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A cutting-edge global survey of fresh contemporary illustration talent and a daring experiment in creative collaboration .Illustration is experiencing a remarkable renaissance. Young illustrators are no longer regarded as the poor relations of artists, photographers and designers, and their work – engagingly human, delightfully witty and intricately hand-rendered – is at the forefront of visual culture. This outstanding book brings together the dazzling talent of fifty illustrators from over twenty countries, among them Julia Rothman, Whitney Sherman and Mike Perry, and hands them the opportunity to indulge in a brilliant, creative experiment. Each illustrator showcases their own work and is interviewed by the author to shine a light onto what inspires and motivates them then a second strand is a collaborative project with illustrators working in pairs to create original work to one of 25 briefs from the author. Each of the outstanding collaborations is accompanied by a joint interview with the two illustrators. As a result, half the work featured was created exclusively for this book.