What is ‘allegorical illustration’? What is its role and importance? How can someone consciously create and employ it? ‘Swan ice-cream’ attempts a walkthrough in this specific area of visual communication which affects a lot of aspects of art and communication around us. Understanding how an allegorical text works is basically understanding a plethora of visual material people surround themselves with. From an interesting object to a movie or an advertisement, various elements around us are ‘encoded’ and subjected to a metaphorical filter. This guide is mainly addressed to illustrators but also illustration enthusiasts and researchers interested in visual metaphor and metaphor in general.
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