Welcome to Illustrators Illustrated.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!
SANDRINE MARTIN - INTERVIEW
Chimène Henriquez finds out more about the work of French illustrator and comic artist Sandrine Martin…
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.
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.
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...read more
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…read more
Opening at Neurotitan this Friday is the latest installment of Total Sellout! Excellent artworks at affordable prices…read more
Illustrator Jayde Perkin asks her partner and fellow illustrator David McMillan some tough and touching questions in this cheeky in-depth interview!!read more
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.read more
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….
Meet illustrator Jayde Perkin, and learn more about her tactile illustration work, that is both playfully personal and professionally playful.read more
*NEW!* Illustration Critiques. First up, work by Eiko Ojala for the New York Times
This is our new illustration dissection section, where we take apart illustration, layer by Photoshop layer… No, really, this is our new illustration criticism section, where we look at specific illustration work, in context, and evaluate it!read more
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.read more
Die Lange Nacht der Illustration
Resurrected after four years, Berlin’s illustrators once again open their studio doors!!read more
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!read more
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...read more
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