I'm very pleased to be able to report that I had a piece selected for the Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide. I really enjoyed looking through the superb work on display in this beautifully designed book. A really varied cross section of working styles representative of how the illustration profession stands at the beginning of 2011. A privilege to be part of.
If you have visited this news feed before you may remember the image, originally commissioned by the Radio Times and featured in this post: Radio Times: Tosca. So a great big thanks go out to Jacob Howard at the Radio Times for the commission and all of the final jury members who allowed my work to be featured with such illustrious company.
Here's a brief description from the Lürzer's Archive bulletin...
More than 1,100 illustrators applied for inclusion in what is now the fourth special to be entitled "200 Best Illustrators," with no fewer than 6,075 submissions having been received. Yet – as the name itself suggests – only 200 actually made it into the selection. In a volume numbering 326 pages, we present you with exceptional illustrations produced during the past two years from around the world. Incidentally, the cover of this new edition comes from India or, to be more precise, from Taproot India, Mumbai. The name of the illustrator who produced it is Anant Nanvare. What particularly pleases us, as a publisher dedicated to showcasing the best advertising from around the world, is the fact that this illustration originally appeared as part of an advertising campaign (featured in issue 3/10). The motifs for Transasia Papers were also awarded a Golden Lion at Cannes in 2010.