Directory of Illustration, the world’s leading illustration resource, is distributed free of charge to thousands of art commissioners who regularly hire freelance artists and animators. Advertising agencies, corporations and publishing companies depend on the searchable directoryofillustration.com website and annual printed Directory to find top talent for their campaigns and projects. In print, on-line and on social, we help artists successfully grow and sustain their professional careers.
The place to see what’s new and what’s next—Elephant West is a repurposed petrol station that provides visual and intellectual fuel for the culturally curious. Elephant commissions an ambitious programme of career-defining installations and projects by emerging artists, filmmakers, designers and musicians, supporting the careers of exciting young creatives, as well as hosting a stimulating programme of events such as live music and dance performances, workshops, film screenings, stand-up comedy, retro-gaming nights, inspirational talks and yoga classes.
Winsor & Newton is committed to the pursuit of perfection. Ever since it was founded by the partnership of chemist William Winsor and artist Henry Newton it has been a driving force in developing colour chemistry, pioneering art materials, and key developments within fine art practice
Nobrow burst into existence in late 2008 as the joint creative endeavour of two friends and ex-St Martin’s alumni: Sam Arthur and Alex Spiro. Since its inception Nobrow Ltd. has sought to make great design, ground-breaking art and narrative, luscious production values and environmental consciousness central to its mission. We have striven both to bring fresh, young talent to wider audiences, as well as to remind the world of the great talents that have been producing stunning work for many years.
Walker Books UK is part of the vibrant international Walker Books Group that includes Candlewick Press in America, Walker Books Australia, the Walker Group Licencing division, and Walker Productions, developing Walker content for other media platforms, including Hank Zipzer for BBC. Walker is the world’s leading wholly independent publisher of English-language children’s books.
With Procreate, the whole world is your studio. This multi‑award winning creative application gives millions of artists worldwide the power to create stunning sketches, lush paintings and rich illustrations on the go. Procreate believes in the power of art to communicate, and is proud to sponsor the Editorial category of the World Illustration Awards.
It’s Nice That believes passionately that creative inspiration is for everyone, and by championing the most exciting and engaging work online, in print and through our events programmes, we want to open up this world up to the widest possible audience. Founded in 2007, It’s Nice That has grown across many platforms and now reaches nearly two million people each month. These platforms include the It’s Nice That website, a bi-annual magazine, and our monthly talks series Nicer Tuesdays.
Established in 1992, The Society of Artists Agents (SAA) is a group of like-minded Agents who collectively represent nearly 1000 World Class Illustrators. Our aim is to promote the use of quality illustration and encourage the very highest standards of professionalism for the mutual benefit of clients, illustrators and fellow agents.
Workbook is an authority in the creative industry. For decades, we’ve helped creative teams find the best artists working in the commercial world. Top buyers trust Workbook for the photographers, illustrators, designers, and stylists they need every day. Finding the perfect match for your project is easy with Workbook.
The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. The Illustrators’ Gallery at LBF enables illustrators and artists to showcase their work to the 25,000-strong publishing community over the three days of the Fair.
Creative Hub is a multi-purpose platform connecting artists, art businesses, art galleries and arts organisations around the globe. Users can create online art stores, discover and sell new artists, swap prints, create or enter competitions, as well as easily ordering prints and safely storing archives.
Each week, The Bookseller magazine is the incisive and independent source of business intelligence and analysis for the book trade. We produce the Official Top 50 chart and preview key forthcoming books three months before publication. For publishers, retailers, agents, libraries, national media and festivals, we are the trusted primary source for everything that’s happening in the industry. For years, The Bookseller’s author interviews have profiled many top authors – or those destined to become so, including the then-unknown J K Rowling in 1997.
Connecting, supporting and championing the people, teams and companies that make ideas happen.
For 20 years Computer Arts has connected its readers to the creative industry, helping them solve daily design challenges with invaluable peer to peer insights and advice, and bring them up-to-date on the latest trends, styles, techniques and approaches so that they can produce better work.
Varoom is a unique publication commanding a global audience commenting on and discussing the contemporary illustrated image in depth. It features interviews with illustrators, image-makers and designers as well as critical articles by leading commentators.
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