The Illustrator. 100 Best from around the World
Hardcover, 8.3 x 12.4 in., 7.48 lb, 664 pages
For all those who thought digital heralded the end of an era: illustration is alive and kicking, and new tools have given the art renewed vigor and the illustrator greater stamina. Steven Heller and Julius Wiedemann present a snapshot of “the new golden age of illustration,” rounding up 100 of the most talented artists around the world. We dare you to pick your favorites.
Customer reviews (6)
A global compilation of 100 must-know artistsFor the last ten years, Steven Heller and Julius Wiedemann have traced the latest developments in illustration across the globe—and for all those who thought digital heralded the end of an era, they’re here to set the record straight.
There were extraordinary eras before mass media changed our viewing habits, back in the day when illustration was the most primary means of illuminating the word on paper, to today when we get our words and images on screens as small as a watch face. And in this environment, today’s designers and artists are holding their own brilliantly. Illustration is more free and varied than ever, and it is ubiquitous in all kinds of media from paper to screen, books, packages, clothing, cars, and restaurants.
This book celebrates the sheer quality, diversity, intensity, comedy, vivacity, and exceptionality of the work being created by illustrators right now. From veteran artists like Brad Holland, whose oblique and metaphorical paintings for the New York Times’ op-ed section revolutionized illustrative content in the 1970s, to up-and-coming stars like Robin Eisenberg, her pastel-skinned alien belles cruising in spaceships on indie-rock album covers, the 100 artists in this collection are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, but they represent a compelling snapshot of the styles, techniques, and use of color by artists across the world. We dare you to pick your favorites.
- an introduction and foreword by editors Julius Wiedemann and Steven Heller
- 600 pages of brilliantly reproduced works
- a biography for each artist detailing their background, philosophy, motivations, and contact details
- an index of illustration agencies
Customer reviews (6)
Best of the best
JF, October 27, 2021
A great compilation with the best of the best.
Kervin, October 27, 2021
Great quality and a great reference for contemporary artists!
Great gift for Designers
Caroline, October 27, 2021
Bought this as a gift for my brother-in-law who is a Cartoon artist and designer. He absolutely loved it.
Really great book on illustration
Anna, October 27, 2021
Lovely book, with great bios on different artists and their best pieces. It's really cool, because it covers a wide range of styles. I use it as inspiration for my own illustrations!
Valentino, October 27, 2021
This is a thoughtful book, even if its aspirations to cover a lot of ground geographically and stylistically varies in success. Nonetheless, a very aesthetically pleasing edition worth owning.
Marta, October 29, 2021
El libro recoge una selección de los mejores ilustradores del mundo. Una selección perfecta para introducirte en el mundo de la ilustración o conocer a ilustradores de otras partes del mundo. Muy recomendable.