Guest Post by Image Source
By John O’Reilly
The surge in popularity in illustration began in the mid 1990s, taking people to magical places. Here we explore some of the benchmark moments and look at the most popular ways illustration is used for effective communication.
It’s the month that Lawrence Zeegen and Caroline Roberts’ epic Fifty Years of Illustration gets published by Lawrence King, a book filled with illustration classics such as Klaus Voormann’s Revolver cover to Shepard Fairey’s Hope poster. But if we telescoped down to 15 years and some thumbnail sketches of drivers and moments here are five ideas as to why illustration has got so popular since the late 90s.