Our colleague Jo Davies has just sent over the link for a great new blog that has been set up to promote the research that Jo and Her fellow author Derek Brazel have completed in order to create this massive survey of contemporary illustration.
"Our Making Great Illustration book looks at some of the world’s best illustrators, offering information from exclusive interviews, with images of work and portrait and studio photographs, it offers a view into the creation of illustration from concept to finished work. The blog shares our travels around the world to interview the thirty illustrators featured.
Published in September 2011, the book has ten sections, covering a wide range of illustrative practice from design and advertising, political illustration, children’s books, surface pattern and fashion illustration through to graphic novels and reportage illustration, showcasing many of the top artists in each field.
Making Great Illustration reveals the diversity of working methods used, and gives a rare insight into the unique perspective, approach and artwork of each artist."
Derek Brazell & Jo Davies
You can pre-order the book from Amazon
Interviewed in Making Great Illustration:
Ronald Searle UK/France / Ralph Steadman UK / Brad Holland USA
Design and Advertising
Javier Mariscal Spain / Hvass and Hannibal Denmark / Emma Dibben UK
David McKean UK / Emmanuel Guibert France / Dominique Goblet Belgium
Alex Trochut Spain / Marian Bantjes Canada / Grandpeople Norway
Quentin Blake UK / Oliver Jeffers USA/Ireland / Kitty Crowther Belgium
David Downton UK / Tanya Ling UK/India / Naja Conrad – Hansen Denmark
Paul Davis UK / Rob Ryan UK / Jean – Phillipe Delhomme USA/ France
Pete Fowler UK/Wales / Catalina Estrada Colombia/ Spain / Antoine and Manuel France
Olivier Kugler Germany/UK / Matthew Cook UK / Laura Carlin UK