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May/June 2016

Illustration Annual | 57

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Features
Behind the scenes of this Austin, Texas photography studio, a “MacGyver” couple rigs ingenious sets full of humor, action and beauty.
Steeped in modernism, young Chicago designers have embraced their city’s design history and innovated something of their own.
In Spain, an ad agency rides the country’s cultural tides to speak to its audiences as equals.
This Los Angeles–based interactive studio absorbs the storytelling smarts of Hollywood to create cinematic online experiences.
Exhibit
Malmsten Hellberg’s elegant brochure highlights a luxury apartment building in Stockholm.
Riggs Partners’s sultry collateral materials gave the barbecue sauce a boost at food events.
MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER’s ad campaign for the delivery service eschews traditional food photography.
Wieden+Kennedy, Blacklist and WIZZ Design collaborated on a quirky animated campaign.
Cheil Kazakhstan’s print ads use Samsung’s SUHDTV to emulate a paintbrush.
The Heads of State commemorates the original Star Trek TV series with retro illustrations.
De Andrea Nichols & NoahMacMillan created exciting graphics for the nonprofit farmers’ market.
BETC Paris’s whimsical spot for the cleaning product line features an intense dance routine.
Giant Ant’s animated spot for the social network’s app redesign details its services.
Manual’s identity for the craft brewery evokes iconic San Francisco architecture.
Fresh
The Austin, Texas, designer grounds his modern style with antique inspirations.
This illustrator and printmaker in Providence, Rhode Island, treats each image like a puzzle.
With an analytical approach, this Amsterdam photographer crafts nuanced stories.
Columns
As Ernie Schenck writes, creative workers should stay open to every possibility—even the possibility that they’re wrong.
Wendy Richmond finds freedom in learning a new artistic medium.
Creative briefs are out. Solutions briefs are in. Daniel Carlson explains why ad agencies should offer both.
Serif typefaces have been making a quiet comeback, Allan Haley argues.
Adult coloring books are all the rage, and Claire Sykes uncovers the standouts in a crowded market.
Is simplicity overrated in the design world? To find out, Rebecca Huval explores the state of decorative design.
Anita Kunz, Marco Goran Romano, Alice Meichi Li, Rovina Cai and Dewey Saunders share their favorite illustration tools and inspiration.
Book Reviews
A collection of work from Nathalie Du Pasquier — from illustrations, to jewelry and textile design.
DJ Stout has compiled the best of graphic design from publications all over Texas.
Greg Houston created lessons to guide the reader on how to create effective visuals that speak.

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