Jan
30

Zodiac 21: #6 The Sign of the Internal I.D. Chip

Zodiac 21: #6 The Sign of the Internal I.D. Chip Words by Paul Morley, Image Christian Montenegro The ultimate form of surveillance, the conclusive removal of any lingering forms of post-internet privacy, the turning of the individual into unprotesting trackable object happy to display their whereabouts, likes, dislikes, political views, sexual fantasies, sundry physical and metaphysical […]

Jan
30

Zodiac 21: #5 The Sign of The Self

Zodiac 21: #5 The Sign of The Self Words Paul Morley, Image Antti Uotila Self-love/self-promotion/self-expression –  as represented by the addiction to Facebook/Myspace/Twitter/Tag/the radiant 140 characters/the Reality TV show audition/I think I’ve got talent. Characteristics: self-importance, self-belief, self-confidence, self-indulgence, self-delusion, self-regard, self-admiration, self-interest, self-possession, self-worship, self-hyping, self-seeking, self-involved, self-satisfaction, love of friends, fear of anonymity.   http://www.anttiuotila.com/

Jan
30

Zodiac 21: #4 The Sign of The Internal I.D. Chip

#4 The Sign of The Internal ID Chip/ #5 The Sign of The Botox Injection/ #6 The Sign of The Self   Zodiac 21: #4 The Sign of the Internal I.D. Chip Words by Paul Morley, Image Christian Montenegro The ultimate form of surveillance, the conclusive removal of any lingering forms of post-internet privacy, the turning of […]

Jan
30

Zodiac 21: #3 The Sign of the Wiimote

Zodiac 21: #3 The Sign of the Wiimote Words by Paul Morley, Image Revenge Is Sweet The reliance on the remote control as a guaranteed route to fun, the acceptances that a human is only complete when connected to a gaming machine, the comfort gained from combining pure, glorious laziness with the appearance of activity, exercise, intrigue, […]

Jan
30

V17: Paul Davis Goes Global

  Varoom’s regular columnist on Vlad The Impaler,  financial spot illustration and Twitter. Varoom 17 extract. Globalisation: It’s Not At All New At All. ©Paul Davis 2011. I don’t get this overused so-called new-fangled word ‘globalisation’ at all. Think of past super-powers; surely it comes down to what technology was available at the time. Think […]

Jan
30

V17: The Politics of (Russian) Pluralism

  Is there a Russian style of illustration? Victor Melamed thinks so. As a Moscow-born artist who studied in England and has worked for the New Yorker and Rolling Stone, he undoubtedly has the perspective necessary to answer the question. But immediately, there are qualifications. Melamed is the co-founder and co-ordinator of Tzeh, a fifty-strong […]

Jan
30

Zodiac 21: # 2 The Sign of the Hive Mind

Zodiac 21:  # 2 The Sign of the Hive Mind Words Paul Morley, Image Quickhoney Plague of sameness, collective consciousness, everyone thinking the same, targeted by the same advertisers turning them into the same sort of consumers, looking at the same thing, worshipping the Na’Vi, Gaga or Sarah Palin. Characteristics: Anxiety, gregariousness, deference, submission, docility, fear of […]

Jan
30

Varoom 17

  Issue 17 of Varoom explores illustration from the BRIC’s – Brazil, Russia, India and China – the world’s emerging economies. With cover artwork by Cuban American, Edel Rodriquez, combining elements from these countries, Varoom 17 looks out across the world, commenting on Culture Vs Commerce in China, where Alan Male discovers the faultlines in […]

Jan
30

Zodiac 21: #1 The Sign of The Banking Crisis

#1 The Sign of The Banking Crisis/ #2 The Sign of The Hive Mind/ #3 The Sign of The Wiimote Words By Paul Morley, Images by Ah Studio, Quickhoney, Revenge is Sweet, Si Scott, Antti Uotila, Christian Montenegro, Cristiana Couceiro, Otto, Polly Becker, FrancisFrances, Clara Terne, Mimi Leung.   Intro: Varoom The 12 Signs of the Zodiac […]