Varoom #27

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Hermenauts seek to interpret, and this is the theme of Varoom 27: how illustration is able to interpret text narratives, gender in images, the commissions received from clients, software glitches, Japanese comics and more.

Chris Campe examines how gender stereotypes are played out between client and illustrator for two German commissions, and Minna Alanko visualizes the disappearance of The Redheaded Man, a story of the impossible by Daniil Kharms. How the new publication, Fifty Years of Illustration, and its treasure-trove of images was put together is revealed by author Lawrence Zeegen, and Japanese illustrator Seiichi Hayashi tells Zoë Taylor that he’s “interested in the limits of each medium” as he discusses the style, process and exploration within his comics.


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A large format publication commenting and discussing the contemporary illustrated image in depth, featuring interviews with illustrators, image-makers and designers, as well as critical articles on different aspects of contemporary illustration by leading commentators. Lastly, a range of expert contributing editors reveal their choice of work that has most impressed them over the last few months, from the worlds of illustration and design, fashion and politics, music and digital, children’s books and reportage. Hails from: United Kingdom