First latino on the blog I am really happy to welcome Daniel, and I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to any spanish native speaker, but the goal here is to reach the bigger number of rock art lovers around the world and give the artists the chance of being discovered, this is the reason why this interview is in english.
Punk rock, hxc punk, ska , oi!
Can you tell us more about yourself, who are you, where are you from, what do you do?
I am originally from Venezuela, mi name is Daniel Gavotti. I love my family, my girlfriend,friends & beers.
When did you start drawing?
As a kid, like everyone else, draw by hand the result is the same, .. very bad
Did you follow any course or did you improve by drawing in the margins of your schoolbooks?
I studied graphic design school in the Prodiseño in Caracas Venezuela.
Today are you living from your art, or do you do something else for a living ?
Jeje no, I've worked in places with unpleasant projects, today.. freelance work
Not really regularly, I have been invited to work in magazines and books, is a good way to get free and meet other artists
Where does your influence come from? Is there any artists/graphists you particularly like, what are your influences?
Aidan Hughes, 80s punk flyers , coop ..
What are the principal steps in your work ?
some concept, and vectors!
Do you do everything by hand or on computer?
computer, is my crutch
How long does it take you to do a poster?
I've played to a flyer from one day to another, after a working day of 8 hours, 4 to 6 hours in the most extreme case
would respond to make a collage, and DIY
For which band have you already worked for?
for Venezuelan bands , reciclaje, los javelin, los calvos, zikoticos armandos, nods, accion directa, 7 balazos, udska ,etc (punk, hxc, surf, ska scene..) and collective simpl3 (electronic music)
For which band would you love to work?
Evil conduct, skinflicks, non servium, d.r.i, bad manners, skarface,..
Do you choose the artists yourself?
TIME!! and using type
Do you think you are part of a "Graphic Scene", if so who else ?
I would be the "scene" to survive away from the commercial interest of the moment
A bit of self-promotion, take advantage of it, it's free, where can we see your work , on the web or in real life?
www.youtube.com/user/ctrlx (vj work)
The best praise you received lately?
This interview ! Thanks!!
I have the hope to expand my graphic beyond the local scene
Thanks for answering my questions and see you soon on the website !!