The aim of the session would be to look at the increasing involvement the Illustrator has in the choice of subjects and messages communicated. The positive impact that can be made in public spaces with an emphasis on showing a darker, more real, side of life are both greater concerns. This is especially true of the messages communicated to children but also those to adults’ as the boundaries between the two genres are far less distinct. The important role Illustration can have in allowing people to develop their own forms of expression starting at an early age is another positive aspect. As new platforms to view and express work across cities and in alternative press increase, the messages are more personal and inclusive in society.