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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 […]

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VaroomLab Journal Issue four

  Download Issue Four: VaroomLab Journal Issue 4 Visionaries ISSN 2052-1820 Issue Four contains papers submitted and peer reviewed for the Visionaries call for papers, investigating the way visionary approaches are able to expand the way we perceive the world, and also how influences from the past continue to resonate today Including papers on the illustrated […]

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The Varoom Report: Style V26

Style THE ILLUSTRATION REPORT Summer 2014 ISSUE 26 The Style issue endeavours to answer the unanswered questions revolving around ‘Style’, delving deep into its depths and challenging the definition of style, from typography to fashion, the preconceived ideas to the actualities, the creators to the observers. Varoom gets under the skin of ‘Style’, from Creative […]