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Varoom 24 Obsession

  VAROOM 24 – the Obsession Issue  Illustration, Culture, Society Winter 2014 Cover illustration by J.H.Wingfield, Shopping with Mother, Ladybird, 1958 Purchase here What makes Obsession, so, Obsessive? The visual equivalent of Earworms? Eyeworms. Nice. Still, how else to describe the images in Varoom’s Obsession issue – an issue about Obsessive practice, Obsessed with Neon, Obsessed […]

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Varoom 23 AfterWords: the Awards Issue

VAROOM 23 – AfterWords: the Awards Issue Illustration, Culture, Society Autumn 2013 Cover illustration by Angela Barrett Purchase here Varoom 23: AfterWords: the Awards Issue spotlights a dramatic shift in our society and culture. In a world of Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook and YouTube our communication and interaction is shifting from words to images. This unique, […]

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Varoom 22 Experiment

  VAROOM 22 – Experiment Illustration, Culture, Society Summer 2013 Cover illustration created for Varoom by Stuart Kolakovic Purchase here In “7 Thoughts on the Cult of the Sketchbook” Jane Stanton writes that the point of the sketchbook is it gives you permission not to come to conclusions. In “The New Wave Sci-Vi”, Bryony Quinn argues the […]

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Varoom 21 Rules

VAROOM 21 – Rules Illustration, Culture, Society Spring 2013 Cover illustration created for Varoom by Geneviève Gauckler Purchase here There are Rules to be made and those to be broken. Illustrator Katherina Koall, on creating an image for children’s magazine The Loop, had one important rule – “remember that this was a piece of work for children – […]

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Varoom 20 Muse

  VAROOM 20 – the illustration report Illustration, Culture, Society Winter 2012 Cover illustration created for Varoom by Aude Van Ryn Purchase here While ‘inspiration’ often simply means context-free imitation of style, the true Muse has many sources. Varoom discovers that The Muse is a powerful mix of critical reflection, hard work and love. The magic of […]

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Varoom 19 Taste

  Varoom 19 – the illustration report Illustration, Culture, Society Autumn 2012 Cover illustration created for Varoom by Radio. Purchase here Varoom 19 stretches the idea of Taste as visual sensation like a ball of strudel dough. The menu includes New Wave Food Mags, Literary and Aesthetic Taste, John Pasche’s Lips for The Rolling Stones, and […]

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Varoom 18 Entertainment

VAROOM 18 – the illustration report Illustration, Culture, Society Spring 2012 Cover illustration created for Varoom by Stephan Walter Purchase here   Issue 18 of Varoom celebrates the work of illustrators who entertain whilst asking questions about entertainment. From Moonbot Studios elagaic animation about books, to the BAFTA illustrators whose single images of movies act as illustrative […]

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Varoom 17 Emerging BRIC nations

VAROOM 17 – the illustration report Illustration, Culture, Society Winter 2011/2012 Cover illustration created for Varoom by Edel Rodriguez Purchase here   FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE: Varoom 17 investigates illustration in the emerging economies of the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – with interesting insights and a wealth of imagery. CHINA: CULTURE VS COMMERCE […]

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Varoom 16 Change

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 Autumn 2011 Varoom 16 cover artwork by George Hardie Purchase here   FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE: DIGITAL ANIMATION It turns out that all those hours spent with a HB pencil was the perfect training for our all-singing and dancing digital media. Liz Farrelly talks to Fred Deakin and Miles Donovan, […]