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Graduate named Category Winner at AOI World Illustration Awards 2019

MA Illustration graduate Yang Sio Maan (Yang Illustration) has been named the Category Winner of the Advertising New Talent award at the AOI World Illustration Awards 2019 for her community art poster, Arts in the Three Lamps District.

The World Illustration Awards 2019, is delivered by the Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with the Directory of Illustration and is the most prestigious celebration of illustration globally.

Yang explained: “In this project, I illustrated and designed a print poster/booklet to promote a community art event: Arts in the Three Lamps District. To make the poster, I created a series of small, cheerful and whimsical illustrations to represent each of the art activities: storytelling sessions, bookmaking/drawing workshops, impromptu theatre shows, public art-making film screenings and so on, and when the poster is folded back-up, it becomes a booklet giving more detail about each activity.”

Arts in the Three Lamps District on site banner display

Arts in the Three Lamps District - on-site

Yang currently resides in Macau, working in the art administrative industry and at the same time works on commissioned illustration projects, clients include Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine (Hong Kong), World Literature Today (US), Macao Public Library, and the University of Macao.

The Overall Winners will be announced for the first time at an awards ceremony held at Somerset House on 10 July.

From 11 July – 28 July 2019 you will be able to see Yang’s work on display at the World Illustration Awards Exhibition at Somerset House in London. For more information visit the AOI website.

To find out more about Yang’s work, visit her website.

Yang Sio Maan

Yang Sio Maan / Yang Illustration