About 5.000 works have been submitted for the fifth edition of „200 Best Illustrators worldwide“ / International jury selects from 1.000 participating illustrators
Vienna, 07.03.2014 – Lürzer’s Archive, world´s leading specialist magazine for outstanding advertising, works on the forthcoming edition of their successful photo book „200 Best Illustrators worldwide“. A first-class, International jury, will review the 5.000 submitted works from participating artists, and decide who will be one of the 200 best illustrators worldwide.
The jury members assess both – creativity and draftsmanship of the illustrators. The best ones will be presented in the fifth edition of “200 Best Illustrators worldwide”, which will be published in the third quarter of 2014. The book is laid out in various categories, such as “advertising”, “cards”, “books”, “posters” or “products”.
In the last 18 months illustrators from 66 countries have submitted their work to Lürzer´s Archive. Germany came first with 592 submitted subjects, Brazil follows with 580, then US in third place with 565 features.
Editor-in-chief Michael Weinzettl carried out a preselection of the submitted works. The jury is held by Michael Weinzettl, Matthew Eve (art/design historian and illustrator), Craig Frazier (Illustration Designer, f.e. for NY Times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Adobe, U.S. Postal Service), Anne Telford (editor-at-large, Communication Arts), Gideon Amichay (Founder and CCO of NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, YES, New York, former CCO and Joint Managing Partner at Shalmor Avnon Amichay, Tel Aviv and teacher at the School of Visual Arts in NY) and Tolga Büyükdoganay (CD and AD, Ogilvy & Mather, Frankfurt am Main, former AD at Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann, Vienna).
„Illustrators are the true artists of the advertising industry. This industry benefits from their draftsmanship, as they add charming subjects and classic artistic talent to an increasing digital business”, says editor-in-chief Michael Weinzettl. “Once again we are truly overwhelmed by the variety and quality of the submitted subjects.”
Lürzer´s Archive first released the biannual published photo book “200 Best Illustrators worldwide” in 2005. Since then, the 300 page book has enjoyed great popularity and steadily increasing sales figures. Especially, creative directors, art directors, copywriters and art-buyers use the book to get a comprehensive overview of best illustrators worldwide. The fifth edition will be available in the third quarter of 2014 and then can be ordered from selected book and magazine stores, Amazon and www.luerzersarchive.com.
About Lürzer’s Archiv
Lürzer’s Archive, the bimonthly magazine for outstanding advertising from around the world, publishes the very best campaigns from the field of ads, posters and TV commercials, plus digital and interactive advertising. Editor-in-chief is Michael Weinzettl; CEO of the publishing house is Christian Lürzer. Ever since its foundation by professor Walter Lürzer in 1984, the magazine has drawn international acclaim as one of the most important sources of information and inspiration for advertisers.
Lürzer’s Archive is sold in 68 countries on subscription and also through specialty bookstores and newsstands. Additionally, the magazine can be read in a digital version for iPad and iPhone. Worldwide, the title reaches more than 150,000 readers per issue. At www.luerzersarchive.com, subscribers also have access to an online archive boasting more than 65,000 images and video files.
Since 2004, Lürzer’s Archive has also been publishing the “200 Best” series of specials. Released at regular intervals, these volumes feature remarkable work from areas such as advertising photography, digital artistry, illustration, and packaging design.