AOI World Illustration Awards SHORTLIST 2015

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The news is in, The AOI World Illustration Awards 2015 has shortlisted Benji Davies & Marika Maijala in the Children’s Book category & Stephan Lomp in the Self Initiated work category.

Grandad’s Island published this month with Simon & Schuster and is the much anticipated follow up title to The Storm Whale – which in it’s own right is a critically acclaimed & award-winning classic.

Benji’s Grandad’s Island illustrations are deliciously tropical in palette & cleverly characterised throughout the heart-warming adventure, to leave any reader captivated & every grand child enchanted.

Marika Maijala published last year with Schildts & Söderströms Publishing, producing colourful & charming illustrations to accompany Hiroko Motai’s story. Miljoona biljoona joulupukkia has already seen critical success in the short time it has been released and gained a large amount of international notoriety for it’s light hearted theme & quirky design.

Stephan Lomp’s bold & exuberant style has graced book shelves globally with his array of colourful publications from Simon & Schuster, Nosy Crow and upcoming book series with Chronicle USA. Stephan’s short listed self initiated piece embodies his confident palette & composition, infused with atmospheric & eerie undertones – you might be seeing more of this wandering boy yet…

We wish the best of luck to our Bright creatives!

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