The History of Illustration Project (HIP) is a grassroots effort to enhance the scholarship and study of illustration. The group's primary purpose at present is to produce an authoritative textbook and a web-based portal for enhanced research and collaboration.
A History of Illustration will be the first textbook ever produced for the eponymous undergraduate course typically required of students in illustration, and offered to design, art, and media students as well. It will also be the first comprehensive book on the subject for the general public.
The History of Illustration Project is comprised of post-secondary faculty teaching illustration and art history; scholars affiliated with several universities; important collectors, publishers, dealers; curators specializing in illustration art; as well as prominent practitioners with decades of experience. Our Participants include several published authors of books and articles on various topics in the art and history of illustration.
Editor: Susan Doyle Rhode Island School of Design
Assistant Editor: Jaleen Grove Independent Scholar
Assistant Editor: Whitney Sherman Maryland Institute College of Art