Sunday, July 3, 2011

Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News, has a long, colourful history. This pioneering publication was the world’s first illustrated weekly newspaper. Launched on 14 May 1842 by Herbert Ingram, it provided a vivid pictorial commentary on domestic and world affairs.

From its first issue 1842, Illustrated London News was published weekly until 1971, monthly until 1989, and bimonthly until ceasing publication in 2003.

ILN closed after an impressive 161 years and, as a result, holds one of the richest magazine archives.

The entire run of The Illustrated London News has been digitized, along with our seven other historic titles: The Graphic, The Sphere, The Sketch, The Bystander, The Tatler, The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, and Britannia and Eve. The archive is managed by the Mary Evans Picture Library and boasts a rich seam of illustrations, engravings, and photographs, demonstrating a long heritage of editorial excellence that continues to push the boundaries of both print and digital publishing.

Since ceasing publication ILN has now become a customer engagement agency offering digital marketing and customer publishing services. At the heart of their thinking is that inspirational, well-crafted content is the most effective way to connect with audiences.

by Paul Green

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