The Illustrations of C. Coles Phillips

Ran across this post over at American Gallery featuring one of my favorite illustrators of all time, C. Coles Phillips. If you haven't heard of him, it's worth your time to do a little digging. In his short life, he did countless illustrations, most noticeable are his covers for Life magazine, where he pioneered a technique that later became his signature, called the fadeaway. More bio information here.


  1. excellent.
    i also like the name 'The Fadeaway'
    sounds like a dance step.
    a dance step that one might employ with the addition of 'Jazz Hands'