The power of the illustration is brilliantly demonstrated in another compact volume from New York designer Bob Gill. In this book, simply but eloquently entitled Illustration, he features many of his favorite works, completed between 1952 and 2004. Subjects for his often whimsical, but always potent illustrations range from people and things to the more fanciful characters that populate several of the children's books he has written and illustrated. Some drawings have been at the center of successful advertising campaigns, others are less overt but particularly powerful political statements. A short, witty description places each image into the context of its time and purpose.