Archive for December, 2012

Varoom 19 cover ‘Best of 2012’

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Le Book has selected Varoom issue 19’s cover as one of the Best of 2012. Radio created the distinctive mouth and tongue image, titled ‘Still life with…Taste’ for Varoom.


Le Book is only trade publication for the Beauty, Design, Entertainment, Publishing, Advertising and Fashion industries.

Le Book is published in five editions: Paris, New York, London, Berlin and West Coast, and showcases images from the finest photographers, art directors, graphic designers and illustrators.

More info on Varoom 19 here, and it is available as a back issue here

Varoom 20 – Muse

Sunday, December 16th, 2012


The Muse is explored in issue 20 of Varoom – the illustration report. The Winter issue of the indispensable large format illustration magazine.

V20Cover_While ‘inspiration’ often simply means context-free imitation of style, the true Muse has many sources. Varoom discovers that the Muse is a powerful mix of critical reflection, hard work and love.


Varoom 20 covers Polish illustration; Natural history illustration and the Ghost of Gone Birds project; Irish illustrator Grace Plunkett; street art from the Ukraine; Ted Baker’s project with AOI; the work of Thea Brine and much more. All wrapped up in a cover illustration by Aude Van Ryn.


Varoom can be purchased for good bookshops and AOI shop priced £7. Subscriptions are available, 4 issues for the price of 3, at just £21 (UK)


Serco Prize exhibition

Saturday, December 15th, 2012


The Serco Prize for Illustration 2012 exhibition held at London Transport Museum may have recently ended, but the winning image, Finn Clark’s Temple Bar, is still to be seen on the London Underground. Here it is at Whitechapel station.

First place: Finn Clark, Temple Bar
Second Place: Christopher King, Pigeon Disco
Third Place: Guy Roberts, W4

3×3 new issue

Saturday, December 15th, 2012


The new 3×3 magazine has expanded to include the 3×3 winners of the Professional Show.


The theme of the issue is Whimsical illustration featuring Aaron Meshon, Phil Wrigglesworth and Luc Melanson.


The Enchanted Forest

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Many thanks to AOI members Laura Barrett and Emma Block for inviting the AOI team to the private view of The Enchanted Forest: celebrating 200 years of Grimm’s Fairy Tales last Friday. Here is a sneak peak of our evening…

Foyles Gallery
Emma, Karolin, Lesley and Emmeline
The exhibition is open until Sunday 8 December 2012 at The Foyles Gallery, Third Floor, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EB.

Websites For Beginners

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

See the AOI Members Area for the full article from Fig Taylor on Websites for Beginners. Please log in from the homepage.

Examples of websites below.

Image 1 (Dunked)Image 2 (templates)
Image 4 (Andrew Banneker)Image 5 (Gemma Correll)Image 6 (Graham Humphreys)Image 7 (Joel mackenzie)