Illustration is one of today’s fastest growing creative disciplines. Its versatility has made it a key visual element in fashion, lifestyle, editorial design, and advertising. Illustrations depict and enrich content in magazines and other publications. They help advertisers to address target audiences more precisely. Illustration appears more and more frequently in fashion and packaging design, and the combination of illustration and photography has resulted in a new, more complex visual language.
The Beautiful presents the work of 100 of today’s most sought-after illustrators in the areas of fashion, lifestyle, editorial design, and commercial illustration. These include Autumn Whitehurst, Cecilia Carlstedt, Daniel Egneus, Ed Tsuwaki, Gabriel Moreno, James Dignan, Jenny Mörtsell, Jules Julien, Julie Verhoeven, Kareem Iliya, Lina Bodén, Linn Olofsdotter, Liselotte Watkins, Makiko Sugawa, Margot Macé, My Dead Pony, Piet Paris, Ricardo Fumanal, Sara Singh, Stina Persson, Tina Berning, and Will Broome.
The book was compiled by Anneke Krull, who has established herself as a respected developer, designer and art director of a variety of fashion magazines over the last ten years.