Somerset House celebrates the art of world-class illustrators

Sunday 30th July 2017 11:57 am posted in What's On, Culture

Bill Murray by Tony Rodriguez for the Mark Twain Awards

Fifty of the most compelling recent illustrations from around the world will be on display at Somerset House on the banks of the Thames from 31 July to 28 August.

They have been selected from more than 2,300 entries from 64 countries for this year’s World Illustration Awards, sponsored by the U.K. Association of Illustrators with the Directory of Illustration from the United States.

The works include posters, book covers, murals, product packaging from the worlds of advertising, design, publishing — as well as pieces representing political issues from the environment to immigration to the tumult in American politics. They include such illustrations as a portrait of actor Bill Murray by Tony Rodriguez for the Mark Twain Awards, Claudine O’Sullivan’s digital design for the Apple Pencil, and the child-engaging art by Lizzy Stewart for the book, There’s a Tiger in the Garden.

The Print Club London will stage a Summer Screen Prints show to coincide with the illustration exhibit, showing screen prints of selections for the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House series.

Admission to both exhibits is free. For details and hours, click here.