People of Peace – review

People of Peace celebrates the lives, acts and hopes of 40 of the world’s most important peace activists. Laid out in an Infographic style, the accessible layout and stylish simplicity makes the book a ‘Who’s Who’ of the human rights heroes.

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.”

My Worst Book Ever – review

This book is the result of two craftsmen at work – a rollercoaster ride of events describing one misfortune after another as Bruce and Allan attempt to write, illustrate then publish a book about a crocodile.

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.

AOI in Seoul

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

My Dad Is My Uncle’s Brother – Review

For a young child, understanding all the little nuances and quirks of human social behaviour must be bewildering. But this book will gently embed into their minds all the names we learn to give our relatives; auntie, nephew, cousin, step-dad etc.

Are You Sitting Comfortably? – review

As well as being great illustrations to view, these varied book illustrations by Edward Bawden are an inspiration in their strength of composition and sparing use of colour.

Member of the Month

Illustrator and Animator Rune Fisker is a Coperhagen-based and Danish born designer, who’s dynamic compositions and vivid colours caught the eye of the AOI team and led to animated dialog for June’s Member of the Month.

Looking After William – review + interview

Light, bright and happy, this is a charming story.”I was imagining a book where the words were opposite to the pictorial narrative, so that children could get a feeling of knowing something that their parent didn’t,” says Eve Coy.

The Australian government is intending to revise their copyright laws and have issued a consultation paper on copyright modernisation, which AOI has responded to.

That Fruit Is Mine! – review

What’s the best way to operate in the world – all by yourself or with a team of supportive pals? It’s elephants versus mice in this fun, charming story.

Pictoplasma Secret Sidekick Challenge

Pictoplasma, the festival of character design and art, invites all global youth (aged 18—24) to augment the banality of everyday by giving a face to their imaginary friends and secret sidekicks.

Price It Right – Pricing basics

We’ve created resources for the Price It Right campaign which supports illustrators and commissioners to be confident in pricing illustration. First up is Pricing Basics.

Reportage Illustration – review

With interest in Reportage continuing to grow, this book shows riveting work and provides a strong argument for the power of illustration as a witness and recorder of events through first hand observation.