Illustration Books

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  1. Lifestyle Illustration of the 1950's

    Lifestyle Illustration of the 1950's

    Lifestyle Illustration of the 1950's offers an enthralling overview of the astonishing artistic skill of the leading lifestyle illustrators of the period. The book reveals the changing social aspirations of the post-war generation and their growing optimism for the future.

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    Becoming a Successful Illustrator

    Becoming a Successful Illustrator provides practical and inspirational guidance on finding and contacting clients, putting together promotional materials and establishing yourself as a professional illustrator. With case studies, and firsthand tips and hints from practicing illustrators at varying stages in their careers, and packed with hundreds of beautiful examples of professional work, this is a must-have guide to the working world of illustration.

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    Maurice Sendak and the Art of Children's Book Illustration

    Maurice Sendak is the widely acclaimed American children's book author and illustrator. This critical study focuses on his famous trilogy, Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen and Outside Over There, as well as the early works and Sendak's superb depictions of Grimms' fairy tales in The Juniper Tree.

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    Timestory: The Illustrative Collages of Lorenzo Petrantoni

    Timestory is the first comprehensive collection of Petrantoni's striking illustration for publications such as Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, la Repubblica, and Liberation, as well as brands including Coca-Cola, Urban Outfitters, Nespresso, Burton, Swatch, Bosch, and many more.

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    Rebour: The Bicycle Illustrations of Daniel Rebour

    A compendium of illustrations of bicycles, bicycle components, and bicycle accessories by the famed French illustrator Daniel Rebour. The book contains 2,000 reproductions of drawings from the period 1946-1983, with descriptive captions by the authors.

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    The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers

    A Map of the World features the most original and sought-after map illustrators whose work is in line with the zeitgeist. A new generation of designers, illustrators, and mapmakers are currently discovering their passion for various forms of illustrative cartography. A Map of the World is a compelling collection of their work - from accurate and surprisingly detailed representations to personal, naive, and modernistic interpretations.

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    American Illustration 31

    American Illustration 31 features a whopping collection of 439 winning images, as selected by a jury of art and design professionals from over 8,000 submissions to the annual competition.

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    Illustration Unzipped

    Illustration Unzipped covers different ways of drawing viewpoints, perspective, palettes, and choice of media. By showcasing a range of illustrators - from established names to fresh talent - the book reveals the most compelling styles and techniques that are practiced today.

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    Botanical Illustration

    Botanical Illustration is formed of ten graded lessons, where each teaches you new skills to build upon the last. From mushrooms to orchids to hawthorn berries and leaves; once you've completed these lessons in drawing and painting botanical subjects, you will have all the techniques you need in order to tackle far more complex arrangements.

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    Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration

    Hollywood Sketchbook is the first volume published on costume design illustration for the movies. This groundbreaking book celebrates one hundred years of the costume designers' and costume illustrators' contributions to the art of cinematic storytelling.

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    Drawing Fashion Accessories

    Drawing Fashion Accessories is a practical guide to illustrating footwear, millinery, bags and purses, cosmetic products, and jewelry, offering a unique resource for students and professional fashion illustrators alike.

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    Brian Grimwood

    Brian Grimwood: The Man Who Changed the Look of British Illustration is the first book on renowned illustrator and artist Brian Grimwood, whose work has been featured across the board in advertising, design and publishing industries.

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    Modern Vintage Illustration

    Organized by historical or cultural period, Modern Vintage Illustration features hundreds of modern retro images, including pieces that incorporate the geometric beauty of Art Deco, the bold architectural lines of Soviet constructivist posters, and the graphic design of Blue Note's record sleeves.

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    The Illustrations of Rockwell Kent

    Rockwell Kent was generally considered the most important American book illustrator of the 1920s and 30s, gracing such works as Candide, Moby Dick, and The Canterbury Tales. This retrospective brings together his finest work for the first time, gathering pen-and-ink pieces and woodcuts from not only important novels, but magazines and advertisements.

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    Masters of Fashion Illustration

    Masters of Fashion Illustration celebrates the colorful lives and dazzling work of the great twentieth-century fashion illustrators, as chosen by one of today's leading fashion artists, David Downton.

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    Workbook for the Fashion Designer

    Workbook for the Fashion Designer: The Complete Guide to Fashion Illustration brings together comprehensive and easy-to-understand step-by-step instructions for the core aspects of fashion illustration, including figure variation examples, preparing beginning students to grow within their own styles and eventually master advanced professional techniques.

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    Little Big Books

    Featuring the work of the best up-and-coming illustrators and creators of picture books for children, Little Big Books is a captivating showcase of what is state-of-the-art in today's children's books.

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    Behind Illustrations

    Behind Illustrations is a compendium that presents the current panorama of illustration where professionals the world over make their work known, with a range of illustrations with great visual diversity owing to the contrast of styles and cultures.

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    Illustrators 53

    This latest volume of the Society of Illustrators annual is a gorgeous collection of the year's best illustrations derived from books, advertising, comics, and un-commissioned illustrations. Designed by D.J. Stout of the prestigious Pentagram Design firm, this massive volume presents not only the year's finest illustrative work, but also delves into the ideas behind the art as stated by the artists themselves.

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    500 Years of Illustration

    For working artists and students alike, this is an unrivaled treasury of the methods, techniques, and examples of great illustrators from the dawn of printing to the 20th century. Featuring works by Goya, Hogarth, Durer, Morris, Dore, Beardsley, and others, it serves as a reference as well as a delightful browsing book.

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    Sketch: Karim

    Sketch: Karim showcases the illustrations and digital artwork of New York based designer Karim Rashid from early career to present. Selections include experimental drawings, computer-rendered artistic explorations, and architectural illustrations that were produced for client projects.

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    Making Great Illustration

    This book looks at some of the world's best illustrators, providing insight into the generally hidden and personal processes involved in the creation of illustration from concept to finished work. Covering a wide range of illustration types, the book explores both the conceptual and practical methodologies and demonstrates the diversity of working methods used. Included are design and advertising; adult fiction publishing; decorative illustration and merchandising; editorial and political cartoons; children's publishing; graphic literature; fashion illustration and journalistic illustration.

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    Illustration Now! 4

    A fascinating mix of established master draftsmen and neophytes, working in a vast range of techniques, Illustration Now! Vol. 4 features 150 illustrators from 30 countries, including information about their career paths and lists of selected exhibitions. Also included is an introduction by specialist Steven Heller on current trends in the field.

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    Illustrators Unlimited

    The lavish images covering page after page and insightful accompanying texts make Illustrators Unlimited a comprehensive overview of contemporary illustration. The book is a definitive reference for clients looking to commission work, for agencies, and anyone else who is interested in this multifaceted creative medium.

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    Baetulona: 100 Designs for History

    In this unique accordion-folded project, the outstanding work of some of the best illustrators from over 50 different countries is assembled to give life to a single work created by the design studio Brothers. This book looks at the history of Baetulona, now known as Badalona, through a unique and modern artistic perspective and depicts the 100 defining moments which have marked the evolution of this ancient Roman coastal city near Barcelona.

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    How to Draw Digital Cartoons

    How to Draw Digital Cartoons is a teach-yourself guide to drawing cartoons on your computer, suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists, with 200 illustrations: from getting started to advanced techniques, with 70 practical exercises and projects.

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    Sarah Illenberger

    At the intersection of photography, art, and graphic design, Sarah Illenberger creates vivid imagesthat make stories come to life. The visual language of Sarah Illenberger is extremely effective at translating content, data, and ideas into vivid, often humorous images. Sarah Illenberger is the first monograph of the Berlin-based artist's work

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    Cutting Edge Illustrations

    FRESH is a ground breaking collection of contemporary illustration from around the world, presenting a wide range of styles and techniques. Hundreds of successful projects from brand new faces to star illustrators are featured in this series of three books.

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    This refreshing work recalls the golden age of graphic design in the 50s and 60s, while showcasing the work of a new generation of designers using hand-made, more organic design techniques to create and inspire their illusations and artwork

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    How To Draw Comics

    This book is full of secret techniques, that the top professional artists have known for years. This book walks you step by step in teaching you how to fine tune the skills needed to draw comic book anatomy.