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Each year the The Association of Illustrators, the professional body for illustration in the UK, present The World Illustration Awards which we are proud to have supported with our Bespoke Wallpaper printing service.

Now in its 42nd year, the annual competition showcases up-and-coming and established illustrators from around the world, as well as highlight the latest developments in the discipline.

The exhibition is the largest World Illustration Awards show to date, showcasing the full shortlist of 200 works. It explores what illustration means today, how it shapes our world and understanding and how the art form itself is changing.

At once global and personal, visitors can expect to be inspired by this diverse, engaging exhibition. This annual survey of the best illustration globally will explore where illustration is now, where it is heading in the future, and showcase the legends of the industry who continue to inspire new generations of artists.

The shortlist has been drawn from a record of 3,300 entries from 75 countries, with the 2018 Awards attracting over 1,000 more entries than in 2017.

The World Illustration Awards 2018

6 – 20 June 2018

Embankment Galleries, Somerset House



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