In recent years, illustration has evolved from a purely service-oriented
trade to an expressive, poetic, and esteemed voice in contemporary visual
culture. Today it continues to burgeon as a creative discipline––especially in
its more artistic forms. Editorial design increasingly uses illustration in
place of photography because it depicts and enriches content in a way that
offers an expanded dimension of communication.
Illustrators Unlimited presents the work of cutting-edge
illustration talents scouted from around the world. They are working
independently from fleeting trends and represent the best of the virtually
inexhaustible possibilities of styles and techniques that are practiced
The book is structured according to the featured illustrators. Each one is
introduced with a variety of representative examples of his or her work plus a
text portrait written by James Gaddy, a former editor at Print
magazine. Whether created by established names or fresh talents, the work
collected here has been chosen solely for its artistic merit.
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.