Review: Illustration

 
Nested narratives

Nested narratives

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Abrams, $35, £21.99) – the book of the film – comes in the…
 
True confessions

True confessions

Two recent exhibitions in London shone a light into some less explored corners of the…
 
Anecdotage

Anecdotage

GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years and Beyond, which reminisces over the past half-century of…
 
Living, breathing picturebooks

Living, breathing picturebooks

Starting from 1910 and ending in 2014, this large-format book shows illustrations…
 
Learning from Ladybird

Learning from Ladybird

For any member of the generations who grew up with Ladybird Books, the mini-hardback…
 
‘Typo’s guaranteed!’

‘Typo’s guaranteed!’

Do you know of the calypso singer Mighty Sparrow? Or the jazz singer Slim Gaillard…
 
Nostalgia for the Carnation Revolution

Nostalgia for the Carnation Revolution

The exhibition ‘Freedom of Image’, which was spread throughout Porto between May and…
 
Prolific polymath

Prolific polymath

Pretty Pictures (Thames & Hudson, £42, $75) covers the astonishing body of work that…
 
Freestyling text and image

Freestyling text and image

As a second-year undergraduate student at Reading in the early 1990s, I was shown the…
 
Unpacked baggage

Unpacked baggage

Is any contemporary illustrator a household name today? Not in the same way that…
 
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