Into the Unknown: The Barbican announces the winning designs for its Sci-Fi print competition

in Inspiration / Illustration

The Barbican has today announced the winning designs of its Science Fiction print competition. BloodBros, Andrew Hulme, Ed Blunt, Guy Warley and Kirsty Fabiyi will have their prints exclusively sold through the Barbican Shop and will receive advice and guidance from design industry experts. Overall winner BloodBros will also receive a host of other prizes.

The competition was launched together with contemporary illustration magazine Wrap to celebrate the opening in June of major Barbican exhibition Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, a genre-defining exploration of one of popular culture’s most celebrated realms encompassing literature, contemporary art, film, music, comic books and video games to present a new, global perspective on Science Fiction.

Entrants were invited to consider what Science Fiction meant to them, or to explore current topics using the visual language associated with the genre, and the winning designs were chosen from hundreds of submissions by a panel of experts including Polly Glass and Chris Harrison from Wrap, Into the Unknown curator Patrick Gyger, Barbican Buyer Margaux Soland, and freelance illustrator and animator Tom Clohosy Cole.

All of the winning artworks are now available to pre-order as exclusive A3 art prints from the Barbican Shop. Priced at £20, dispatched from 1 June, digitally printed on premium 300gsm uncoated GF Smith paper stock, finished with embossed logo detail.

Main image: Space Mum Print by Andrew Hulme

Art Forms of Fiction Print by BloodBros – overall winner

Art Forms of Fiction Print by BloodBros – overall winner

Departure Print by Ed Blunt

Departure Print by Ed Blunt

Old Earth Print by Guy Warley

Old Earth Print by Guy Warley

Space Mum Print by Andrew Hulme

Space Mum Print by Andrew Hulme

Horizon Print by Kirsty Fabiyi

Horizon Print by Kirsty Fabiyi

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