Culled from our Illustration Now! series is this selection of today’s most successful and important illustrators from around the globe. In his introduction, Steven Heller fleshes out the challenging process of narrowing down a field of 600 illustrators to a selection of the 100 most significant. The final cut, including artists such as Istvan Banyai, Gary Baseman, Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Brad Holland, Mirko Ilić, Anita Kunz, and Christoph Niemann, provides a snapshot of the highly dynamic and diverse world of contemporary illustration.
A self-portrait by each illustrator and examples of their work
A profile text about each illustrator by Steven Heller
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the School of Visual Arts MFA Designer as Author Program. For 33 years he was an art director for The New York Times, and currently writes the “Visuals” column for The New York Times Book Review. He is the author of 120 books on graphic design, illustration, and satiric art.
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.
“An instantaneous vision of the world of contemporary illustration in all its diversity and dynamism.”
— Artexpo, Brussels
“A superb boxed set from TASCHEN enclosing two very beautiful books. This is what it feels like to own a museum… A resolutely modern presentation of 100 artists among more than 600 potential names, in other words, a dynamic, instantaneous and diverse vision of the fantastic, often hallucinatory, world of contemporary illustration. A “must-have”, as they say.”
— Lui.fr, Paris
“A fabulous catalogue presenting the hundred best illustrators working today… truly a visual feast in this deluxe edition.”
— RTVE.es, Madrid
“The thoroughly versatile artwork is striking and inspirational, screaming originality and genuine talent.”
— Huffington Post, London
“Illustration nerds, it's time to get your geek on… 100 of the most significant illustrators working in the field today.”
— Huffington Post, New York
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