Varoom held a launch panel event, A Question of Taste?, for issue 19 on 7 November 2012 at The Foyles Gallery, London, to discuss how illustration is expanding and defining Taste in all its manifestations.
The event featured Michael Salu, Artistic Director of Granta magazine, fashion illustrator, Tara Dougans, who recently created animated imagery for London Men’s Fashion Week and cartoonist, Ben Jennings, who has worked for The Guardian and The Independent, and is the youngest winner ever of the Political Cartoon of the Year award. The debate was chaired by Varoom Editor, John O’Reilly.
‘Medicine’ and ‘Horror’ have been recent topics for Michael Salu, and illustrator Tara Dougans has focused on what makes beauty for recent Fashion Week artworks, while cartoonist Ben Jennings challenges taste through his satirical cartoons.
You can listen to recordings from the sellout event, and images presented by the speakers are displayed below.
Art Director and Fashion Illustrator – www.taradougans.com
Art Director at Granta magazine – www.granta.com
Political cartoonist – www.satiricalsketches.blogspot.co.uk