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Working with Images
Information graphics, and other graphic elements
stock art vs
custom created art


  • Compared to photography, an illustration can more easily portray the fantastic and the abstract: things that aren't real.

  • Illustration can create an imaginary landscape for the mind to roam through. Symbols can be easily manipulated, stretched, explored.

  • Another aspect is mood. While photos of real people can make
    us identify with them, an
    illustration can make us feel a
    more complex set of emotions...

  • Or even a simpler emotion. Think cartoons. Comics.

"Black stress," 1993
HealthQuest magazine

"Airport traffic," 1992
The Seattle Times
Christine Castigliano

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