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Making Great Illustration
Making Great Illustration looks at the world's best illustrators, and with exclusive interviews, images of their superb artwork and specially commissioned photographs of the artists and their studios, it gives a fascinating insight into the unique perspective and artwork of each artist.
The book gives an overview of the creation of some of the world's great illustration from concept to finished artwork, covering a wide range of illustrative practice from children's publishing, design and advertising, political illustration, surface pattern and fashion illustration through to graphic novels and topographical illustration, showcasing many of the top artists in each field including Quentin Blake, Dave McKean, Hvass&Hannibal, David Downton, Laura Carlin, Kitty Crowther and Oliver Jeffers. Making Great Illustration demonstrates the diversity of working methods used, and gives a rare insight into the individual approaches and artwork of each artist. Chapters are introduced by agents and clients within each field, offering the buyer's perspective on illustration from organisations such as SAKs (USA), The Times (UK) and Musees des Arts decoratifs (France).
The result is a broad look at the field of illustration internationally, providing an engrossing and inspiring read for illustrators, designers and students at every level and a wide ranging reference book for those interested in contemporary image making.
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Thoroughly profound ... A wonderful and interesting read that creates an inspiring aura from start to finish. * Association of Illustrators * A rich array of important, exciting and inspirational work, intelligently collated. -- Kirsten Hardie * The Arts University College at Bournemouth * Beautifully curated ... One of the loveliest aspects of the book is the attention to detail throughout. The photography is excellent, giving a real sense of each artist's workspace ... Making Great Illustration reveals the 21st century illustration world to be in rather rude health. -- Steve Pill * Artists & Illustrators * Jo Davies and Derek Brazell do a brilliant job at highlighting the influence that illustration has in everyday life. * Grafik * This exquisitely produced survey of contemporary work and workers in the field of illustration provides a cornucopia of images showing what's going on in the world at the moment ... something for everyone ... a heavyweight and authoritative volume that says pretty much all there is to be said on its subject. -- Henry Malt * Art Book Review * Illustrators should gain insight, empathy and a rich seam of passive advice within the deftly distilled thoughts of these artists. -- Stuart Ian Burns * Feeling Listless * A very good reference book ... [suitable] for a wider reading audience interested in art and design and who enjoy `straight from the horse's mouth' accounts from those making a successful living from their artistic talents ... Contributors have examples of their illustrative work beautifully showcased in full colour photography. * TSS Reviews blog *