All in Interviews

Interviewed: Boom¡Badge

We started following Boom¡Badge on Instagram a few months back and we immediately became huge admirers. Boom¡Badge's perfectly art directed photos are just as good as their clever, and inspiring word pins. We recently caught up with Boom¡Badge for a brief chat about how it all started and why they what they do. Give our interview a read after the jump.

Tea at the Beatrice with Tom Sachs

We've been following Tom Sachs for a while and we are thrilled to see all of his success over the last few months. Tom has been traveling the country premiering A Space Program, opened The Noguchi Museum's first contemporary artist exhibit, Tea Ceremony and just opened Boombox: A Retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, and these are just headlines. Today we catch up with Tom being interviewed by Glenn O'Brien for his ongoing series Tea at the BeatriceWatch as Glenn and Tom discusses space, music, philosophy, and the beauty of flaws.

Flourish by Dana Tanamachi-Williams

You might find Dana Tanamachi-Williams listening to country music or collecting vintage packaging for inspiration while she works on any given number of projects within her newly-formed Brooklyn-based design firm. Tanamachi Studio started modestly, but now Dana is adding clients like Oprah, Time Magazine, Nike, Burton, Target, and even Google to her roster. —Brent Gentile

Wes Lang: The Studio

Wes Lang just opened his first major solo museum show, The Studio, in Denmark at ARos Aarhus Museum of Art. Lang's work is inspired by everything from motorcycles to Rolex watches, he continually draws iconic references to rock n 'roll, tattoos, American history, and death. I Do Art Agency caught up with Lang just before his opening in Denmark to created a short video about Lang's work and influences for The Studio.

Interviewed: Aaron James Draplin

The best way to stay inspired and current in any creative field is by keeping tabs on your peers. For any of you designers, Aaron James Draplin better be on the top of your list, and not because his name starts with the letter A. In addition to Aaron’s impressive list of clients he is also behind those cult-like notebooks you see being jotted in all over the world, Field Notes.

Aaron James Draplin For Juxtapoz

For the March 2013 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine Brent Gentile interviews design legend Aaron James Draplin. Known for his unique sensibility and "turn shit over" mentality, Draplin makes for a great interviewee. Gentile and Draplin talk client feedback, Field Notes, dream jobs, weight loss and more. The March 2014 Juxtapoz hits newsstands this Tuesday, February 11th. You can also purchase a copy in the Juxtapoz Shop.

I met Sean Newport through mutual friends about a year ago at his incredible warehouse space known as Engine Works. It wouldn't be about a year later when we met again and realized our paths crossed beyond mutual friends, but our own interests in the art world. My first encounter with Sean's artwork was using his imagery to promote an event for Juxtapoz, I had no idea that the Sean I met a year earlier was the same Sean's artwork I had begun to admire so much. –Brent Gentile

607 met up with friend and fellow creative Benny Gold yesterday to work on an upcoming feature for Juxtapoz magazine. 607 met Benny when he was essentially a one man team working out of a small studio combined with his retail space. Since then Benny has grown to a fully staffed brand with a studio space in addition to their retail space a few blocks away. Here is what we saw at Benny's studio. Look for his Juxtapoz feature in the March 2014 issue. 

With an enthusiastic email off to our editor a few months ago I suggested doing a piece on who I thought was "Work By Land" based somewhere in the North West. A few months later I've come to know the dynamic design team Caleb Owen Everitt and Ryan Rhodes who together make LAND, who are actually based in Austin, Texas. Being a not-so-secrete admirer of LAND I could not have been happier to grab their ear for a brief moment in their hectic schedules.