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    Varoom 35: Virtual Reality

      ‘I had always believed that my line was fairly regular, but to see the many gestures and marks created in front of me made me realise how diverse the lines are – that they’re only ‘regular’ when viewed from one direction.’ – Roderick Mills on the Google Tilt Brush. In these extracts from the Varoom […]

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    Storytelling: The Clearing

      As part of Varoom‘s latest Storytelling theme, we spoke to illustrator Mairead Dunne and Steve Braund of Atlantic Press about her illustrations for Luke Thompson’s book of poems, The Clearing, which won the prestigious Michael Marks Poetry Illustration Award at The British Library. The Illustration Award was judged by former Director of The National Gallery, Sir Nicholas […]

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    Varoom 35: Innovator Insight with Rob Davis

    In these extracts from the Varoom 35: Storytelling article, Sarah McIntyre talks to Rob Davis about his creative process involving his latest graphic novel ‘The Can Opener’s Daughter’, the full article of which can be purchased in the latest Varoom Magazine here.  Sarah McIntyre: The Can Opener’s Daughter is spiky, dark and completely bizarre, yet somehow Rob […]

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    Varoom 35: Tell Me a Story – Julian Glander

        In these extracts from the Varoom 35: Storytelling article, Varoom talks to 3D animator, illustrator and “art person”, Julian Glander. Celebrated for his dazzlingly coloured humourous gifs and illustrations, he recently created a dozen intriguing time-lapse plant growth videos, created in residency at the Folly Tree Arboretum (a collection of rare and unusual […]

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    Varoom 35 – Storytelling

    Varoom 35 – the Storytelling issue Winter 2017  Cover image by Jack Sachs Purchase here   Packed with rich imagery and insightful comment, Varoom the illustration magazine re-launches in February 2017 with a fresh new design in magazine format from award winning new designers James Lunn and Joe Hales. John O’Reilly’s considered editorship ensures the same great content […]

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    Stack Magazines Awards

    On 29 November, the Stack Awards 2016 results were announced to a room full of magazine makers at our awards ceremony in London. Varoom’s Derek Brazell was co-judge with Cath Caldwell from Central St Martins for the Best Use of Illustration in an independent magazine, and they presented the award to their choice, Ladybeard, at […]

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    Varoom 34 – Wellbeing Approaches

      Framing the visual language of health and wellness can be tricky. Get it wrong and you’re doing the equivalent of ‘woman laughing alone with salad’. In 10 Visual Approaches to Well Being inVaroom 34 Sharon Bowes looks at work by illustrators who get it right and extracts some nutritious advice. Below are a couple […]

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    Collectives: The Future

      There are many different attitudes towards collectives, to get a more accurate idea of how they function and succeed, Allie Oldfield talks to UK based and overseas collectives asking them what they think the future holds for illustration collectives.  Self-publishing, festival workshops, printmaking, ceramics, group exhibitions, professional design studios – there are so many […]

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    Collectives: The Key to Success

        There are many different attitudes towards collectives, to get a more accurate idea of how they function and succeed, Allie Oldfield talks to UK based and overseas collectives asking what they think are the key elements that make a collective successful. Forming a collective can be the easy part, but how do you make […]

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Varoom 35 – Storytelling

Varoom 35 – the Storytelling issue Winter 2017  Cover image by Jack Sachs Purchase here   Packed with rich imagery and insightful comment, Varoom the illustration magazine re-launches in February 2017 with a fresh new design in magazine format from award winning new designers James Lunn and Joe Hales. John O’Reilly’s considered editorship ensures the same great content […]

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Message journal

A new visual communication journal ‘Message,’ has just been published by Plymouth University Press. The Theme, Mapping Eclecticism Through Practice brings to the fore academic research on the following question; where, if any, do the mutual theoretical frameworks and methodologies lie within communication design, graphic design, illustration and visual communication? In this inaugural edition, the […]

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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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Crowd Talks: 
Creating Spaces

Creating Space. As part of Into the Fold in Camberwell Space, Crowd Talks will be discussing how your environment affects what you make and how you make it. Why is it still important to work in a physical space when we are increasingly communicating online? How might new models for studios and university spaces facilitate […]

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Call for submissions – Interpretation

  Note: Abstracts deadline 3 February. Academic and professional submissions are invited for peer review for a VaroomLab/Partners symposium in Autumn 2014 and VaroomLab Journal. Venue to be confirmed. INTERPRETATION An open call is made for contributions that broaden the understanding of how Interpretation is manifested within the language of Illustration. We welcome a breadth of responses and are […]

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Journal of Illustration

Produced by the Illustration Research group, the newly published Journal of Illustration is now available from Intellect Books. Editor, Desdemonna McCannon, says “The journal exists to encourage new critical writing on illustration, associated visual communication and the role of the illustrator as visualizer and facilitator in a wide variety of disciplines and professional contexts.” Featuring articles on […]

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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 […]