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    Interpretation symposium

    18-19 September 2014, AUB, Bournemouth – Book Now Interpretation is the theme of the latest VaroomLab symposium on illustration, this year held in partnership with Arts University Bournemouth. Illustrators, students and academics are all welcome. Interpretation seeks to explore ways in which illustrators, interpret, re-interpret and misinterpret information through illustration practice. This event will celebrate and investigate the [...]

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    Marian Bantjes in Varoom 25

    Marian Bantjes creates a complex, fascinating and often humourous centrespread image for each issue of Varoom, often forming three dimensional works which she photographs prior to publication. For issue 25 she has continued to expand her impressive approach to typography and illustration, making an embroidery on this Varoom issue’s theme of Empathy, called Lost Child. [...]

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    Varoom 25: Phoebe Gloeckner and J.G. Ballard’s The Atrocity Exhibition

    Varoom 25 on the theme of empathy includes an extensive feature article by Adrian Holme on the extraordinary work of illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner for the Re/search edition of J.G. Ballard’s The Atrocity Exhibition. In the interview below Gloeckner and Holme explore some key ideas around this version of Ballard’s book, and discuss Gloeckner’s background as [...]

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    Varoom 25 Empathy

    Varoom 25 – The Empathy Issue Illustration, Culture, Society Spring 2014 Cover illustration by John Vernon Lord Purchase here “The illustrations not only mirror, but also extend and develop the ideas in the text and provide a different viewpoint,” says Sarah Browne, Editor of Therapy Today, discussing the value of illustration in her magazine. It’s [...]

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    Richard Hoggart, Jeremy Deller and The Uses of Literacy

    Richard Hoggart, pioneer of Cultural Studies died to today, and in issue 18 of Varoom – the entertainment issue – we looked at The Uses of Literacy an exhibition and book by artist Jeremy Deller, named after Richard Hoggart’s 1956 ground-breaking book exploring the changing culture of 1950s Britain Before the music industry shattered and fragmented [...]

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    Authoriality, Copies, and Image-Makers in the Age of 3D Reproduction

    Continuing the Obsession theme of Varoom 25, Pablo Soler-Jones examines our changing relationship with the image in the digital age, in a review of the paperback release of Double: Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series 2. Designed by Pentagram, featuring a variety of different thinkers and artists discussing Architecture, Images and notions of Authorialism, [...]

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    ICON8 The Illustration Conference

    The Illustration conference from 9th July till 12th July at Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, USA is a series of workshops, talks and presentations that will create an ongoing dialogue that serves the illustration, design, publishing, advertising and academic communities. Providing a platform for the most influential illustrators and industry leaders to address the most pervasive [...]

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    Facing Pages 2014

    Independent Magazines Biennale This weekend: 28-29 March 2014 Exhibition: 28 March – 6 April 2014 Location: Showroom Arnhem – Kleine Oord 177 – Arnhem, the Netherlands This years Facing Pages symposium is about the power of print. With the theme ‘Make magazines not War’ a broad variety of international speakers will focus on the magazine [...]

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    Message journal

    A new visual communication journal ‘Message,’ has just been published by Plymouth University Press. The Theme, Mapping Eclecticism Through Practice brings to the fore academic research on the following question; where, if any, do the mutual theoretical frameworks and methodologies lie within communication design, graphic design, illustration and visual communication? In this inaugural edition, the [...]

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    Varoom 24: Five Things We Learned About Obsession

    With the release of the new issue of Varoom on the theme of Obsession, Varoom Editor John O’Reilly, reveals five things he learned about images, image-makers and Obsession

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Varoom 25 Empathy

Varoom 25 – The Empathy Issue Illustration, Culture, Society Spring 2014 Cover illustration by John Vernon Lord Purchase here “The illustrations not only mirror, but also extend and develop the ideas in the text and provide a different viewpoint,” says Sarah Browne, Editor of Therapy Today, discussing the value of illustration in her magazine. It’s [...]

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Interpretation symposium

18-19 September 2014, AUB, Bournemouth – Book Now Interpretation is the theme of the latest VaroomLab symposium on illustration, this year held in partnership with Arts University Bournemouth. Illustrators, students and academics are all welcome. Interpretation seeks to explore ways in which illustrators, interpret, re-interpret and misinterpret information through illustration practice. This event will celebrate and investigate the [...]

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Marian Bantjes in Varoom 25

Marian Bantjes creates a complex, fascinating and often humourous centrespread image for each issue of Varoom, often forming three dimensional works which she photographs prior to publication. For issue 25 she has continued to expand her impressive approach to typography and illustration, making an embroidery on this Varoom issue’s theme of Empathy, called Lost Child. [...]

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Varoom 25: Phoebe Gloeckner and J.G. Ballard’s The Atrocity Exhibition

Varoom 25 on the theme of empathy includes an extensive feature article by Adrian Holme on the extraordinary work of illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner for the Re/search edition of J.G. Ballard’s The Atrocity Exhibition. In the interview below Gloeckner and Holme explore some key ideas around this version of Ballard’s book, and discuss Gloeckner’s background as [...]

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Richard Hoggart, Jeremy Deller and The Uses of Literacy

Richard Hoggart, pioneer of Cultural Studies died to today, and in issue 18 of Varoom – the entertainment issue – we looked at The Uses of Literacy an exhibition and book by artist Jeremy Deller, named after Richard Hoggart’s 1956 ground-breaking book exploring the changing culture of 1950s Britain Before the music industry shattered and fragmented [...]

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Authoriality, Copies, and Image-Makers in the Age of 3D Reproduction

Continuing the Obsession theme of Varoom 25, Pablo Soler-Jones examines our changing relationship with the image in the digital age, in a review of the paperback release of Double: Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series 2. Designed by Pentagram, featuring a variety of different thinkers and artists discussing Architecture, Images and notions of Authorialism, [...]

Adobe Photoshop PDF

ICON8 The Illustration Conference

The Illustration conference from 9th July till 12th July at Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, USA is a series of workshops, talks and presentations that will create an ongoing dialogue that serves the illustration, design, publishing, advertising and academic communities. Providing a platform for the most influential illustrators and industry leaders to address the most pervasive [...]

FacingPages

Facing Pages 2014

Independent Magazines Biennale This weekend: 28-29 March 2014 Exhibition: 28 March – 6 April 2014 Location: Showroom Arnhem – Kleine Oord 177 – Arnhem, the Netherlands This years Facing Pages symposium is about the power of print. With the theme ‘Make magazines not War’ a broad variety of international speakers will focus on the magazine [...]

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Message journal

A new visual communication journal ‘Message,’ has just been published by Plymouth University Press. The Theme, Mapping Eclecticism Through Practice brings to the fore academic research on the following question; where, if any, do the mutual theoretical frameworks and methodologies lie within communication design, graphic design, illustration and visual communication? In this inaugural edition, the [...]