A Future of Illustration.

As part of an AOI Master Class workshop delivered with the Illustrator Holly Wales we discussed the future possibilities for Illustration including self-publishing, art-direction, moving image, animation, & set design. 
Photographs taken from Amon Tobin's ISAM tour.


Illustrator as Author: Presentation Images #3

Drawings by the artist Donald Urquhart who illustrated the book Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray published by Four Corners Books.


Illustrator as Author: Presentation Images #2

James Pyman's illustrated version of Dracula by Bram Stoker. Designed by John Morgan & published by Four Corners Books. 
During the discussion with Luke Best we defined the difference between self-authored work, exploring sequential or narrative forms, and self-promotional work, usually creating product in the form of t-shirts, tote bags, surface decoration... 
Self-authored work is not simply personal work done outside of the commissioning process but has a defined context. It is where the illustrator can bring into focus their own subject matter/content. Today with the means of reproduction more widely available (in the form of small publishers such as Nieves Books, Nobrow, Landfill Editions, Ditto Press...) there are opportunities for illustrators to explore content within their practice.


Illustrator as Author: Presentation Images

During the onstage discussion between Roderick Mills & Luke Best at the first Mokita event a rolling slide presentation featured
the Swedish artist Jockum Nordström.