Illustrations can be attractive decoration, but they can also offer a completely different way of interpreting a text, tapping into further aspects and opening up new levels of meaning for the reader. Editorial illustration can do all of that, while also spanning an amazing variety of styles.
In our novum+ section we bring you the delicate artistic touch of Paula Troxler’s work, and the »hidden-object«-like illustrations of Yann Bastard. Mario Wagner demonstrates his skills in creating atmosphere and compressing information in a sober style reminiscent of infographics. In an interview Martin Fengel explains talks about the challenge of coming up with new visual images for a weekly column, Emily Haasch delights with intriguing collages and Simon Landrein walks the line between retro and lowbrow. Bold and mysterious compositions are Simon Landrein’s strength. And, last but not least, we present Edel Rodriguez, who achieved world fame with his cover illustrations of Donald Trump.