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Lifestyle Illustration of the 1960s - Rian Hughes

Lifestyle Illustration of the 1960s

By: Rian Hughes (Editor)

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Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s is a glorious celebration of the Swinging Sixties - a groundbreaking decade heralding a new creativity, freedom and liberation. This lavishly illustrated book surveys how those years were depicted by illustrators for some of the UK's best-selling magazines. Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s is a stunning survey of magazine artwork from the Sixties.

It not only provides a fascinating insight into the extraordinary artistic talents of the illustrators featured, but also reveals the social aspirations of this unprecedented era of political optimism and sexual freedom. Tracing the decade's evolution from the homemaking ethos of romantic coupledom to the stylish liberation of mini-skirted Chelsea girls, it features page after page of stunning rediscovered artwork, much of it by the very best artists of the day and provides a wonderful, nostalgic escape into a world of retro sophisticated living.

About the Author

Rian Hughes is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, comic artist, logo designer and typographer. He studied graphic design at the London College of Printing before working for an advertising agency, i-D magazine and a series of record sleeve design companies.

In 1994 he founded his own studio, Device, and has since worked with a wide range of international clients. David Roach is a British comic book artist and writer, working for companies including 2000AD, Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse. He is associate editor of US magazine Comic Book Artist, and has edited manv books on comic books and illustration.

"A wonderfully authentic snapshot of a design period" - The Independent "Pure, nostalgic escapism for designers, artists and illustrators - and, of course, fans of the Swinging Sixties!" - Shindig

Foreword by Rian Hughes; Introduction by David Roach; Catalogue section: illustrations from lifestyle magazines of the 60s; Biographies; Credits.

ISBN: 9781783130061
ISBN-10: 1783130067
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 7th December 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 20.1  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.48
Edition Number: 1