The 'Style' issue of Varoom illustration magazine is out. The 26th issue gets under the skin of the topic of 'Style' including Youth culture's original 'style bible' of the 1980s and 1990s, Lawrence Zeegen shows how illustration gave The Face magazine its visual compass and Art Director Paul Pensom who examines The Ephemera of Style, the disappearing flotsam and jetsam of analogue culture such as trading cards and cereal box toys.
Elements of Style
Illustrator Maira Kalman, a New York-based illustrator whose observant eye treats the viewer to a world of witty and beautiful paintings, gave a classic writers' styleguide a whole new angle. Sharon Bowes asks Kalman about her unique take on The Elements of Style.
The Commerce of Style
As fashions in advertising and marketing communications change faster than ever, we asked three agencies about how clients view 'Style', and explore how attitudes to 'Style' have changed, Tamlyn Francis and Caroline Thomson from Arena, Gina Cross from Gas, and Vicky Pearce from Illustration Web give us an overview of the marketplace.
The Analogue of Style
Media Molecule had a major hit with Little Big Planet, a game that stood out amongst other things for it's striking visual style. Under lead creator Rex Crowle, the studio have followed this up with Tearaway, an adventure through a vibrant papery world with your new best friend Lota where all objects act like paper, look like paper and usually behave like paper.