WIA2022 Longlist Highlights From The Professional Commercial Publishing Category

Discover some fantastic Professional entry highlights on the WIA2022 Commercial Publishing longlist in this curated list. Featuring commissioned and prospective illustration projects aimed at the commercial market for fiction, reference books, graphic novels or other publishing.

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

Lyne Lucien : Available Zine

Lyne was commissioned by Alex Neason to create a cover for her zine with embedded illustrations about the subtle moments of joy during the Covid isolation period.

Lyne also conceived the art direction and executed all visual assets for this story.

Lyne Lucien is a Haitian illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

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Ilu Ros : Federico

Ilu was commissioned to write and illustrate a book about the life and work of Federico García Lorca, a poet and playwright from Spain who was executed during the Spanish Civil War, accused for his socialist views and his homosexuality.

She wanted to explore how illustrations could collaborate with Federico’s poetic imagery and the delight his presence evoked in those who knew him.

The illustrations were created using watercolours, colour pencils, graphite, ink and sometimes digital collage.

Ilu Ros is a freelance illustrator based in Madrid.

Anton Selleshii : The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Hemingway Illustrations

This atmospheric collection of illustrations are inspired by a collection of different short stories by Ernest Hemingway, written in 1930-61 and translated and republished by Old Lion Publishing House in Ukraine in 2021.

The illustrations were created from oil paintings on plastic plates and then post-production was done via Adobe Photoshop.

Anton Selleshi is a Ukranian graphic designer and artist, who studied in the Lviv National Academy of Arts’ Department of Graphic Design.

Andriana Chunis : DOLCHEVITA

“Dolcevita” is a debut book with 13 stories by Roman Malynovsky. The author’s heroes are young people, who are trying to savor each moment of their lives. The stories contain danger and pleasure, mysticism and geopolitics, signs, and symbols.

Andriana was tasked with creating a book cover, but she was so fascinated by the author’s text that she offered to illustrate each of the stories separately.

The illustrations were created digitally in black and white, with a bright green accent as the unifying colour.

Andriana Chunis is an illustrator working and living in Lviv, Ukraine.

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Mikki Lee : Love Poems

After winning the Love Poem competition hosted by The Folio Society and House of Illustration, Mikki was commissioned to illustrate Folio Society’s book of love poems that was published on Valentine’s Day 2022.

The illustrations started as thumbnails sketches which were then developed into tight sketches, and then a final line drawing. Colors and texture were all created in Adobe Photoshop.

Mikki Lee is a second generation Korean American illustrator based in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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


19th August 2022
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