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Interpretation: Mireille Fauchon & Gary Embury

The Interpretation illustration conference 18-19 September at Arts University Bournemouth is hosting a great array of speakers covering a fascinating variety of topics. We ‘re asking the presenters a couple of questions about illustration, the event and what they’ll be doing. First off, Mireille Fauchon and Gary Embury. Mireille Fauchon  Illustrator, Mireille Fauchon has a B.A Graphic Design […]

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ICON 8 review

Nanette Hoogslag takes us through her thoughts on July’s ICON8 illustration conference, Work and Play, held in Portland, Oregon, USA. Courtroom image courtesy of Janet Hamlin I’m just on my way back from the biannual international (though mostly American) illustration conference ICON 8, which was held this year in Portland Oregon and themed Work and Play. It brought […]

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Varoom 25: Phoebe Gloeckner and J.G. Ballard’s The Atrocity Exhibition

Varoom 25 on the theme of empathy includes an extensive feature article by Adrian Holme on the extraordinary work of illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner for the Re/search edition of J.G. Ballard’s The Atrocity Exhibition. In the interview below Gloeckner and Holme explore some key ideas around this version of Ballard’s book, and discuss Gloeckner’s background as […]

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Authoriality, Copies, and Image-Makers in the Age of 3D Reproduction

Continuing the Obsession theme of Varoom 25, Pablo Soler-Jones examines our changing relationship with the image in the digital age, in a review of the paperback release of Double: Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series 2. Designed by Pentagram, featuring a variety of different thinkers and artists discussing Architecture, Images and notions of Authorialism, […]

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Varoom 24: Five Things We Learned About Obsession

With the release of the new issue of Varoom on the theme of Obsession, Varoom Editor John O’Reilly, reveals five things he learned about images, image-makers and Obsession

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Being There: Conversational Drawing in a Non-Place

Being There: Conversational Drawing in a Non-Place Rachel Gannon MA (RCA) When I began writing this paper, I had intended it to be about documentary drawings I made in an airport. But now that it’s finished, I see it’s really about what happens when I draw and how this relates to the place I am […]

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AWARDS ISSUE: Winners Part 2

  Varoom presents a selection from the many Awards winners from across the globe featured in issue 23 (available here) This extract reveals the thoughts behind the AOI Illustration Awards winning works by Joe Caslin (Public Realm) and Edd Baldry (Editorial). Joe Caslin Our Nation’s Sons New Talent: Public Realm Brief: The aim of the project is […]

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AWARDS ISSUE: Winners part 1

Varoom presents a selection from the many Awards winners from across the globe featured in issue 23 (available here) This extract reveals the thoughts behind the AOI Illustration Awards winning works by Merav  Salomon (Books) and Jonathan Burton (Design). Merav Salomon Frostbites Winner: Books Brief: I was very lucky to be invited to publish my […]

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Drawn to Obsession – Reportage

Topolski Studio’s reportage drawing programme, ‘The Chronicle Residency Programme’ By Gary Embury I first made contact with Andrea Marie the education and outreach officer at Topolski century at the end of 2011. I was at the beginning of a period of research leave from UWE working on a book proposal and developing the online Journal, Reportager.  I […]