Association of Illustrators
The Association of Illustrators was established in 1973 to promote illustration, advance and protect illustrators' rights and encourage professional standards. It has successfully increased the standing of illustration as a profession and improved commercial and ethical conditions of employment.
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News About Association of Illustrators
World Illustration Awards 2022
The World Illustration Awards 2022 are now open for submissions offering illustrators the opportunity to have their illustration work seen and celebrated. Professional and New Talent Illustrators, (working individually or as collectives), commissioners, agents and tutors are invited to submit work created…
World Illustration Awards 2021
The 2021 World Illustration Awards is now open for submissions. Organized by the Association of Illustrators (AOI), this competition aims to showcase the great work being made by illustrators all over the world.
World Illustration Awards 2020 Call for Entries Now Open
The Association of Illustrators (AOI) is now calling for entries for the 2020 World Illustration Awards. The Awards are open to professional and new talent illustrators living and working in any country.
World Illustration Awards 2019 Overall Winners Announced
The Association of Illustrators (AOI) has announced Anna Mill as the Professional Overall Winner and Patrick Dias as the New Talent Winner.
World Illustration Awards 2019 Exhibition
The 2019 World Illustration Awards exhibition will be on view at the Somerset House this summer. Featuring all 200 entries shortlisted for this year's awards, with in-depth presentations of winning projects, this inspiring exhibition showcases the very best emerging and established illustrations from…
2019 World Illustration Awards Now Open for Entries
The 2019 World Illustration Awards is now open for entries. Illustrators, commissioners, agents and tutors are invited to submit work made in the 2018 calendar year to the eight categories of the Awards: Advertising, Books, Children's Books, Design, Editorial, Experimental, Research and Site Specific…
World Illustration Awards 2017: Call for Entries
The 2017 World Illustration Awards is now open for submissions. The Awards program is open to all illustrators working in any medium, context or geographical location. Work must be entered as either a New Talent entry or a Professional entry.
World Illustration Awards 2016: Call for Entries
The 2016 World Illustration Awards are now open for entries. Work entered into the World Illustration Awards will be reviewed by a jury of distinguished and international industry professionals. The competition shortlist reflects exceptional work by illustrators currently making an outstanding contribution…
Winners of World Illustration Awards 2015
The two overall winners of the World Illustration Awards (WIA) were announced at a celebration at Somerset House.
AOI Illustration Awards 2013
The Association of Illustrators (AOI) will launch its major annual competition for illustrators later this month. The competition has been rebranded as the Illustration Awards following 36 successful years as Images.
Images 36: Best of British Illustration Award Winners
The Association of Illustrators has unveiled the winners of Images 36: Best of British Illustration competition at a special award ceremony at Somerset House. This year the awards attracted over 1500 entries.
Boundaries: Illustration - Practice - Research
Boundaries, a two-day symposium to be held at the Plymouth University, will provide a rare opportunity to consider the evolving boundaries of illustration, in both research and practice.
Making Your Mark: A Short Guided Tour to a Confident Post-graduate Career in Illustration
Now you've graduated, you're raring to prove yourself with all those original ideas to sell, how much do you understand about protecting your copyright? Imagine you're offered a nationwide campaign for a mobile phone company. Are you able to price it? You need to get yourself noticed but how confident…
Association of Illustrators Appoints New Board Members
The Association of Illustrators (AOI) has appointed Andrew Coningsby, founder of Debut Art and The Coningsby Gallery, to its Board of Directors. Illustrator Roderick Mills is appointed to the post of Deputy Chairman, and Jacqueline Bissett joined to the Board.
Derek Brazell: Illustration - What You Need to Know
Derek Brazell, illustrator and Projects Manager at the Association of Illustrators (AOI), will present a talk on the first steps to starting a successful career in illustration at Pick Me Up contemporary art fair in London on March 28.
Association of Illustrators Appoints Heng Khoo as Managing Director
Heng Khoo has been appointed as the new Managing Director of the Association of Illustrators (AOI), the organization that campaigns for rights on behalf of its members, and his arrival comes at a time as it prepares for its 40th anniversary next year.
Know Your Rights
The Illustrators Guide to Business course continues next week with the third session - Know Your Rights presented by speaker, AOI project manager and illustrator, Derek Brazell.
Mentions of Association of Illustrators
Varoom! 20: The Muse Issue
The 20th edition of Varoom!, the Association of Illustrators' award-winning, quarterly magazine which celebrates the cultural, political and social ideas in contemporary illustration from around the world, is now available.
Ted Baker's Perfect Baker's Dozen Prints
Ted Baker has unveiled the designs for its Baker's Dozen limited prints. Ted, in collaboration with Association of Illustrators (AOI), commissioned thirteen talented artists to produce one-off pieces of British themed artwork.
The Serco Prize for Illustration River Thames Exhibition
The Serco Prize for Illustration competition was organised by London Transport Museum in partnership with the Association of Illustrators and made possible for the second year running by Serco.
Illustration Magazine Varoom Explores International Trends
Edited by award winning art director, writer and design consultant Adrian Shaughnessy, Varoom 02 explores international trends in illustration taking a critical look at the new and radical manifestations of image making which are further stretching the boundaries of an art form rooted in tradition and…
Varoom Magazine: the Journal of Illustration and Made Images
Varoom - the journal of illustration and made images is the AOI's new magazine launching this May celebrating and commenting on the illustrated image in today's vibrant visual culture.