What We’re Reading: For Love and Money


 
From left: Vetika, Chrissie Abbott. Personal project, hand-drawing, collage, 2008. 2K, Chrissie Abbott. Client: 2K by gingham, T-shirt design, hand-drawing, 2008.
 
Guru Dream, El Despabilador, Pablo Bisoglio. Personal project, pencil, marker, spray paint, digital, limited editions, 2008.

Today’s illustrators must feel like kids in a candy store: The days of either/or (pencil or pixels) are officially over, and the possibilities are endless. Liz Farrelly and Olivia Triggs’s new book For Love and Money: New Illustration highlights those unlimited creative opportunities enjoyed by today’s illustrators. Featuring groundbreaking talent—from Erin Petson to Kerry Roper—For Love and Money showcases the uninhibiting rebirth of illustration.

From materials to techniques, hand-drawn to digital, this collection of over 80 portfolios uncovers a variety of ways working practitioners are making a living—and pushing boundaries. Aside from 400 color illustrations, the book offers insight with a full analysis of the changing industry as well as comments on each piece from its creator.

Inspirational at least, groundbreaking at best, For Love and Money is a must for professional illustrators, and a never-ending gobstopper for all eyes.

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