Big Book of Fashion Illustration: A Sourcebook of Contemporary Illustration

Big Book of Fashion Illustration: A Sourcebook of Contemporary Illustration

by Martin Dawber
     
 

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Following the success of the bestselling New Fashion Illustration comes this exciting visual bible for illustrators and graphic designers. Featuring nearly 1,000 new and innovative images, it provides an unprecedented variety of approaches to the field. An international array of artists offer inspirational examples of every technique, from traditional

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Following the success of the bestselling New Fashion Illustration comes this exciting visual bible for illustrators and graphic designers. Featuring nearly 1,000 new and innovative images, it provides an unprecedented variety of approaches to the field. An international array of artists offer inspirational examples of every technique, from traditional watercolors, acrylics, and pencil drawings to cutting-edge designs using the latest technology from Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia FreeHand, and digital photography. The fabulous fashions include womenswear (including couture and bridal); menswear (from t-shirts to bespoke); children’s clothing (tots to teens); and the hottest youth styles. Plus, there’s stuff for sport and leisure, cool accessories, and beauty and glamour illustrations.
This eye-catching resource is a must-have for any designer—and for anyone who loves fashion.

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Library Journal

Featuring nearly 1000 illustrations from more than 250 artists, Dawber (principal lecturer in fashion, Liverpool John Moores Univ.) covers fashion for women, men, and children; sportswear; high fashion; and accessories. Traditional watercolors, acrylics, and pencil drawings appear alongside designs using Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia FreeHand, and digital photography. Web sites and email addresses are provided for nearly all illustrators. Though they hail from "Norway to South Africa, America to Russia," none is identified by his or her country of origin. In what is purely a sourcebook, each illustration is accompanied only by artist, title, and medium information. This will serve the advanced or professional illustrator seeking inspiration. The introduction, illustration notes, and quotations will help entry-level and advanced students initiate the design process. For a similar volume aimed at a broader audience, see Laird Borrelli's Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers.
—Daniel Lombardo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780713490459
Publisher:
Batsford, B.T. Ltd.
Publication date:
02/05/2008
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
17.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Martin Dawber is an internationally acclaimed author on contemporary fashion, style, and image. A graduate of the prestigious Royal College of Art, he was the Principal Lecturer in Fashion at John Moores University for over 30 years and continues to be globally in demand as a recognized authority on fashion and illustration. He is also the author of the bestselling New Fashion Illustration and New Fashion Prints (both Batsford).

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