Review: Illustration

 
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…
 
Violently opposed to war

Violently opposed to war

Looking for images of ‘peace’ on the internet yields predictable and clichéd results…
 
Cute cultural tourism

Cute cultural tourism

Hello Kitty and Pokemon seem to have taken over the world in recent decades. But…
 
Studies in black, brown and beige

Studies in black, brown and beige

Handsome may be the word to describe this book, conceived by German illustrator…
 
Man of letters

Man of letters

For much of the past decade, illustrator Tom Gauld has been a regular contributor to…
 

The theatre that Swarte built

On April 30 1995, the Dutch cartoonist Joost Swarte was miserably tossing around on his…
 

Losing its flavour

The ultimate in cheesy designer excess, packaged in a giant trading card wrapper, the…
 

Density, magic, genius and loss

Chris Ware’s comic strip was originally published in Chicago’s alternative New City paper…
 
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