Review: Illustration

 
‘Typo’s guaranteed!’

‘Typo’s guaranteed!’

Do you know of the calypso singer Mighty Sparrow? Or the jazz singer Slim Gaillard…
 
Learning from Ladybird

Learning from Ladybird

For any member of the generations who grew up with Ladybird Books, the mini-hardback…
 
Nostalgia for the Carnation Revolution

Nostalgia for the Carnation Revolution

The exhibition ‘Freedom of Image’, which was spread throughout Porto between May and…
 
Prolific polymath

Prolific polymath

Pretty Pictures (Thames & Hudson, £42, $75) covers the astonishing body of work that…
 
Freestyling text and image

Freestyling text and image

As a second-year undergraduate student at Reading in the early 1990s, I was shown the…
 
Unpacked baggage

Unpacked baggage

Is any contemporary illustrator a household name today? Not in the same way that…
 
Violently opposed to war

Violently opposed to war

Looking for images of ‘peace’ on the internet yields predictable and clichéd results…
 
Cute cultural tourism

Cute cultural tourism

Hello Kitty and Pokemon seem to have taken over the world in recent decades. But…
 
Studies in black, brown and beige

Studies in black, brown and beige

Handsome may be the word to describe this book, conceived by German illustrator…
 
Man of letters

Man of letters

For much of the past decade, illustrator Tom Gauld has been a regular contributor to…