Item description for Illusive: Contemporary Illustration And Its Context by Robert Klanten & Hendrik Hellige...
Today, illustration appears in design-related projects in a wide range of styles. One can find drawings done fleetingly by hand just as often as polished vector graphics created on computers. Motifs are not only being produced in pencil, chalk, airbrush and marker but also by mixing media, for example by combining illustration, photography and wallpaper. But when so many alluring possibilities currently exist in illustration, how can one stay up to date and how should one evaluate new developments?
Illusive is a collection of contemporary illustration from around the world that addresses the variety of existing techniques and puts them into context with explanatory text. It features personal designs alongside fashion illustration and commercial work produced for books or magazines -- a diversity that reveals how the medium of illustration functions independently from trends. At the same time the book is also a survey of current tendencies and design approaches. Features introducing leading protagonists supplement the examples shown.
The fact that it presents manifold methods by such a broad spectrum of international designers side by side makes Illusive stimulating and educational reading for the professional illustrator.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 10" Height: 12.5" Weight: 4.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Gestalten Verlag
ISBN 3899550854 ISBN13 9783899550856
Reviews - What do customers think about Illusive: Contemporary Illustration And Its Context?
Inspiration Plus! Mar 27, 2008
I work in graphic design and have to say that Illusive is in my top 5 favourite art books. If you like good quality art books then this it. Illusive is filled with inspiring art from artists around the world with a broad scope of different styles. My favourite artists in the book include Henry Obasi, Stephane Manel,and Sophie Toulouse. This book makes a great coffee table book and would make an excellent gift for those interested in graphic design, illustration and art.
Absolutely Amazing May 4, 2007
This book is better than I expected, way better. Illusive has become a bottomless well of inspiration to me. Some of the art is a little out there and impractical, but thats what's great about this book. The art is both cutting edge and simple at times. My favorite chapter is the one that covers handmade elements combined with digital elements. If you're into cutting edge art and want to expand your skill set buy this book ASAP!!!!
A must have! May 1, 2007
For all illustrators and designers! This book is a must have. It contains the most amazing collection of art works. I am graphic designer and illustrator. This book gives me tons of inspirations. I highly recommend to add this book to your collection.
GORGEOUS! Jan 5, 2007
I bought this book along with the "Bologna Annual Illustrators of Children's Books" catalogue and leave both of them on my coffee table. The illustrations as well as graphic artwork for anything from books to band posters and advertisements are beautiful and very inspiring. I find myself sitting on the couch flipping through it regularly. Well worth the money!
Great Compendium of Illustration Nov 10, 2006
Anything you need to stay up-to-date with the most recent works on the field of illustration.