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News for March 2016

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Alex Trochut / Top 5 Most Influential Designer in the Last 20 years

Alex Trochut’s 2016 is already shaping up to be an extraordinary year, with a whirlwind of nominations and prizes announced in the first few months alone: in January he won 2 Awards of Excellence from Communication Awards Typography Annual for his artwork for Alagoas’ new album and his self-initiated ‘GO’ typography project. In February, he was both nominated and successfully selected as one of the top 5 of the 20 most influential designers in the last 20 years by Computer Arts Magazine. As if that wasn’t enough, he was also nominated for a Grammy for best record packaging for Alagoas – an amazing credit to the truly fantastic work he created for them. The spread of awards is indicative of how successful Alex is at creating art that is recognised and lauded both within and outside the industry across different creative fields, and how far he pushes our understanding of design, illustration and type. As Matt Howarth from Ilovedust said, ‘Technically...

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Joe Wilson '2001: A Space Odyssey' / The Folio Society

We’re delighted that the time has come to share Joe Wilson 's outstanding illustrations for Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, published by The Folio Society and freshly launched this month.Joe is no stranger to publishing projects, but producing the artwork for this particular book has been a career highlight: ‘As a science fiction fan and having read and loved the book from the start, it was a huge honour to be asked to illustrate it. Dream projects like this don’t come around often, and what’s more to have had my part in creating the first illustrated edition of this book makes it an even more remarkable commission. I hope the artwork does the writing justice’.You can now get your own copy of this beautifully produced title exclusively on The Folio Society ’s website, and more of Joe Wilson ’s amazing artwork can be seen in his portfolio here.