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Illustration Age Showcases New Inspiring Work from Five Magazines

Illustration Age Showcases New Inspiring Work from Five Magazines

For the week of April 28-May 2, the Illustration Age website featured illustrations from five diverse magazines. Guest edited by Robert Newman, the idea behind the series was to look at magazines that use illustration as a major component of their design and content.

The five magazines that were exhibited: Eight by Eight, Anorak, Reader's Digest, The Baffler, and The New Yorker, represent a wide variety of genres, audiences, formats, and styles of illustration. But for all of them, illustration is an essential part of the visual identity of the magazine, not just a way to decorate or accompany stories, but an integral part of the regular conversation that is carried on with the readers. The editors and art directors of these magazines are passionate supporters of illustration, each with their own unique aesthetic.

This series is an inspiring look at new and established illustrators and a tribute to some great design and art direction.

(Above: Illustration by David McLimans for The Baffler. Art director: Patrick JB Flynn)

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