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Squint your Eyes for Martin Cole

This fourth Qompendium Questionnaire Session is with Martin Cole and Thibaut Robin. Martin Cole reinvents stock clipart by adding malevolence, a bit of humor and his very own irony to leave behind ugly illustrations where you do squint your eyes and scroll back for a longer view. On "Qompendium's 100 Illustrators to Watch" Martin Cole would certainly belong.

www.martin-cole.blogspot.com
Thibaut Robin's questionnaire here.

Wednesday, 02.06.2010
16:30 (Cet)

 
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Art work for Thibauit Robin to alter.

Qompendium: Your job in 20 words ...
Martin Cole: Red and yellow and blue and green, purple and orange and pink, I can sing a rainbow
Graphic Design / Illustration

Your personal style signifier is ...
Ugly anti design clipart

How would your girl friend describe you ...
Endearingly I hope, but don't ask her about my work as she doesn't understand it.

How would your PA describe you ...
If I had one I would like it to be endearingly too, but with an understanding of my work

When do you turn your Mac, iPod, iPhone off?
After every big project, other than that it'll be on most of the time or
either on sleep which is only when I am.

What is the smartest graphic you have ever created?
A piece called Ruler which was a word play, illustrating the two meanings in one piece. Cut out of shatter proof plastic with laser etched numbers and markings round the edges. I have a few roughs hanging in my studio. A scaled up A3 size and an actual size that fits into my pencil case.

The first font you would use on any assignment is ...
The first font I ever jump for is Hobo, but never use it. Just waiting for a project in which this is acceptable.

The best trick on photoshop is ...
Edit undo, my virtual eraser

A poster you would hang on your wall ...
World map

The last meal that truly impressed you ...
I was talking about this the other day and I really can't remember, I think its
just my poor memory. So I think I'd have to say the 3 euro Salami Pizza from
round the corner, but that has impressed me 3 times this week already so I don't
know if that counts.

The last CD you purchased and would buy again ...
That was by a New York Hip-hop band called Lionshare, I bought it because they
asked me to do their next album artwork. But then they gave me a copy, so
come to think of it I wouldn't buy it again

The graphic that truly impressed you ...
Too tough question

Ancient history thrills you because ...
I'll be part of it one day

The United States is ...
Fascinating

United Kingdom is ...
My motherland

Money is ...
What I need to pay the rent, buy all the books, movies, music, diamonds for my girlfriend and holidays I want

Art is ...
A strong word

Your ultimate addiction ...
Smoking and graphics, I could do without smoking though

A recent discovery of yours is ...
www.awesometapesfromafrica.blogspot.com

The last thing you bought and hated ...
I bought some fake plastic grass that florists use, several square meters of it
from ebay. But it wasn't such good quality and flakes green everywhere.

The next big thing is ...
World Cup 2010 South Africa

The books on your bedside table are ...
The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: the Bible of Bodybuilding, fully Updated and Revised Paperback edition by Arnold Schwarzenegger
A book about the career of Prince Nazeem Hamed
Vogue and a sketch book

Your personal items you never go on journeys without are ...
Small digital camera, pen and paper

The first thing you do when you enter a hotel room is ...
Check the view

Your favorite corner of the Internet is ...
Documentaries watched via Google Video

Who shall be the next interviewee ...
Thibaut Robin

What else do you want to say?
Nothing.

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: Martin Cole prepared an art work for Thibaut Robin to alter.

Thibault Robin's questionnaire here.





 
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