Celebrating its 61st anniversary of publication, the Society of Illustrators is pleased to present the premier showcase for illustrators, featuring the most outstanding works created throughout each year. Open to artists worldwide, thousands of entries are considered by a jury of professionals, which include renowned illustrators, art directors and designers.
Gold and silver medals are presented to the illustrators and art directors whose works are judged the best in each category.
The first part of this two-part exhibit features work in the Advertising, Institutional, Surface/ Product Design, and Uncommissioned categories.
Artwork in the Advertising category are works created to sell a product, such as consumer ads, billboards, theater posters, and point-of-purchase. Gold medals are awarded to Cinyee Chiu for The Freedom Fund’s Hotspot Model (Client: The Freedom Fund),Victo Ngai for #BloodNormal (Client: Libresse Sverige, AD: Edwina Dennison), and David Plunkert for Theatre Project 2017 – 2018 Poster Series (Client: Theatre Project). Silver medals are awarded to Melinda Beck for A is For Presents Broadway Acts for Women (Client: A is For), Leslie Herman for Get Out (Client: Waxwork Records, AD: Suzy Soto and Kevin Bergeron), and Rebecca Mock for Rise (Client: WeWork, AD: Rhiannon Sawyer).
The Institutional category includes work commissioned by an institution such as government services, in-house, or a corporation. Gold medals are awarded to Esther Goh for 6 Ways We Could Hurt Ourselves At Playgrounds (Client: National Museum of Singapore, AD: Lim Shu Min), Lily Padula for Maladaptive Daydreaming (Client: NPR, AD: Meredith Rizzo), and Sonia Pulido for Merce 2018 (Client: Barcelona Town Council, Spain, AD: Workshop + Julia Solans). Silver medals are awarded to Elda Silvana Broglio for Lead by Example (Client: Texas A&M Foundation, AD: Edla Broglio), Victor Juhasz for USMC 26 MEU Training Exercises (Client: National Museum of the Marine Corps), and William Low for Rosewood Hong Kong (Client: New World Development Company, AD: Tony Chi).
An Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, January 11th.
Learn about the second part of this two-part exhibit, Illustrators 60: Book and Editorial categories, here.