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 Shimisu, Sean 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?