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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 […]

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Collectives: Starting Up

    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 how and why they started collaborating. It’s not uncommon these days to see fresh illustration graduates band together to form their own collectives. […]

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Varoom 34 – The Pet Effect II

The Pet Effect – Illustrators and Their Pets Your cat stretches across your work desk, smudging paint or nudging the computer delete key as she yawns – prompting a smile, or is it a grimace? Artists have long featured their pets in their artwork, fixing a connection that is clearly a strong bond between animal […]