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LabNotes – Wallpaper* at Milan

Observations on recent projects: Illustrator and animator Kyle Bean was asked to create and animate the cover for Wallpaper* magazine’s Milan Preview issue. What was the brief? The Art Director of Wallpaper* approached me with a concept for the cover of their annual ‘Milan Preview’ issue of the magazine. Each year Wallpaper* have an extensive […]

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LabNotes – Bath Half Marathon

Observations on recent projects: Simon Spilsbury (right) and Tim Vyner (left) were asked to illustrate the Bath Half Marathon in March 2012, using iPads and live animations. What was the brief? Simon. I was initially briefed by design agency Northbank to create a series of line and colour drawings to accompany their brand redesign on all […]

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LabNotes – Mulberry Monster

Observations on recent projects: Emma Houlston was commissioned by fashion brand Mulberry to create a hairy monster character which ended up all over their London Fashion Week catwalk show for Autumn 2012. What was the brief? To create a furry bunch of illustrated monsters for Mulberry as part of their theme for Autumn/ Winter 2012 […]

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Stop Motion

Varoom 16 extract Jimmy Turrell is a London-based illustrator. He combines collage, drawing, digital work, screenprinting and painting. His clients to date include Nike, Channel 4, MTV, The Guardian, The New York Times, and Colette. What was your brief? To create the artwork and video for the band Yellowire. The general concept was based around […]

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Digital: Reflections & Process

Designer Nat Hunter of Airside selected Anthony Grajirena’s Hunters’ Moon game for the iPad as one of her choices for best of Digital in Varoom 16. Anthony Grajirena told us about the game and how he created it. Brief: Hunters’ Moon is an interactive illustration for the iPad that unravels a small narrative involving a […]

Zodiac 21: #6 The Sign of the Internal I.D. Chip

Zodiac 21: #6 The Sign of the Internal I.D. Chip Words by Paul Morley, Image Christian Montenegro The ultimate form of surveillance, the conclusive removal of any lingering forms of post-internet privacy, the turning of the individual into unprotesting trackable object happy to display their whereabouts, likes, dislikes, political views, sexual fantasies, sundry physical and metaphysical […]

Zodiac 21: #5 The Sign of The Self

Zodiac 21: #5 The Sign of The Self Words Paul Morley, Image Antti Uotila Self-love/self-promotion/self-expression –  as represented by the addiction to Facebook/Myspace/Twitter/Tag/the radiant 140 characters/the Reality TV show audition/I think I’ve got talent. Characteristics: self-importance, self-belief, self-confidence, self-indulgence, self-delusion, self-regard, self-admiration, self-interest, self-possession, self-worship, self-hyping, self-seeking, self-involved, self-satisfaction, love of friends, fear of anonymity.   http://www.anttiuotila.com/

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Zodiac 21: #4 The Sign of The Internal I.D. Chip

#4 The Sign of The Internal ID Chip/ #5 The Sign of The Botox Injection/ #6 The Sign of The Self   Zodiac 21: #4 The Sign of the Internal I.D. Chip Words by Paul Morley, Image Christian Montenegro The ultimate form of surveillance, the conclusive removal of any lingering forms of post-internet privacy, the turning of […]

Zodiac 21: #3 The Sign of the Wiimote

Zodiac 21: #3 The Sign of the Wiimote Words by Paul Morley, Image Revenge Is Sweet The reliance on the remote control as a guaranteed route to fun, the acceptances that a human is only complete when connected to a gaming machine, the comfort gained from combining pure, glorious laziness with the appearance of activity, exercise, intrigue, […]