Aug
28

Varoom 30 – Play: Boards, Culture and Politics

  “The Kolejka game’s design recalls Poland’s gritty era when sub-perfect goods were difficult to obtain” The Strong – National Museum of Play in Rochester New York, is home to the world’s most extensive collections of toys, dolls, board games, video games, other electronic games. It is also a major archive for some of the most […]

Aug
28

The Varoom Report: Emerging Nations Issue V17

Emerging Nations Issue THE ILLUSTRATION REPORT Introduction to ISSUE 17 Winter 2011/2012 by John O’Reilly In the emergent BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China) where illustrators are exploring local visual traditions and new international styles, where they find themselves in brash new economies run by old-school establishments, Irony is often a form of self-preservation for […]

Aug
4

Visionaries conference 2015

  5 and 6 November 2015 Venue: Birmingham City University - Book here This two day VaroomLab/Birmingham City University symposium in November will be held in Birmingham, with talks presented by practitioners and academics on the illustrated map as a mode of communication, tracing the link between visionary J.G. Ballard and the cultural and virtual fabric […]