November 2nd, 2015

Society of Illustrators: The Original Art 2015

Last Thursday evening saw the opening of the annual Society of Illustrators: The Original Art. We are thrilled that the front cover image from the book 'The Only Child,' (pub. Dec 2015 by Schwartz and Wade) by our client Guojing, was awarded a place in the exhibition. It's been a good week for Guojing, as the same book has just been chosen by the New York Times as one of the Best Illustrated Books of 2015.

The Society of Illustrators says: “The Original Art is an annual exhibit created to showcase illustrations from the year’s best children’s books published in the U.S. For editors and art directors, it’s an inspiration and a treasure trove of talent to draw upon. For art students, it’s a marvelous opportunity to examine—up close—the work of the best in the field. And for the public, it’s a chance to appreciate the enormous range of creativity in children’s books and to see the printed pages alongside the original paintings, drawings, prints, and collages they represent.”

The exhibit runs until December 23rd 2015 and, if you’re in New York before then, it really is worth a visit. My co-founder and I were astounded at the level of talent on display and are proud that Creative Authors’ client Guojing was among such talented illustrators and writers.

Below are some photographs I took that evening.

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Standing outside The Society of Illustrators, UES, Manhattan, New York. Very excited to go in!

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Absolutely thrilled to see the original front cover image of Guojing’s ‘The Only Child’ displayed.

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Close up of the original pencil illustration.

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The catalogue for 2015’s Exhibition.

Some pictures I took of the wonderful images on display.

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