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!
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
Meet illustrator Jayde Perkin, and learn more about her tactile illustration work, that is both playfully personal and professionally playful.read more
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
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
Resurrected after four years, Berlin’s illustrators once again open their studio doors!!read more
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
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
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.read more
How do you become an illustration agent? What is an agent’s role? What is it like to be represented by an agency?
Our Illustration Agents Special has got your questions covered!
If you have ever wondered how illustration agents work and what their job entails, this in-depth interview with Kris Krüger, from Berlin-based illustration agency Egger Grey, will give you all the answers…read more
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!read more
Talented illustrator Heather Gatley works from a beautiful shared studio space in an old factory building in the heart of Kreuzberg, Berlin. As part of the Illustrators Illustrated Agency Special, read her brief interview about being represented by her UK illustration agency.read more
In this fascinating article, Ruth Wivell tackles the tricky subject of race in a reading of Dahlov Ipcar’s 1963 Black and White, a beautifully illustrated book for children inspired by the civil rights movement.read more