Top Tips for Food Packaging

To accompany our next issue of Varoom, themed on Taste, we decided to ask a few illustrators/designers their thoughts and suggestions on the design of food and drink packaging. Here are their top tips; Mind Design is a design consultancy that specialises in the development of visual identities. Holger, cofounder of the studio suggested: ‘less […]


The Bibiliophile: by Derek Brazell

Audrey Niffenegger, who spoke at the Boundaries Illustration conference in September 2012, is not only a best-selling author of The Time Traveller’s Wife. She reveals to Derek Brazell her other life as a maker of artist’s books, and her part in a vibrant culture of Chicago bookmakers. The scent of a new book’s paper is […]


Boundaries illustration symposium

VaroomLab held its first conference, in association with VaroomLab partners Plymouth University, on 14–15 September 2012 Boundaries (Illustration-Practice-Research) was a platform to consider issues around the subject of illustration practice and research, sharing of knowledge and experience whilst pushing the boundaries of critical engagement. The symposium explored how new technologies, concepts, and professional issues are […]


VaroomLab partners

  VaroomLab was established to provide an international platform for exchange and discussion of ideas around the broad subject of illustration. Between 2010 and 2015 VaroomLab offered the opportunity for academics to join an extensive academic network with the potential to draw upon and optimise areas of expertise which could facilitate funding applications and research projects. […]


Labnotes: Crazy Golf with Bompas and Parr

Summer 2012, Crazy Golf with Bompas & Parr opened on the roof of Selfridges. The 9-hole mini golf course explored the culinary duo’s vision of a cake-centric London. Guests used golden golf-balls to conquer the Seven Wonders of London realised as cake inspired obstacles. Bompas & Parr worked with the British Minigolf Association, engineers, set […]