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

SHOW AND TELL - DIGITAL INNOVATION IN NARRATIVE ILLUSTRATION

Beyond the current popular use of illustration in digital media (as part of website design, onboarding for apps, instagram ads…), how are illustrators creating innovative story-led work in this new ocean of digital possibility? We explore the work of illustrators who are utilising the strength of narrative illustration and structures inherent to specific digital platforms to create new forms of visual storytelling.

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VALENTIN SEICHE

Illustrator Yuliya Gwilym pins down the itinerant illustrator and comic artist Valentin Seiche a.k.a. Airfortress and asks him all about his creation of imaginary, fantastical worlds and dark yet adorable characters – as part of our illustrators portrait chain!

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MISE-EN-SCÈNE

Go behind the scenes and learn about curating illustration in this in-depth interview with Olivia Ahmad, Curator at the House of Illustration in London, UK.

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YULIYA GWILYM

Illustrator Rosie Brand interviews fellow illustrator Yuliya Gwilym as part of our portrait chain project! Gain insight into Yuliya’s vibrant, texture-filled work and read about the inspiration she finds in working with kids.

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SHOW AND TELL – DIGITAL INNOVATION IN NARRATIVE ILLUSTRATION
Beyond the current popular use of narrative illustration in digital media, how are illustrators creating innovative narrative-led work in the new ocean of digital possibility?

read more

VALENTIN SEICHE

Illustrator Yuliya Gwilym pins down the itinerant illustrator and comic artist Valentin Seiche a.k.a. Airfortress and asks him all about his creation of imaginary, fantastical worlds and dark yet adorable characters – as part of our illustrators portrait chain!

read more

YULIYA GWILYM

Illustrator Rosie Brand interviews fellow illustrator Yuliya Gwilym as part of our portrait chain project! Gain insight into Yuliya’s vibrant, texture-filled work and read about the inspiration she finds in working with kids.

read more

ROSIE BRAND

Illustrator David McMillan asks LA-based illustrator and ceramic artist Rosie Brand all about her move to the USA and the development of her work in this in-depth interview, as part of our portrait chain!

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ARAB COMICS: 90 Years of Visual Culture

ARAB COMICS, currently showing in Berlin, is a travelling exhibition curated by Nadim Damluji and Mona Damluji that explores the question of what, if anything, is distinctly “Arab” about this popular visual medium through three threads of original and translated comics in Arab countries, spanning from 1920s until today.

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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 with a launch...

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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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