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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 […]

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Fung Yee Wai, The Raw and the Cooked #7, Graduates 2013

Paper sculpture from Fung Yee Wai that explores the visual and the tactile, surface and depth, transparency and camouflage With the resurgence of craft, the desire for a material counterbalance to digital culture, and the broader interest in folk culture, illustrators and artists have been making the most of paper as a material ‘in-between’. For […]

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Cynthia Merhej, The Raw and The Cooked, #4 Graduates 2013

An imaginary slice of Lebanese cinema, Cynthia Merhej combines fascinating research while conjuring up a world of glamour in her magical myth-making around 1960s Middle Eastern movie-making, writes John O’Reilly We’ve talked a lot on Varoom recently about fragmented storytelling, how in the age of mobile technology readers and viewers piece together our own stories […]

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Miranda Foxx, The Raw And The Cooked, #2 Graduates 2013

Next up in The Raw and The Cooked, Miranda Foxx is one of a new generation of graduates who are starting to set their own agendas for illustration, writes John O’Reilly. The most thrilling aspect of this years graduate shows is how young Illustration graduates are not only shaping their own agenda – for anyone […]