The illustrated Wired world of the future
A new special issue of Wired magazine (UK edition) utilises no fewer than 17 image-makers to illustrate predicted trends for 2013 in technology, media, politics, science, business, health, lifestyle and architecture...
"Obviously the nature of all the content being trends and forecasts means a lot of it doesn't have a physical incarnation yet," explains Wired UK's art director Andrew Diprose of the illustration-heavy edition, entitled The Wired World in 2013. "So it was the perfect opportunity to turn to illustration," he adds.
The issue features section divder illustrations by James Yamasaki, as above. Each section features illustration by one image-maker. So, for example the Technology secion is illustrated by Halfpastwelve:
Running through the magazine there are dozens of spot illustrations (see above image and the following two) that help explain various future trend concepts. These have been done a host of illustrators, namely James Yamasaki, Gillian Blease, Robin Boyden, Sergio Membrillas, Ben Mounsey, Dale Edwin Murray, Matthew Hollister, Patrick Hruby and Parko Polo.
Above: Matthew Billington provided the main illustrations in the Lifestyle section
Above, Neil Stevens illustrated this spread on Shell's Floating Liquid Natural Gas facility
Above and below: Radio illustrated the Environment section
Above and below: Ugo Gattoni created the illustrations for the Media section
Above and below: Some of Shotopop's illustrations in the Business section
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A lot of those illustrations look very similar which is not what I'd want from such a diverse set of subjects. Why do most of them adopt the busy collage approach? personally I would prefer more traditional techniques of illustrating but variety is the spice of life. If they nearly al look the same why bother looking at them in detail? I'm studying Illustration at Coventry Uni which is why I'm full of ideals https://www.facebook.com/portraitra
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