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Michael Willis, the Black Panther

Graphic artist Michael Willis graduated from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth (now AUCB) in 2009 with a degree in illustration BA(Hons). Currently Willis is self-employed working on commisions both in art direction and illustrational work for a variety of international publications. Meet Michael Willis, who has recommended designer David Callow for this session.

www.pantherclub.tumblr.com
www.otherscenes.com

Read David Callow's questionnaire here.

Sunday, 18.04.2010
18:15 (Cet)

 
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Qompendium: Your job in 20 words ...
Michael Willis: Enjoyable. Graphic. Psychedelic. Contemporary. Blog. Pens. Scanner. Macbook. Time. Culture. Communication. Art. Music.
Black and White. Experimental. Print. Future. Design.  

Your personal style signifier is ...
Bold, psychedelic, black and white.

How would your girl friend describe you ...
Stubborn.

How would your PA describe you ...
I don’t have one.

When do you turn your Mac, iPod, iPhone off?
When I’m Sleeping.

What is the smartest graphic you have ever created?
It depends what you mean by smartest…the longest and most thought out was my ‘Dimensions beyond the Known’ project.

The first font you would use on any assignment is ...
Albertus Medium.

The best trick on photoshop is ...
Gradient Map.

A poster you would hang on your wall ...
Martin Sharp, ‘SEX!’

The last meal that truly impressed you ...
My mothers Sunday roast (Lamb)

The last CD you purchased and would buy again ...
Les Annees Psychedeliques (1966-71)
by Serge Gainsbourg

The graphic that truly impressed you ...
Victor Moscoso ‘Neon Rose’ series (Buy it here.)

Ancient history thrills you because ...
The pyramids, the discovery of perspective etc.

The United States is ...
Diverse.

United Kingdom is ...
Home.

Money is ...
Money is useful for making things, and making things happen.

Art is ...
Both deep and shallow at the same time.

Your ultimate addiction ...
Drawing red brick walls.

A recent discovery of yours is ...
I really love to cook.  

The last thing you bought and hated ...
I haven’t ever bought anything I hated. The last thing I bought and was disappointed with, was the movie ‘Moon’ by Duncan Jones.  

The next big thing is ...
Panther Club.

The books on your bedside table are ...
Allen Ginsberg ‘Howl’
John Berger ‘Ways of Seeing’
‘The Art of the Modern Movie Poster: International Postwar style and Design’

Your personal items you never go on journeys without are ...
Keys, phone, ipod, wallet.

The first thing you do when you enter a hotel room is ...
Look out the window.

Your favorite corner of the Internet is ...
Itsnicethat and Manystuff

Who shall be the next interviewee ...
A friend and an extremely talented illustrator, David Callow.  

What else do you want to say?
“A man may be a pessimistic, determinist before lunch and an optimistic, believer in the will's freedom after it.” - Aldous Huxley -

The Qompendium Questionnaire Session

For this session two entities are invited to take part.
The first interviewee recommends the next / following interviewee and prepares an art work for him/her to alter.

Art work at the end: Michael Willis prepared an art work for David Callow to alter.

Read David Callow's questionnaire here.

The Qompendium Quesstionnaire Session 1
Read Samuel Bonnet's and Mael Fornier-Comte's questionnaire here.
Read Pierre Vanni's questionnaire here.





 
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