September 08, 2022    Evangeline Gallagher

WOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! Get out the trumpets because #lcmartist Evangeline Gallagher is the WINNER of The Folio Society Book Illustration Award 2022! Huge thanks to all the judges, we couldn’t be more excited & so incredible proud of this award — we are just beaming for Evangeline! A bit about the winning piece and how it was chosen: ‘I really loved the monotone drawing coupled with accents of a carefully curated colour palette. The stained glass windows and coloured light were a difficult element to portray but we felt this piece did it very sympathetically. Looking closer, we loved the array of people in costumes and masks, perfectly illustrating the story,’ says Gee.’

More about The Folio Book Illustration Award 2022 below:

Launched to mark the Folio Society’s 75th anniversary, The Folio Book Illustration Award 2022 offered an opportunity for aspiring and established illustrators. They were asked to provide one piece of artwork in response to the short story The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe. The winner will receive a cash prize of £2,000, plus £500 of Folio vouchers.

Having received over 650 entries from 56 countries, the four judges had quite the task to whittle the entries down to just five shortlisted artists and one winner. In this fascinating blog the judges, Art Directors Sheri Gee and Raquel Leis Allion, and teacher at the New York School of Visual Arts, Yuko Shimizu, explain what they were looking for, and how they made their selections.