Varoom Cass Art Strip

  Tom Gauld has created two Bird strips for Varoom so far as part of Varoom’s partnership with Cass Art ‘Let’s fill this town with artists’. Cass Art have five shops across London including their flagship store at 66-67 Colebrooke Row N1. Tom’s new book, Goliath, was recently published by Drawn & Quarterly. The Times said “Gauld’s Goliath is […]


Review: Children’s Picturebooks

REVIEWED BY CLARE WALTERS Children’s Picturebooks, The art of visual storytelling by Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles. Laurence King Publishing, 2012 ISBN 978 1 85669 738 5 £22.50 From Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are to Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came To Tea children’s picturebooks make a profound impression on us in childhood. As co-author Morag Styles writes, […]


Varoom 17 Emerging BRIC nations

VAROOM 17 – the illustration report Illustration, Culture, Society Winter 2011/2012 Cover illustration created for Varoom by Edel Rodriguez Purchase here   FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE: Varoom 17 investigates illustration in the emerging economies of the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – with interesting insights and a wealth of imagery. CHINA: CULTURE VS COMMERCE […]


LabNotes: An Eyefull of Alt-USA

The covers of Village Voice Media’s weekly city based newspapers, or “Alt Weeklies”, are a regular source of impressive illustration. The newspapers rely on eye-catching imagery to ensure readers pick them up. LabNotes got in touch with Village Voice Media’s Editorial Design Director Tom Carlson who oversees all their pblications, and regular cover illustrators Peter […]


Review: Bob Gill, So Far

REVIEWED: BY JOHN O’REILLY Bob Gill, so far Laurence King ISBN 978 1 85669 819 1 £29.95 “Bob Gill, so far.”  The name of an illustrator/designer so well known nothing more needs to be said, except for the creative bravado of the “so far”.   There’s no doubting creative ambition or creative ‘greed’, is an […]