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!

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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World Illustration Awards 2016 Exhibition
– Mini review

 

Currently on show at Sommerset House in London is the exhibition of winning work from the World Illustration Awards 2016. The WIA 2016 exhibition is elegantly presented and showcases the immense skill, innovation and depth of ideas of the winning illustrators.

 

 

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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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Drawn Together – spring meet up!

The sun is shining and Berlin is taking off that old grey winter coat! It’s the perfect time to get out of your studio and draw, chat, and booze together. Come along to the first spring Drawn Together and meet some other illustrators and illustration enthusiasts!

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ILLU 16 – Illustration festival in Cologne

Opening on Wednesday 23 of March is the third installment of the Illustratoren Festival in Cologne. Held every two years, the festival brings together 50 selected illustrators in an exhibition that showcases the diversity of illustration practice in North...

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Two Italian Illustrators in New York

If you’re luck enough to be in NYC, pop along to a new exhibition featuring Olimpia Zagnoli and Emiliano Ponzi! Opening on the 29th of January, the exhibition “Una Storia Americana. Two Italian Illustrators in New York” is showing at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York.

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Advice for Illustrators – Q & A with Folio illustration agency

Illustration agents are practised at promotion, negotiation, licensing and standing up for an illustrator’s rights. Nicola Manuel from Folio illustration agency in London gives some helpful advice for freelance illustrators who are just starting out, or experienced illustrators who want to refresh their approach!

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