VAROOM 02 
the journal of illustration and made images November 2006
print version sold out

Cover by Paul Budnitz and Tristan Eaton, 2005. Produced by Kidrobot, Inc.

 

CONTENT:


IDEAS HAVE LEGS
AN INTERVIEW WITH IAN MCMILLAN 
AND ANDY MARTIN 
INTERVIEW BY ADRIAN SHAUGHNESSY 
Ideas Have Legs is a new book by illustrator Andy Martin and writer Ian McMillan. The duo has produced a whip-smart volume of genre-defying text and image that thumbs its nose at cosy notions of how writers and illustrators are expected to collaborate.

MAPPING THE TERRAIN
 NEW JAPANESE ILLUSTRATION
 Japanese image-making by four contemporary practitioners, each working in a different area, and each exhibiting archetypal Japanese tonalities occasionally mixed with Western pop-culture flavourings.

THE CULTURE WITHIN:
PERSIAN ILLUSTRATION TOWARDS THE MODERN AGE 
BY NIMA FALATOORI
 A heartfelt survey of current Iranian illustration set within the context of that troubled and controversial country’s rich artistic heritage, and the author’s own personal odyssey of discovery, as he tries to find a shared creative link with the new generation of Iranian image-makers.

JAN ROBERT LEEGTE 
A REAL PERSPECTIVE ON VIRTUAL REALITY
 BY SILVIA BAUMGART Leegte uses computer code to create his art. His work mixes the drab aesthetics of on-screen interfaces with a warped functionality that makes him an image-maker for the 21st century.

THE COMPELLING IMAGE
 CHOSEN BY VAUGHAN OLIVER
 Leading illustrators, designers, artists and commentators are invited to select a compelling image, and explain why it has moved them or given them creative stimulus. The graphic designer Vaughan Oliver makes an idiosyncratic and deeply personal choice.

HYPE, BUZZ & THE TRUTH 
A VISUAL ESSAY BY GRANDPEOPLE
 The Norwegian trio offer a dream-like critique of contemporary marketing. Everywhere we are assaulted by the seductive sounds of hype and buzz, but all we want is the truth.

THE NEW GEPPETTOS: 
ILLUSTRATORS AS TOY MAKERS 
BY STEVEN HELLER 
Steven Heller casts an informed eye over the recent phenomenon of toys made by illustrators. Under Heller’s scrutiny, the trend is revealed to be not as new as it might appear. The Dadaists – as is so often the case – got there first.

REVIEWS:



THE DRAWING BOOK
 A Survey of Drawing: The Primary Means of Expression
Edited by Tania Kovats 
Book reviewed by Ian Massey

WHO I AM AND WHAT I WANT 
by David Shrigley and Chris Shepherd ©onedotzero, DVD 2006, DVD reviewed by Paul Davis

A SCANNER DARKLY
 USA 2006, directed by Richard Linklater
 Film reviewed by Edward Shaughnessy

BEYOND IMAGINATION – THE WORLD OF SCIENCE FICTION AND ART
 Conference University College London, May 2006, 
Event reviewed by Derek Brazell



 
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