Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Highlights High Five Award

Very busy time lately, hence my silence on the blog. I've just returned from a long home-hunting expedition in London, with happy results, so major changes are in the pipeline.

On my return home I was amazed to find in the post a beautiful pewter plate from Highlights High Five magazine in the US. The inscription tells me I've been awarded the "Thinking Feature Illustration of the Year 2008".

I'm a bit of a fatalist, so this has to be a good omen I tell myself. Many thanks to High Five! Here's the plate...


















...and the illustration...














The brief, titled "What's Big? What's Not?" sought to challenge young children to identify different sizes, lengths and so on in a fun way.

6 comments:

aitkense said...

Great news John. The Highlights people are such a great group,very supportive of their creators, particularly the illustrators who rarely get such recognition. You deserve it, particularly hearing for the trying circumstances under which the work was completed. Your good karma is coming around man.
Steve

Janet said...

Congratulations, John! Well deserved, IMHO.

mai s kemble said...

CONGRATS JOHN!!! :)
It is a beautiful illustration, too!
I am very happy for you!!

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Congratulations, John! An award well-earned, as evidenced by your fabulous artwork!

Nina Crittenden said...

I love that you gave the dog a crown! Congrats!

Annie Donwerth Chikamatsu said...

Fantastic! Congratulations! I met the editors of High Five and Highlights at Chautauqua. A lovely group!
Annie