These are a selection of some prize winning illustrations that are on display at Somerset House. I just happened to be passing by last Thursday and decided to pop in for a look. I am glad I did as some of them are so cleverly designed that I couldn't fail to be impressed.
This is from a children's book called 'Flyaway' by Lesley Barnes. The theme of the book is freedom and the reader can lift the flaps to 'free' the bird themselves.
There is so much going on in these illustrations by Ami Shin. From the picture book 'Mice in the City' featuring well known buildings in London.
This illustration forms the front cover of the book 'Great Modern Artists A to Z'. The illustrator is Andy Tuohy
The unmistakable image of Frida Kahlo
The Hundred and One Dalmatians. The coloured cover and the black and white illustrations are for the 60th anniversary of the book by Dodie Smith. The illustrator is Alex T Smith.
A completely different kind of illustration using crochet, machine knit, lambswool, sequins and foil print. The crocheted and knitted fish were displayed at the knitting and stitching show in Alexander Palace last year. Entitled Kate's Plaice The Stitchmongers by Kate Jenkins.
These are from a five part series of illustrations designed for the BAFTA Film Awards brochure based on the 2016 Best Film Nominees.
These beautiful illustrations by Richard Lewington depict different species of bees for a set of UK postage stamps.