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This story includes independent illustrations designed by Kolesa that have not been approved by Ford and are unrelated to Ford.

Last month, a handful of Ford Escape 2023 prototypes (sold as the Kuga in Europe and other markets) were spied on amid testing and these renderings give us a great idea of ​​how the new SUV will look when ‘it reaches the dealers.

Ford has clearly made significant changes to the Escape / Kuga’s front fascia for its third generation with prototypes sporting much thinner and more aggressive headlights. These renderings from Kolesa show the SUV with the new headlights, along with a handful of other features.

Read more: Ford Kuga 2023 / Escape Facelift caught with new headlights and grille

Complementing the new headlights is a revised grille which, in these renderings, was imagined with an all-black finish and reminiscent of the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. We also see that the Ford badge has been placed in the center of the grille and is no longer above it. In addition, the lower grille and air intakes of the Escape / Kuga have been modified.

The render above tries to peel the camouflage off the prototype models (below)

The side profile of the SUV is roughly the same as the current model, but there are a few changes to the rear. These include updated taillights with different graphics.

It goes without saying that Ford will also be updating the interior of the Escape / Kuga and while we don’t have any spy photos that preview cabin upgrades yet, we expect to see the same. 13.2-inch touchscreen infotainment screen that the Focus redesigned with Ford’s latest SYNC4 software. An updated digital instrument cluster is also expected.

Ford is expected to continue to sell the updated SUV in a host of electrified forms, including mild hybrids, full hybrids, and plug-in hybrids. Various Ecoboost gasoline and EcoBlue diesel engines are also expected to be available in Europe and other markets outside of North America. Look for the revised Escape and its twin Kuga to debut next year, with the US version coming in 2023MY.

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Jiayue Li’s surreal illustrations spark sparks of thought and excitement https://samt2010.org/jiayue-lis-surreal-illustrations-spark-sparks-of-thought-and-excitement/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 07:30:00 +0000 https://samt2010.org/jiayue-lis-surreal-illustrations-spark-sparks-of-thought-and-excitement/ Originally from Chengdu, China, Jiayue graduated from the College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai. His passion for creating storytelling solutions using graphic design and illustration was reinforced by an MFA Design degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. With a self-proclaimed talent for “turning complex information into […]]]>

Originally from Chengdu, China, Jiayue graduated from the College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai. His passion for creating storytelling solutions using graphic design and illustration was reinforced by an MFA Design degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

With a self-proclaimed talent for “turning complex information into effective and impactful visual communication,” Jiayue has worked on brand identity for Pfizer, concept rebranding for Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and poster designs for short stories. features including Vultur, as well as projects for many other clients. Thanks to her keen sense of composition and virtuoso mastery of color and form, it’s no wonder that Jiayue won the Graphis Design Annual Gold Award and was shortlisted for the 100th ADC Annual Awards for her work as a drawing.






“I started learning to draw and practicing realistic drawing at a very young age, but found my true passion in drawing conceptual and surreal illustrations during my MFA design program at the School of Visual Arts of New York, ”Jiayue told Creative Boom. “I like to create surreal or abstract compositions with female characters, nature and mysterious objects.”

Choosing to work primarily with colored pencils on textured paper, Jiayue’s illustrations inhabit a mysterious world of their own. We see women emerge from puddles of misty water, camouflage themselves against a cloudy sky, even see their faces arranged in a slice of cake. It is an eerie and alluring wallet that is woven by Jiayue’s distinctive and gently drawn style.

“I would describe my style of illustration as surreal, elusive and insightful,” Jiayue adds. “I always try to create compositions that can ignite the sparks of thought and excitement, instead of just capturing the appearance of the subject.”







Besides being inspired by photography and nature, Jiayue’s biggest influence in fashion design. “One of my favorite fashion designers is Windows, who has such a unique style and crazy ideas for using colors and shapes on the human body, “she reveals. Fashion photographers such as Zhong lin, Leslie Zhang, and Cho Gi-Seok also informed his aesthetic thanks to their portraits with “simple but convincing compositions” and “strange” but harmonious colors “.

“In addition, I like the work of the Slovak illustrator Dušan Kallay who created beautiful images and compositions “eccentrically” with animals, human figures and imaginative color palettes. “







As a multidisciplinary designer, Jiayue agrees that her work as a designer nourishes and enriches her work as an illustrator. “Learning graphic design has certainly given me a better sense of composition and a broader way of thinking. For me, the practice of graphic design has trained me to focus on the combination of function and aesthetics. . “

While creating an illustration, Jiayue reveals that she spends a lot of time planning the idea and sketching out the composition before fine-tuning the details and defining the final coloring. This helps her create an image that communicates with her audience as strongly as possible.

“Also, as a graphic designer, being able to illustrate helps a lot when clients want to use illustrations in their projects,” she adds. “I learned a lot about conveying an idea through a little illustration in these projects.”







What these ideas ultimately mean is fortunately left to the viewer. Thanks to their deliberate ambiguity, Jiayue’s illustrations draw you in and invite you to collaborate on the themes they suggest. Far from being confusing, they help put you in the same dreamlike, meditative state that Jiayue created them in.












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Explaining Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis to Pediatric Patients Using Easy-to-Read Illustrations and Text: Improving Disease Awareness and Adherence to Treatment https://samt2010.org/explaining-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-to-pediatric-patients-using-easy-to-read-illustrations-and-text-improving-disease-awareness-and-adherence-to-treatment/ https://samt2010.org/explaining-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-to-pediatric-patients-using-easy-to-read-illustrations-and-text-improving-disease-awareness-and-adherence-to-treatment/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2021 06:00:00 +0000 https://samt2010.org/explaining-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-to-pediatric-patients-using-easy-to-read-illustrations-and-text-improving-disease-awareness-and-adherence-to-treatment/ This article was originally published here Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2021 Nov 8; 19 (1): 158. doi: 10.1186 / s12969-021-00644-9. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is the leading chronic rheumatic disease of childhood. To achieve treatment adherence, a thorough understanding of the disease and treatment options is important. OBJECTIVE: Development of specially designed illustrations […]]]>

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Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2021 Nov 8; 19 (1): 158. doi: 10.1186 / s12969-021-00644-9.

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INTRODUCTION: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is the leading chronic rheumatic disease of childhood. To achieve treatment adherence, a thorough understanding of the disease and treatment options is important.

OBJECTIVE: Development of specially designed illustrations and standardized, easy-to-read texts for children and adolescents with JIA. The teaching aids have been tested for comprehensibility and validity of the content. We hypothesized that children would be able to deepen their knowledge about JIA after presentation of the material.

METHODS: The illustrations were designed by a graphic designer and the informative texts were successively transformed into an easy-to-read language. The materials appear as a modular system to allow individualized information for each patient. Illustrations and texts were tested for knowledge acquisition and improvement of self-efficacy in children affected by JIA / rheumatic diseases and controls. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) was tested as a comprehensive assessment of patient well-being.

RESULTS: 46 controls (71% women) and 38 patients (48% women) with a median age of 11 years were tested in a standardized setting. In both groups, the knowledge gain was significant (controls: t (44) = 11.08, p <0.001, d = 1.65; patients: t (37) = 7.48, p <0.001, d = 1.21). The control group had a significantly greater improvement in knowledge of the disease compared to the patient group (p = 0.046) Follow-up testing was only performed in one school class (20 controls) due to the pandemic of Covid-19 with a significant improvement compared to the results of the pre-test (p = 0.002). The improvement in self-efficacy through the teaching session was significantly higher in the patient group. No alteration of HRQoL was observed.

Conclusion: Explaining juvenile rheumatic diseases and therapeutic strategies is an important task in pediatric rheumatology. To avoid incomprehensible explanations in medical jargon, easy-to-read illustrations and texts have been developed. The standardized presentation of the newly created materials resulted in a significant improvement in disease knowledge in patients and controls, in addition to improved self-efficacy in patients.

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“A discreet message with a strong message”: illustrations by John Holcroft that reflect what is happening in the world https://samt2010.org/a-discreet-message-with-a-strong-message-illustrations-by-john-holcroft-that-reflect-what-is-happening-in-the-world/ https://samt2010.org/a-discreet-message-with-a-strong-message-illustrations-by-john-holcroft-that-reflect-what-is-happening-in-the-world/#respond Mon, 01 Nov 2021 10:00:00 +0000 https://samt2010.org/a-discreet-message-with-a-strong-message-illustrations-by-john-holcroft-that-reflect-what-is-happening-in-the-world/ The Sheffield-based designer studied graphic design at college where they used pens, rulers and photo transfer machines and entered the workforce during a recession where jobs were scarce. “If that wasn’t enough, the industry was going through a big change,” John tells us. “Computers and digital technology meant that all of my analog work in […]]]>

The Sheffield-based designer studied graphic design at college where they used pens, rulers and photo transfer machines and entered the workforce during a recession where jobs were scarce. “If that wasn’t enough, the industry was going through a big change,” John tells us.

“Computers and digital technology meant that all of my analog work in my portfolio was useless. My only way to access anything creative was illustration, and acrylic was something I was pretty good at. After spending the next few years perfecting my work, I was faced with the decision, should I continue to work painfully on the painting of a commissioned job that takes days or should I go digital and create a job that takes a fraction of the time? “



Editorial illustration on how addictive “likes” can be © John Holcroft

Happiness kit, the elements necessary to build a happy life © John Holcroft



Happiness kit, the elements necessary to build a happy life © John Holcroft

With the digital revolution showing no signs of slowing down, John finally embraced the technology and work slowly picked up. “It was not a decision that I took lightly,” he said. “I was never a computer whiz and I guess I avoided technology until I had no other choice. It took me a while to convert, but by the time I got used to digital work, I could no longer work on the canvas, posting it and praying that they would send the art back to me. There were times when I had urgent work and I had to stay awake all night to finish it, now I can create works of art in a matter of hours. “

Those days of acrylic painting were not wasted, however. John thinks they helped him get to where he is now. “My concepts haven’t changed and in some ways my style hasn’t changed, it just grew and developed but unlike acrylic, I can email it to clients and make changes. an acrylic job doesn’t make them any more valuable than a digital job, I still have all of my commissions painted in a folder in the loft so they’re worth nothing. However, my digital work is reused and still works for me long after it’s completed . “

The cost of smoking © John Holcroft



The cost of smoking © John Holcroft

Optimism © John Holcroft



Optimism © John Holcroft

Inspired by David Cutter, Mark Ryden and Edward Hopper, John’s work is full of storytelling and meaning, drawing from current events, world events and collective moods. It’s a style that works well for editorial illustration, attracting loyal clients such as The Guardian, BBC, and The New York Times. It also reveals a bit of John’s upbringing as he grew up in Lancashire and moved to Yorkshire at the age of nine in the early 1980s when the miners were on strike Kool & The Gang were featured in the charts and Saturday morning cartoons ruled the world. “My style has evolved organically, there hasn’t been a conscious decision to make it the way it is. The best way to describe it is: understated look, strong message,” he says.

As any illustrator knows, the industry is extremely competitive and it is not an easy career choice to make. “It’s been a roller coaster ride for the past 25 years,” says John. “In 2008 I was working in a completely different style, my work took a wrong direction and ended up at a dead end. I was convinced that this was the end for me and at that point I suffered back surgery that left me disabled for several months, during which I worked on my new and current style. There is never a time when I feel “safe” and I can stop feeling push, you have to keep pedaling or the bike will fall. “

You could say that the life of an illustrator has to keep pace with what’s going on in the world more than any other creative profession. Climate change, global pandemics, politics and scandal – there’s plenty to keep John busy. “The planet is on the way to destruction, marred by greedy corporations that put profit first and stubborn politicians,” John said. “And social media is becoming a propagator of hate, lies, disinformation and control. You could say it’s a godsend of material for artists and satirists, but I just have to think about what I’m seeing.”

Recovering From Depression © John Holcroft



Recovering From Depression © John Holcroft

Editorial illustration on how a career can seem like it's going nowhere © John Holcroft



Editorial illustration on how a career can seem like it’s going nowhere © John Holcroft

John’s main commission work is on specific posts that don’t leave too much room outside of the brief. Along with these works, John creates many personal illustrations: “This is where I can do whatever inspires me, and I guess those are the horrible things. I also try to include positive uplifting work. “

A recent order was for a French media company that wanted to raise awareness about food waste. “The poster was in two halves; the first half was chimneys with smoke above, the second came a week later and was added below the chimneys turned out to be pitchforks and the image of the bottom was spaghetti on a fork, ”he said. Explain. “I really enjoyed doing this and learned that all the factors of food waste account for one third of the overall pollution of the earth’s atmosphere.”

How is 2022 for John? “Hard to say, take it as it comes.”

Editorial illustration on how dispensable people are in the workplace in the



Editorial illustration on how dispensable people are in the workplace in the “gig economy” © John Holcroft

Illustration of how certain social media pages can negatively influence the self-esteem of teenagers, giving them a false impression of what is normal in body shape.  Reports indicate this can lead to depression, anxiety in some cases is anorexia © John Holcroft



Illustration of how certain social media pages can negatively influence the self-esteem of teenagers, giving them a false impression of what is normal in body shape. Reports indicate this can lead to depression, anxiety in some cases is anorexia © John Holcroft


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The illustrations of Costa Rica have broken the borders with the bicentennial … https://samt2010.org/the-illustrations-of-costa-rica-have-broken-the-borders-with-the-bicentennial/ https://samt2010.org/the-illustrations-of-costa-rica-have-broken-the-borders-with-the-bicentennial/#respond Mon, 25 Oct 2021 03:17:58 +0000 https://samt2010.org/the-illustrations-of-costa-rica-have-broken-the-borders-with-the-bicentennial/ (MENAFN- Costa Rica News) By Beleida Delgado October 24, 2021 8 0 Share Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Email Must read TCRN Beleida Delgado – October 23, 2021 Costa Rican illustrations have broken boundaries with the bicentennial of Costa Rican culture and way of life Beleida Delgado – October 23, 2021 How to attract good luck […]]]>

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It was born from the inventiveness of young artist Manuela Cornik , known as Watermanola , who saw digital art as its creative outlet in the face of the restrictions of the pandemic.

“I set out to create a modern artistic identity, something with which any Grenier could feel identified and recognized, and which in addition they could obtain with the peace of mind that they support the small local creators. and promote the internal economy. The traditions and cultural imprints we have are few or have been lost over the years, so why not start a new one? What we consider traditional and historic today was in its new moment, ”commented Cornick while discussing his designs.

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This combination of textures, shapes and colors was selected by promoter Mares Azules, a company that saw it as a way of combining nature with technology and the centuries-old presence of these species with today’s youth.

In addition, they were part of the bicentennial celebration of EPA Hardware. For the company, he entrusted six illustrations that were distributed in the form of puzzles made by artisans from the Carpio community in its stores in Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

In addition to the sloth bear, the artist has made illustrations of the jaguar, the hummingbird, the crocodile, the lizard, the turtle, the frog, the toucan, the morpho butterfly, the quetzal, the madman, the dragonfly, damselfly and scorpion. , as part of this first stage of Fauna Tica.


From song, music and dance, due to a pandemic, to graphic design

The Costa Rican artist has a passion for singing, acting and dancing, but, with the pandemic, she had to focus her creative streak on artistic expressions that didn’t require a face-to-face audience.

This is how this little graphic adventure began. “I consider myself to be a multifaceted artist. I do a bit of everything, even if what fascinated me the most is the performing arts; The Covid arrived and told the world no, bye art in the community, and we had to put some distance. The trap took away my creative outlet, and in return it gave me a lot of time that I didn’t know how to complete, which was when my mom identified some of my Costa Rican wildlife inspired designs and told me. said she could help me expose them and potentially market them and I accepted the proposal, ”said Cornick.

For the artist, filling the time with a specific project, how to start a business, seemed ideal because it gave him creative freedom and at the same time a certain structure. believe in me and in my work, and have helped me in communication, in finding suppliers, in developing concepts and ideas, in identifying clients and in many other things ”, affirmed the designer.

Currently, Cornick is pursuing an acting career at Elon University in North Carolina, USA, where he is saving hours from his intense study program, to continue creating new illustrations for Mares Azules.

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Costa Rica’s illustrations have broken boundaries with Costa Rica’s bicentennial https://samt2010.org/costa-ricas-illustrations-have-broken-boundaries-with-costa-ricas-bicentennial/ https://samt2010.org/costa-ricas-illustrations-have-broken-boundaries-with-costa-ricas-bicentennial/#respond Sun, 24 Oct 2021 00:29:53 +0000 https://samt2010.org/costa-ricas-illustrations-have-broken-boundaries-with-costa-ricas-bicentennial/ It was born from the inventiveness of young artist Manuela Cornik, known as Watermanola, who saw digital art as its creative outlet in the face of the restrictions of the pandemic. “I set out to create a modern artistic identity, something with which any Grenier could feel identified and recognized, and which in addition they […]]]>

It was born from the inventiveness of young artist Manuela Cornik, known as Watermanola, who saw digital art as its creative outlet in the face of the restrictions of the pandemic.

“I set out to create a modern artistic identity, something with which any Grenier could feel identified and recognized, and which in addition they could obtain with the peace of mind that they support the small local creators. and promote the internal economy. The traditions and cultural imprints we have are few or have been lost over the years, so why not start a new one? What we consider traditional and historic today was in its new moment, ”commented Cornick while discussing his designs.

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Art has broken boundaries

This combination of textures, shapes and colors was selected by promoter Mares Azules, a company that saw it as a way of combining nature with technology and the centuries-old presence of these species with today’s youth.

In addition, they were part of the bicentennial celebration of EPA Hardware. For the company, he entrusted six illustrations that were distributed in the form of puzzles made by artisans from the Carpio community, in its stores in Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

In addition to the sloth bear, the artist has made illustrations of the jaguar, the hummingbird, the crocodile, the lizard, the turtle, the frog, the toucan, the morpho butterfly, the quetzal, the madman, the dragonfly, damselfly and scorpion. , as part of this first stage of Fauna Tica.

From song, music and dance, due to a pandemic, to graphic design

The Costa Rican artist has a passion for song, theater and dance, but, with the pandemic, she had to focus her creative streak on artistic expressions that didn’t require a face-to-face audience.

This is how this little graphic adventure began. “I consider myself to be a multifaceted artist. I do a bit of everything, even if what fascinated me the most is the performing arts; The Covid arrived and told the world no, bye art in the community, and we had to put some distance. The trap took away my creative outlet, and in return it gave me a lot of time that I didn’t know how to complete, which was when my mom identified some of my Costa Rican wildlife inspired designs and told me. said she could help me expose them and potentially market them and I accepted the proposal, ”said Cornick.

For the artist, filling the time with a specific project, how to start a business, seemed ideal because it gave him creative freedom and at the same time a certain structure. “The idea was born with my creations, but luckily I also have people who believe in me and in my work, and have helped me in communication, in finding suppliers, in developing concepts and ideas, in identifying clients and many other things, ”said the designer.

Currently, Cornick is pursuing an acting career at Elon University in North Carolina, USA, where he is saving hours from his intense study program, to continue creating new illustrations for Mares Azules.

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Dominic Bodden on his moving illustrations that show the impact of gentrification in LA https://samt2010.org/dominic-bodden-on-his-moving-illustrations-that-show-the-impact-of-gentrification-in-la/ Tue, 19 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://samt2010.org/dominic-bodden-on-his-moving-illustrations-that-show-the-impact-of-gentrification-in-la/ With his recent New Talent victory at the World Illustration Awards, Dominic describes himself as a visual storyteller, inspired by stories of transformation and growth. Her work focuses on family and community while her imagery process is layered. “I work with chalk pastel and collage on paper and often incorporate found objects and printmaking techniques […]]]>

With his recent New Talent victory at the World Illustration Awards, Dominic describes himself as a visual storyteller, inspired by stories of transformation and growth. Her work focuses on family and community while her imagery process is layered. “I work with chalk pastel and collage on paper and often incorporate found objects and printmaking techniques into my compositions,” he told Creative Boom.

His most recent project, Portraits of Westlake, focuses on the neighborhood he lived in in Los Angeles and examines how local families and businesses are adjusting to the many changes in the community as a result of gentrification. “I was able to do a lot of research for this project, including interviewing my former neighbors and local small business owners,” he says. The portrayal of The Market Butcher, for example, was inspired by an interview with the local butcher who struggled to compete with larger supermarkets. “I used to shop there frequently. I was inspired by the innovative changes he made to his market to attract new customers and by his efforts to preserve the traditional foods and culture that were so important to his family. “

Dominica grew up in New York City and graduated from high school in the summer of 2001. After the tragic events of September 11, he decided to settle on the West Coast. “I loved California right away. Everything seemed a bit brighter in Los Angeles and I loved the atmosphere of Silverlake, Echo Park and Hollywood. I was also lucky to have found one very early on. community of artists that has helped me feel supported and inspired. ”he says.



From the series Portraits of Westlake © Dominic Bodden

Thinking back to those days and looking back on two decades, Dominic says the landscape has changed, especially the architecture. “The buildings started to rise so fast that the skyline of areas like Marina Del Rey, The Miracle Mile and Hollywood started to change and became much more metropolitan,” he says. “In my neighborhood of Westlake, I’ve noticed that giant apartment complexes are replacing tiny bungalows and that family-owned thrift stores and antique stores have started to be replaced by Starbucks and yoga studios. Lots of people. in Westlake began to pay more attention to strategies on how to persevere in the culture of the neighborhood as the community changed.

After 20 years in Los Angeles, Dominic recently returned to New York. “It wasn’t an easy decision to make but I’m happy to be back on the East Coast. After I went back to school to get my illustration degree I felt ready for a change. I am relearning the city and falling in love with it again. There is an energy in New York that is distinctly different from Los Angeles. It is an impulse that makes people want to move, to explore and engage in all the events and activities that take place in the city.

Interestingly, Dominic was not always an illustrator. His career began as an assistant to fashion stylists and costumers in Los Angeles in 2007. At first he was mentored by stylist Lenna Boord and worked with her on the Spice Girls World Tour. “It was a fun, crazy roller coaster of an adventure that led to a ten-year career in the fashion industry,” he says. “Along the way, I was able to incorporate my art and design skills in the form of fashion illustrations for various projects that rekindled the love of drawing and illustration. I started to realize this that there was more I could do in design and after visiting ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena I made the decision that illustration was the way for me. “

From the series Portraits of Westlake © Dominic Bodden



From the series Portraits of Westlake © Dominic Bodden

From the series Portraits of Westlake © Dominic Bodden



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Illustrations in elementary school book Too Graphic for Rhino https://samt2010.org/illustrations-in-elementary-school-book-too-graphic-for-rhino-2/ https://samt2010.org/illustrations-in-elementary-school-book-too-graphic-for-rhino-2/#respond Sat, 16 Oct 2021 03:56:15 +0000 https://samt2010.org/illustrations-in-elementary-school-book-too-graphic-for-rhino-2/ Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson showed examples of illustrations in a book he doesn’t think is appropriate for North Carolina elementary schools during a press conference this week. Under normal circumstances, illustrations from an elementary school book that the Lieutenant Governor showed at a press conference would be considered fair play for a news release. However, […]]]>
Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson showed examples of illustrations in a book he doesn’t think is appropriate for North Carolina elementary schools during a press conference this week.

Under normal circumstances, illustrations from an elementary school book that the Lieutenant Governor showed at a press conference would be considered fair play for a news release. However, not in this case.

Rather than using the illustrations themselves, the Rhino provides a link to these illustrations with a disclaimer that this link refers to graphic illustrations of sexual acts that many may not consider appropriate. However, they come from a book currently in use in elementary schools in North Carolina. Here is the link: https://ibb.co/qRKqd9j

The News & Observer has confirmed Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s statement that the illustrations are from a book available at some public school libraries across the state.

This is what Robinson called “the dirt” and has said on several occasions that he didn’t think it was appropriate for elementary school children, either in the library or used in the classroom.

Because Robinson has made strong statements against this type of graphic sexual material used in public elementary schools in North Carolina to teach children about transgender and homosexuality, he is fiercely attacked by the left.

At the press conference, Robinson was asked if the problem he had with the illustrations was that they depicted homosexual sex acts. has no importance.

He added: “Any kind of highly sexual material of this nature does not need to be distributed in schools.”

Robinson, who is North Carolina’s first black lieutenant governor, also posted several of the emails he and his office received regarding this latest controversy (some of which are featured below).


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Illustrations in elementary school book Too Graphic for Rhino https://samt2010.org/illustrations-in-elementary-school-book-too-graphic-for-rhino/ https://samt2010.org/illustrations-in-elementary-school-book-too-graphic-for-rhino/#respond Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:40:17 +0000 https://samt2010.org/illustrations-in-elementary-school-book-too-graphic-for-rhino/ Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson showed samples of the illustrations from a book he doesn’t think are appropriate for North Carolina elementary schools at a press conference this week. Under normal circumstances, illustrations from an elementary school book that the Lieutenant Governor showed at a press conference would be considered fair play for a news publication. […]]]>
Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson showed samples of the illustrations from a book he doesn’t think are appropriate for North Carolina elementary schools at a press conference this week.

Under normal circumstances, illustrations from an elementary school book that the Lieutenant Governor showed at a press conference would be considered fair play for a news publication. However, not in this case.

Rather than using the illustrations themselves, the Rhino provides a link to these illustrations with a disclaimer that this link refers to graphic illustrations of sexual acts that many may not consider appropriate. However, they come from a book currently in use in elementary schools in North Carolina. Here is the link: https://ibb.co/qRKqd9j

The News & Observer has confirmed Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s statement that the illustrations are from a book available at some public school libraries across the state.

This is what Robinson called “the dirt” and has said on several occasions that he didn’t think it was appropriate for elementary school children, either in the library or used in the classroom.

Because Robinson has made strong statements against this type of graphic sexual material used in public elementary schools in North Carolina to teach children about transgender and homosexuality, he is fiercely attacked by the left.

At the press conference, Robinson was asked if the problem he had with the illustrations was that they depicted homosexual sex acts. has no importance.

He added: “Any kind of highly sexual material of this nature does not need to be distributed in schools. “

Robinson, who is North Carolina’s first black lieutenant governor, also posted several of the emails he and his office received regarding this latest controversy (some of which are featured below).


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An Chen explains how his design background informs his illustrations https://samt2010.org/an-chen-explains-how-his-design-background-informs-his-illustrations/ https://samt2010.org/an-chen-explains-how-his-design-background-informs-his-illustrations/#respond Thu, 14 Oct 2021 08:11:40 +0000 https://samt2010.org/an-chen-explains-how-his-design-background-informs-his-illustrations/ “I remember anime and comics were my main source of creation. I used to do my own comics and remember being torn apart by my mom because studying was the only priority a teenager should have, ”says Taiwanese illustrator An Chen. “It wasn’t until I chose my university major that I started to think about […]]]>

“I remember anime and comics were my main source of creation. I used to do my own comics and remember being torn apart by my mom because studying was the only priority a teenager should have, ”says Taiwanese illustrator An Chen.

“It wasn’t until I chose my university major that I started to think about my career path. Back then I went to a big bookstore in town and read a graphic design magazine called IDN, saw a digital illustration and remember I was so drawn to colors and vibrant and vivid shapes. It was then that I decided to become the person who could create that kind of image.

All images: An Chen

After this decision, Chen received his bachelor’s degree in graphic design in 2012 and spent four years as a designer before switching to illustration about three years ago. To broaden his knowledge, Chen did a Masters in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge. “It’s a pretty specific course, we didn’t learn how to create beautiful illustrations, the main lesson of the course was to observe things around you and represent them through sketches,” Chen explains.

“After a period of observational drawing, our interests would be revealed, which we would then pursue with narrative imagery. I think this is the essence of artistic creation, it has to be authentic to yourself. ”

Now based in Taiwan, Chen has found the illustration scene to flourish through numerous art book fairs and illustration markets. “I would say we have a strong influence from Japanese culture, so our illustration industry is more product driven, like Hello Kitty and Kawaii culture,” Chen notes. “Illustrations are more visible on stationery products than on publications. I think that’s why editorial illustrations don’t get paid very well here.

In addition to contributing illustrations for various book projects, Chen has been commissioned overseas by the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and the New Republic. The illustrator is inspired by geometric shapes and she feels that her background in graphic design has certainly had an influence.

“My illustration methods are heavily influenced by typography. You can observe in my work that I often shape my illustrations with serifs in square brackets or put them in italics, ”explains Chen. “For the texture side, I really like the design of the matchboxes from the 1950s and 60s, especially those from the Soho Lipnik factory. I am using mono printing to replicate the old print texture they have.

Sticking to a relatively digital creative process, for his editorial work, Chen says the nicest part is taking an existing topic or problem and transforming the concept into his own style. “I also love studying the editorial work of other illustrators, there are so many brilliant and clever ways to convey the same tedious subject matter. I think it shows the level of creativity and talent of an illustrator, ”says Chen.

Some of the challenges Chen faced during these types of projects have been dealing with clients who don’t always understand his job. “Sometimes they just want something to fill the page. I know this is the case when they ask me to change my characters, my color scheme or even the texture I use, ”says Chen.

“I felt very offended early in my career, but now I’m more comfortable with my clients, even though I feel underestimated. It’s all part of the mental toughness it takes to stay professional and productive.

Ultimately, being an illustrator for Chen is more than a job, it’s a lifestyle and an identity. “I’m happy that my art can be seen and appreciated by people I admire or have never met,” she says.

“All I can hope for is that people can be encouraged by my strong shapes and vivid colors, feel happy and positive for having lived in my work.”

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