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IdN v21n3: Editorial Illustration — New Faces of Inspiration

Editorial illustration is more than just an added extra to give a page of dense type eye-appeal — it can actually add significantly to the interpretation of a story, especially if it features a face. We asked 10 specialists to share their trade secrets with us.

Contents:

Motion Gallery: Music Video
Feature: Editorial Illustration
Creative Country: Finland
Studio: Matt Luckhurst | Noeeko | Ordinary People | Transwhite
Playable Graphics & Design: The Essence of Interactive Games for all Ages
Playable Calendars: Making Old-Fashioned Artifacts Attractive Again
Product Review: Fancy Products

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100 pages
6 varying paper stocks
4C process + matt lamination + UV varnish + black foiling
Online access to tv.idnworld.com included

Feature: Editorial Illustration

New Faces of Inspiration

For all that the camera is king when it comes to quick-turnaround publication, it is remarkable how many newspapers still lean heavily on illustrators to give their news and feature stories a fillip. One of their main channels of communication is the human face, be it famous or infamous. As UK-based illustrator Joe Wilson puts it: "Illustrated portraits add depth and meaning to an image that photography lacks. Illustration gives artists the opportunity to depict things that aren’t really there, to project emotions and ideas onto their subject and bring in other references to build a background story around the image."

We’ve spoken to 10 top illustrators who work in this energetic field to find out how they developed their style, the important things to consider when you’re drawing the human face – and how they juggle jobs and make ends meet.

Featuring:

Andrew Archer | Charis Tsevis | David Foldvari | Joe Wilson | Miles Donovan | MVM | Paul Blow | Paul X.Johnson | Rami Niemi | Sam Falconer

Motion Gallery: Music Video

Has the Internet killed the MV star?

With the huge amount of easily accessible free music sources on the Internet, most experts predict that the demise of the music video is imminent. And yet a sizable number of young directors are still determined to engage with the genre (which has kick-started the careers of many a top feature-film director). Just as video did not kill the radio star, neither has the Internet killed the MV star – yet. Find out what keeps it kicking with four successful MV auteurs.

Featuring:

Chic & Artistic | Hayley Morris | Paul Trillo | Takashi Ohashi

Creative Country: Finland

Long dark nights of the soul nurture latent talent

Situated at the northern tip of continental Europe, Finland is a Nordic welfare state that has been the cradle for many world-class designers whose trademark has traditionally been a penchant for minimalism, strong lines and bold colours. Their successes have led to design playing a strong role in the country’s economy, which has experienced something of a roller-coaster ride in recent years. In 2012, the capital Helsinki was declared a World Design Capital. How is the younger generation of Finnish designers coping with both the burden of its heritage and the impact of globalisation? Like their forebears, they claim that the country’s long, cold, dark winters galvinize their creativity!

Featuring:

Aino-Maija Metsola | Janine Rewell | Lotta Nieminen | Tsto | Werklig | Woland

Studio

Matt Luckhurst | Noeeko | Ordinary People | Transwhite

Playable Graphics & Design: The Essence of Interactive Games for all Ages

Koh Min Yu | Lee Wan Yee | Podpunkt

Playable Calendars: Making Old-Fashioned Artifacts Attractive Again

CMYK Colour Matching Calendar | Tea Calendar

Pick of the Month

Kyle Poff | Show us your Type | Bunch | Kir Rostovsky | Tingyi S Lin | Grundini | Notegraphy | Propagandism | Shawn Soh | Heike Weber | Chineasy | Ivorin | Designers Anonymous

Product Review: Fancy Products

Sock Therapy | Suck UK | Gongdreen | MUJJO | Oopsmark | Alma Tatuada | Makers Kit | Lianna Sheppard | Studio dBreez

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