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08.26.14

Historically Speaking illustrations

Illustration, Entertainment

Thomas Fuchs illustrates the Wall Street Journal's biweekly column "Historically Speaking." Written by Dr. Amanda Foreman, the column uses historical figures to illuminate parallels in contemporary society. Fuchs' illustrations are often a straightforward portrait, but can also be purely conceptual. He's illustrated greats such as Dickens, who was intrigued by spontaneous human combustion; Queen Victoria, one of the first figures to admit to using chloroform in childbirth; and a headless man, a popular motif in stories throughout the ages.

Keith Webb, art director; Dr. Amanda Foreman, writer; Thomas Fuchs (Berlin, Germany), illustrator; Wall Street Journal, client.

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