An Unprecedented Triple Nomination for Editions from The Folio Society at the 2015 V&A Illustration Awards
The Folio Society is proud to announce that all three artists shortlisted in the Book Illustration category at this year’s V&A Illustration Awards have been nominated for their work on Folio editions. This is the first time that a single publisher has received more than one nomination within any category. The three titles are:
- In Parenthesis by David Jones, with calligraphic illustrations by Ewan Clayton. Watch Ewan discuss his work on the illustrations here.
- Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams, illustrated by Jonathan Burton. Read about Jonathan’s work on the series here.
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, with illustrations by Sterling Hundley who talks about his work on the title here.
In addition, the Folio Society edition of Frederick Forsyth’s The Day of the Jackal has been nominated in the Book Cover category, thanks to Tatsuro Kiuchi’s striking design. The winners will be announced at a ceremony held on 18 May.
Sheri Gee, Art Director at The Folio Society was delighted by the news, saying: ‘We are proud to commission many of the world’s best illustrators and each of the artists thoroughly deserves this recognition of their outstanding work on our titles.’
Previous Folio illustrators honoured at the V&A Illustration Awards include: Anne-Marie Jones, winner of the Book Cover Award for Sons and Lovers in 2014; Anna and Elena Balbusso, winners of the Book Illustration Award for Eugene Onegin in 2013; Matthew Richardson, winner of the Book Cover Award with The Outsider in 2012; and Tom Burns, winner of the Book Illustration Award and Overall Winner (2009) for The New York Trilogy.
See the full list here.
The V&A Illustration Awards are held annually to highlight the best book and magazine illustration published in the UK in the previous year.
The winner in each category receives £2,000 and a trophy. The judges select an overall winner who receives an additional £2,000. Winners are displayed at the V&A Illustration Awards gallery, which opens this year on 19 May.
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