The Art of Illustration

Take a look at this new video from the Off Book series by PBS, a web-only collection of videos that explore experimental and cutting edge artistic media. The Art of Illustration features influential people in the illustration world including Steven Guarnaccia (Professor at The New School’s Illustration Program), Yuko ShimisuSean Murphy, as well as many artists from the Flickr community.

The short video provides a brief history of the field, tracing its beginnings at a time that precedes the photograph, to today’s more experimental and conceptual forms of illustration. It also provides insight to ongoing discussions such as, what role does illustration play in our ever-changing world? Has comic book illustration transgressed into High-Art? How do you set yourself apart as an emerging Illustrator?

If you’re inspired by that video, there are dozens more like it from PBS – including The Art of Logo Design, The Effect of Color, and The Universal Arts of Graphic Design to name a few!

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