Three editions from The Folio Society shortlisted for World Illustration Awards 2016
The Folio Society is proud to announce that three artists shortlisted for this year’s World Illustration Awards have been nominated for their work on Folio editions.
The nominations come in the book category for professional illustrators, and the winners will be announced later this year at Somerset House in London.
- Anne-Marie Jones has been nominated for A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.
- Tim Laing has been nominated for The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth.
- Sam Weber has been nominated for Dune by Frank Herbert.
Sheri Gee, Art Director at The Folio Society, was delighted by the news, saying: ‘Fabulous news – I’m really pleased for Sam, Anne-Marie and Tim. Each has a unique style chosen to chime perfectly with each narrative. I’m always dazed by the ingenuity of our illustrators in response to the text, not least with these three talented illustrators. Well done!’
Work entered into the World Illustration Awards reflects exceptional work by illustrators making an outstanding contribution to visual culture, and is judged by a jury of international industry professionals. Shortlisted work is showcased online and is available to view permanently in their awards archive, before touring the UK.
The exhibition tours to multiple venues across the UK and receives approximately 40,000 visitors during its run.
Anne-Marie Jones was included in the shortlist for the Book Illustration Competition in 2011. She also won Best Illustrated Book Cover at the V&A Illustration Awards 2014 for the Folio edition of Sons and Lovers.
Tim Laing’s work on The Radetzky March was nominated this year in the Book Illustration category for the V&A Illustration Awards.
The Folio Society’s edition of Dune, created for the 50th anniversary of the publication, is already award-winning, having won a prestigious D&AD Wood Pencil Award in May 2016 for its outstanding design.