Thursday, 28 November 2013

Interview with Greg Abbott

What is your greatest achievement?
My career. There's not much I enjoy more than making things so I consider myself very fortunate to be able to do something I'm so enthusiastic about for a living. I love that I have the opportunity to learn and try something new every day. It's a real joy to have different goals to work towards all of the time.
How would you describe your work/style to someone who hadn't seen it?
Friendly and often character based hand-made illustrations built from simple shapes with limited muted colour palettes. I currently have something specific in mind that I'm aiming for so my work style is varying more than usual whilst I experiment with different techniques and approaches in order to figure it out.
What piece of advice would you give your 15 year old self?
Have fun!
When are you happiest?
When I'm excited about something.
When I figure out / learn something new.
When I have a good idea.
When I'm pleased with how a design turned out.
When eating gingerbread.
What is the worst job you have had?
Temp job pushing paper.
What 5 things can't you live without?
(other than general essentials) Family, Drawing, Internet, Mac, Music.
What is the greatest invention of all time?
I'm not sure! Nominees include:
- Houses / Shelter.
- Medicine.
- Useable electricity.
- Comfortable jumpers.
If you didn't do what you do, what would you do?
I wasn't an illustrator, I'd still like to be involved in something creative or design related whether that might be: animation, writing children's picture books, editing film, designing furniture, developing applications, designing user interfaces, sewing, architecture or decorating cakes. I think I'd be happy as long as I could do something productive. I really like organising too so, if there is a such a job, I'm sure I'd be in my element categorising, automating and sorting things out.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Interview with Martin Vinograd

What is your greatest achievement?
The greatest achievement of my career is that i do what i love regardless money and time spent doing it
How would you describe your work/style to someone who hadn't seen it?
My drawings have a fresh, relax outgoing style try to show emotions,and my funny point of view of the world.
What piece of advice would you give your 15 year old self?
If you find something that amuses you and makes you happy, follow that path, make a challenge of it . Show your work to the world regardless of peoples preconceptions, because at the end of the day whatever is a good or bad opinon someone has seen your work and that forfils you. So do what you want kid, and let the dog eat your homework!!!
When are you happiest?
When I spend my time doing what I love, that make me really happy.
What is the worst job you have had?
Thank god I have not had a job that has left a bad experience, but i would never work in a call center for example.
Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Some actor that show carisma and would not be afraid to make a fool of himself.
What is your karaoke song?
FAUNA - " PARA MI "
What 5 things can't you live without?
Love, Fernet con Coca (Argentinian Popular Drink), food, friends and family.
What is the greatest invention of all time?
Music
If you didn't do what you do, what would you do?
That guy that travel around the world trying new food wherever the wind blows.
You can find his work at Behance

Monday, 18 November 2013

Material Girl

Party season is coming so I need a lot of outfits, I can't afford most of these but my research has begun!!
Gorgeous dress by Bottega Veneta
This one by Stella McCartney
and this amazing one by Josh Zoot
I love this cute crop top from Topshop that would look amazing with a pencil skirt
and also from Topshop this Skater Dress
Finally I am in love with this boiler suit from Topshop which I had to purchase!!

Friday, 15 November 2013

A Little Extra from Robert Bailey

Yesterday we interviewed illustrator Robert Bailey and here is a little extra from him. He has been working hard on a beautifully illustrated project for his fiancé Deanna Halsall's Birthday which is today. We interviewed Deanna (who is also an illustrator) back in July, here is a link to her work www.deannahalsall.co.uk
Robert has made a series of illustrations of Deanna in clothes she either loves or are on her wish list, the project is called 'Look', I think she will be very happy with them and who know Deanna, maybe you will get your whole wish list in the flesh for christmas, we will keep our fingers crossed for you!!

Happy Birthday Deanna from all of us at 1973!!!






Because It's Friday - Give Me The Night


Thursday, 14 November 2013

Interview with Robert Bailey

What is your greatest achievement?
So far, quitting my job and becoming a 'professional'
How would you describe your work/style to someone who hadn't seen it?
This guys work would be much better if he turned his computer off and learned how to draw and paint.
What piece of advice would you give your 15 year old self?
Don't take up smoking, no matter how cool you might think it makes you look.
When are you happiest?
Any time where my fianc√©, friends food or drink  are involved, preferably all four at once.
What is the worst job you have had?
The £2.20 an hour greengrocers assistant job i had when i was 15.
Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Forest Whitaker
What is your karaoke song?
Part of your world from the little mermaid.
What 5 things can't you live without?
A tailored suit, a nice pair of tan leather shoes, a beautiful coat , a decent selection of
knitwear and rice.
What is the greatest invention of all time?
Museums
If you didn't do what you do, what would you?
Celebrity Chef





Thursday, 7 November 2013

Featured!! Elle Decoration December 2013




Interview with David Doran

How would you describe your work/style to someone who hadn't seen it?
Colour, shapes, limbs, and people.
What piece of advice would you give your 15 year old self?
Don't worry about not getting on to the A-level art course.
When are you happiest?
Work-wise, when an idea comes together and looks like it might work out.
What is the worst job you have had?
Burger King for a month.
Who would play you in the movie of your life? 
Probably Colin Firth. Yeah, definitely Colin Firth.
What is your karaoke song?
Strangers - The Kinks, Rocky Raccoon - The Beatles.
What 5 things can't you live without?
Air, food, water, sunshine and pants.
What is the greatest invention of all time? 
The paperclip. Everyone knows that!
If you didn't do what you do, what would you do?
Before Uni it was either music or illustration, so I would have possibly taken music further. Or I'd like to be a Graphic Designer, but I still get to dabble in that every now and then.