PBS Arts: Off Book – The Art of Illustration

“The Art of Illustration” by PBS Arts: Off Book takes a look at the world and art of illustrators, the creative ways that they can relate to their audiences and how their roles continually change throughout the years.

llustrators articulate what a photograph cannot. Using an array of techniques and styles, illustrators evoke stories and meaning in a variety of mediums, from editorial illustration in magazines and newspapers, to comics books, to activist media. And as their tasks over the years have become less informational and more expressive, their individual voice as artists becomes all the more critical and beautiful, revealing an exciting and awe-inspiring age of illustration.