Illustration Today and Tomorrow

Things were looking decidedly shaky for a while in the world of illustration. Photography took over from the drawn, painted or rendered image in advertising and editorial, leaving desperate illustrators fighting for scraps. As reported in these pages, however, illustration has recently undergone something of a resurgence. So much so that it's time to ask if what's happening today could eventually echo the heyday of printed artwork during the 60s and 70s.

"A feeling of desperation has been replaced by an optimistic outlook, in that the vogue for illustration isn't just a flash in the pan, and is here to stay as a viable alternative to the photographic image," argues illustrator, agent and author Lawrence Zeegen, observing that numerous large, corporate brands now regularly use illustration to differentiate themselves.

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