Tag Archives illustration

Quentin Blake

by Friday, March 17, 2017

Blake is beyond brilliant. He is anarchic, moral, infinitely subversive, sometimes vicious, socially acute, sparse when he has to be, exuberantly lavish in the details when he feels like it. He can tell wonderful stories without a single word, but his partnership with Roald Dahl was made in heaven. Or somewhere. The diabolic ingenuity of Dahl came into its own only ...

George Barbier

by Wednesday, March 1, 2017

George Barbier (1882-1932) was one of the key artists of the “Art Deco” movement and one of the most prestigious French artist’s and fashion illustrators to emerge from post World War 1 in the early twentieth century.He produced the most exquisite, high-colour fashion plates for the couturier Paul Poiret, as well as contemporaries Lanvin, Paquin ...

Irma Gruenholz

by Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Madrid is her base for balancing sculpting, painting, lighting, and photography, creating portraits and still-lifes that could easily be mistaken for 2D images, but definitely they're not. Irma Gruenholz produces photo-based, photo-realist illustrations that have a lush, painterly feel. In translating images from sculpting to illustration, Irma heightens contrast, and most importantly, blurs the imagery, ...

Jimin Kim

by Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jimin Kim is a Korean picture book artist, author, print maker and illustrator, currently based in Seoul. She enjoys making a narrative and embodying it in a format of a picture book. She is made her book just after graduating from Kingston University with a Communication Design: MA Illustration course. Now she is focusing on making ...

Edmund Dulac

by Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Edmund Dulac was born in 1882, 15 years after Arthur Rackham and a decade or more after Charles and Heath Robinson. Only Kay (rhymes with "high") Nielsen (1886) of the five major "Golden Age" gift book illustrators was younger. For comparison, that puts him in the generation of N.C. Wyeth, Willy Pogany and Joseph Clement ...