Image: Un autre monde : transformations, visions, incarnations … et autres choses by Grandville, J. J., 1803-1847

via: The Public Domain Review

“Illustrators articulate what a photograph cannot. Using an array of techniques and styles, illustrators evoke stories and meaning in a variety of mediums, from editorial illustration in magazines and newspapers, to comics books, to activist media. And as their tasks over the years have become less informational and more expressive, their individual voice as artists becomes all the more critical and beautiful, revealing an exciting and awe-inspiring age of illustration.”

For anyone that needs a wee refresher on what illustration is and what illustrators do in the 21st Century, check out this short video, The Art of Illustration from Off Book / PBS Digital Studios…


Steven Guarnaccia, Professor, Illustration Program at The New School

& Illustrators
Yuko Shimisu
Sean Murphy
Molly Crabapple