illustration illustration  /ˌɪ lə ˈstreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
  2. (n) showing by example
  3. (n) an item of information that is typical of a class or group
  4. (n) a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand


  1. Photo-illustration for PTI by Mark Hess.
  2. illustration for time by gary baseman from the january 17, 2004 issue of time magazine; posted sunday, january 9, 2004 copyright 2004 time inc.


  1. Introducing: The Atlantic Weekly

    During its first 90 years, The Atlantic featured its table of contents, rather than a photograph or illustration, on its cover. For this, our first weekly magazine, we've revived that tradition of simplicity--not ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Atlantic via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Wonder Woman: Not strong enough for silver screen - yet

    This illustration released by DC Comics shows an image of Wonder Woman by artist Nicola Scott. Illustration provided by DC Comics Why, with her pop-culture icon status, her role as a female hero in comics and a powerful stint on a TV series, can't Wonder Woman get Hollywood to give her a solo shot on the silver screen?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  3. Barbara Piper, Hopkins employee

    She was assistant to the dean of Hopkins' medical illustration department and a friend to the homeless Barbara "Babs" Piper, a former administrative assistant at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Wednesday of complications from acute bipolar disorder at her Rodgers Forge home. She was 63.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

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