2022 Winner

Andrés López (Mexico) is the 2022 winner of the International Award of Illustration BCBF- Fundación SM

The jury, made up of illustrators Gusti Rosemffet and Alessandro Sanna, and Pablo Núñez, Corporate Art Manager at SM, has unanimously decided to award the prize to Andrés López, for:

"the quality of the composition, the evocative representation of nature with a strong pictorial texture and a traditional style of great meticulousness in the treatment of details, and for the ability to create a very precise, believable and immersive world that gives rise to whoever looks at it to imagine it beyond the illustration and want to enter it." 


Andrés López

Andrés López (1991) studied graphic design after an engineering degree. He has worked in companies such as EATON, Telefónica México, where he was part of the Telefónica Foundation supporting children with disabilities, and in Apple Education. Since 2016 he has been working independently in a studio he founded, dedicated to design and advertising, called MALECHO®. Andrés Lopez has won several awards including the Concurso Nacional de Cartel (2017) and the Catálogo de Ilustradores (2018) organized by the Mexican Ministry of Culture and, in 2022, the International Illustration Award Bologna Children's Book Fair-Fundación SM.