the journal of illustration and made images April 2008
Cover image: That’s Not Art, That’s Illustration by Brad Holland
AN INTERVIEW WITH BRAD HOLLAND
BY JO DAVIES
The icon of American Illustration invites Davies to his New York studio to discuss his early development, his uncompromising attitude, his fight for illustrators’ rights, the pulse of American creativity now, and what he plans for the future. An expanded version of this interview can be seen in Web
MAPPING THE TERRAIN
: FOUR ILLUSTRATION COLLECTIVES
BY LYDIA FULTON
Varoom explores the working set-up of four collaborative models of illustration:
NousVous (Leeds, UK)
Rinzen (formed Brisbane, Australia)
Elvis Studio (Geneva, Switzerland)
Peep Show (London, UK)
Is this the future
UNROLLED AND GLUED: CHILEAN STREET ART
BY RODNEY PALMER
In the West, street art has commodified status in galleries, but in Chile it retains its ‘outsider’ status, produced on paper and pasted up in public places, a potent weapon critiquing society.
BY WENDY COATES SMITH
‘Queen of contemporary childrens’ illustration’, the celebrated Czech artist Kveta Pacovska has illustrated more than 60 books, translated into German, English, Japanese, French, Italian and Chinese. Influenced by Paul Klee, Kandinsky and Miro, her books have a folk art charm, and are painted with beautiful colour. She has regularly exhibited throughout Europe, including major shows in Prague (1992), Berlin (1993) and Frankfurt (1994).
BY JOHN O’REILLY
A platform for thought-provoking views and critical comment, Heated Debate invites commentators and practitioners to consider imagery and its role in visual culture. John O’Reilly delves into sentimentality in relation to all things natural.
THE COMPELLING IMAGE
CHOSEN BY JONATHAN ELLERY
Leading illustrators, designers, writers and commentators are invited to select an image of particular interest to them. Jonathan Ellery chooses a pair of ‘dirty white gloves’.
PEDDLING FAST FOOD AS FINE DINING:
A VISUAL ESSAY BY DUST
Dust specialise in ‘design and the surrounding disciplines.’ Their visual essay investigates the notions of ‘less is less is less’ and ‘making a silk ear out of a sow’s purse.’ As they say ‘It’s about what gets lost when things get made better.’ They also pose the question: ‘If culture is finite and enrichment is the goal, who chooses what stays’?’.
THE ART OF SELF-PROMOTION
BY ROD HUNT
Success is rarely an accident. The image-makers we admire have worked hard to establish themselves, but there is no magic formula: even when artists become well-known they have to keep working to promote themselves. Andy Smith, Catalina Estrada, Gary Taxali, Jay Taylor, Jeremyville, Jon Burgerman, Jonny Hannah and Stuart Kolakovic are consulted.
By David Byrne
Reviewed by Rick Poynor
MODERN DOG: TWENTY YEARS OF
By Mike Strassburger and Robynne Raye
Reviewed by Charlotte West
ONEDOTZERO: MOTION BLUR 2
Reviewed by Mark Webster
EUROPEAN POP ART
Kunsthaus Zurich, 15/2 – 12/5/08
Reviewed by Silvia Baumgart