Varoom - illustration, culture, society
For Varoom 15 we have travelled from the Land of Blind Faith, through Imagination County and ended up at Resolution Mountains. Lost? Don’t worry, follow the map on Marian Bantjes' beautiful illustration for our Knowledge issue. Also, Airside agency show us How To Do How To Do films with illustrative wit; we learn five lessons from the comics festival in Angoulême, and Des McCannon shows us the educational, intellectual and practical value of using illustration across all disciplines in school.
All this and more. Welcome to the Knowledge issue.
Illustrators featured in Varoom 15 include: William Goldsmith, Jon McNaught, Edward Gorey, Paul Davis, Marian Bantjes, Art Spiegelman, Baru, Dominique Goblet, Norman Rockwell, Luke Best, Alan Baker, David Foldvari, Marion Deuchars, Agnes Decourchelle, Slawa Harasymowicz, Michael Gillette, Masumi Briozzo, Laura Carlin, Luis Scafati, Stuart Murray, Neal Fox, Richard Dinnis and Lorenzo Chiavini.
Exclusive cover by Christoph Niemann.
Varoom available in selective stores from late April, or issues and subscriptions at varoomlab.com now.
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Luke James illustrates the front cover for Sport Magazine. The cover features minimal colours with clean lines, to convey the struggle this season taking place between Manchester United and Chelsea in The Champions League Football Finals.
Luke James is represented by the Art Market
Andrew Selby’s illustrations never disappoint. And tackling thought-provoking subjects is where he’s at his best.
He is the cover illustrator for The Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal, having completed his second image for them he says: The articles "allow me to think conceptually about how to solve problems through metaphorical solutions - exactly the kind of work I enjoy doing. The bigger the puzzle - the more enjoyable it becomes!"
Andrew Selby is represented by Illustration Ltd
This powerful portrait of sport’s legend Tiger Woods is the handiwork of illustrator Robert Carter.
Commissioned for the LA Times the article takes a look at Tiger Woods on the anniversary of his famous episode last year which started his rapid decline both on and off the course. Robert's capture of emotion is sensational.
Robert Carter is represented by Illustration Ltd
James Taylor has made this brilliant paper model for the 2011 predictions page in this weeks Financial Times. The image depicts the specialist’s predictions on what will happen in world of politics, economics, and business in 2011.
James Taylor is represented by Debut Art