Feature: Illustration

 
The rules of the game

The rules of the game

For George Hardie, illustration is a problem-solving process: collecting looking and drawing with…

 
Flights of fancy

Flights of fancy

Si Scott made his name with baroque combinations of type and image, but his 3D paper insects are taking…

 
Machine head

Machine head

Fritz Kahn commissioned illustrators to realise his surreal pedagogical vision – mechanical metaphors…

 
10,000 one offs

10,000 one offs

Field’s 10,000 ‘illustrations’ for SEA’s GF Smith paper swatch give a new dimension to variable…

 

Stories unfolding in time and space

With a revival of journalistic visual essays in US magazines, illustrators are once again becoming…

 
Time, motion, symbol, line

Time, motion, symbol, line

Choreographers through the centuries have made brave, often beautiful attempts to visualise and record…

 
Big subject, little pictures

Big subject, little pictures

Joe Sacco uses the comics medium to describe the lives of Palestinians

 
Look away

Look away

‘The South’, Seymour Chwast’s special civil rights issue of Push Pin Graphic, was a virtuoso display of…

 

Mystery and clarity

These children’s book illustrations captured moments of social history

 
Reputations: Maira Kalman

Reputations: Maira Kalman

‘I was out walking the dear dog and I saw 500 things that made me want to make art.’

 
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