Making Great Illustration

Some of the world’s best known illustrators, studios and voices from the industry have been brought together in a new book, Making Great Illustration.

Grandpeople
Grandpeople

From the ideas stage to the finished piece the book dissects the work of illustrators including Quentin Blake, Rob Ryan, Marian Bantjes, Javier Mariscal and Ronald Searle.

Hvass and Hannibal
Hvass and Hannibal

Section introductions come from the likes of Adrian Shaughnessy, The New York Times, The Conran Shop and The Folio Society – a reminder of who works with and commissions illustration’s most acclaimed.

Oliver Jeffers
Oliver Jeffers

It’s been authored by Derek Brazell and Jo Davies. Brazell who works for the Association of Illustrators, illustrates children’s books and also lectures on the discipline across Europe.

Rob Ryan
Rob Ryan

Davies, who has illustrated for commercial clients through the design, ad and publishing world is also Associate Professor in illustration at the University of Plymouth.

cover
cover

Appropriately the book is being launched at The Cartoon Museum, today, on 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A

Marian Bantjes
Marian Bantjes
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  • Belle November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    For a book of stunning illustrations, how could they get the cover design so wrong?

  • Jake November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    100% agreed with the comment about the cover. Whoops!

  • Your conscience November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    The cover’s fine. Come on folks; why be so catty? Why not just say that some of the work inside the book is beautiful, why does it have to be about the cover? If it was a book about great graphic design then go for it, but it’s not it’s about great illustration. People are so quick to insult because it makes themselves feel better about what they do, so, well done for criticizing two people that are trying to help people and make a difference in this hostile industry.

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