Kugler wins V&A Illustration Award

Olivier Kugler is the overall winner of this year’s V&A Illustration Awards for his depiction of a truck driver’s journey across Iran, featured in French quarterly reportage magazine XXI

Olivier Kugler is the overall winner of this year’s V&A Illustration Awards for his depiction of a truck driver’s journey across Iran, featured in French quarterly reportage magazine XXI

Rendered in Kugler’s familiar sketchbook style, the 30-page illustrated journal tells the story of the illustrator’s trip with Massih, a truck driver Kugler met in Tehran and accompanied for a four-day journey carrying bottled water down to a small island in the Persian Gulf.

Kugler won the Best Editorial Illustration category as well as the overall winner prize.

Best Illustrated Book was won by Laura Carlin for her illustration for The Iron
Man (Faber and Faber / Walker Books).

Best Book Cover was won by Lorenzo Petrantoni for Boxer Beetle (Sceptre).

 

The Student Prize was won by the RCA’s Mike Redmond for Awkward people in funny situations

 

All category winners were awarded £2,000, with the overall winner receiving an additional £2,000. A free display of original artwork and published work by the winning and shortlisted artists will be shown from 7 June until 17 December 2011 in the V&A’s 20th-Century Galleries.

The V&A Illustration Awards is supported by the Enid Linder Foundation

 

 

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