Anna Mill claims top prize at the prestigious annual event for her work on the graphic novel Square Eyes.
Date: 03 July 2019
Anna Mill, who teaches on Architecture BA (Hons) at The Cass, was chosen as the Professional Overall Winner at the Association of Illustrators' (AOI) World Illustration Awards 2019 for her work on the graphic novel Square Eyes.
Co-authored with Luke Jones, who leads the Architecture and Interior Design Extended Degree (with Foundation Year) at the School, Square Eyes is about a future where the boundaries between memory, dreams and the digital world start to blur.
Anna's work will now be included in the World Illustration Awards 2019 Exhibition which will be at Somerset House form the 11-28 July and will tour the UK into 2020.
World Illustration Awards
The World Illustration Awards are the most prestigious annual juried competition open to illustrators from all over the world. The Awards are delivered by the AOI in partnership with USA-based Directory of Illustration, building on a 40-year tradition of the AOI organising juried survey competitions. The awards are respected by illustrators, commissioners and agents alike, offering a comprehensive insight into the ideas, trends and techniques that are at the forefront of illustration today.
An independent jury of 24 industry professionals and commissioners including Jim Stoddart, Art Director of Penguin Press, London, Connie Lam, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre and Leyla Reynolds, Art Director, gal-dem, judged over 3,600 submissions from 68 countries in eight categories to select a shortlist of 200 entries, from which the category winners have been chosen.
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