Illustration Trends: Digital Displacement

The 2011 Communication Arts Illustration Annual arrived a few weeks ago; and like last year, I’ve done some calculating. 

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In the 2011 Annual, 54% of the entries described “digital” as part of the creation process.

In the 2010 Annual, 44% of the entries described “digital” as part of the creation process.
In the 2005 Annual, 29% of the entries described “digital” as part of the creation process.
In the 2000 Annual, 12% of the entries described “digital” as part of the creation process.
In the 1995 Annual,    3% of the entries described “digital” as part of the creation process.
In the 1990 Annual,   .5% of the entries described “digital” as part of the creation process.
In the 1985 Annual,    0% of the entries described “digital” as part of the creation process.
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2011: 96 of 178, 2010: 90 of 203, 2005: 59 of 207, 2000: 28 of 243, 1995: 6 of 184, 1990: 1 of 183, 1985: 0 of 195) Communication Arts

Further Observation
Of the works that used digital tools, 49% were described as only “digital” and 51% described the works as multi-media including “digital.”
(47 of 178 “digital,” 49 of 178 traditional media plus “digital”)
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