Danish designer and artist Per Arnoldi is an educated school teacher and worked as such for a short time before his interest in and engagement with painting, design and art became his primary occupation. He has worked in many medias including painting, sculpture, ceramics and poster design. His simplistic expressions are often categorized as modern art. He worked with the magazine Mobilia (about modernist furniture, interior decoration and crafts) for about 10 years, learning the craft of graphic design. In an interview with Berlingske he says this about distinguishing good of bad art:
“In terms of formation in general, it’s about you belonging to a culture and a cultural circle that we can see as a space. With the formation, you can move in that space with intimacy, and you can roughly understand where you are, and what you have with you, and what constitutes the space.”
“Formation is, of course, also conditional on being aware that ‘space’ exists. At the same time, you need to have a sense of what frequency you need to tune in to hear and see things in their essence.”
What attracted us to this Japanese stationery brand are the simple graphics and color palette. They are the work of illustrator and graphic designer Masako Takeshima. The artist graduated from a design vocational school. She worked for a textile design office for two years and then worked as a designer and illustrator for a stationery company. In 2019 she introduced her brand, Atelier Three, creating paper products such as postcards, greeting cards and calendars.
Glenn Jones is a graphic designer and illustrator from Auckland, New Zealand. His brand name GLENNZ mean GLENN from NZ. Glenn is a graphic designer and illustrator who, for over 18 years, has worked in the design industry focusing on packaging, illustration and corporate identity. On his spare time he started creating t-shirt art and then became was one of the best selling designers on Threadless. He then started his own shirt company selling a range of t-shirts, calendars and laptop skins. He gives us these incites on his info page:
Where do you get your ideas from? “It’s my most asked question. The best ideas come when you’re not trying to think of ideas. A lot of it is about nostalgia and trying to look at everyday stuff in a different way.“
Do you ever get creative blocks? How do you get over these? “All the time, so I do something else, go for a run, go take photos, go get a coffee. Any one of those options always seems to work.“