First time ever an artist give me other pic than its own posters to illustrate his interview, the weirdest is that I have no clue of who is Bob Ross, well he might be a german legend maybe.... If anyone can hemp me, feel free to drop a line !
Hello, of course as every Crewk interview, first question: what are we listening to when we come to visit you?
Right now i am listening to White Fence ,Nerve City, Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees a lot. But some of my all time favourites are Mudhoney , Man or Astroman, the Mae Shi, MC5, the Sonics and Jazzman Stuff.
Can you tell us more about yourself, who are you, where are you from, what do you do?
I am 24 years old , playing in the band "Zhod"(what means centralheating unit of death), and studying visual communications
When did you start drawing?
Like everybody as a kid, stuff like pirateships and knights killing each other.
Did you follow any course or did you improve by drawing in the margins of your schoolbooks?
In my schoolbooks i did a lot of comics and graffitti, later i also went to some kind of designschool and now i am studying stuff like that.
Today are you living from your art, or do you do something else for a living ?
No i don´t make a living out of my art, i am still studying and doing little jobs. I am also working in a bar and a comic shop( 2nd best job in the world after Poster designing) .
I do illustrations for one of the best magazines around – it´s called Rokko´s Adventures from Vienna, you can check it out here:
unfortunately it is in german.
There is also a little feature of my stuff in the Klebstoff Mag #3 which is made entirely out of stickers.
check it out:
Where does your influence come from? Is there any artists/graphists you particularly like, what are your influences?
To drop some names:
Charles Burns,ghoul a go go, Daniel Clowes, Aesthetic Apparatus,
Mr. Ed Fotheringham,
Art Chantry, Seripop, Ryan Duggan
To drop some games:
Big Time influence is music, the connection between art and music. the whole process preparing a poster, advertise the show, dance and sweat at the show, getting drunk and having a hangover the next morning
What are the principal steps in your work ?
If i do a gigposter, i listen to the band, watch some livevideos of their gigs and try to figure out some characteristics. then i try to translate this into graphic attributes. i start thinking and later scribbling, i play around with handdrawn type, do some illustration, browse my huge trashpaper-fundus and so on.
if it works out fine i move to the next step, if not i do something else.
the next step is to scan the handdrawn or collage material and go on adjusting it on the computer. if i do a silkscreen-version of the poster, what i most of the time do - i separate the colours of the piece and print the pre - press repro or the film, mostly on cheap transparent paper. Now i can expose the screens for the print, one screen for each colour and finally print that shit.
Most of my process is handjob, but i also use computers even if i hate them.
How long does it take you to do a poster?
Between some hours and some weeks.
Average 4days (if i ain´t gotta do something else)
You have a very distinctive style, are you doing only what you feel like or if tomorrow somebody asks you an oil painting with horses running out of water with a sunset backdrop, is it a problem or are you up for it ?
If that somebody is him
i am on it!
For which band have you already worked for?
Sons of Cyrus
Thee Oh Sees
The Feeling of Love
Secret Chiefs 3
MAN OR ASTROMAN!!!
Do you choose the artists yourself?
Most of the time i work for "Eine Welt aus Hack", which is a verrrry nice booking Agency from Germany and they ask me to do posters for their concerts or i ask them.
What is the most difficult part in designing a poster ?
Time and Money
Do you think you are part of a "Graphic Scene", if so who else ?
Yeah i think there is a growing poster scene, and also a fresh graphic boom.
Who else? Check out Damien Tran!
Here we go:
my blog : www.fuzzzgun.blogspot.com
my gigposters page:
The best praise you received lately?
i am always happy about comments on gigposters.com, and the fact that you are interviewing me is great! Also a nice praise are posters ripped and stolen from public spaces, i like the intervention part about it.
What can we wish you for the future?
that i can make a living out of this mess!
and that MUDHONEY are asking me to some artwork for them!!
and that i can join a Man or Astroman live show!
and that i can go on a BRUISE CRUISE!
Thanks for answering my questions and see you soon on the website !!
hell yes - thank you too!