Best Illustration Design

Illustration can do more than just tell a story. It can create an entire new world. From kids' book illustrations to one-of-a-kind pet portraits, check out the masterful creativity behind this year's nominees.


I picked the Mugel Noodle Bar illustration as the winner because of the layers of narrative and meaning within the piece. I've looked at it a dozen times and each time I find something new that deepens the story within it. I think great illustration tells a story, and that's especially true of this piece. I love how the artist has woven two cultures together to create this beautiful world.

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Hungry? You will be after soaking up bubupanda's detailed mural for Mugel Noodle Bar. Let it take you on a journey through a land of ramen and fantasy.

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