Over the past decade there has been a creative rebirth in the practice of illustration; today illustration is everywhere, from global ad campaigns, to the covers of glossy magazines, in animated Hollywood blockbusters and even on the screens of our mobile phones.

Boosted by the art world's acceptance of graffiti and street art, the re-adoption of illustration by avant-garde fashion labels and the technical capabilities of digital delivery, contemporary illustration has more applications, methodologies and fans than ever before. With modes of production ranging from the re-imagined traditional mediums to the wide range of computer-based applications, and a myriad of unique combinations of both hand and digital means, today's illustrators are breaking the mould in terms of production.

This book features the work of more than 80 contemporary practitioners, many previously unpublished. Drawn from around the world, each will be accompanied by an interview with the illustrator. Showcasing new talent and focusing on current trends, this book offer sa definitive guide to illustration in the new millennium.