what exactly is ILLUSTRATION and how does it differ from GRAPHIC DESIGN?

What is illustration and howdoesit differ from Graphic Design? Is it a slightlymore arty variant? Do Illustration degrees still cover typography and layout? Is their any futurein this skill and industry?

Asked By: RadicalReason - 10/23/2008
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Illustration is purely the creation of non-literary images. Picture making, basically. The media & techniques used by an illustrator are pretty much identical to that of the fine artist, but with a more directly commercial intent. Illustrators today may use type in the composition of an image, but their job is still to... More
Answered By: bishopdante - 10/23/2008
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Answered By: MrWolf - 10/23/2008
Graphic Design goes through more of the technical stuff I would say. You learn to do website design, typogrpahy, layout design, Photoshop, etc. It's more of an all around trade when it comes to doing commercial work and other things. While you can do Illustration with Graphic Design, Illustration can be anything from... More
Answered By: Xellis - 10/23/2008
Illustration encompasses painting and drawing (either traditionally or digitally). The end product could be a 2d image which is featured in a publication that a graphic designer creates using a combination of typographic elements and page layout skills.
Answered By: Hope for the Best - 10/23/2008
Illustration is in the word. Illustrating books, posters, cards and magazines. It is also what you study if you wish to do concept art for games, or make graphical novels and comic books... More
Answered By: Natala - 10/23/2008
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