Fifth Gold medal: Illustration portfolio from Pablo Bernasconi of La Nacion

The features team has awarded a Gold medal for illustration portfolio to Pablo Bernasconi of La Nacion in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The six illustrations depict:

  • Muammar Khaddafy
  • Mario Varga Llosa
  • Hugo Chavez
  • Vito Corleone
  • Silvio Berlusconi
  • Steve Jobs


Here’s what the judges had to say about the entry:

There are so many layers to these illustrations; the more you look at them the more details you see and the more engaged you become. But each detail combines to make a whole that works. It’s impressive how good the likenesses are; you instantly recognize the person being portrayed. This use of collage is so innovative it feels like a completely new approach — there nothing like it. Each piece contains an Easter egg that helps tell the story of the person, and each illustration is a story in itself that could stand alone. The pieces exude such wit and personality that you feel engaged with the person creating the illustrations. A strong voice is emerging through this work.

Check out coverage of the other gold medals:

First Gold medal: Washington Post goes tablet shopping
Second Gold medal: Times of Oman’s Ramadan tiled poster
Third Gold medal: Times of Oman news design page
Fourth Gold medal: Svenska Dagbladet’s breaking news coverage of Norway attacks

About Denise M. Reagan

Denise M. Reagan is SND Foundation president, Assistant Managing Editor for visuals at The Florida Times-Union/ and an adjunct professor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.

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