VAROOM 01
 the journal of illustration and made images August 2006 print version sold out

Cover by Sam Weber, 2005.

CONTENT:


IILLUSTROLOGY: 
THE VISUAL THEORY OF THE FUTURE
BY JOHN O’REILLY
 Writer John O’Reilly puts forward the seductive theory of illustrology, and identifies an ‘in-between’ zone where illustrators are free to document the zeitgeist

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MAPPING THE TERRAIN
INTERVIEWS WITH ZOREN GOLD & MINORI, SERGEI SVIATCHENKO, GENEVIEVE GAUCKLER, STELLA VINE
 An up-close look at the work of five individuals who are mapping the contemporary terrain and redefining the ancient art of illustration and image making.

CHRISTOPH NIEMANN: 
FORCE OF NATURE BY STEVEN HELLER
 Noted commentator and New York Times art director Steven Heller provides an illuminating account of the commissioning process and discusses US illustrator Christoph Niemann’s place in the illustration cosmos.

THINKING THROUGH MAKING
 INTERVIEW WITH DAN FERN
BY BY ADRIAN SHAUGHNESSY 
Numerous designers and illustrators have benefited from Dan Fern’s role as Head of the Communication Art & Design course at the Royal College of Art.

THE COMPELLING IMAGE
CHOSEN BY JULIAN HOUSE
 Each issue a leading illustrator, designer or commentator describes a compelling image that has moved them or given them creative stimulus. In this issue, designer Julian House makes an odd selection.

BLOW THE LINE
 A VISUAL ESSAY BY PAUL DAVIS



ILLUSTRATED GUARDIAN
 BY EMILY KING 
The Guardian uses illustration with a confidence and purposefulness unmatched by any other British newspaper. While its news pages mainly use photography, its comment and analysis pages make extensive use of illustration.

ED FELLA: THE KING OF ZING, FOREVER
 BY ALICE TWEMLOW
 Ed Fella started out as a ‘layout guy’ in the commercial studios of 1960s Detroit. Today, at 68, his work is a boundary-defying, idiosyncratic hybrid if illustration and design.

REVIEWS
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VITAMIN D – NEW PERSPECTIVES IN DRAWING 
Phaidon Press 2006, edited by Emma Dexter 
Reviewed by Ian Massey

THE CARTOON MUSEUM
 35 Little Russell Street, London 
Reviewed by Paul Davis

DAN PERJOVSCHI – THE DRAWING ROOM, 2006
 Members Room, Tate Modern, London
 Reviewed by Silvia Baumgart

EVERYTHING WILL BE OK
 Compendium #4: A Reader’s Guide to the Online Periodical 
Reviewed by Adrian Shaughnessy

YOKOLAND – AS WE GO UP WE GO DOWN
 Die Gestalten Verlag 2006, edited by R. Klanten
 Reviewed by Adrian Shaughnessy

 
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