“Illustration Now!” is a series of books about illustration art, edited by Julius Weidemann, an author of many Taschen digital and media titles.

Illustration Now! Portraits

The book is a spectrum of nowadays portrait masterpieces, from caricatures to realism. During last ten years illustration has been on easy street as for computer working artists, as for artists who work by hand. The most interesting and also difficult thing about illustrations is a portrait. It is usually used in editorials, advertising, and recently has become a subject of big exhibitions. “Illustration Now! Portraits” by German publishing house Taschen consists of exclusive and even not published portraits of artists from all over the world, also such famous names as Aaron Jasinski , André Carrilho, Hanoch Piven, Anita Kunz, Jody Hewgill, and Dugald Stermer. Steven Heller has written an introduction to the “Illustration Now! Portraits”.

Illustration Now! Portraits. Cover

Illustration Now! 2

“Illustration  Now! 2″ brings a completely new vision on artists and prices of their artwork. It is all about new faces of illustration art from over than 20 countries and budget prices as well. It is even more interesting then the first book, thanks to its features: depicts the world about new styles of portrait art, however not forgetting the traditional styles. “Illustration Now! 2″ includes a dialog between design specialist Steven Heller and German illustrator Cristoph Niemann discussing the role of an illustrator in the modern world. This book, published by Taschen (German publishing house), is perfect not only for illustration professionals and art students, but also for anyone, who feels enthusiastic about fine art.

Illustration Now! 2. Cover

Illustration Now! 2

Illustration Now! 3

“Illustration Now! 3″, published by German publishing house Taschen, is a kind of a portfolio of the most exciting artists from all over the world (150 artists from 30 countries). There are craftsmen and neophytes, working in a vast range of techniques, plus information about their careers and a list of selected exhibitions. The book starts with an introduction, written by Steven Heller, revealing the latest trends in this field.

Illustration Now! 3. Cover

Illustration Now! 3

Illustration Now! 4

The fourth volume of the popular series by the German publishing house Taschen titled “Illustration Now! 4″ is another paean to visual culture; a new proof that neither articles in magazines nor books, fashion shows, catalogues or music albums can’t thrive without illustrations. Consider the following, “What is the use of illustrations in this period of photography?” An experienced photo editor answered that he is tired of inquiries like: “I want a photo where a minister is riding a bicycle followed by running Mick Jagger.” Illustrators can help in the most complicated situations, when a whimsical star refuses to be shot or it is so boring to the public that only a caricature may be suitable. The editor Julius Wedeman has carefully selected 150 of the most talented and promising modern illustrators and presented their works, bios and contact data for this latest monography.

Illustration Now! 4. Cover

Illustration Now! 4

 

To learn more about “Illustration Now!” books please visit TASCHEN website: www.taschen.com