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, […]


Imagining Britain, Granta Magazine

Review By John O’Reilly Granta 119, Britain.  Under the Art Direction of Michael Salu, British literary magazine, Granta, is increasingly attracting the interest of those with a taste for the visual. With a mix of photography, art and illustration, the images in the issue Granta 119, Britain, were the subject of a recent debate at the […]


Review: Children’s Picturebooks

REVIEWED BY CLARE WALTERS Children’s Picturebooks, The art of visual storytelling by Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles. Laurence King Publishing, 2012 ISBN 978 1 85669 738 5 £22.50 From Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are to Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came To Tea children’s picturebooks make a profound impression on us in childhood. As co-author Morag Styles writes, […]


Review: Bob Gill, So Far

REVIEWED: BY JOHN O’REILLY Bob Gill, so far Laurence King ISBN 978 1 85669 819 1 £29.95 “Bob Gill, so far.”  The name of an illustrator/designer so well known nothing more needs to be said, except for the creative bravado of the “so far”.   There’s no doubting creative ambition or creative ‘greed’, is an […]