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May/June 2021

Illustration Annual | 440

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Features
This New York design studio digs deep into research to create meaningful brand solutions.
While weathering the pandemic in New Zealand, the artist and director helps others escape reality in order to imagine a better one.
The creatives at this ad agency’s four global offices focus on concepts that the heart can easily understand.
A New York photographer blends a documentary style with mysterious moods in portraits and fashion editorials.
Exhibit
Lively and bold, these OOH ads for Merrell drive home the fact that shoes can be both stylish and comfortable at the same time.
LAMAR+NIK created an intricate, miniature cardboard world in the music video for artist Taylor Bennett’s newest track “Don’t Wait Up.”
The identity for Distillerie Grand Dérangement’s new gin pays homage to the Acadians who were deported from Canada in 1755.
These OOH ads for McDonald’s Belgium acknowledge the kids who’ve been hit hard by the pandemic, reminding them that there is still hope up ahead.
“Lara” tells the story of how language can overcome barriers and bring people together.
Éstudio Kuumba’s minimalist identity for architect Thalita Garcia speaks to audiences in a contemporary way.
The Panics’s manifesto film for adidas Futurecraft outlines the global brand’s future vision in a seamless way.
This intricate and luxurious packaging helps Floro become the new gold standard of premium cannabis in California.
Vivid and blunt, these OOH ads for the Cancer Society of Finland reveal that it’s more crucial than ever to quit smoking.
The installation for Santander Bank’s new tech hub utilizes layered Morse Code to reference Milton Keynes’ rich history of technology.
Fresh
This Quito, Ecuador–based studio reaches a global audience with its commitment to creating simple and meaningful design.
A playful approach to illustration imbues this Bologna-based illustrator’s work with mystical sensibilities.
Formerly a creative director at Leo Burnett Chicago, this River Forest, Illinois–based photographer now focuses on the human element behind the automotive world.
Columns
Wendy Richmond asks creative colleagues how they practice the art of courage.
If a vehicle for a very big idea ever comes along, don’t be afraid to climb in, Ernie Schenck writes.
Ellen Shapiro looks to how the tourism industry has adapted to the fast-evolving pandemic.
Sam McMillan discovers how ad agencies are finding more uses for artificial intelligence as a creative and strategic tool.
What are the legal issues surrounding fonts? Thomas Phinney introduces designers to what they need to know.
Carlos Basabe, Camila Rosa, Osheen Siva, Ori Toor and Gizem Vural share what keeps them inspired.
Book Reviews
Rachel Gannon and Mireille Fauchon’s book reinvigorates illustration education with an expanded definition of media and best ethical practices.
Piers Bizony presents a collection of the drawings and paintings that helped captivate America’s interest in the space race.
Curating an exhibition of the same name, Jesse Kowalski examines how fantasy has infused art dating back to the Renaissance.

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