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April 2019

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making the cover

As soon as we saw Max Guther’s wondrously detailed, atmospheric beach scene, we knew this was the image we wanted for our Illustrator Hotlist cover. Maybe we’re feeling prematurely summery (we’re only just getting glimpses of spring sun as we go to press), but it already feels like we could do with a break, and Guther’s hyper-real slice of relaxation felt like a perfect pace change after a couple of up-front cover designs.Interviewed in our article (see page 56), Guther told us how he loves creating large scenes that are full of tiny details, and part of what we loved about this art was how it compels you to pull the cover right to your eyes so you can inspect every lovingly rendered detail. And it’s these details – discarded…

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editor’s letter

We’re constantly trying to answer – or at the very least explore – the question of what makes good design. And what with Bauhaus enjoying its 100th anniversary this year (more on that next issue), and seeing its perennial influence on design today, there are at least a handful of tenets that most of us can agree on.Not so with illustration. In fact, it’s sometimes hard enough to agree on what illustration is, let alone whether it’s good or not! Take Max Guther’s cover art. Did you think ‘illustration’ when you saw it? (I mean, once you had got past the really big, copper-foiled word ‘Illustrator’?!)In this issue we showcase 16 of our favourite illustrators working today, from all over the world, and they’re a mixed bunch of extreme talent.…

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HASHMUKH KERAIMotion designer and 3D artist Hashmukh Kerai has found time in his busy schedule to produce a guide for aspiring freelancers. More details on page 18.www.hashmukh.comLAURA JORDAN BAMBACHMr President’s chief creative director Laura Jordan Bambach is one of the founders of creative network SheSays. Find out what impact it’s had on page 38.www.weareshesays.comMORAG MYERSCOUGHWondering if a public space near you has been enhanced by Morag Myerscough? A wealth of colour and geometric shapes are the usual clues. See more on page 48.www.studiomyerscough.comEMILY GOSLINGFreelance writer and regular Computer Arts contributor Emily Gosling jumped at the chance to talk to this year’s leading illustrators. The hotlist starts on page 56.www.emilygosling.comSAVANNA RAWSONThere’s a critical imp on her shoulder of full-time freelance creative Savanna Rawson. Turn to page 98 to discover how journalling…

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meet the team

BEREN NEALEEDITORBeren has been having loads of fun working with Mark and Zach Leiberman for this year’s new Brand Impact Awards look (see page 47). It’s been mesmerising and computer-crashing.MARK WYNNEART EDITORLike every right-thinking Guardian reader with a love of culture, our art editor nodded in agreement at the disparaging reviews of the new Jeff Koons exhibition whilst secretly cooing “Oooh, shiny balloon rabbit!”CLIFF HOPEOPERATIONS EDITORCliff also works on our sister creative title ImagineFX, so he’ll be right at home poring over the work of talented designers as he is with artists who paint cyborg dragons. Just as long as he doesn’t get the two mixed up… ■…

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key contributors

GARRICK WEBSTERFREELANCE WRITERSubtitled Scandinavian crime shows are mainly what Garrick watches on television. He’s so into them he gets confused when there’s no text on the screen, even though the characters are speaking English.ROSIE HILDEROPERATIONS EDITOR, CREATIVE BLOQRosie enjoyed interviewing the Italian design duo Studio Mut. She was hoping her Spanish knowledge would help her converse in Italian, but sadly the words ‘gelato’ and ‘ciao’ didn’t get her very far. ■…

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production notes

PRINTERSTEXT AND COVER William GibbonsPAPERCOVERPrecision Special Gloss FSC 250gsm P3–98: Ultra Mag Plus Gloss 90gsmTYPEFACESTrump Gothic West, Akkurat, S-L, Simplo, Kondola and CallunaSAND TEXTURE SPOT UV AND COPPER FOIL BY ■…