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!

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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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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