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    V33 – Come Together

      Collaboration, like God, is in the detail. Anna+Elena=Balbusso, Marco Lawrence, Chie Chihiro and Giulia Garbin have created collaborative work across illustration, print-making, limited run books and ceramics. In these extracts from the full article in Varoom 33 they share their thoughts and experiences on collaboration with Derek Brazell.   CHIE CHIHIRO are sisters working […]

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    LOL! Politics of Humour Pt. 2

        With politics firmly in the headlines both in the UK and USA, Varoom talks to four pioneering US image-makers about how the political cartoon is evolving. For a generation of people, the caricature on the newspaper Opinion pages was a brisk corrective to what was perceived as the outrages of politicians and governments. […]

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    LOL! Politics of Humour Pt. 1

        Immigration, gun control and social justice issues. With politics firmly in the headlines both in the UK and USA, Varoom talks to four pioneering US image-makers about how the political cartoon is evolving. For a generation of people, the caricature on the newspaper Opinion pages was a brisk corrective to what was perceived […]

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    The New Wave Old Wave pt. 2

    Varoom concludes its interview feature on influential illustrators still producing important work. Published originally in Issue 11, we asked another three legendary illustrators how they maintain the creative fire, and which of their many works they consider important to them. We discuss which illustrators of a more recent generation they keep an eye on, and what they’ve been up to recently. Continuation […]

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    Varoom 33 – Collaborators

    Varoom 33 – the Collaborators issue illustration, culture, society Spring 2016 Cover image by University of Brighton BA Graphic Design and Illustration Class of 2016 Purchase here   The unexpected encounter, the discontinuity of everyday life, the stuff that interrupts our normal behaviours. We often understand collaboration as the sum of two talents, but it’s really […]

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    The New Wave Old Wave pt. 1

    In an era obsessed with the Next Big Thing, the Flavour of the Month or whatever happens to be this week’s New Black, Varoom thought our readers would appreciate a longer-term view of the world of illustration. Though the illustrators in this two-part article originally published in Varoom 11 would blush at being described as ‘legendary’, having produced canonical […]

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    Varoom 32 – Under Water

      Industry Insights: Interview with reportage illustrator Leah Fusco Article from print issue Varoom 32   By Derek Brazell Atmosphere plays a significant part in how we perceive and remember a place. The lay of the land is all around us: the rise and fall of the hills, roads, streams and ditches cutting through solid or […]

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    Make Your Mark – The New Urban Artists

      Street Art Contributing Editor for Varoom, Tristan Manco’s just published book celebrates ‘the new’ in the expanding repertoire of urban artists.   Making your mark is about developing your ‘voice’ as an artist, as well as the practical application in the process of creation; through drawing, painting and various craft methods. While this idea of […]

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    Quentin Blake – The House that Quentin built

      Quentin Blake is arguably Britain’s best-known and most loved illustrator, feted for his iconic work for children, from Matilda’s Miss Trunchbull to Mr Magnolia his current work surprisingly illuminates life at the other end of the age spectrum. Jo Davies visited his studio for Varoom in 2009 and discovered Blake also had a new […]

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Varoom 33 – Collaborators

Varoom 33 – the Collaborators issue illustration, culture, society Spring 2016 Cover image by University of Brighton BA Graphic Design and Illustration Class of 2016 Purchase here   The unexpected encounter, the discontinuity of everyday life, the stuff that interrupts our normal behaviours. We often understand collaboration as the sum of two talents, but it’s really […]

Featured_ComeTogether_Giulia Garbin_

V33 – Come Together

  Collaboration, like God, is in the detail. Anna+Elena=Balbusso, Marco Lawrence, Chie Chihiro and Giulia Garbin have created collaborative work across illustration, print-making, limited run books and ceramics. In these extracts from the full article in Varoom 33 they share their thoughts and experiences on collaboration with Derek Brazell.   CHIE CHIHIRO are sisters working […]

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LOL! Politics of Humour Pt. 2

    With politics firmly in the headlines both in the UK and USA, Varoom talks to four pioneering US image-makers about how the political cartoon is evolving. For a generation of people, the caricature on the newspaper Opinion pages was a brisk corrective to what was perceived as the outrages of politicians and governments. […]

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LOL! Politics of Humour Pt. 1

    Immigration, gun control and social justice issues. With politics firmly in the headlines both in the UK and USA, Varoom talks to four pioneering US image-makers about how the political cartoon is evolving. For a generation of people, the caricature on the newspaper Opinion pages was a brisk corrective to what was perceived […]

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The New Wave Old Wave pt. 2

Varoom concludes its interview feature on influential illustrators still producing important work. Published originally in Issue 11, we asked another three legendary illustrators how they maintain the creative fire, and which of their many works they consider important to them. We discuss which illustrators of a more recent generation they keep an eye on, and what they’ve been up to recently. Continuation […]

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The New Wave Old Wave pt. 1

In an era obsessed with the Next Big Thing, the Flavour of the Month or whatever happens to be this week’s New Black, Varoom thought our readers would appreciate a longer-term view of the world of illustration. Though the illustrators in this two-part article originally published in Varoom 11 would blush at being described as ‘legendary’, having produced canonical […]

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Varoom 32 – Under Water

  Industry Insights: Interview with reportage illustrator Leah Fusco Article from print issue Varoom 32   By Derek Brazell Atmosphere plays a significant part in how we perceive and remember a place. The lay of the land is all around us: the rise and fall of the hills, roads, streams and ditches cutting through solid or […]

L'arena delle balle di Paglia 2013, Cotignola ITALY - PH Marco Miccoli_700

Make Your Mark – The New Urban Artists

  Street Art Contributing Editor for Varoom, Tristan Manco’s just published book celebrates ‘the new’ in the expanding repertoire of urban artists.   Making your mark is about developing your ‘voice’ as an artist, as well as the practical application in the process of creation; through drawing, painting and various craft methods. While this idea of […]

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Quentin Blake – The House that Quentin built

  Quentin Blake is arguably Britain’s best-known and most loved illustrator, feted for his iconic work for children, from Matilda’s Miss Trunchbull to Mr Magnolia his current work surprisingly illuminates life at the other end of the age spectrum. Jo Davies visited his studio for Varoom in 2009 and discovered Blake also had a new […]