Dreams of Drawing

Dreams of Drawing: How to Become an Illustrator in 2014

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.

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Print’s June 2014 Issue

In this issue, we take a look at how the entrepreneur shift has paved the way for a new chapter in social innovation design and delve into what being a design entrepreneur really means. Plus get insight into what it takes to break into the world of illustration.

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Leigh Guldig on her Cover Illustration for Print

Illustrator Leigh Guldig, who is one of the 20 2014 New Visual Artists, discusses her approach and process in creating the cover for the April issue of Print. Our art director also provides comments.

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The 2014 New Visual Artists

We’re excited to introduce you to the 2014 New Visual Artists. Get a taste of their work and learn a bit about each talented individual with this year’s 20 under 30.

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Graphics For A Fortune

Fortune Magazine isn’t necessarily known to be the most graphically compelling publication. That is, unless you look back to the magazine’s first 15 years, starting in 1929. Find out who penned the illustration for its original prototype—a rare piece!

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Designers & Books Founder on the Best Book Lists

In this interview with Designer & Books founder and editor-in-chief, Steve Kroeter, he expands upon Rick Poynor’s “Observer” column in the April issue of Print. Kroeter explains the origins of the site, managing designer’s book lists and some designers and lists that have made an impression.

An Uncensored Look at Banned Comics

Given our current online environment, you’d think that comic book censorship would be a thing of the past. Well, not quite. Whether the contents are satirical, sexual or just plain sick, comics creators continue to battle the forces of repression. And when it comes to the web, it’s one thing to post whatever you want, it’s another to have it seen.