know if a machine was conscious?” and “What is consciousness like in other animals?”.
All of the illustrations were created using Adobe Photoshop.
Eva Redamonti is an illustrator, musician and animator based in NYC, USA.
Jennifer N. R. Smith | WonderTheory: Endometriosis
Commissioned by BBC History magazine, Jennifer created this illustration to communicate gendered health inequality throughout history.
With an open creative brief to interpret an article by Elinor Cleghorn, author of Unwell Women, Jennifer wanted to show how those with a uterus have had their pain dismissed or demonised.
She was inspired to visualise the pain of Endometriosis – with brambles taking the shape of a uterus, wrapping themselves around the nervous system.
The illustration has been created digitally, influenced by collage and traditional drawing techniques.
Jennifer N. R. Smith is an award-winning illustrator and the director of WonderTheory Studio, based in Bristol, UK.
Nate Kitch : Putting Parkinson’s in the Picture
This series of intuitive collages were created to reflect the conditions of living with Parkinsons.
Illustrator Nate Kitch took the time to interview patients about their experiences, as he wanted to capture the emotional and psychological impact of the disease.
The images were used on a website and as part of a campaign but also as a series of prints that were shared with the individuals interviewed.
The illustrations translated their stories into digital collages using photoshop, texture and hand drawn elements.
Nate Kitch is a freelance illustrator and maverick currently existing in Oxford, UK.
Scott Balmer Not My First Metaverse
In response to the sudden interest in the Metaverse along with the fact that the concept isn’t new, Scott was commissioned by BBC Science Focus to illustrate the Metaverse for the Aleks Krotoski column.
Developed using a mixture of applications; from rough sketches in Procreate, to the final illustration in Affinity Designer and using the iPad version of Affinity Designer to add the texture.
Scott Balmer is an illustrator who lives and works in Scotland, United Kingdom.
Daniel Liévano : Sounds Wild and Broken
These beautiful illustrations were developed as a visual interpretation of an audio story by David G. Haskell to accompany his forthcoming book, “Sounds Wild And Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution’s Creativity, And The Crisis Of Sensory Extinction.”
Daniel was commissioned by Emergence Magazine to create this series of animated illustrations, for their article on the audio story. The pieces were also used for social media and promotion.
The artwork was created using references from the Biodiversity Heritage Library, and was developed digitally, using collage elements.
Daniel Liévano is an internationally award-winning illustrator and author based in Bogotá, Colombia.
Anna Sorokina : To Better Vision
Made in collaboration with Eye Tea, an ophthalmological podcast that celebrates tech innovation, this detailed artwork demonstrates laser surgery as one of the all-time greatest inventions in ophthalmology.
The illustration was used as an internal communication material at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and as promotion for Eye Tea media.
Created using pencils, inks and coloured digitally.
Anna Sorokina is a New York-based illustrator and creative director.
If you enjoyed these highlights, why not check out the full WIA2022 Longlist for the Science & Technology category!