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'FREISTIL 7 - The Bible of Illustration' with 400 pages of exciting works by 157 illustrators from all over the world as a treasure trove, trend radar and source of inspiration

FREISTIL – The Bible of Illustration #7, 2021, has just been published. Title topic: 'Illustraction'. Edited & designed by Raban Ruddigkeit. With more than 600 color illustrations by more than 150 illustrators from ten countries, as well as a portrait of Art Spiegelman, interviews with Mahdi Karimzâde from Iran, Edel Rodríguez Molano from Kuba and Victoria Lomasko from Russia, plus remembering Honoré Daumier, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Käthe Kollwitz, Georg Grosz, and John Heartfield.⁠

“Illustration is more than the depiction of reality. Illustration exaggerates and intervenes,” Raban Ruddigkeit writes in the meanwhile seventh edition of FREISTIL. The hardcover book with two bookmarks and a cover made of stone paper in eight special colors, plays with the colors of the rainbow, the central theme of FREISTIL, for the seventh time and feels so good in your hand that you won’t want to put the Bible of Illustration back down again…

Editor Raban Rudigkeit continues: “Illustration is always more than the pure depiction of what is seen. It interprets and focuses. Illustrators create images in a way which you have never seen before. Images have the power to change the way those who see them think, behave and feel. Which is why the media and agency creatives are constantly in search of new talents and styles, trends and techniques.

Illustration confronts the flood of interchangeable photos caused by better and better cell phone cameras with powerful images. Freistil presents outstanding new works by 157 illustrators from all corners of the globe. Images that say more than a thousand words, making Freistil once again a treasure trove and trend radar, source of inspiration and documentation. Now for the seventh edition, with ample time in between so that there is truly plenty of new work to discover.

In times when it is necessary to take a stand for the freedom of the written word and of images, the editorial focus of Freistil is on illustration, which shows more than others see, or would like to. It illuminates the explosive political force of strong images and introduces you to illustrators who teach men in power the meaning of fear. Take Art Spiegelman for example who, with his underground comic Maus – A Survivor's Tale, tells the touching story of his father, a survivor of Auschwitz, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize.

Authoritarian systems fear the power of images. The more autocrats the world experiences, the greater the political significance of illustration becomes – but unfortunately, the risk for those who have the courage to hold a mirror to the world is also greater. This issue of Freistil is thus much more than an invitation to discover new talent.”

Freistil 7 – The Bible of Illustration
Text German | English, 376 pages with more than 600 color illustrations by 157 illustrators from ten countries, format 17 x 24 cm

 
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About this artwork: Since spring 2015 Lea Brousse & Raban Ruddigkeit release weekly on Sunday a so called “Graphic comment“ in the German Newspaper DER...

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