Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Interview: Harriet Seed.

Fellow Brighton dweller and coffee enthusiast Harriet or 'Harry Draws Pictures' as she is found online, has a love for all things vintage. Her illustrations remind us of retro americana however, her use of pattern and colour make her work instantly recognisable. She was kind enough to answer our 10. 

What is your greatest achievement? 
Finally quitting the day job and becoming a full time illustrator!

How would you describe your work/style to someone who hadn't seen it? 
Hand drawn, English eccentric, folky-arty, tattooed patterns. 

What piece/product/design do you wish you had thought of? 
Celia Birtwell and Ossie Clarke dresses - her patterns and his dress cutting were just the perfect combination.
Who would you most like to collaborate with? 
Liberty - they have such amazing iconic patterns and brand heritage.

What is the worst job you have ever had? 
I spent a summer working in a factory packing Superdrug Christmas gift sets when I was sixteen. We would deliberately try to get as many incorrectly packed items through Quality Control as possible. 

If you were on Death Row, what would your last meal be? 
Vietnamese noodle salad and spring rolls with tons of fresh mint. 

What is the greatest song of all time? 
I'm going to wimp out of this one and say that Paul Simon's Graceland is an album I never tire of. 

What do you dislike most about popular culture? 
Zooey Deschanel at the moment. Or anyone with really affected 'kookiness'.

What is the greatest invention of all time? 
T.V I just love it. 

If you didn't do what you do. What would you do? 
I've done all sorts of jobs just to pay the bills so that I could be an illustration one day. So i'd probably do it all over again.

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