Feature: Illustration

 
Systematic play

Systematic play

Using intuition, research and process, the work of Armin Lindauer and Betina Müller revitalises…

 
The anti-Rockwell

The anti-Rockwell

Blechman pioneered a less-is-more aesthetic. His scratchy shorthand expresses ideas with a punchy…

 
Crayon game

Crayon game

The unexpected craze for adult colouring books has created a bonanza for publishers. Can they keep it…

 
Modernist cottage industry

Modernist cottage industry

For more than a decade, Ruth Artmonsky has been publishing modest, readable books about design and…

 
The long look

The long look

Creating playful, thoughtful images for The Guardian’s ‘long read’ section relies upon a close…

 
Ambition and illustration

Ambition and illustration

Alan Male welcomes a return to the ‘polymath principle’, the idea that an illustrator should engage with…

 
Colouring in the city

Colouring in the city

Camille Walala’s exuberant, colourful designs for the Splice Post building bring warmth and vitality to…

 
Writing the city

Writing the city

Signwriter Pete Hardwicke has left his mark on a significant area of London

 
The first couple of American billboards

The first couple of American billboards

Otis and Dorothy Shepard, the ‘Scott and Zelda’ of mid-century advertising graphics, were neglected when…

 
Critical heat on the Aegean coast

Critical heat on the Aegean coast

A workshop in a remote Turkish village gave international students a chance to explore what design can…

 
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