• THE ENERGY OF THE 1960s, part 2

    1 month ago - By Illustration Art

    Prior to the 1960s, most illustrations would dutifully focus on the subject matter being illustrated. The content would normally be placed front and center. But as illustrators acquired more freedom, the aesthetics of the picture increasingly dominated the subject matter.
    For example, believe it or not this is an illustration of an airplane:
    Verne Bowen
    And here is an illustration of an aircraft carrier:
    Austin Briggs
    And this is an illustration of a commuter train:
    Robert Weaver
    Even fairly conventional depictions of subjects such as technical machinery could be jazzed up with bold...
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