Mar
15

Brian Grimwood – People want joy!

Brian Grimwood, esteemed illustrator, Association of Illustrators Patron and illustration agency owner had his monograph, The Man who changed the Look of British Illustration, published in 2012, and a retrospective of his work backed it up at WORK Gallery in London. Here, Brian is interviewed by Varoom editor, John O’Reilly, on his past, his work and what […]

Mar
4

V21 Noted: Reflections & Process

Reportage  It was called “an adrenaline rush like no other!” and “the ultimate theatrical challenge” for the actors, writers, singers, composers and directors in the “The 24 Hour Musicals” event staged at the Old Vic, London in December 2012. The project, directed by actor Kevin Spacey, hosted by Matt Lucas and with special appearances by […]

Mar
3

LabNotes: Suspended Sea Creatures

Kustaa Saksi describes his work on the amazing 700,000 sheet installation ‘Hello’ for the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2013. The Hello! Show was a talkshow held in the space where guests discussed the Fair’s annual topic from different perspectives and roles.   What was the brief? There was no brief, really. I had met […]

Mar
1

Varoom 21 Rules

VAROOM 21 – Rules Illustration, Culture, Society Spring 2013 Cover illustration created for Varoom by Geneviève Gauckler Purchase here There are Rules to be made and those to be broken. Illustrator Katherina Koall, on creating an image for children’s magazine The Loop, had one important rule – “remember that this was a piece of work for children – […]

Mar
1

Varoom 20 Muse

  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 […]