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Maria-Inès Chevallier talks colour palettes, Guatemala, and music.

Maria-Inès Chevallier talks colour palettes, Guatemala, and music.

Last week, a print by the wonderfully talented Maria-Inès Chevallier was added to Grafik Editions' online store. She took a moment to talk to us about her inspirations and working process. Maria draws beautiful emotive bodies, and as she spoke to me about her Guatemalen ancestry, it made that Central American inspiration plain to see. In the colour palettes and shapes of her work there is an air of celebration and joy, with a refreshing, tactile authenticity. From a look through her Instagram, it feels very clear that she loves what she makes. There is a certain happiness that just radiates...


Jo Minor talks to us about his illustration journey, inspirations and working process.

Jo Minor talks to us about his illustration journey, inspirations and working process.

Jo Minor is an illustrator of very beautiful, intricate, puzzling works. He's created art for some big guns like Playboy, and has made some awesome promotional posters for DIY performances, concerts and comedy shows. Jo uses shade and gradient in a masterful manner, to create an eerie portrayal of time and space. His art feels contemplative and metaphysical, whilst remaining humble and understated. Jo took the time to tell us about his introduction to the art world, love of horror films and artistic process. 

David Mascha on graffiti, community and having pride in your work.

David Mascha on graffiti, community and having pride in your work.

David Mascha is a Vienna based artist designer, creating beautiful letterforms, colourful conceptual art, and gorgeous geometrics. His work has a precise and almost clinical level of finesse and detail, whilst maintaining an eccentric and fun edginess. We were blessed to be able to catch David for a chat about his inspirations, next artistic ventures, and dream commissions. 

You make incredible letterforms. What first sparked your interest in typography?

Everything actually started with graffiti, that was at the end of the 90s. Even as a child I was always fascinated when...


Abraham Lule talks to us about authenticity, imagination, and curiosity.

Abraham Lule talks to us about authenticity, imagination, and curiosity.

Abraham Lule is a creator of fine and elegant branding designs. His work makes a bottle or a menu stick out proudly, his identities having an air of serenity and sophistication. Just from a quick look at his portfolio, it's clear that Abraham is a researched, detail oriented, lazer-focused designer. He leaves no stone unturned in the creation of his designs, keeping it sleek and stylish. Here at Grafik we were fortunate enough to catch him for a chat, and we picked his brains about his inspirations and aspirations.  


Fanny Papay talks with us about freelancing, playful projects, and proud moments.

Fanny Papay talks with us about freelancing, playful projects, and proud moments.

Everything is bright and bold in Fanny Papay's world. Her designs are exciting, inventive, and executed with a sense of humour and craftsmanship. She mixes sometimes uncomfortable surrealism with warm and inviting colour, in an unmistakable way that makes her work one of a kind. We were lucky enough at Grafik to catch up with her about her imaginative and stunning designs.

 

Tell me about your journey into the design and creative direction field.

It’s a very long story that probably started as a kid....