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Zodiac 21: #10 The Sign of The Intangible

#10 The Sign of The Intangible/ #11 The Sign of Genetic Engineering/ #12 The Sign of The Mashup Zodiac 21: #10 The Sign of the Intangible Words Paul Morley, Image Clara Terne The Kindle/iTunes/iPlayer etc, books and CDs replaced by gadgets and the cloud, the arrival of a new way of reading, looking, watching, hearing, seeing […]

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Zodiac 21: #7 The Sign of Andy Warhol’s 15 Minutes

#7 The Sign of Andy Warhol’s 15 Minutes/ #8 The Sign of The Sex Scandal/ #9 The Sign of The War On Terror Zodiac 21: #7 The Sign of Andy Warhol’s 15 Minutes Words by Paul Morley, Image Cristiana Couceiro The conquering of the planet by all that is fake, plastic and profoundly trivial, the need to be […]

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The ‘Scribbler’, the Photographer and the Celtic Punk

At the end of the 1980s illustrator W. John Hewitt spent two years with photographer Steve Pyke tracking legendary folk-punk group The Pogues. Hewitt reveals how the deep faultlines between photography and reportage drawing actually resulted in unique documentary record.   On a rainy night in Soho, as the song goes, I was drinking in […]

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Brad Holland

Jo Davies interviews a major American talent “I established early on the kind of work I wanted to do. The effect has been that the people who call me now usually want the kind of work I’d be likely to do on my own.” The use of metaphor within illustration is now commonplace.  Many complex, […]

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Stop Motion

Varoom 16 extract Jimmy Turrell is a London-based illustrator. He combines collage, drawing, digital work, screenprinting and painting. His clients to date include Nike, Channel 4, MTV, The Guardian, The New York Times, and Colette. What was your brief? To create the artwork and video for the band Yellowire. The general concept was based around […]

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Digital: Reflections & Process

Designer Nat Hunter of Airside selected Anthony Grajirena’s Hunters’ Moon game for the iPad as one of her choices for best of Digital in Varoom 16. Anthony Grajirena told us about the game and how he created it. Brief: Hunters’ Moon is an interactive illustration for the iPad that unravels a small narrative involving a […]

Zodiac 21: #6 The Sign of the Internal I.D. Chip

Zodiac 21: #6 The Sign of the Internal I.D. Chip Words by Paul Morley, Image Christian Montenegro The ultimate form of surveillance, the conclusive removal of any lingering forms of post-internet privacy, the turning of the individual into unprotesting trackable object happy to display their whereabouts, likes, dislikes, political views, sexual fantasies, sundry physical and metaphysical […]

Zodiac 21: #5 The Sign of The Self

Zodiac 21: #5 The Sign of The Self Words Paul Morley, Image Antti Uotila Self-love/self-promotion/self-expression –  as represented by the addiction to Facebook/Myspace/Twitter/Tag/the radiant 140 characters/the Reality TV show audition/I think I’ve got talent. Characteristics: self-importance, self-belief, self-confidence, self-indulgence, self-delusion, self-regard, self-admiration, self-interest, self-possession, self-worship, self-hyping, self-seeking, self-involved, self-satisfaction, love of friends, fear of anonymity.   http://www.anttiuotila.com/

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Zodiac 21: #4 The Sign of The Internal I.D. Chip

#4 The Sign of The Internal ID Chip/ #5 The Sign of The Botox Injection/ #6 The Sign of The Self   Zodiac 21: #4 The Sign of the Internal I.D. Chip Words by Paul Morley, Image Christian Montenegro The ultimate form of surveillance, the conclusive removal of any lingering forms of post-internet privacy, the turning of […]