From magazines and newspapers to ads, websites, album covers, and even mobile phone wallpaper, illustration is a crucial element in visual communication today. With unlimited creative possibilities, illustration is as unbound as imagination itself; whether it’s a simple pencil drawing, an ornate airbrushed painting, or a computer-generated image, an illustration speaks the international language of ideas. This comprehensive guide showcases 150 of today’s best commercial and editorial illustrators from over 50 countries; each entry highlights examples of recent work and includes the artist’s contact information, favorite media, awards, clients, and work philosophy. Look no further for what works and who’s who in the world of illustration: it’s all here.
Julius Wiedemann studied graphic design and marketing, and was an art editor for digital and design magazines in Tokyo. His many TASCHEN titles include Illustration Now!, Logo Design, Jazz Covers and Information Graphics.
"Spanking new book from the TASCHEN stable that's another joy to peruse. There's a ton and a half of talent vying for your busy eye's attention and as well as being a great launch point for some web browsing, it's also a sentimental walk through past ads, magazine covers and album artwork."