It’s been a long time since the last installment in our regular Ten Questions series. Too long. With this in mind, we got in touch with the brilliant Sam Green and asked him if he fancied getting involved.
Thankfully, he was up for it.
Sam is a London-based illustrator who creates stunning, abstract, dreamlike images. Since graduating from Central St. Martins, his work has attracted a client-list which includes 55DSL, Big Chill Festival, Dazed & Confused, The New York Times, Nokia, The Times and Wallpaper* amongst others. We love what he’s doing and can’t wait to see what he’s up to next.
1. How do you describe what you do?
I try to explore the possibilities within the realms of penciling and digitaling.
3. How would you describe your workplace?
I work from home in Hackney, I have two large desks where I draw and work on my computer, I have various artwork up on the wall to keep juices flowing, a black board and an aquarium.
4. What is your favourite colour?
5. Who is your favourite artist or writer?
There are too many great artists to pick a favourite.
6. What was your previous job?
I worked in the National Portrait Gallery book shop.
8. Do you listen to music whilst working? If so, what do you listen to?
Everything, I’m fascinated with the whole history of music, and am constantly trying to find obscure and interesting records to keep me entertained. A band called ‘The Prats’ are my latest find, they were a group of kids from Edinburgh who formed a punk band in the late 70′s, their track ‘Disco Pope‘ is a current favourite on my playlist in the studio and I’m also currently enjoying a guy called Charlie Megira, an Israeli rocker who probably has the best song titles I’ve ever come across ‘The Death Dance of the Busty Hot Lifeguard Instructor Babe‘ being one of them.
9. Who inspires you to do what you’re doing?
All the wonderful creatives out there churning it out relentlessly and trying to push their craft into new and exciting directions.
10. Which advice has helped you the most?
My local ATM machine gives the best advice, which is: ‘accept and proceed, press here’.
As always, thank you for reading.
Phil & Tom