»Illustration« Grafikmagazin 01.22
No matter if it’s children's books, political themes, surreal impressions or food and cooking – illustrations cover an immense field. In this issue we focus on illustration and show very different approaches. Whether it’s black and white minimalism or colourful overkill, there seems to be no limit to the creativity of illustrators worldwide.
One subtle, but intriguing example is the cover illustration by Anne Albert. This is an somewhat unlikely motive for a magazine cover, but because of that even more fascinating. The illustration catches this special summer feeling, when everything is easy, warm and carefree. At the same time the motive leaves a lot of whitespace for the paper to shine through.
Another highlight of this issue is surely the paper. This issue is about feeling, emotions and haptics!
Find out more in our Grafik+ section on »Illustration« and in Grafikmagazin 01.22.
In this issue we focus on »Illustration«, but also on sustainability. In our »Focus Packaging« we show new concepts that combine great designs with new materials and production techniques to create packagings that work, look good and are eco-friendly.
On 20 pages we present illustrators from all around the world. Whether it’s illustrations for children’s books or political texts, for recipes or websites – illustrations can fill every area of life with emotion and meaning.
Our showroom section is always a great source of inspiration. Paul Leichtfried from Austria shows how to create identities, that work perfectly online and in print. Art director Luzia Hein from Germany loves typography and likes to challenge herself as a designer. And the three guys from French studio Super Terrain have a great tipp for everybody who runs out of ideas: Leave your computer, go to the printing studio and get your hands dirty. A special highlight of this issue is the article about the work of Félix Beltrán. He learned his trade in New York with the likes of Milton Glaser and Herbert Matter and then returned to Cuba. With his designs he wanted to further the revolution, but he also used a minimalistic approach to design, that is timeless and still fascinating.
And as always there’s great books and magazines to be discovered, type design and articles on design & research.
Remember this carefree feeling one get’s while lying on summer meadow? Anne Albert caught this feeling in her illustration and let’s us all dream about the warm and sunny days to come.
The cover was printed on Peyvida puro in 270 gsm. This paper has a structured surface not unlike canvas. It feels also very nice to touch. On the inside pages of our Print & Publishing« section we used Salzer Touch, a paper with volume and good haptics, which is also Cradle to Cradle certified.
Cover design: Anne Albert
Paper: Peyvida puro by Peyer
Offset printing: f&w Medien
98 pages, four different papers,
text in German
Buy online: www.grafikmagazin.de