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Mitch Beige Brown: Art is Good and bad, Sometimes a Joke!

Working from his home studio in Sydney Australia, Mitch Beige Brown creates visual aids and bold, inspired graphics for a selective base of cultural clients. His message is direct, but rich in concept, exploring some of life’s issues; both the mundane and the fantastic. Taking inspiration from the principles of ancient symbols and forgotten zeitgeists, Mitch marries strong typography with engaging imagery across his record sleeves, book projects, branding, textiles, web design and art direction. He enjoys swims at the beach, cold beer, prog rock and chicken sandwiches.

For the Qompendium Questionnaire Session Mitch invited Thomas Jeppe to be his counterpart.

Wednesday, 21.07.2010
15:45 (Cet)

 
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Your job in 20 words ...
Enthusiasm; complication; stress; compromise; cutting; downloading, uploading; eating; accomplishment; saving, deleting; discussion; reading; patience; satisfaction; scanning; tolerance; suggestions; cynicism; sleep.

Your personal style signifier is ...
I like to think it's consideration and personality?

How would your girlfriend describe you ...
Up in the clouds.

How would your PA describe you ...
NA

When do you turn your Mac, iPod, iPhone off? When they die and need recharging...
We sleep at the same time.

What is the smartest graphic you have ever created?
Not sure that I have yet. Maybe the most practical being my signature?

The first font you would use on any assignment is ...
It's really the process that determines the style and selection — and sometimes whether you use one at all... But if I must, it'd be Eurostile!

The best trick on photoshop is ...
File > Save.

A poster you would hang on your wall ...
"RELAX".

The last meal that truly impressed you ...
Mussels Marinara and a Bolognese Pizza at Bar Reggio, last night.

The last CD you purchased and would buy again ...
Dungen '4'.

The graphic that truly impressed you ...
Look up Shigeo Fukuda.

Ancient history thrills you because ...
It's all seemed rather simple in comparison to modern life.

The United States is ...
Loud and entertaining.

Australia is ...
Bloody great!

Money is ...
what I need to buy books.

Art is ...
Good and bad, sometimes a joke.

Your ultimate addiction ...
Books.

A recent discovery of yours is ...
Our new home.

The last thing you bought and hated ...
I tend (or atleast try) to be sure of something before I buy it!

The next big thing is ...
Everyone relaxing.

The books on your bedside table are ...
The table is bare — When I eventually get to bed it's to sleep.

Your personal items you never go on journeys without are ...
A music playing machine and a drawing device.

The first thing you do when you enter a hotel room is ...
Check for a clean bed, then drop my bags and leave.

Your favorite corner of the Internet is ...
There's too many to think. Cutting back on blogs, looking more to music history and understanding new media technologies.

Who shall be the next interviewee ...
Melbourne artist and friend Thomas Jeppe. Currently residing in Germany on an artist residency, he has a strong head and good body of work (literally). I'm fortunate to look at his art in my home everyday. This interview and visual process gives us new/entertaining/challenging excuses to communicate.

What else do you want to say?
Have a great day!

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: Mitch Beige Brown prepared an art work for Thomas Jeppe to alter.

Thomas Jeppe's questionnaire here.

 





 
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