Varoom! x The Face
The latest issue of the AOI’s magazine Varoom! has a lengthy look at The Face and it’s use of illustration by illustrator/educator Lawrence Zeegan. Besides the familiar nostalgic warm bath of early covers and spreads, the piece offers a surprising alternative history of the magazine and its use of illustration, something I hjad forgotten until now.
Lawrence also makes the point that the magazine, in common with most publications of the era, forgot about illustration for the nineties, before rediscovering it under art director Graham Roundthwaite (below).
It’s the perfect appetiser for next years book about The Face by Paul Gorman.