July 5, 2011

Illustrator wins the “Getting inside The Outsider” competition.


In London last night, House of Illustration and The Folio Society announced the winner for their inaugural Book Illustration Competition: Matthew Richardson. Richardson, winner of the ’Getting inside The Outsider’ competition, won a £4000 commission to complete the illustrations in a new edition of Camus’s L’Étranger. Below are a few of the images by Richardson and the other contest finalists. For more illustrations and illustrator information visit House of Illustration.

"And so, with that crisp, whipcrack sound, it all began."


"I noticed at once that four men in black were standing behind the coffin and the screws in the lid had now been driven home. At the same moment I heard the warden remark that the hearse had arrived, and the priest starting his prayers."

"Raymond told me that he didn't feel capable of writing the kind of letter that was needed... Then he took out... paper, a yellow envelope..." (illustration by winner, Matthew Richardson)