Penguin Classics win V&A illustration award

Penguin Classics win V&A Illustration Award

of Sons and Lovers by DH LawrenceV&A have awarded one of the top two prizes in the 2006 Illustration Awards (book cover category) to the new Black Classics edition of Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence. The judges included Sir Peter Blake, pioneer of British Pop Art and Mariella Frostrup.

The painting is one of a series of nine original oil paintings commissioned by Sam Johnson in the Penguin Press Art Department from contemporary British artist Aaron Robinson. The final awards ceremony will take place at the V&A in December and the original painting will be on display there from December to March 2007.

Congratulations to Aaron and Sam - fingers crossed for the top prize in December!

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