• The best Abroad: Top South Africa Design Studios
    Best Interior Designers The best Abroad: Top South Africa Design Studios

    Last week we brought you the best in New Zealand design, and this week we will move a bit closer to Africa’s southernmost country, the peculiar South Africa! A rich nation for culture and natural resources, the people como from really different backgrounds, from native Africans to Dutch/English descendants. Such […]

    Read More
  • The best abroad: Top New Zealand Design Studios
    Best Interior Designers The best abroad: Top New Zealand Design Studios

    One of the most beautiful countries in the world is New Zealand. Linked historically with the United Kingdom, this far away land is home to fantastic artists, and with such and inspiring view, it couldn’t be depleted of stunning interior design inspiration. We visit this peculiar country and find an […]

    Read More
  • London Design Festival Greatest Moments In Pictures
    Design Events London Design Festival Greatest Moments In Pictures

    The most exciting week in 2017 has passed! London Design Festival is always greatly awaited for and once again, it ended up not dissapointing design lovers. We had the privilege of visiting several of the events that make up this wonderful celebration in London and today we have the best […]

    Read More
  • The Best From London Fashion Week(end)
    Celebrities The Best From London Fashion Week(end)

    An exciting week for London has begun, with London Fashion Week and London Design Festival kicking off. The second edition of London Fashion Week 2017 is in full force, only wrapping up on tuesday. The weekend is as expected the biggest gatherer of crowds around the shows and we’re here […]

    Read More
  • 7 Fantastic London Restaurants You Have To Try
    Must Go 7 Fantastic London Restaurants You Have To Try

    Last week, we brought you some wonderful hotels to relax and marvel at their design during the multiple London Design Festival events. There are so things to see and witness, that only the best will sufice at the end of the day, so we have selected 7 fantastic London Restaurants […]

    Read More

July 15, 2016


V&A Illustration awards 2016 exhibition

The V&A Illustration Awards celebrate the best illustration published over the last year. Original artwork from the best illustrated book, book cover, editorial illustration and student illustrator of the year are recognised.

For V&A Illustration Awards2016, the overall award has been renamed in honour of the late Moira Gemmill, who was the V&A’s Director of Design for 13 years. In addition to the award, the winner also receives £5,000.

The prize went to David McConochie for his cover for The Folio Book of Ghost Stories. McConochie says he was inspired by “the strangely beautiful but inherent eeriness” of 19th century daguerreotypes in the work. The judging panel of author Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Patrick Burgoyne, editor of Creative Review and Annabel Judd, former head of design at the V&A were struck by the boldness of the composition and the way in which it sets the tone for the unnerving stories within the book.

McConochie studied Graphic Design at the University of Teesside and has since become known for his work in photomontage, collage and assemblage and his mixed-media approach. McConochie also won the Book Cover Illustration Award for the same piece, worth an additional £3,000.

Take a look and get inspired by this amazing creative works!


Cover of the Folio Book of Ghost Stories by David McConochie.

V&A Illustration Awards1

Editorial winner: But today I am afraid by Bill Bragg, published in The Guardian.

V&A Illustration Awards2

From London Sketchbook by Jason Brooks.

V&A Illustration Awards3

Student runner-up – Morts et vita by Joan Alturo, Arts University Bournemouth.

Check the amazing Covet House Douro (Portugal) Tour:

V&A Illustration Awards4

From My name is not refugee by Kate Milner.

V&A Illustration Awards5

The Illustration Awards 2016 exhibition will be displayed outside the V&A’s National Art Library from May 24 until August 21, 2016.

Hope you got inspired with these amazing creative works!

Covet House Catalogue


Armoire Decoration for your Living Room Décor


Armoire Decoration for your Living Room Décor

tom Dixon New Restaurant Interior Design


Tom Dixon Design the Interiors of London New Restaurant


We don't talk to strangers.
We don't talk to strangers.
You don't want us to answer?
Thanks for Subscribing!
Sorry, we don't know what happened. Please try again later.
You are already subscribed in our Newsletter!











In Circle