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Raphael Garnier, the Illusionist

Together with Alain Rodiguez, French artist Raphael Garnier has founded their graphic design studio Pipi Parade, in Paris. The studio delivers both experimental solutions to solid every day visuals for clients from the world of fashion, design, music and contemporary art.

Raphael Garnier has invited Colin Henderson to be his counterpart for this fifth edition of Qompendium Questionnaire Session.

Thursday, 26.08.2010
17:00 (Cet)

 
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Qompendium: Your job in 20 words ...
Raphael Garnier: Never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never sleep.

Your personal style signifier is ...
Working the crack (between art, graphic design, design and the remainder).

How would your girl friend describe you ...
She only says : "Stop working!"

How would your PA describe you ...
P… what ?!

When do you turn your Mac, iPod, iPhone off?
When I sleep.

What is the smartest graphic you have ever created?
Probably a project  I would do with Alain Rodriguez with whom I run the studio art direction Pipi Parade.

The first font you would use on any assignment is ...
Trade gothic.

The best trick on photoshop is ...
Forms of pencils.

A poster you would hang on your wall ...
Certainly something from Thibaut Robin — www.r0binh00d.free.fr — but I hang anything on walls but works in progress.

The last meal that truly impressed you ...
I have a complete disinterest in food…

The last CD you purchased and would buy again ...
I no longer buy CDs, but I would purchase the "The Arch" EP from the Gentlemen Drivers.

The graphic that truly impressed you ...
A fretful paper of Matisse.

Ancient history thrills you because ...
Art of memory's birth.

The United States is ...
TV.

France is ...
My pride.

Money is ...
Time.

Art is ...
It's next life.

Your ultimate addiction ...
Candies called "les barillets".

A recent discovery of yours is ...
Week-ends.

The last thing you bought and hated ...
Another Man Magazine, issue X (Laurenz Brunner : too powerful).

The next big thing is ...
Finish my website, and that of Pipi Parade, but especially artistic direction for a collection of clothing.

The books on your bedside table are ...
At the moment : "Les Décisions Absurdes" by Christian Morel and "Journal Atrabilaire" by Jean Clair.

Your personal items you never go on journeys without are ...
A felt tip pen Paper Mate Nylon, a black one and a blue one.

The first thing you do when you enter a hotel room is ...
Opening the window. Drinking a Deleuze and eating a Godard.

Your favorite corner of the Internet is ...
www.salutpublic.be/2ou3choses

Who shall be the next interviewee ...
Colin Henderson

What else do you want to say?
It seems not there, but I can say interesting things.

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: Raphael Garnier prepared an art work for Colin Henderson to alter.

Colin Henderson's questionnaire here.





 
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