Eileen Browne’s Choice

Author and Illustrator Eileen shares newly updated list, which compiles children’s books promoting Diversity and Inclusivity.

New Directors at the AOI

The AOI’s annual general meeting was held on Monday 24 May 2020 for the financial year ending September 2020. Agent Ciara Phelan, Illustrator and educator Jhinuk Sarkar and Art Director..

The Girl Who Became a Tree – review

Written in verse, this is the story of Daphne, a girl feeling loss and uncertainty, who seeks comfort and security in a library, where the books and her phone block out the world around her.

Klaus Flugge Prize 2021 Shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Klaus Flugge Prize is announced today. The five books couldn’t be more different in illustration style but, countering our experiences of the past year, find creative ways to portray love and friendship, security and comfort to the very young.

PICTOPLASMA 2021 – Physical and online

This year, Pictoplasma welcomes all character design pioneers, creatives and enthusiasts for a very special double-whopper hybrid edition – a 4-day summer conference in Berlin in August and a 2-day global online fest in September.

An Illustrated History of UFOs – review

An Illustrated History of UFOS is an ideal choice of ground for Boardman to demonstrate his skill at interpreting a subject whose mythology is constructed upon a confusion of fact and fiction

Varoom 41: The Cover

Matthew Richardson created the artwork for the cover of the No Narrative issue of Varoom in four varied colourways. We asked him about his concept and process.

Varoom 41: Hervé Tullet’s Simple Ideas

Hervé Tullet tells Varoom about how his book art is created for interactive play in the No Narrative issue. In this extract he talks about his background and how his work is driven by elementary ideas.

The Pocket Chaotic – review

A sweet story about breaking free from a parent, The Pocket Chaotic is a fun story with sprightly illustrations that is great to read out loud and may encourage little ones to explore new environments.

Varoom 41: Making Faces

Illustration has been used for centuries in the criminal justice system as an important tool. In the No Narrative issue of Varoom (issue 41), Katie McCurrach tracks the role of image-making in criminal identification from sketching to EvoFIT.

Varoom 41: Word Activism

In this excerpt from Varoom 41(No Narrative issue), Tristan Manco explains how Tano Veron’s typographic works stand out in today’s visually saturated society

Created by Members – March

Discover and enjoy a fantastic variety of high quality illustration work. We proudly bring you a selection of great projects created by our members this month.

Varoom 41: Flora and Fungi

In this excerpt from Varoom 41 Katie Scott reveals the process behind her botanical project with Kew Gardens.

Varoom 41: Cutting Through

Visualising complicated information is a skill, but also a creative practice. In this excerpt from Varoom 41, Derek Brazell talks to Grundini and Delayed Gratification magazine to see how information graphics can help us understand the world around us.

Abbatt Toys – review

Abbatt Toys was founded by Paul and Marjorie Abbatt in the early 1930s, and there are many images throughout the substantial book showing a range of period photographs, plans, sketches and products.

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales – review

With Gender Swapped Fairy Tales, Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett give an ingenious update to these familiar stories. Their aim for children “to grow up in a world where little girls can be powerful and where little boys can express their vulnerability without anger.”

WIA2020 on tour in China!

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Shenzhen Illustration Association to tour the winning and highly commended projects from the World Illustration Awards 2020 competition! The exhibition is..