Alan Male

Recent articles by Alan Male

The glyphic and the vedutic

Issue 98, Spring 2019


D. B. Dowd’s Stick Figures is a self-consciously polemical book that invites argument.

More than skin deep

Issue 97, Autumn 2018


Many books about visual communication contain scant critique or objective evaluation. Most tend to be…

Ambition and illustration

Issue 92, Summer 2016


Alan Male welcomes a return to the ‘polymath principle’, the idea that an illustrator should engage with their subject matter at a deeper, more authorial level