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Varoom 42 – the Intimacy issue
From paranoia-tinged pandemic editorial for the likes of the New York Times to the body-based illustration of make-up artist Athena Paginton, the latest issue of Varoom looks at intimacy in the last year of image-making.
Designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio and with a cover illustration by Hannah Buckman, Varoom 42 is a fascinating look at illustration giving us new perspectives on domestic scenes, visualising rich inner worlds and helping us to stay mindful.
An essential platform – It’s Nice That
Ngadi Smart talks dismantling dominant narratives with illustration and photography.
Alix-Rose Cowie discovers make up artist Athena Paginton’s bodily art. Read an excerpt here.
Billie Muraben on the connecting approach of Sophi Miyoko Gullbrants. Read an excerpt here.
Walker Mimms reveals the uneasy editorial of turbulent times, featuring the work of Cristina Daura, Yann Bastard, Bráulio Amado, Molly Rose Dyson and Baptiste Virot
Laura Carlin on illustrating for children
Tristan Manco encounters the street art of Spanish artists Escif and Sam3 and Bangalore based Muhammed Sajid highlighting the effects of the pandemic. Read an excerpt here.
Ping Mu on the perspectives of her virtual habitat
Luise Vormittag talks ghost stories with Leanne Shapton
Peony Gent reflects on the importance of the unexpected
Olivia Ahmad looks at mindfulness projects going beyond sector standard
Activity, Essence and Spirit
Anna Steinberg explores Joanna Spicer’s documentation of home and family. Read an excerpt here.
Ritupriya Basu tracks new imaginings of the ancient Kama Sutra, talking to Malika Favre, Akshita Chandra, Joe Schlaud and Victo Ngai
Warmth in Rock
Paul Gravett talks to Marion Fayolle about drawing on loss for the graphic novel about her father’s death
Illustration Hannah Buckman. Design Michael Kelly at Fraser Muggeridge Studio