Interactive RAF graphic novel from Middlesex University

Chocks away!  Middlesex University students have collaborated with the Royal Airforce museum at Hendon airfield to produce an online interactive graphic novel relating the history of the airfield from the early 1900’s to the present day.

AOI Client Directories for 2018

Now updated for 2018, the three AOI Directories are available from the AOI Shop. Each directory contains contact details of clients who commission illustration in three areas: Advertising, Editorial and Publishing.


This exhibition features a selection from the 2018 shortlist of 200 works, plus spotlights on the 16 category and overall winners.

At once global and personal, visitors can expect to be inspired by this diverse, engaging exhibition of the best illustration made this year from across the world.

You may be aware that there is no copyright in an idea, only in the form the idea takes. If you have a brilliant idea for an illustration and someone..


Kick starting an awesome few days of illustration events in Dublin, is our all new business masterclass – essential for all image makers! An Evening Masterclass with the AOI –..

EU chance to make internet fair for all, says BCC

Today, MEPs have an historic opportunity to support copyright proposals in an EU Directive that would deliver a fair deal for European creators and assure the future of creativity in the digital age.

Edward Bawden at Dulwich

Bawden’s evocative images have shaped a visual identity for mid century Britain, but this exhibition shows a further side to his work.

Lis Ribbans has recently taken the helm as Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the ‘invaluable’ British Copyright Council (BCC), of which AOI is a member – and we talk to her about her role, what the BCC has on its plate and how the AOI can play its part.

What should be considered in new UK trade agreements

With the UK seeking new trade agreements as the country withdraws from the EU, there are considerations which creator organisations want to ensure Government take notice of, including that copyright should not be used for bargaining on trade agreements.

1 week left to enter the Poster Prize for Illustration

Impress the jury with your illustrated interpretation of a London story and be in with a chance of having your work displayed at the famous London Transport Museum and winning the top prize. Deadline for submissions 16 July

AOI in Seoul

The AOI takes World Illustration Awards and Jack Sachs to Korea with vibrant programme of events.

Animation and VFX courses

David Mattock of Full Rotation design and animation studio presents his top UK courses for VFX and animation, and tells us about his background.

Industry Insight: Chris Labrooy

Chris Labrooy has an enviable career with his work being seen across UK, Europe and the States in advertising, editorial and publishing. Take a minute to read this insight into his practice and his advice for other Illustrators!

Street Child Charity World Cup

Tim Vyner has created reportage images from the Street Child United World Cup “It’s been incredibly vibrant from start to finish and it’s been fantastic to see sport and art changing the lives of so many people.”

The challenges of illustration-led animation

The AOI are aware of the challenges of licensing illustration-led animation images for additional uses. Chris Page of Jelly London lays down some important pointers on this practice.