New book charts illustrators who create for love and money

For Love & Money: New Illustration is a new book by Liz Farrelly and Olivia Triggs that collects the work of more than 80 leading illustrators, focussing on new talent and current trends in illustration. It will be published by Laurence King in February 2010.

From the blurb: "Boosted by the art world’s acceptance of graffiti and street art, the ubiquitous nature of foolproof vector programs, the re-adoption of illustration by avant-garde fashion labels, the proliferation of character design in two- and three-dimensions, and the technical capabilities of digital delivery, contemporary illustration has more applications, methodologies and fans than ever before.

"With modes of production ranging from the re-imagined traditions of drawing, painting and collage, to the wide range of
computer-based applications, and a myriad of unique combinations of both hand and digital means, today’s illustrators are breaking the mould in terms of production. All of this makes it more possible for creative individuals to mix self-instigated projects with paid commissions, both to survive financially, and experiment creatively."

Liz Farrelly is also co-curating an exhibition at the Somerset House Design Galleries in April called Pick Me Up. The exhibition deals with illustrators who produce and sell their own prints via pop-up galleries and websites.


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