Archive | April, 2014

Guest post – Alan Male introduces Illustration: Meeting the Brief

16 Apr

Illustration: Meeting the BriefThis is my second book about illustration, and like the first, Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective, I’ve endeavoured to present an objective and non-discriminatory view of the whole discipline. I say this because there are so many other books that are mainly celebratory, either for a particular practitioner or genre, that don’t actually consider what makes an image work as a successful form of contextualised communication. And I emphasise context − in other words, the job of work an illustration is commissioned to do and the audience it is aimed at.