For any kid who went through a Crayola phase or doodled her way through high school, illustration seems like an ideal line of work. As with any dream career, however, the perks often overshadow the challenges. For every artist with a full list of client projects, there are quite a few more struggling to turn breakout Behance popularity into mainstream recognition. The industry is saturated, the competition is fierce, and the internet—the proverbial blessing and curse—has turned everyone (or is it no one?) into illustration superstars with hoards of followers.
In the newest issue of Print, the Sex & Design issue, we tastefully explore issues surrounding sex and sexuality. Read the Evolution column by Steven Heller taken from the February issue of Print magazine, which is a look at the sultry history of the XXX sign
and the ubiquitous use of the letter “X.”