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!
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.
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
DRAWN TOGETHER #3 was held last Wednesday night at the lovely Prinzessinnengarten. We tried another ‘illustrator parlour game’ – this time an illustration memory test!read more
The next link in the portrait chain has been completed! Here is illustrator Bárbara Fonseca’s wonderful new portrait of illustrator Ella Cohen.
Read more about each illustrator on the portrait chain page ‘Illustrators, Illustrated’!
Recently published on Core 77 is a great post on “Wordless Workshop,” a home improvement comic strip begun in 1954 by comics artist Roy Doty. Focused on how to solve household issues through DIY, it is a charming series of wordless comics.read more
DRUCK BERLIN festival is happening this weekend at Urban Spree! Opening on Friday night, the international festival aims to provide a comprehensive overview of everything print focused. Featuring an ink-jammed program to represent all forms of print such as Linocut, Etching, Riso, Litho, Letter Press and Silk Screen, the festival encompasses lots of live action, an eclectic exhibition, fully stocked shop, individual collections by different artists and plenty of creative interactions.read more
On Tuesday evening Judith Carnaby, founder of Illustrators Illustrated, and Maggie Coker from Rag And Bone Man chatted with Winson on FLUXFM. Now you can listen to the interview!read more
This weekend in Berlin is the first COLOURS FESTIVAL! Bringing together people from the fields of illustration, graphic design, drawing, screen print, tattoo and street art/graffiti, it is the first open air festival
for all people with a passion for illustration, young as well as established artists and creative people to exhibit and sell their work.