The Muse is explored in issue 20 of Varoom – the illustration report. The Winter issue of the indispensable large format illustration magazine.
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.
Varoom 20 covers Polish illustration; Natural history illustration and the Ghost of Gone Birds project; Irish illustrator Grace Plunkett; street art from the Ukraine; Ted Bakerâ€™s project with AOI; the work of Thea Brine and much more. All wrapped up in a cover illustration by Aude Van Ryn.
Varoom can be purchased for good bookshops and AOI shop priced Â£7. Subscriptions are available, 4 issues for the price of 3, at just Â£21 (UK)