Basics Illustration 04: Global Contexts

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AVA Publishing, Sep 1, 2009 - Design - 184 pages
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Basics Illustration: Global Contexts is the fourth book in the Basics Illustration series. Comprehensive and inspiring, the book is packed with insightful and thought-provoking commentary. It introduces the concept of illustration as a form of language and visual communication, conveying ideas, messages and emotions for cultural consumption. It looks at the illustrator as the inventor of imaginary worlds from folklore, legends and myths to the immersive virtual worlds of the Internet, such as Second Life.

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The international dimension
Social commentary and history
Imaginary worlds
A universal language
Head heart and hand
A global community
Global network charts
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Working with ethics
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Mark Wigan is an artist, illustrator and academic. He was an early pioneer of trans-global club art in 1980s New York, London and Tokyo. Mark's work has evolved into a multimedia archive, chronicling the changing worlds of club culture and street style. For the past ten years, he has been lecturing worldwide and has led illustration programs at a range of universities.

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