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Showcase 100, available now!

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DSCF2112Showcase 100: Illustration is now available from the LCS shop. With only a week left to go until the exhibition we’re very proud to release the accompanying book of the project. It’s a fantastic publication and I’m sure it’d feel right at home in anyone’s art book collection. It features 100 illustrations from 100 fantastic illustrators, and not just that, it includes a number of sketches, descriptions and bios. Whether you love illustration, want to support the LCS or just want a copy for yourself… Order a copy of Showcase 100! Worldwide shipping available.

About the book…
Showcase 100: Illustration is a 160 page publication of high quality illustrations and sketches from some of the best professional illustrators working in the industry today. We have strived to showcase a wide variety of illustrations that represent the trends and quirks of this creative profession, and have encompassed artwork created for all markets, and countries, and by artists who may be 30 year veterans of the industry or just starting out in their careers. Only 100 illustrations were selected from over 1,400 entries in association with Hire an Illustrator.

DSCF2116Order Showcase 100: Illustration…
thelittlechimpsociety.com/product/showcase-100-illustration

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Exhibition: sc100.co.uk/exhibition
Join us on 9th April 6-8pm for a drink and chat, all are welcome.
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Muddy Colors: Do Awards Matter?

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After announcing the winner of the Little Chimp Award earlier in the week it’s nice to hear what other people think of all the other general art awards out there. Have a read of this opinion piece by Arnie Fenner over on Muddy Colors. It’s not too long a post and it’s worth reading.

External Link: Muddy Colors: Do Awards Matter?

Image:The Spectrum Grand Master Award.

2015 Little Chimp Award Winner Annouced

LCAWe’ve very happy to announce Mark Hammermeister is the winner of the 2015 Little Chimp Award! It was a very close call and Violet and Brian were just pipped to the post. All of the artists who were shortlisted for the award actually deserved to win, which is why they’ll all be getting Chimp Coins. But in the words of Connor MacLeod “There can be only one” and the 2015 award goes to Mark Hammermeister. Continue Reading →

The Little Chimp Award Shortlist

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We’re really excited to announce the shortlist for The Little Chimp Award. This is a new award brought to you by the LCS for excellence in illustration. There’s no competition to enter and you can’t be nominated by a third party. Only one award will be given away per year at our discretion. The winner will be announced in April and you can find out more about the award on The Little Chimp Award Project Page.

The shortlist for 2015 is as follows… Violet Lemay, Mark Hammermeister, Brian Allen, Michael Hacker, Paul Shipper and Marc Scheff.

The Little Chimp 3D Statuette

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We’re slowly working our way towards offering a Little Chimp award to a deserving recipient. This is the award! Isn’t he cool. There still lots of work to do and we need to select someone to win it, but in the meantime we wanted to share this nifty photo of him with you. The 3D modelling was done by the talented Metin Seven and it was printed by Shapeways.

External Link: The Little Chimp 3D Statuette

Showcase 100

Showcase 100 - An Illustration Project, Exhibition & Book

The Showcase 100 exhibition will be held from 7th – 11th April 2015 at The Framer’s Gallery in central London. This is an excellent art space in the heart of the Fitzrovia area and is easy to get to by train, tube and bus. Showcase 100 is a juried exhibition and publication of 100 illustrations from some of the best professional illustrators working in the industry today.

The private viewing will on Thursday 9th April, 6pm – 8pm. It’ll be an open door policy and all are welcome. There will be free drinks until they’re gone and we’ll be moving onto the Fitzroy Tavern after the show.

Please feel free to invite your friends, the more the merrier.

External Link: Showcase 100 at The Framers Gallery

American Illustration 33

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Carlos Araujo’s illustrations “Looking For Love” and “Bikefriendly Alligator” were chosen to be part of American illustration 33, known for showcasing some of the best artists in the contemporary illustration scene!

The first one, “Looking for Love”, is the cover of the book published in Brazil by Salamandra (This illustration was also included in the Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators book). The second illustration – “Bikefriendly Alligator” – was created for the “Bikefriendly Imagination” art show + book produced by Göoo Publishing and launched in Argentina and Colombia.

External Link: American Illustration 33