WIA2020 Curated Highlights: Animals

From quirky children’s book characters, to more realistic depictions, animals are a great source of inspiration for eye-catching illustration. This selection from across the WIA2020 shortlist categories shows the inventive..

WIA2020 Shortlist Highlights: Exploration Category

The Exploration Category celebrates all forms of self-initiated work, illustration made for portfolios, and experimental pieces that push the boundaries of illustration. This category includes unusual materials, cutting edge technology,..

WIA2020 Curated Highlights: Procreate

Editorial Category sponsors Procreate have curated their favourite illustration from across the whole shortlist that uses their software. The diversity and range of work is amazing, all facilitated by Procreate’s technology.

Taking the next step with illustration education (online!)

Art education has certainly had an interesting year, with many colleges having to switch to remote online teaching due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Falmouth Flexible has been already ahead of the curve since 2016, and in this article they interview their MA Illustration Students to find out more about the rewards and challenges of studying online.

WIA2020 Curated Highlights: Printmaking and Collage

Printmaking and Collage offer exciting ways to play with shape, colour and surface. We’ve picked some of our favourite examples from the WIA shortlist for you to explore how illustrators can use these versatile techniques.

5 Illustration Degree Shows to (Virtually) Visit

Whether you are a commissioner looking to work with fresh talent, or just an illustration enthusiast, we recommend visiting a variety of this years online degree shows. Now is the time to celebrate, share and support the graduates of 2020. The AOI have compiled a shortlist of 5 illustration degree shows to get you started on your virtual tour (no petrol needed).

WIA2020 Curated Highlights: Autobiography

How do illustrators use their autobiography as inspiration for their work? We’ve selected entries from the WIA2020 shortlist of works that use personal stories, life experience, and family history as their starting point.

WIA2020 Curated Highlights: Monochrome

We’ve curated this list of shortlisted projects that use a limited colour palette from the WIA shortlist for you to discover the creativity unleashed by working in monochrome!

10 UK Illustration Graduates to Watch in 2020

Here at the AOI, we have been astounded by the versatility, resilience and undeniable talent of this years graduates. In this feature, we are celebrating 10 up-and-coming illustrators, who stand out in our minds. From paper-cuts to placards, these illustrators have demonstrated incredible creativity in the face of adversity, and we know they will take the industry by storm.

New Talent Highlights from the WIA2020 Longlist!

We’ve rounded up some fantastic New Talent entries by either current students or recent graduates for you to discover, and see the next generation of illustrators who are pushing our industry forward.

Spotlight On: Dapo Adeola

We bring you a recording of our latest chat with Dapo Adeola, part of Spotlight On: a new series of informal online lunch chats with inspiring Illustrators, freely available to all AOI members.

Spotlight On: Genie Espinosa

We bring you a recording of our latest chat with Genie Espinosa, part of Spotlight On: a new series of informal online lunch chats with inspiring Illustrators, freely available to all AOI members.

Spotlight On: Montana Forbes

Last Friday we hosted our first Spotlight On Montana Forbes, a new series of informal online lunch chats with inspiring Illustrators, freely available to all AOI members! Clcik through to see the full recording of the session.