Inkygoodness: 2015 Round-Up | Part 1

Throughout 2015, we have had the pleasure of interviewing some of the best international creatives.

From multi-disciplined graphic designers and illustrators, to independent publishers and emerging ceramic artists, we’ve strived to champion a variety of talent around the world.

As the end of the year approaches, we though it a fitting time to take a look back at some our favourite interviews from the past 12 months…

Masha Manapov

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Driven by the belief that telling a story is what earns an illustration it’s “individual right to live” Masha Manapov uses accentuated shapes and eccentric details to build intriguing, bold artworks. A storyteller as much as an illustrator, every piece in Masha’s portfolio is woven with narrative. In his interview, we discussed the thought process behind his creative decisions.

I toss many ideas aside, trying to find the balance between the too obvious and the too suggestive.

Read the full interview with Masha Manapov here.

 

Intern Magazines Alec Dudson

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We thoroughly enjoyed interviewing Intern Magazine editor Alec Dudson about the inner workings of his popular publication. Taking us all the way from it’s launch two years ago to its latest issue – the first to be based on a theme – and inspecting the magazines concept and moral code along the way, there were plenty of words of wisdom shared.

We can always stand to learn from others, the internship debate is just another example of that.

 Read the full interview with Alec Dudson here.

 

Keith Negley

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We managed to catch Keith Negley at a very exciting time in his career – having just released his first book and taken up a new teaching post at a local University – all whilst regularly contributing to both The New York Times and The New Yorker. Our discussion revolved mainly around his picture book, Tough Guys Have Feelings Too, a project for which inspiration came from very close to home:

He said “grown ups cry too??”and it was then I had wished there was a book I could read to my son that would start the conversation about feelings. The next week I drew up the main draft.

Read the full interview with Keith Negley here.

Charlotte Mei

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Plenty of artists have taken on the challenge of creating ceramic artworks in 2015 but few have managed to pack quite as much character into each individual piece and Charlotte Mei. Her knack for creating free-formed figurines with wonky personalities allowed Charlotte to run her own series of ceramics workshops during the Summer and this made for a very interesting discussion point.

It’s about experimenting and playing really. For me it should be about just coming out of your usual routine and doing something fun.

Read the full interview with Charlotte Mei here.

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