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Varoom 37

The Love Issue

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Varoom 37 The Love Issue: Contents

Profile: The Sensation of Reading – The Folio Society
In an age of fast, immediate digital experiences, one company has remained wedded to its love of printed matter, of typography and illustration, and is paradoxically very much a 21st Century publisher. John O’Reilly talk to the illustrators, art directors and editors who create the sumptuous editions for The Folio Society.

My Funny Valentine
Once a year a gorgeous little package of mystery drops through letterboxes all over the world. Since 2005 Marian Bantjes has posted out a set of beautifully crafted Valentine cards, each year having a different idea that’s surprising, mysterious and wrapped in creative love. Bantjes tells varoom about the origins of the idea and the commitment required, for a project that has gone way beyond self-promotion into an exploration of the message of love

Beauty School Gave Me Brain Damage
Obsession and love makes us do extraordinary things. Zoë Taylor explores the work of Seth Bogart: an explosively messy confection of punk, Pee-Wee Herman and products – anyone for ‘Manty Hose’?

Love Letters
Our relationships with images are complicated, our relationship with images we fall in love with are truly, madly, deeply complicated. We asked six industry professionals to write a love letter to an image-maker and image they fell in love with…

The Client, the Commission, the Creative
Château Angélus wine-maker and Floc’h, one of France’s most celebrated illustrators, have worked together to deliver a series of adverts celebrating love through a set of charming, quirky and classically beautiful illustrations

Material Love
Illustrators develop a close connection with their materials. Poppy Chancellor, MaricorMaricar and Varoom cover artist Olimpia Zagnoli reveal what they love about papercutting, embroidery and experimenting with new materials

Innovators: the best work selected by Varoom’s experts

Reportage
Derek Brazell on Felix Scheinberger’s Berlin sex club drawings

Advertising
Stuart Lang on Tobias Hall’s imagery for Warburtons ‘Pride & Breadjudice’ campaign

Design
Dan Witchell on Rob Bailey’s work for Smirnoff’s ‘Choose Love’ packaging

Motion
Shane RJ Walters on Andrew Thomas Haung’s promo for Bjork’s love song The Gate

Personal
Olivia Ahmad on Samuel Wingate’s Grindr Project

Children’s Books
Sarah McIntyre on David Roberts’ His Royal Tinyness

Public Realm
Luise Vormittag on Jimmy Loizeau and Matt Ward’s Illegal Town Plan for Rhyl