This issue of Varoom is about celebrating the visionary work of illustrators, the image-making that shapes our relationship with the world, that inspires us to a more creative engagement with the world. Though we often think of the visionary as something, or someone a little bit ‘out there’, just by being given the status of visionary enables unorthodox ideas to be put on the table
In this issue Marion Deuchars speaks of the line that connects her with Quentin Blake, Ardizzone, Lear and Cruikshank all the way back to the use of text and images in the Illuminated Manuscripts. Also featuring image-futurism in Architecture, the Epiphany as a powerfully affective journey of learning (with Marion Deuchars, David Hughes, Oliver Jeffers and Olimpia Zagnoli), how Illustrators are rising to the challenge to visualise and explore science in astonishingly imaginative ways, graphic novels and children’s books.
Jason Lamb created the detailed cover image as part of his Frackpool architectural project – part of the Arch-Vision article.
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