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dc.contributor.authorBlack, SM
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-06T13:27:27Z
dc.date.available2020-01-06T13:27:27Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-01
dc.identifier.issn2052-0204
dc.identifier.issn2052-0212
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/15282
dc.description.abstract

This paper considers the phenomenon of illustrators digitally mimicking traces of the hand-made as ornament. It will explore whether these decorative tendencies are Loos’ backward or degenerative tendency, or a generous contribution to our visual environment. It will ask why illustrators falsify the smudges, spills, textures and shadows of paper-based work within the digital workspace, what is gained and lost by doing so, and for whom? These questions will be explored in relation to examples of digital illustration and interviews with practitioners to unpick the professional benefits of the phenomenon, coupled with a foray into theoretical perspectives on ornament. In this regard, the paper will consider whether illustration is using the pre-digital age as Owen Jones’ “half-filled stagnant reservoir” of visual language, and whether illustration is suffering from Herbert Read’s horror vacui, in order to understand what happens when we fill these terrifying empty spaces within images with introduced artefacts. The discussion will also take skeuomorphism into account to explore the phenomenon, which then raises questions concerning illustration’s ‘usability’. Ultimately, the paper aims to evaluate the utility of these different perspectives, which have been brought from other fields to illustration discourse, as much as it seeks to consider the pleasures and pitfalls of a richly-ornamented composition.

dc.format.extent289-304
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherIntellect
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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dc.subjecteditorial illustration
dc.subjectdigital ornament
dc.subjecthorror vacui
dc.subjectlabour
dc.subjectskeuomorphism
dc.subjectcritical practices
dc.titleFibs and fripperies: references to the real in digital illustration
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeEditorial Material
plymouth.issue2
plymouth.volume6
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jill_00015_1
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalJournal of Illustration
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/jill_00015_1
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA32 Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Academics
dc.publisher.placeDecriminalising Ornament: The Pleasures of Pattern, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-11-15
dc.rights.embargodate2020-11-30
dc.identifier.eissn2052-0212
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-12-01
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review


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