Jun
13

V22 Noted: Children’s Books

  Katherina Manolessou, one of Varoom’s Contributing editors of Children’s Books, selected three books from the 2013 Bologna Book Fair, two of which are featured in Varoom 22. The third is featured here. The books chosen push the boundaries between a commercial children’s book and what (at least in the UK) would be considered an artist’s […]

Jun
11

V22 Noted: Reflections & Process

Comics: Extract from Varoom 22 by Martin Coyler – Comics Contributing Editor for Varoom Clifford Harper I first heard of Frans Masereel through Clifford Harper who I worked with a lot at one point. Cliff’s painstaking style was based on the look of woodcuts, although his were done by pen and ink (a technique, he […]

Jun
11

V22: Alchemy in visual form

Alchemy: image and text in the late Renaissance  Modern scientific argument is primarily delivered in the written word – but that was not always the case.  In issue 22 of Varoom Adrian Holme explores the moment in history when visual argument, and the rich use of illustration in the field of ‘Alchemy’, disappeared from the […]

Jun
6

Varoom 22 Experiment

  VAROOM 22 – Experiment Illustration, Culture, Society Summer 2013 Cover illustration created for Varoom by Stuart Kolakovic Purchase here In “7 Thoughts on the Cult of the Sketchbook” Jane Stanton writes that the point of the sketchbook is it gives you permission not to come to conclusions. In “The New Wave Sci-Vi”, Bryony Quinn argues the […]

Jun
5

Varoom Issue 22: Launch Event

Varoom 22 Experiment: Launch Event – Experimental Encounters with Illustration Tuesday 11th June 2013 6:30pm – 7:30pm The Gallery, 3rd Floor, Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London Varoom 22 tackles how we make Experiment part of our practice. The launch features distinguished panellists from three very different areas of the industry discussing their encounters with experimental image […]