Feature: Illustration

 
Time, motion, symbol, line

Time, motion, symbol, line

Choreographers through the centuries have made brave, often beautiful attempts to visualise and record…

 
Big subject, little pictures

Big subject, little pictures

Joe Sacco uses the comics medium to describe the lives of Palestinians

 
Look away

Look away

‘The South’, Seymour Chwast’s special civil rights issue of Push Pin Graphic, was a virtuoso display of…

 

Mystery and clarity

These children’s book illustrations captured moments of social history

 
Reputations: Maira Kalman

Reputations: Maira Kalman

‘I was out walking the dear dog and I saw 500 things that made me want to make art.’

 
Day-Glo mind blow

Day-Glo mind blow

Psychedelia hit late 1960s London in an explosion of silk-screen colour

 
Quiet spirit of joy

Quiet spirit of joy

By championing pattern-making, art and ephemera, the Curwen Press brought a new ‘Comfy Modernism’ to…

 

Picture books: luxury and meaning

The design of lavish illustrated tomes often shows a lack of confidence, or perhaps a confident lack of…

 
Theatre of dreams

Theatre of dreams

Andrzej Klimowski is obsessed with eyes, faces, hands, angels and devils. He is one of Britain’s most…

 

Stop making sense

The best-loved children’s stories are for adults too. Five American illustrators push at the boundaries…

 
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