Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ImageS: Illustration art you've never seen - the way you've always wanted to see it

ImageS, the magazine devoted to classic illustration, has just announced the publication of Issue #11. This special issue, guest-edited by Susan McKinsey Goldberg, features 54 works from the collection of Susan and Eric Goldberg. Most are printed actual size and 30 of them are from the original art.

It is a diverse selection with a different perspective on the type of art, but with a lot of familiar names such as Honor C. Appleton, René Bull, Edmund Dulac, A.B. Frost, Warwick Goble, J.C. Leyendecker, Kay Nielsen, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Willy Pogany, Norman Price, Harry Rountree, George Studdy, Lawson Wood and more.

While some back issues are still available, the gorgeous editions of ImageS have become collectible themselves. Several early issues and Annuals are already sold out.

A virtual education particularly for those who are interested in the art of illustration can be found within the pages of the magazines. Printing is done via a screenless Stochastic process that allows a magnificent level of reproduction.

They may end up being left out on your coffee table. There's certainly a surprise that you're getting to see some of these works of art at all.
Works in the editions include pieces in private collections, some that are rarely displayed.

their web site attests, ImageS is "dedicated to resurrecting fine illustration art that might otherwise be lost to the vagaries of time. Through magazines and books, we present again some of the best and the most obscure artwork in prestige formats. Little-known art by classic artists is juxtaposed with classic art by little-known artists."

Past issues include a special issue devoted to Frank Brangwyn and Gustaf Tenggren (#6) and features onon Gustav Adolph Mossa and Edmund Dulac, Frank Brangwyn, Russell Flint and John Bauer (#9 & #10 in particular).

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