American Illustration 26
Topping out at 416 pages, American Illustration 26 promises to deliver even more of what design professionals, artists and students desire from this influential annual juried illustration collection. Not only does the volume consistently serve up the most innovative projects from the illustration world--including previously unpublished personal work--but it is also an increasingly well designed object. Last year, the twenty-fifth anniversary edition included a never-before-seen, double-sided, die-cut, round, french fold, metallic pull-out, 30 x 30 inch poster by Yuko Shimizu and "trading cards" showcasing 25 years of covers, complete with stats for each volume--including juries, designers and winning illustrators. This year's roster includes works chosen from magazines, children's books and promotional materials by some of the top names in the field and others whom you'll soon start hearing more from. A short list includes Marcel Dzama, Chris Ware, Brad Holland, Istvan Baynai, Seymour Chwast, Vivienne Flesher, Nathan Fox, Anita Kunz, John Hersey, Christoph Niemann and Christian Northeast. You'll see why the Rhode Island School of Design states unequivocally, "American Illustration is the most innovative and visually exciting overview of illustrative work available today," while the Savannah College of Art and Design enthuses, "American Illustration is American art at its best, a rare experience in enjoyment and a trip to illustration Utopia."