Ep 4: Jessica Hische Interview

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Today’s interview is with renowned letterer, illustrator, and designer Jessica Hische. Jessica discusses many topics, including her recent work on the film titles of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom (see Jessica’s lettering below). Enjoy!

Note: Jessica’s art direction for the film included reference to the titles of a Chabrol film, which I bet was this one.

Moonrise Kingdom Jessica Hische

Ep 3: Matt Furie Interview

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Today’s episode is an interview with artist and illustrator Matt Furie. Matt conjures entire galaxies of creatures, cretins, and cuddly critters in his exuberant, colorful drawings. Below are two of my favorite drawings of his; view many more at MattFurie.com. Thank you, Matt!

Matt Furie Illustration

Matt Furie Illustration

Ep 2: Martin Wittfooth Interview

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This episode’s interview subject is Martin Wittfooth, a fine artist living and working in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He uses a lush, classical painting style to depict animals in allegorical and symbolic contexts, addressing themes of sainthood, martyrdom, and environmentalism. Below are two of the paintings that we discuss specifically; view these and more at MartinWittfooth.com. Many thanks to Martin. Please listen and enjoy!

'Sebastian' by Martin Wittfooth

'Sebastian' by Martin Wittfooth

'The Ecstasy' by Martin Wittfooth

'The Ecstasy' by Martin Wittfooth

 

Ep 1: Steak Mtn. Interview

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“I have a really loose moral compass. It’s for real.” The interview subject of this debut episode of The Magnetic Eye is graphic artist Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn. Chris is best known for the electric, abrasive designs he has made for punk and metal records; see his Intimacy album cover below. During the podcast, he also discusses his day job as a set decorator at pornography studio Kink.com. Thanks to Chris Norris. View more of his work at steakmtn.com.

intimacy

Some choice quotes from Chris Norris’ episode of The Magnetic Eye:

“We’re on a porn set, and why wouldn’t somebody be being played like a fuckin’ puppet?”

“Art scares people.”

San Francisco is “like a wet thrift store.”

“I can’t afford to have ideals.”