Future dialogues for illustration

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In the advent of globalisation, digital technology, the Internet, social media and economic forces, the meaning of what can be illustration is profoundly changing. Authorial and collaborative practices are rapidly becoming commonplace, if not essential, beyond the traditional sole practitioner model. The forms of illustration are evolving past publishing and the commercial template to also include sculptural, experiential, and moving image work, reflecting the accelerated nature of the creative industry, and a possible paradigm shift in our understanding of what is illustration. In the preceding 5 years illustration has grown both in terms of recognition by the public and its popularity as a subject to study. In a world more dominated by image, the discipline is coming to terms with the migration of work from print to web based platforms, offering the opportunities of illustration within a timeline, encouraging the potential of motion, interactivity and encouraging participation, challenging the roles of image and communication. This blurring of definition comes at a time when illustration is becoming more craft-like, authentic, and at the same time more digital as our interactions become increasingly immaterial. Alongside this social networks have enabled illustrators to develop their own brands through the cultivation of audience across social networks. This chapter will seek to explore the new territorials that illustrators inhabit, suggesting future directions and new approaches for the discipline, including visual storytelling, reportage/journalistic roles, hybrid/multidisciplinary practices, Illustration as environment.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompanion guide to illustration
EditorsA. Male
Place of PublicationUSA
StateAccepted/In press - 28 Jan 2019

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Mills, R. (2019). Future dialogues for illustration. In A. Male (Ed.), Companion guide to illustration USA.
Mills, Roderick. / Future dialogues for illustration. Companion guide to illustration. editor / A. Male. USA, 2019.
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