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Stack Magazines Awards

On 29 November, the Stack Awards 2016 results were announced to a room full of magazine makers at our awards ceremony in London. Varoom’s Derek Brazell was co-judge with Cath Caldwell from Central St Martins for the Best Use of Illustration in an independent magazine, and they presented the award to their choice, Ladybeard, at […]

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Varoom 34 – Wellbeing Approaches

  Framing the visual language of health and wellness can be tricky. Get it wrong and you’re doing the equivalent of ‘woman laughing alone with salad’. In 10 Visual Approaches to Well Being inVaroom 34 Sharon Bowes looks at work by illustrators who get it right and extracts some nutritious advice. Below are a couple […]

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Collectives: The Future

  There are many different attitudes towards collectives, to get a more accurate idea of how they function and succeed, Allie Oldfield talks to UK based and overseas collectives asking them what they think the future holds for illustration collectives.  Self-publishing, festival workshops, printmaking, ceramics, group exhibitions, professional design studios – there are so many […]

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Collectives: The Key to Success

    There are many different attitudes towards collectives, to get a more accurate idea of how they function and succeed, Allie Oldfield talks to UK based and overseas collectives asking what they think are the key elements that make a collective successful. Forming a collective can be the easy part, but how do you make […]

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The Varoom Report: Politics V29

    Politics THE ILLUSTRATION REPORT Spring  2015 ISSUE 29 Varoom 29 is available to purchase here as well as other past issues. You can also subscribe to make sure you never miss out on the latest Varoom.    Varoom 29 highlights new directions in tackling the idea of politics, from the expanding platforms for American political cartoons in […]

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The Varoom Report: Fashion V28

  Fashion THE ILLUSTRATION REPORT Winter 2015 ISSUE 28 Varoom 28 is available to purchase here as well as other past issues. You can also subscribe to make sure you never miss out on the latest Varoom.  When is that perfect moment of Fashion, when you could be perfectly, ‘in Fashion’? That’s not a social anxiety, it’s just the […]

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Collectives: Challenges and Difficulties

  There are many different attitudes towards collectives, to get a more accurate idea of how they function and succeed, Allie Oldfield talks to UK based and overseas collectives asking them about the challenges they encounter. Although the rewards can be great, keeping a collective together certainly isn’t easy. Often those involved cannot physically meet […]

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The Varoom Report: The Hermenauts V27

The Hermenauts Issue THE ILLUSTRATION REPORT Autumn 2014 ISSUE 27 Varoom 27 is available to purchase here as well as other past issues. You can also subscribe to make sure you never miss out on the latest Varoom.  Hermenauts seek to interpret, and this is the theme of Varoom 27: how illustration is able to interpret text narratives, gender […]

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Collectives: The Importance of Collaboration

    There are many different attitudes towards collectives, to get a more accurate idea of how they function and succeed, Allie Oldfield talks to UK based and overseas collectives asking why they think collaboration is important and what it means to them. It’s true that working together helps with motivation, introduces fresh ideas and […]