The third of the three-part “Annual Exhibition: Illustrators 54,” the Advertising and Institutional Exhibit will be held at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators February 23 to March 17, 2012. It featured works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals.
Advertising illustration includes work for advertisements appearing in newspapers, magazines or on television; video and CD covers; brochures, fashion, point-of-purchase and packaging illustration; movie and theater posters. Gold Medal winners include Gérard DuBois for his illustration Giant Milk Brick (AD Mélanie Baillairgé, BBDO Montreal), Leslie Herman for The World That Haunts the Clock Tower (AD Malia Hall, Okervil River), and Alessandro Gottardo for Waiting (Daniel Moorey, Volkswagen). Silver Medals are awarded to Jonathan Bartlett for Greenland (AD Dustin Olson, The Bridge Theatre Company), Rod Hunt for his illustration Welcome to the World of Sex (AD Spencer Riviera, Goodby Silverstein & Partners), and 'Bill Mayer's Creative Carnival (AD Alison Curry, Workbook).
Institutional illustration includes work appearing on merchandise, announcements, annual reports, calendars, corporate projects, government service projects, greeting cards, newsletters, in-house publications, philatelic work and collectibles. Gold Medal winners include Marcos Chin for his illustration Textile (Stephanie Pesakoff), Emiliano Ponzi for Evil Apple Core (EMI Music), and Jillian Tamaki for 16th Annual Croquet Ball (AD Cramer-Krasselt, Penfield Children's Center). Silver Medal winners include Sam Bosma for Frog Kaiju (AD Jim Burke, Dellas Graphics), Bill Carman for Translator (AD Heidi Leigh, Animazing Gallery), Brian Stauffer for Digital Evidence and the Smoking Gun (AD Winnie Hume, Emory Law),