I am really happy to echo that the Philip Greenspun illustration project is a go. Today Pfctdayelise send this message to the Foundation-l and the Commons-l. This first phase of the project is about creating new illustration for WMF projects. It consists of collecting requests for illustrations and the commissioning of selected requests.
I am really happy with this result, it means that the Free Content world is commissioning work that will help us illustrate those subjects where the proverbial picture paints a thousand words. As so many people are helped with good quality illustrations, it will help Wikipedia and other projects in their aim to bring information to the people of this world.