Sunday, 7 March 2010

52 mini interviews: Peskimo

Location: Bristol

How would you describe your work?
The first word that springs to mind is ‘fun’, we aim to create work that makes you smile. It’s illustrations of monsters, rabbits and all that lies between the two. Its often character based but also often food & cake based.

What are you currently working on?
We have a new screen printing studio set up in our spare room, which is causing us a great deal of excitement as the myriad of possibilities start to take shape in our brains. We are also working on some toy projects and looking into tropical fish.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?
We get inspired by all kinds of things, from the ordinary to the unusual. Particularly around the local streets of Bedminster where you couldn’t make up some of the things you hear. Ideas are usually born out of silly things we’ve said or dreamt up.

3 artists/designers you love and why!
Noferin – We love the simple characters designs, who all have a rich background story. They embrace strong ethics in their process, the wooden toys are beautiful!
Charley Harper – Again, we love the way his illustrations reduce the subject to only what is needed.
Tom Gauld – the subtle sense of humour that carries through all of his work.

3 things that make you smile:
3 cakes.

Do you have any other upcoming exhibitions/shows etc:

We have a tea and cake themed exhibition opening on March 19th called Tease Made. It’s a joint exhibition with our illustrator friend, Chris Dickason. It’ll be the first show at a new Bristol venue, called Start Space. On until April 11th.

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