Sunday, 28 February 2010

52 mini interviews: Mithila 'Mithi' Shafiq


Name: Mithila 'Mithi' Shafiq

Location: Bristol UK

Age: 36 on St Patricks Day

Website(s): ;,,

How would you describe your work?

'Happy' ;)

What are you currently working on?

Tons of competition briefs and some personal work building up towards my final degree show in June.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

Everywhere! A lot in nature; in science (I'm an ex scientist); in big band jazz/swing music and dance (that's my other passion); Asian culture/stories/mythologies (I'm Bangladeshi, brought up in Malaysia); anything mid-century modernist.

3 artists/designers you love and why! :

Theres SO many people ... but at the moment, being very inspired by vintage children's book illustrators ...

Alice and Martin Provensen

Alain Gree

Miroslav Sasek

The simplicity of the illustrations, and the happiness and positivity they evoke really appeal to me ...

3 things that make you smile:

My husband

Lindy hop

Charity shop/flea market/ebay vintage lucky finds

Do you have any other upcoming exhibitions/shows etc:

Degree Show, Bower Ashton Campus, University of the West of England, Bristol, 18th till 24th June, which then moves to:

D&AD New Blood in the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London from 24th June to 29th June, then to

Conningsby Gallery, off Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4RJ July 5th to 9th

Don't forget to keep checking back for news about the show, interviews and more!

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