Opportunity: Varoom Editor

AOI is seeking a new editor to take Varoom forward from issue 38. Deadline for applications 3 November.

ABC for Adults

For this 70’s style ABC book Toby Leigh wanted to create his own version, painted in the familiar innocent style, but with the childlike words – Apple, Dog, Queen etc. twisted into sinister adult themes.

Migrations project

Three hundred illustrations of birds are floating silently in the air. Three hundred postcards, each sent from very different parts of the world, simply by attaching a stamp. Each postcard has a written message in response to the theme of ‘Migration’.

WIA2017 exhibition at Somerset House

The World Illustration Awards 2017 were showcased at Somerset House from 31 July – 28 August 2017, marking the 41st year of the Association of Illustrators’ annual juried illustration awards.

Gary Powell obituary

It is with sadness that we let you know that our longstanding AOI patron Gary Powell died in September following his battle with cancer

AOI Interview with William Grill

William Grill’s debut picture book ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ won an incredible amount of accolades including the AOI Illustration Awards 2014 and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, making Grill the youngest winner of the medal in 50 years. We catch up with him to learn more about his latest book ‘The Wolves of Currumpaw’ and his future projects.

Varoom 36: the Rhythm issue

The new Varoom gets Rhythmic with Jean Phillipe Delhomme, an international selection of Emerging Image Makers, AOI members discussing their Career Rhythms and the tools and materials they use in Material Rhythms.

Varoom 35: Roundtable

What are the changing forms of storytelling? Varoom sat at a table with three people who have a good idea about storytelling forms.

Artists & Illustrators magazine June 2017

Great to see the coverage of illustration in Artists & Illustrators magazine June issue. The AOI’s Portfolio Consultant, Fig Taylor, was interviewed about ‘getting noticed’ and how illustrators are adapting..

Shortlist for 2017 V&A Illustration Awards

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has announced the shortlisted artists for the 2017 V&A Illustration Awards to celebrate the best of book, editorial and student illustrations published over the last year.

AOI at Bologna Children's Book Fair

AOI MD, Ren Renwick and Projects Manager Derek Brazell are travelling to Bologna Children’s Book Fair from Monday 3rd to Wednesday 5th April where they will be meeting with representatives..

Varoom 35: Virtual Reality

Pioneers in the VR field share their insight into a medium that may change our experience of storytelling.

Storytelling: The Clearing

As part of the Storytelling theme, Varoom spoke to illustrator Mairead Dunne and Steve Braund of Atlantic Press about her illustrations for a book of poems, The Clearing.

Varoom 35: Innovator Insight with Rob Davis

In these extracts from Varoom 35: Storytelling, Sarah McIntyre talks to Rob Davis about his creative process involving his latest graphic novel ‘The Can Opener’s Daughter’.

Varoom 35 – Storytelling

The Storytelling issue is packed with beautiful and surprising images, and alongside major articles on the theme. February 2017.