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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 […]

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Jamie Bradford, The Raw And The Cooked #9, Graduates 2013

Punchy, heroic, cinematic, Jamie Bradford’s image-making combines ideas, narrative and playfulness with visual codes. Oh, and he’s one of the few graduate illustrators who is also a ‘Lord’ You could say that great ideas never go out of fashion. But then again you could equally say that great ideas are rarely in fashion – ‘good […]

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Rich De Courcy, The Raw And The Cooked #8, Graduates 2013

Skateboarders have evolved a different way of sensing space. Graduate Rich de Courcy shows us how this urban/suburban/uber-urban skateboard species sees the world, writes John O’Reilly In college, I had a friend who would occasionally turn up to our graduate philosophy seminar on a skateboard – he always had interesting angles. I get a similar […]