Journal of Illustration 6.1 is now available
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Journal of Illustration 6.1 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that the Journal of Illustration 6.1 is now available!


Special Issue: ‘Decriminalising Ornament: The Pleasures of Pattern’


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Aims & Scope


The Journal of Illustration provides an international forum for scholarly research and investigation of a range of cultural, political, philosophical, historical, and contemporary issues, in relation to illustration. This peer-reviewed journal encourages new critical writing on illustration, associated visual communication, and the role of the illustrator as maker, visualizer, thinker, and facilitator, within a wide variety of disciplines and professional contexts.


Issue 6.1




Decriminalising Ornament: The Pleasures of Pattern 

Sheena Calvert AND Nanette HOOGSLAG


Theoretical framing


Decriminalising Ornament: The Pleasures of Pattern: The sympathy of illustration

Nanette Hoogslag


The structure of pattern and ornament


On the use of vocabularies of geometric forms in ornamental pattern design 

Ameet Hindocha 


The nature of decoration


Texture: Faking the physical 

Gabrielle Brace Stevenson AND Nicholas Stevenson


A thing to hold: The visual language of the book form 

Lucy Roscoe


The damage that decorates 

Louise Bell 


The application of decoration


Signwriting: Ornament as visual language – communicative decoration 

Amy Goodwin


The ornament of grammar 

Sarah Blair 


Cross-media translation


Aural Textiles: From listening to pattern making 

George Jaramillo AND Lynne Mennie


Looking Again 

Danica Maier


The Cornish Knitting Pattern Series film charts 

Jennifer Nightingale