WIA2022 Longlist Category Highlights: Editorial – Professional – Sponsored by Procreate

Explore just some of the highlights from the WIA2022 Professional longlist of the Editorial category in this curated list featuring illustration created to inspire the next generation of readers. For use in publications and online. This category is sponsored by Procreate.

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 Editorial Category Highlights – and if you’d like to learn more, click through to see the full project and contact information!

Van Saiyan : Imagined Futures

Van was asked by Telos magazine to illustrate an article on new feminism, science fiction and reproductive biotechnology, dealing with the different scenarios of the future.

The article was written by Teresa López Pellisa (Spanish Science fiction writer). Van wanted to show their personal point of view of a family in the future.

The piece was created using Photoshop, adding details with pencils and vintage textures.

Van Saiyan is a multidisciplinary artist, digital illustrator & musician based in Murcia, Spain.

Jeff Hinchee : The Kitchen Chronicles

This composition was inspired by the way the pandemic re-shaped the way we use our kitchens, and changed cookbook trends in surprising ways.

The piece was created traditionally developing ideas with pencil sketches. The illustrations were then constructed with paper, lit, and photographed by Jeff.

The photographs were then edited in Photoshop with hand drawing, painting, and textures layered in digitally to finish the illustration. 

Jeff Hinchee creates illustrations that blend 2D & 3D— an assemblage of traditional drawing, cut paper, & found objects.  He is based in Minneapolis and San Francisco, USA.

Harriet Noble : The Great British Sex Slump, Boots Health and Beauty

Harriet was commissioned by Boots Health and Beauty Magazine to create an illustration to accompany a feature on the phenomenon dubbed The Great British Sex Slump.

Harriet’s brief was to represent different sexual scenarios affecting the nation’s libido – from new parents, to long distance relationships, to people who are single – and how they were particularly affected by the pandemic.

Harriet is a paper artist who works digitally as well as traditionally, which allowed her artwork for this piece to be subtly animated, adding playfulness and humour. 

Harriet Noble is a paper artist based in London, UK, who creates by hand, as well as digitally in both 2D and 3D.

Lucinda Rogers : Reportage illustration live from COP26 for the Financial Times

Developed as a collaboration between Lucinda and the Financial Times, the publication were enthusiastic to include reportage illustration in their extensive coverage of COP26. Lucinda wanted to witness this monumental conference and to represent it through live drawings.

Lucinda created reportage drawings directly on location using ink on large sheets of paper, in this case 60cm wide and done standing up.

She uses this method to best capture the details and atmosphere of a scene. “You can feel how the conference has occupied Glasgow and people’s minds, and it’s spawned so many responses, not only in activism and protests.”

Lucinda Rogers is an Illustrator based in London. She was born in Wiltshire, England, and studied at St Martin’s and Edinburgh College of Art.

Christopher DeLorenzo : Preludium – premiere classical music magazine of the Netherlands

 As an American illustrator, Christopher was commissioned by the magazine’s art director to create and tie together the expanse of American music the Royal Orchestra would perform.

It was created as a magazine cover, and then as posters and banners to advertise the entire concert series called Made In America.

Christopher DeLorenzo is a Graphic Artist based in the USA.

Sunny Sounds

Frieda Ruh : Sunny Sounds

To celebrate their 50th birthday, Smiley and Creative Review commissioned Frieda to create a concept brand representing the 1980s, and she chose to build her campaign around a radio station, given the important role this medium played in that decade.

Her creative process involved a lot of research of the 1980s. Growing up in the GDR and mostly being a baby, her lived experience had been from a very different perspective.

As a result she wanted to make sure she had an in-depth understanding of the era and what it was like, in order to give it a distinctive 80s style.

Frieda Ruh is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Berlin, Germany.

If you enjoyed these highlights, why not check out the full WIA2022 Longlist for the Editorial Category!


22nd July 2022
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