Being in the picture...

... who doesn't want to be? In a world that is strongly guided by visual impressions, illustrations take on a vital role. They can tell stories, reaching beyond the boundaries of language, describe complex situations, provide penetrating insights by coming to the point, and - one of their most important functions - represent things graphically without recourse to photography. Illustrations augment the written word, adding an extra component, and put the viewer "in the picture", at a glance. Without words.