Contemporary Creative Collaboration
50 artists, 25 collaborations
- ISBN 9780500292525
- 24.00 x 18.50 cm
- 382 Illustrations, 334 in colour
- First published 2016
Now in paperback
‘Brilliantly unpredictable’ – Design Week
‘Amongst the several collections of contemporary illustration currently available, 'Illustration Next' stands out in offering an exploration of artists’ influences alongside new collaborative work commissioned for the publication’– New Design
‘Weird and wonderful’ – Artists & Illustrators
A cutting-edge global survey of fresh contemporary illustration talent and a daring experiment in creative collaboration
Illustration is experiencing a remarkable renaissance. Young illustrators are no longer regarded as the poor relations of artists, photographers and designers, and their work – engagingly human, delightfully witty and intricately hand-rendered – is at the forefront of visual culture.
This outstanding book brings together the dazzling talent of fifty illustrators from over twenty countries, among them Julia Rothman, Whitney Sherman and Mike Perry, and hands them the opportunity to indulge in a brilliant, creative experiment.
Each illustrator showcases their own work and is interviewed by the author to shine a light onto what inspires and motivates them then a second strand is a collaborative project with illustrators working in pairs to create original work to one of 25 briefs from the author. Each of the outstanding collaborations is accompanied by a joint interview with the two illustrators. As a result, half the work featured was created exclusively for this book.
Ana Benaroya is a young American illustrator at the heart of an international creative network. Her work has been honoured by the Society of Illustrations, American Illustration, and the PRINT Region Design Annual.
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