Illustration student Toko Hosoya wins Gold!

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Another big win for an OCAD University illustrator: the New York’s Society of Illustrators has awarded second-year Illustration major Toko Hosoya, the Gold medal in the professional category Uncommissioned Illustration.

OCAD U’s Illustration program as several medal winners among faculty and alumni, but this is the first time a student has won Gold in a professional category.

Hosoya’s work, titled “Earthstar,” will be exhibited in the Illustrators 60 Part One Show (Advertising, Institutional, Surface/ Product Design, and Uncommissioned categories) starting Friday, January 5th at the Museum of American Illustration and published in its Annual. The Annual will feature 400 pieces of the most outstanding works created throughout each year. Gold and Silver medals will be presented to the illustrators and art directors for each category at the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony.

Members of this year’s jury hailed from the Whitney Museum, the New York Times and Chronicle Books.

 

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Another big win for an OCAD University illustrator: the New York’s Society of Illustrators has awarded second-year Illustration major Toko Hosoya, the Gold medal in the professional category Uncommissioned Illustration.

OCAD U’s Illustration program as several medal winners among faculty and alumni, but this is the first time a student has won Gold in a professional category.

Hosoya’s work, titled “Earthstar,” will be exhibited in the Illustrators 60 Part One Show (Advertising, Institutional, Surface/ Product Design, and Uncommissioned categories) starting Friday, January 5th at the Museum of American Illustration and published in its Annual. The Annual will feature 400 pieces of the most outstanding works created throughout each year. Gold and Silver medals will be presented to the illustrators and art directors for each category at the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony.

Members of this year’s jury hailed from the Whitney Museum, the New York Times and Chronicle Books.