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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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    Crowd Talks: 
Creating Spaces

    Creating Space. As part of Into the Fold in Camberwell Space, Crowd Talks will be discussing how your environment affects what you make and how you make it. Why is it still important to work in a physical space when we are increasingly communicating online? How might new models for studios and university spaces facilitate [...]

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    Varoom 24 Obsession

      VAROOM 24 – the Obsession Issue Illustration, Culture, Society Winter 2014 Cover illustration by J.H.Wingfield, Shopping with Mother, Ladybird, 1958 Purchase here What makes Obsession, so, Obsessive? The visual equivalent of Earworms? Eyeworms. Nice. Still, how else to describe the images in Varoom’s Obsession issue – an issue about Obsessive practice, Obsessed with Neon, Obsessed [...]

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    Call for submissions – Interpretation

      Note: Abstracts deadline 3 February. Academic and professional submissions are invited for peer review for a VaroomLab/Partners symposium in Autumn 2014 and VaroomLab Journal. Venue to be confirmed. INTERPRETATION An open call is made for contributions that broaden the understanding of how Interpretation is manifested within the language of Illustration. We welcome a breadth of responses and are [...]

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    Journal of Illustration

    Produced by the Illustration Research group, the newly published Journal of Illustration is now available from Intellect Books. Editor, Desdemonna McCannon, says “The journal exists to encourage new critical writing on illustration, associated visual communication and the role of the illustrator as visualizer and facilitator in a wide variety of disciplines and professional contexts.” Featuring articles on [...]

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Varoom 24 Obsession

  VAROOM 24 – the Obsession Issue Illustration, Culture, Society Winter 2014 Cover illustration by J.H.Wingfield, Shopping with Mother, Ladybird, 1958 Purchase here What makes Obsession, so, Obsessive? The visual equivalent of Earworms? Eyeworms. Nice. Still, how else to describe the images in Varoom’s Obsession issue – an issue about Obsessive practice, Obsessed with Neon, Obsessed [...]

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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 [...]

doublecover_feature_image

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 [...]

Varoom24_covershot1_featured

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

Crowd-Talks-Creating-SpacesFeatured

Crowd Talks: 
Creating Spaces

Creating Space. As part of Into the Fold in Camberwell Space, Crowd Talks will be discussing how your environment affects what you make and how you make it. Why is it still important to work in a physical space when we are increasingly communicating online? How might new models for studios and university spaces facilitate [...]

Interpretation_FloraCox

Call for submissions – Interpretation

  Note: Abstracts deadline 3 February. Academic and professional submissions are invited for peer review for a VaroomLab/Partners symposium in Autumn 2014 and VaroomLab Journal. Venue to be confirmed. INTERPRETATION An open call is made for contributions that broaden the understanding of how Interpretation is manifested within the language of Illustration. We welcome a breadth of responses and are [...]