Welcome to Illustrators Illustrated.

Based in Berlin, Illustrators Illustrated is an online space for critical discussion and exploration of illustration. We feature in-depth interviews, articles, studio visits, book and exhibition reviews, as well as special projects, all illustrated!

REVIEW / Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

Amy Novesky’s nuanced text paired with Isabelle Arsenault’s rich illustrations are a stunning way of introducing children to the distinct visual vocabulary of French-born artist Louise Bourgeois.

Review by Anna Ridley

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Komplett, bitte!

Illustrator Jayde Perkin asks her partner and fellow illustrator David McMillan some tough and touching questions in this cheeky in-depth interview!!

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MARTHA

 

The new book ‘Martha’ by German illustrator Atak tells the tale of the extinction of North America’s native Passenger Pigeon – its shockingly rapid decline caused directly by humans. Boisterous artworks filled with roughly-painted backgrounds, intense complementary colours, scratchy crayons, and jarring shifts in scale and perspective all combine to create surreal landscapes and swirling skies.

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*NEW!* Illustration Critiques.

 

This is our new illustration dissection section, where we take apart illustration, layer by Photoshop layer… Well, sort of. We have a new illustration criticism section, where we look at specific illustration work, in context, and evaluate it – how it communicates, how it was created, published or presented. We will be looking at a variety of styles, approaches and media, but will base each critique on the same questions.

First up, we look at illustrations by Eiko Ojala for the New York Times.

 

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Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies and Somebodies

For the next two weeks you can explore late-20th century subcultures of Berlin, London and New York through the striking, bold drawings of Jo Brocklehurst – in the first major retrospective of the artist’s work at the House of Illustration in London.

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London Illustration Fair

The London Illustration Fair is back for 2016! The LIF will be located at the Bargehouse – OXO Tower Wharf, on London’s Southbank , with 4 floors of illustration, workshops, exhibitions and events. The fair will run from the 2nd to 4th of December 2016...

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Thoughts on an Illustrator’s Role

As illustrators, what role can we, should we, or do we want to play in society? What steps could we take as illustrators to make our role and work more democratic, more inclusive, more transparent, more informed, more engaging? Here are some thoughts, and some questions…

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MARTHA by ATAK

The new book ‘Martha’ by German illustrator Atak tells the tale of the extinction of North America’s native Passenger Pigeon – its shockingly rapid decline caused directly by humans. Boisterous artworks filled with roughly-painted backgrounds, intense complementary colours, scratchy crayons, and jarring shifts in scale and perspective all combine to create surreal landscapes and swirling skies.

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In Broad Strokes – Freunde von Freunden

Take a peak behind the scenes of Illustrators Illustrated!
Illustrators Illustrated founder Judith Carnaby was delighted to show the lovely people at FVF around her home, studio and neighbourhood, and talk to them about her illustration work and Illustrators Illustrated….

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JAYDE PERKIN

Meet illustrator Jayde Perkin, and learn more about her tactile illustration work, that is both playfully personal and professionally playful.

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