Synopses & Reviews
For years the enfant terrible of juried annuals, American Illustration turns 30 Created in 1982 to turn heads and eyeballs away from the more established and conventional tomes of the day, American Illustration set out to honor the underrepresented artists--those who were creating a new visual language in the illustration and fine art worlds. In this anniversary edition, American Illustration 30 presents the best collection of alternative work being created by today's emerging and established artists, some of whom helped define the publication three decades ago. Included are 316 images selected by a jury of design professionals from over 7,000 submitted to the annual competition. This year's jury made up of top creative professionals included: Nicholas Blechman, The New York Times Book Review; Rachael Cole, Schwartz & Wade Books; Michael Ian Kaye, Mother Design; Todd Oldham, Todd Oldham Studio; D.W. Pine, Time magazine; David Saylor, Scholastic; and Dean Sebring, Worth magazine.