AOI X Tania Yakunova

The AOI are thrilled to introduce our new branding illustrations, created by award winning illustrator Tania Yakunova!  This year we set Tania the brief to create a series of empowering..

AOI Mentorship 2021 is open!

AOI’s 2021 mentorship scheme is open for applications! We are delighted to introduce 16 mentors who are generously sharing their time and expertise with our community. The scheme is designed..

WIA2020 Awards Announcement: Advertising category!

The AOI’s CEO Ren Renwick welcomes everyone to our awards announcement today, followed by WIA Judge Melissa Charland of Publicis Canada, who announces the highly commended and winning projects in the WIA Advertising Category!

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,..

The Klaus Flugge Prize 2020

The Klaus Flugge Prize for most exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration is awarded to Eva Eland for When Sadness Comes to Call


No matter how devastating this year may be, Pictoplasma refused to give up on 2020, and took the circumstances as an opportunity and an unforeseen starting point for something new: This September 18+19, the first ever digital ‘Pictoplasma in Isolation’ is set to take place as a free 2-day livestream broadcast.

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.


Public Lending Rights (PLR) have released the Top 50 Illustrators whose work has been most borrowed from public libraries. Number 1 is AOI Patron Tony Ross! And the list also..