May
28

Rear View Mirror – Stephanie Black

In a fast-moving media world Stephanie Black’s Peer-Reviewed paper explores how forms of illustration provides a truly engaging sense of time. Black argues that developers of New Media may want to look to older forms of navigation in media, such as books which can engage readers in much richer ways, encouraging the dialogue and conversation […]

May
28

Varoom 18: Children’s Books

Noted: Reflections & Process Quetzal Léon Calixto, Art Director at Ediciones SM Mexico, was one of three judges for the Fundación SM International Award for Illustration at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Along with Antonio Faeti, Italian expert in children’s Literature and internationally renowned illustrator Kitty Crowther, he selected the 2012 winner of this annual […]

May
25

Varoom 20 – Latest issue

VAROOM 20 – the illustration report Illustration, Culture, Society Winter 2012 Cover illustration created for Varoom by Aude Van Ryn Purchase here While ‘inspiration’ often simply means context-free imitation of style, the true Muse has many sources. Varoom discovers that The Muse is a powerful mix of critical reflection, hard work and love. The magic of The […]

May
25

LabNotes – Lume Sequel

Entertainment: Observations on recent projects: Lume by State of Play games is a hit independent game, hand made entirely out of paper and card. The second instalment of Lume is currently being created at their London studios. LabNotes asked State of Play’s Creative Director Luke Whittaker to shed some light on the creative process for Lume. […]

May
24

The ‘Scribbler’, the Photographer and the Celtic Punk

At the end of the 1980s illustrator W. John Hewitt spent two years with photographer Steve Pyke tracking legendary folk-punk group The Pogues. Hewitt reveals how the deep faultlines between photography and reportage drawing actually resulted in unique documentary record.   On a rainy night in Soho, as the song goes, I was drinking in […]