Oct
30

Marian Bantjes Centre Spreads

The Canadian Graphic Artist Marian Bantjes has been a regular contributor for Varoom Magazine for the past four years, creating an intriguing and visually complex double page spread for every issue since issue 14. She started contributing to the magazine after her book I Wonder, a beautifully decorative merging of graphic art and the written […]

Oct
28

Interpretation event – who said what

The Interpretation symposium was held 18-19 September 2014, Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth. We present a short report on the content of the event: Interpretation was the theme of September 2014’s VaroomLab symposium on illustration, held in partnership with Arts University Bournemouth (AUB). Illustrators, students and academics all attended the event, which explored ways in which illustrators interpret, re-interpret and misinterpret information through illustration […]

Oct
10

Interpretation: The Redheaded Man

The Redheaded Man is an accelerating journey downhill, where the main character is removed from all his features, until there is nothing left of him – or the story. Written by Soviet absurdist Danil Kharms, Minna Alanko’s study breaks down the tale into three visual/creative entrypoint elements to the story. The piece is a rich, methodical […]

Oct
10

Varoom 27 The Hermenauts

Varoom 27 – The Hermenauts Issue Illustration, Culture, Society Autumn 2014 Cover illustration by Takeru Toyo Purchase here Hermenauts seek to interpret, and this is the theme of Varoom 27: how illustration is able to interpret text narratives, gender in images, the commissions received from clients, software glitches, Japanese comics and more. Chris Campe examines how […]