Intellect publishing is offering free access to the first issue of their new journal, The Journal of Illustration.
Here’s what they say about it:
Illustration is a rapidly evolving field with an excitingly broad scope. Despite its cultural significance and rich history, illustration has rarely been subject to deep academic scrutiny. The Journal of Illustration provides an international forum for scholarly research and investigation of a range of cultural, political, philosophical, historical, and contemporary issues, in relation to illustration. The journal encourages new critical writing on illustration, associated visual communication, and the role of the illustrator as visualizer, thinker, and facilitator, within a wide variety of disciplines and professional contexts.
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William Wegman’s Hello Nature is the perfect autumnal photobook. This nostalgic guide to the outdoors features repurposed children’s illustration, several signature Weimaraner photographs, and many of the artist’s lesser-known paintings, drawings, and collages. Taking stylistic cues from both Boy Scout manuals and the wordplay of Transcendentalist poetry, Wegman’s homage to seasonal New England recreation evokes aesthetic comparisons to Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. As the leaves change in Oregon, too, this book uniquely parallels the spirit of the Pacific Northwest wilderness… and presents the reader with the overwhelming urge to drink hot cocoa from a vintage chrome-plated travel mug. – Teresa Fredericks
Jap Herron was a novel written, supposedly, by a deceased Mark Twain from beyond the grave, dictated via the medium of a Ouija board. The scribe (faithfully taking down notes, or perhaps a little more than just that, depending on your view) was Emily Grant Hutchings, a woman who had actually corresponded with Twain 15 years earlier. – See more at: The Public Domain Review