Easily one of the most essential reads of each and every year, ILLUSTRATION has remained a yearly must-grab since the series first began in 2013. Now about to enter its 6th consecutive year, we earlier today got our first look at the highly-anticipated ILLUSTRATION 2019, the latest installment which aims to highlight 150 different artists that define the current state of art and illustration. Featuring a gorgeous cover illustrated by The Promised Neverland manga creator Posuka Demizu, the upcoming ILLUSTRATION 2019 is set to release on December 10, 2018.
12月10日に『ILLUSTRATION 2019』が出ます！ カバーイラストは #約ネバ の出水ぽすかさん @DemizuPosuka に描いていただきました。よろしくお願いいたします！https://t.co/PU6l4e2ZMZ pic.twitter.com/105KYWf3tA
— イズムさん（平泉康児） (@hiraizm) 29 October 2018
When it comes to the best place to turn for new and interesting artistic talent to follow, there’s honestly no better place to look than the yearly ILLUSTRATION release. Spread out in a gorgeous paperback format, the book has long acted as my personal gospel for finding high-quality talent to fill my entire Twitter feed with content. Each page in the book showcases a different creator in full color, sharing a sample of their works alongside their bio, a comment from the artist, and their social media links.
Available at basically every bookstore nationwide, my go-to location being Village Vanguard in Shibuya, ILLUSTRATION 2019 will be valued at 2,800 yen when it releases on December 10, 2018 — just in time for the Holiday Season. Those interested in checking out further details on the upcoming release, be sure to visit the creator Koji Hiraizumi’s official website.