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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, […]

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V17: Paul Davis Goes Global

  Varoom’s regular columnist on Vlad The Impaler,  financial spot illustration and Twitter. Varoom 17 extract. Globalisation: It’s Not At All New At All. ©Paul Davis 2011. I don’t get this overused so-called new-fangled word ‘globalisation’ at all. Think of past super-powers; surely it comes down to what technology was available at the time. Think […]

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V17: The Politics of (Russian) Pluralism

  Is there a Russian style of illustration? Victor Melamed thinks so. As a Moscow-born artist who studied in England and has worked for the New Yorker and Rolling Stone, he undoubtedly has the perspective necessary to answer the question. But immediately, there are qualifications. Melamed is the co-founder and co-ordinator of Tzeh, a fifty-strong […]