Digital Setback

The new Communication Arts Illustration Annual for 2012 has arrived and not only is there far more work than in previous years, but more interestingly, the percentage of works described as being created by “digital” means is down.  Could it be that the continuous growth of digitally created (or partially digitally created) works have leveled off at around 50%? Could it be subsiding? Only time will tell.

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In the 2012 Annual, 48% of the entries described “digital” as part of the creation process.
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.
(2012 148 of 311, 
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. Determination is made by examining the mediums as listed by the artists. Images whose mediums were unable to be determined were disregarded from calculations.

 

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