Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Interview: Adrian Johnson

Liverpool born, London based Illustrator Adrian Johnson has a very graphic yet quirky style. His subject matter often varies from stylised characters to bold patterns and has landed him some impressive comissions with brand giants such as Mastercard, Vodafone, Paul Smith, Adidas and Stüssy.

He was kind enough to answer our quick questions and share with us some of his work..

What is your greatest achievement? 
Not there yet. Still working on trying to achieve the unachieveable. Come back when I'm dead. 

How would you describe your work/style to someone who hadn't seen it? 
Simple sophistication.

Who/What inspires you most? 
Everything and nothing in particular. 

Who would you most like to work with? 
Paul Rand. But he's no longer with us. Alive? Scarlett Johansson. Seriously (you mean creatively, right)? Dick Bruna - 'Living Legend' 

What is the worst job you have ever had? 
Selling draught excluders and other textile goods in Paddy's Market, Liverpool.

If you had a theme song what would it be? 
Something with Spanish horns and xylophones... and it must involve some sort of 'ensemble'.

Last meal on Death Row. What would you have? 
Szechuan. If I'm going to burn in hell I might as well fuel the flames early doors. 

Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years time? 
 Less tired, more inspired.
What is the greatest invention of all time? 
The perfect cheese with the perfect wine. Boom!

If you didn't do what you do. What would you do? 
Well, I have a real talent for doing nothing, so something that would utilise that talent. I would say 'sleep more'.

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