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Illustration Trends: Results!

Now that we’re halfway through the year, we’re checking in on the 2023 illustration trend predictions that the agents at Rapp Art made back in January. Two of those trends in particular have really shown through this year: mixed-media photo collage, and the highly detailed “Where’s Waldo” style. Below we’re highlighting some recent projects that exemplify these trends.

The New York Times Arts&Leisure Front Cover

Kathleen Fu continues to illustrate exciting projects from editorial to advertising, all in her signature search-and-find style that’s packed with characters and imaginative micro-environments.

Molson Coors T-shirt Design
Formula 1 Miami Poster

Valerie Chiang‘s photo-illustration made an eye catching design for SF State Magazine‘s Spring/Summer cover, telling a story of the sense of community in the University’s athletics department.

Nadia Radic created a series of beautiful collage illustrations for a journal for USC engineering students, capturing the forward-thinking spirit of the engineering department.