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In this issue: We feature the work of RON LESSER, best known for his prolific career painting paperback cover illustrations from the 1960s on up to present day, with his recent work for Hard Case Crime books. As the world marks the centenary of the armistice that ended World War I, THE MESSENGERS OF WAR in this issue features a look at the artists who created "pictorial publicity" for the war effort, from recruitment posters to Liberty Loan drives. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.
ILLUSTRATION is a beautiful, educational, and scholarly magazine devoted to the history of American illustration art. Published quarterly and printed in full color, each issue features the highest quality printing, photography and color reproductions of original art available anywhere. The magazine is distributed nationwide to high quality bookstores, newsstands, comic book shops and specialty retailers. If you don't see the magazine at your local store, please ask for it! For those with an interest in popular culture, commercial art and design, publishing history, comic books, paperbacks, pulp magazines, or collecting original art, ILLUSTRATION is the best source for new information on the illustrators of the past.