When it comes to making his mark on the page of international illustration, Queensland illustrator Ron Monnier never draws a blank.
Ron was the only Queenslander to win a spot in the prestigious illustrators ‘bible’, Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide – an international publication for art buyers.
Within the ‘best of the best’, only the top 5 per cent of illustrators were chosen to have three illustrations featured.
Mr Monnier was given two full pages and a quarter page for three of his illustrations – a rare feat!
“I was really thrilled to hear that I had been invited to take part – it was a pretty tough competition going up against some of the most respected names in illustration – many international illustrators that I’ve admired for years,” Ron said.
“To have my work selected from more than 4,000 entries – and be recognised by the best of the best in the industry was really a wonderful feeling.”
Only 12 Australians were chosen for the top 200.
More than 30,000 copies of Lurzer’s Archive will make their way around the globe to publishing, media and advertising outlets; promoting the eclectic talents of those featured.
Ron is no stranger to the publishing world. As a freelance illustrator he has created and designed fresh and unique illustrations for TIME Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Bulletin, Readers Digest and many more publications.
He has also illustrated children’s’ books for Hardie Grant (Zac Power Test Drive chapter books) and Pan Macmillan (The Space Brigade series of books).
Ron’s style is an eclectic mix of collage, drawing and digital illustration. He often draws on iconic images in popular culture and juxtaposes them into a unique situation. Every illustration has an idea, which intends to create intrigue for the reader.
He has also had a number of exhibitions in Brisbane and most recently featured in a show in New York.
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