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The TEAM Editorial Editorial Director: Gbenga Mogaji Creative Director: Roodney Cox Online Content Editor: Roodney Cox Contributing Editors: Nifemi Mogaji, Taiwo Sanyaolu, Kehinde Sanyaolu Feature Editor: Kemi Obadina Executives Feature Executives: Temitope Farinloye, Flora Brawn Research Executive: Tolu Bamiloshin Customer Satisfaction Executive: Derrick Ince Distribution Executive: John Clifford On the Cover: SS2012-LA DOLCE VITA Designed by : Mark Farhat Artflow is an online Magazine published monthly by OctoberLead Limited to create a platform for creative individuals. The images are the copyrighted properties of the Artists and not those of Artflow Magazine. Opinions expressed here are those of the Artists and Authors and not the entire Artflow Magazine. While every care has been taken, we accept liability for any error We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to be featured in the Magazine, have any idea or suggestion, please send email to: info@artflowmagazine.com

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t is always my pleasure to welcome you to another edition of the magazine for creative individuals. The Olympics is in town and we were almost caught up in the euphoria but here we are again with another set of individuals working so hard creatively............................... Meet Mark Farhat, born in Lebanon but spent much of his childhood growing up in Africa. This experience has been one great adventure that helped shape his life. He founded MARK/GIUSTI in 2009 with the aim to create a luxurious product that combines a perfect union between function, design and historic art. Tim Keepers received his masters of architecture in 2010 from the University of South Florida’s School of Architecture and Community Design, he loves making models. He believes a strong knowledge base of modeling programs is needed to keep in touch with the future of design............................... A graphic designer and digital artist, Graduate of University of Ferrara in Science of communication and graphic/digital art. Tobia Crivellari defines his style as “minimal but sophisticated”.He always tries to create something minimal, take the essential and make it beautiful, but also sophisticated................................................................... Whether you want to give us some feedback or have an idea you want to share with us, we’d love to hear from you! Your ideas and suggestions stimulate our thinking and help us to improve our publication. We want YOUR input! Tell us what you love, tell us what you hate ... just don’t keep it to yourself! Please send email to: info@artflowmagazine.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter @ArtflowMagazine................................................................... ...........

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Mark Farhat Founded MARK/GIUSTI in 2009 with the aim to create a luxurious product that combines a perfect union between function, design and historic art.

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Tim Keepers He loves making models and believes a strong knowledge base of modeling programs is needed to keep in touch with the future of design.

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Tobia Crivellari Defines his style as “minimal but sophisticated�. He always tries to create something minimal, take the essential and make it beautiful, but also sophisticated.


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I was born in Lebanon but spent much of my childhood growing up in Libya, Republic of Congo (Formerly Zaire) and Gabon. I returned to Lebanon as an adult to do the official baccalaureate exams with the hope that I would follow in the footsteps of my father. Later, I decided it might be best to do a general Business Administration degree at the American University of Beirut. I came to London to complete an MA in Marketing Management specializing in Fashion and Luxury brands at the University of Westminster. From there, I was employed by Capelli NY, a manufacturer of fashion accessories, based in New York, where I became responsible for their men’s accessories in the UK. In 2009, I decided to further my interest in fashion accessories in Milan, where I attended Instituto Di Moda, Burgo. I established Mark / Giusti soon after in March 2009 and I am now launching my 5th collection “The Gatsby” for SS2013 during Florence Fashion Week followed by Paris Fashion Week.


Mark Farhat Can you please briefly describe yourself? Attention to detail and organisation is my signature and this can be seen from the subtle contrast top stitching, to the specifically designed interior compartments and complimentary organizer bags for shirts, shoes and cables. How was your background growing up? As a son of a diplomat, we travelled a lot throughout my childhood. Though I was born in Lebanon, I grew up in Libya and then lived in several other countries across Africa. This experience has been one great adventure that helped shape the person I am today. I loved every single moment, from getting to know the history of a new country to exploring it. It has helped me adapt to different countries, situations and cultures. I accepted early on that change is natural for the growth and evolution of everything. Life experience has enriched my creativity as a designer and it enables me to think of new and exciting ways to enhance my products each season. Looking at your background- studied in Lebanon and London and a son of a diplomat, how has that affected your choice of becoming a fashion designer? I have always loved fashion and clothes as early as I can remember. Even as a child, I had a sense of style and I always had a say in choosing my own clothes and accessories. I knew what I liked and what I didn’t and our parents always encouraged me to express my opinions and build my own sense of style and personality. Since my father was a diplomat, we always had to attend different types of functions, so there was always an occasion to consider our personal style.

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I must say, I also learned a lot from them too. My father was always impeccably dressed. He used to explain to me the different types of fabrics and what constitutes a perfect suit. I also learned about having a fashionable edge from my sister and timeless classics from my mother. What was your ambition while growing up as a Child? My ambition had always been to be a successful ambassador like my father, but, my dream has always been to be a successful fashion designer and I guess I have chosen to follow my dreams instead. How would you describe your style? What makes MARK/GIUSTI different? Every collection I create compliments the one before it. There is a story, a timeline and a mood to each collection, but there is also a continuation, a progression and a step closer to my idea of perfection.

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I try to create products that are timeless, elegant and well crafted but yet full of character and history. You can easily notice the style in all pieces that combines clean lines and contrast subtle topstitching. Attention to detail has always been my passion and this can be seen from the specifically designed interior compartments and the complimentary organizer bags for shirts, shoes and cables. The result is a luxurious and timeless but practical product that meets the demands of the modern man.


Mark Farhat How did you develop the MARK/GIUSTI brand? I founded MARK/GIUSTI in 2009 with the aim to create a luxurious product that combines a perfect union between function, design and historic art. My passion for mosaics is largely influenced by my extensive travels throughout Africa, the Middle East and Europe during my youth. Quite quickly, MARK/GIUSTI became a firm favourite among fashion editors with a wide range of exposure in all major fashion publications such as Vogue, GQ, Tatler, Evening Standard and the Financial Times to name a few. Luxury boutiques across the UK quickly spotted us and selected pieces are now on display at The Savoy Hotel in London! Which country has a greater influence on your designs? Italy, as a whole, inspires me. I admire their art, fashion and craftsmanship. Italian artisanal craftsmen have historically been world renowned for their superior workmanship especially within the leather industry. This one of the main reasons why I chose to source and produce all MARK/GIUSTI products, including leather, zips and hand carved metallic fittings, locally

and by Italian Artisans because I wanted the brand to reflect our dedication to quality, luxury and the arts, which includes the art of craftsmanship. Tell us more about your first collection of designs. How was the response and how has it kept you going? “Bring Back Time” was the launch collection for MARK/GIUSTI. Its name introduced my vision for bringing the beautiful Byzantine Mosaics into everyday life via our products. Just as the Basilica’s have beautiful Mosaics for their floors and entryways, MARK/GIUSTI products display this art via the interior of our bags and leather accessories. I launched the collection at Shoreditch House in London on the 9th of June 2010. I was very pleased with the response to the show which resulted in acquiring several stockists and features in Drapes Magazine and ES Evening standard to name a few. What other collections do you have now? The “Palatina” Collection for AW2011 - 2012, was a continuation in time and history from the Byzantine to

the “Cosmati” Mosaic artwork. It was inspired by the Capella Palatina in Palermo Sicily, which is adorned with extraordinary Norman-byzantine mosaics and houses the finest examples of Arab-Norman art in Sicily. “La Dolce Vita” followed for SS2012, which was designed to transport our clientele to the glamorous life and elegance of 1950’s and 1960’s Italy. Here the colours take us away and they are more classic and tonal. Then came “ROMA-NZA” for AW2012 – 2013, which was a continuation in time with the concept carried over from “La Dolce Vita”. As the name suggests, it is inspired by the romance of Rome during the 1950’s. Inspiration for the collection came just after I saw William Wyler’s Vacanze Romane on my last trip to Rome. For me, Rome is the perfect city for a Romance. There is something that makes you fall in love with it. I guess it all goes back to that glamorous Italian lifestyle and the Italian appreciation for the good things in life, whether it’s beautifully crafted bags or simply the food!

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How is the marketing side to your work? How do you make sales? For VIP clients, we normally do private viewings of our collections for customisations. For Press and Retail Buyers, we participate in 2 International Trade shows twice a year (Spring Summer collections and Autumn Winter Collections) and these include Tranoi Homme in Paris and Pitti Uomo in Florence. We believe that both shows fit perfectly within our target audience and luxury market. We are very happy with this season’s shows and we are looking forward to even more success in the future! What are the technical skills needed to make these designs? I create digital artwork based upon the mosaics I choose to use for each collection and print onto cotton sateen fabric to be used in the interior of our products. Some of these Mosaic artworks (mainly Byzantine) date back to as early as 6th century A.D. So a fair amount of computer skill and competence as an artist is important for the final product. One of the most important points in the production process is the making of a sample. For this, you need a good understanding of the

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construction of a bag and its functionality without losing the eye for design. All of these elements are equally important, especially when creating a high quality product. Other important skills include researching and producing concepts, making sketches by hand, developing patterns, a good understanding of history, an ability to oversee and control production, analyzing trends (specifically in fabrics & leather), a instinct for color and shape, sourcing suppliers, selecting and buying fabrics and trims. As you can see a myriad of skills from artistic creativity to having good business sense come into play. How will you describe the place of bags and other leather accessories in modern men’s fashion? The MARK/GIUSTI brand represents understated luxury to the highest degree and this can be seen from the superior craftsmanship to the detailed designs in the interior of all products, which bring beautiful historic mosaics back to life. It is a brand that combines design, function and craftsmanship into perfect harmony. This is something that is not seen in mainstream July 2012

brands which are much more “Logo” driven. Our bags are for someone who is looking for quality and practicality at the same time. With the rise of fashion and media emphasis on celebrity culture, men are more conscious of their personal style. More and more men are carrying bags today and their purchases are typically based on necessity and practicality rather than an impulse. When I design, I am attentive to every detail that helps make the product more functional. For example: all interior pockets of the bags are made of leather and are measured to fit important items like iPhone or Blackberry. Gym bags have separate compartments to fit shoes and wet clothes separately. Weekend travel bags have a separate laptop compartment on the outside for easy security control at the airport. They also come with a complimentary shoe bag, shirt bag and cable bag. All of these are small details that make the product more practical and functional and therefore more unique and special.


Mark Farhat How has the reception been at fashion shows for your brand? We have just come back from launching “THE GATSBY” Collection for SS 2013 at International Trade Shows in June 2012. We have attended Florence Fashion Week at Pitti Uomo 82 – MAKE section for handcrafted luxury products as well as Paris fashion Week at Tranoi Homme. We were very pleased when we received an invitation to participate in this season’s shows. It was a great opportunity for MARK/GIUSTI brand to widen our reach to an International audience of buyers, press and clients. Both shows turned out to be a great success for MARK/GIUSTI on all fronts: Buying, press and Product Development. Our products will soon be available in Korea, Japan, Russia and France. More stockist information will be released closer to actual delivery times.

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Mark Farhat Is there anything we should be keeping an eye on for the future? This season we have extended our accessories product range to include Bow ties, Pocket squares, Ties and Belts. This new range, like the existing one, is also handcrafted in Italy using some of the finest Italian Silks. We believe extending our product range to include neckwear and belts will complete our accessories range and our Byzantine inspired patterns will certainly add a touch of elegance and a ‘Saville Row’ feel to any gentleman’s wardrobe The brand has come such a long way in a very short period of time and I am very pleased with the way things are Please note that you can now view Mark/Giusti Cabinet Display at The Savoy Hotel in going. Right now, we are excited to be London as part of their brand partnership. completing a more comprehensive line of accessories. We have also just completed on signing a corporate brand partnership with The Savoy Hotel London and Alitalia Airlines. As for the future, we are always looking for ways to grow as a company and develop new products that are desirable to our clients. As for the future, we are always looking for ways to grow as a company and develop new products that are desirable to our clients. Of course, like everyone in the world right now, we are keeping an eye on the current economic climate and the fashion marketplace, but who knows, in 5 years’ time, we could be launching a MARK/GIUSTI menswear line, women’s accessory line or retail stores. Anything is possible! Do you have any hobbies? What do you do in your spare time? When you launch your own brand and manage the entire business personally, it is hard to switch off. You wake up early and go to sleep very late without much time for anything else. However, M a rk Fa rh a t I always try to prioritise tasks in order Creative Director & Founder to create some spare time to see good Mark/Giusti friends and get myself to the gym. Free www.markgiusti.com time is necessary not only for maintaining a healthy lifestyle but http://twitter.com/#!/MARKGIUSTI equally important for maintaining https://www.facebook.com/markandgiusti creative flow. 8 www.artflowmagazine.com July 2012


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Tim Keepers Tim received his masters of architecture in 2010 from the University of South Florida’s School of Architecture and Community Design where he earned the Garcia Award which is the largest final year graduate accolade for overall academic achievement, leadership within the program, and personal commitment to architecture. Tim has served as a graduate teaching assistant for multiple architectural design studios and has given lectures on his architectural research projects. In addition to being an active jury member at Southern Polytechnic’s school of architecture Tim works as a freelance architectural illustrator, industrial designer and owner of KÊpell Objects.


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Can you please briefly describe yourself? My name is Timothy James Keepers and I am from East Troy, Wisconsin. I received my masters of architecture from the School of Architecture and Community Design at the University of South Florida in Tampa. I have three Persian cats and one wife, Catherine Schultz. I currently live in Atlanta and work as a junior architectural designer at a local firm. Additionally, I am the owner of Képell Objects and I do freelance architectural illustrations, industrial design and graphic design for firms all over the United States. What was your background growing up? I grew up on a lake in Wisconsin so I spent a lot of time doing water sports. Before I began my studies in architecture I was a professional

wakeboarder. I rode the pro tour for five years and got to do a lot of traveling in the US and overseas. Getting to know the owners of the businesses that sponsored me and how they ran their companies and implemented creative marketing definitely led to my interest in perusing my own design work and representing companies. It wasn’t until I took a drafting class in high school that I really felt I was drawn to architecture. Growing up in Wisconsin, I was aware of Frank Lloyd Wright’s homes and the influence they had in the Milwaukee and Chicago area but never realized the impact they would have on me later on. From there I couldn’t get my hands on enough books and monographs of architects.

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What was your ambition, while growing up as a Child? As a young child I wanted to be a hockey player, teacher or man about town. In middle school, I wanted to play the drums for a living. In high school I was in a moderately successful band in the Milwaukee area and I did some studio drumming my freshman year of college. After that I wanted to make the move to professional wakeboarding, so for about seven years I worked to move from the amateur circuit to the professional circuit. Now my ambitions are architecturally based, albeit very broad and specific at the same time.

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Tim Keepers How would you describe your form of art? There are many categories within the conventional idea of art that I think my style and interests cross into, but for the most part I approach each artistic and design discipline as I have encountered through my architectural background. There are many ways to create works of art and architecture - one is concerned with making it look good or aesthetically pleasing. The other is to make a statement by taking a spatial, social or design problem and solving it both aesthetically and functionally. I personally always follow that. I believe it’s important to have a reason for design. Beauty should not be actualized by frivolous design decisions. Each piece should be part of the whole and should serve a purpose to the overall design. If you can achieve this you can make both a logical or theory based explanation of your projects’ intentions. You can then intelligently quantify how the thing you designed has come to look the way it has. I try to follow this through all of my artistic endeavors be it graphic, built object or architectural design.

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Tell us a little bit about Képell Objects. Képell Objects is a company I began, which uses exotic hardwoods as the principal medium to create contemporary sculptural objects. Each object is designed and made by hand and in limited quantities, which vary from piece to piece. Képell is the result of my interest in creating functional sculpture. By functional, I mean it has a purpose beyond remaining a stagnant object. When people think of artwork, sculptural or otherwise, the relationship is typically one sided. The objects I design are trying to bridge that gap by various degrees. In this case, most of the objects support various types of candles, as they can alter the visual perception of both the object and the space it is in. I choose candles because they have an inseparable association throughout the history of mankind. It was because of fire that humans could function as a society and community past daylight. Almost all religions use candles in one way or another as a sign of reverence to a higher power. The act of lighting a candle is also typically reserved for special

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occasions and requires a certain amount of interaction with the vessel that contains it. I tend to think of my pieces as being a cross between an artist’s lithograph and a series sculpture. Even if two of the same designs are to be made, each one will be slightly different from the rest making each one an individual piece of artwork. How did you develop interest in sculpture with an architecture background? I started toying around with sculptural work in 2009 while still in graduate school. My preoccupation was initially with various types of wood to create predominantly orthogonally shaped objects from flat stock. The architecture program I attended placed a good amount of emphasis on built objects as part and parcel of the design studios. From creating functional items to conceptual assemblages used to portray the feeling and idea of a project’s intentions, I was able to gain a fair amount of experience in the school’s fabrication shop. From there, my interest in experimenting with new design ideas, materials and techniques led to the objects I am creating now. From contemporary furniture to Bang & Olufsen’s entire catalogue, I have always appreciated well designed well-made objects.


Caroline( Caux)-Evans Tell us about freelance architectural endeavors and industrial design? The industrial design work for the most part goes hand in hand with the techniques I implement with Képell. I like working with a client, getting to know his or her expectations and then creating something that hopefully exceeds their expectations. I gain a new knowledge base with every project as each usually requires me to implement new materials or techniques. I have a group of very knowledgeable people that help me with every project so I am very thankful to them. How about your Architectural models; do you think 3D images can compare with handmade models? They both definitely have their places respectively in the pedagogical and professional architecture realm. At both the undergraduate and graduate level the importance of a hand crafted architectural model varies greatly from school to school. Personally I am disappointed to see that more and more schools are phasing out hand built models earlier in the program track. There is a definite loss of even a cursory understanding of hapticity when not working with traditional model building materials.

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THE PIECE OF ART IS ONLY TO BE LOOKED AT. THERE IS A LACK OF INTERACTION WITH A PIECE ONCE IT IS PUT ON DISPLAY.

Although, if I play devil’s advocate, as architecture is becoming an increasingly digital field and as architectural instillations become a stronger part of a designer’s vocabulary, a strong knowledge base of modeling programs is needed to keep in touch with the future of design. Personally, I love making models but I also love working digitally. I believe Képell Objects comes from my love of making well-crafted models by hand, but a majority of my schematic design work for other disciplines is either drawn by hand or in a modeling program.

I think the trick for anyone, at any design level who is dealing with built design, needs to understand that modeling programs are not a tool for immediate solutions but a very direct extension of handmade models. 3d modeling has the ability to create a lot of variations that can be done rapidly and done well if you make sure it’s you that is designing. There is a difference between what you can make the computer design and what you can make the computer design for you. Is there anything we should be keeping an eye on for the future? Definitely, I am currently working on a new series called “Tectonic Movement” for Képell Objects, of which two pieces are in the current catalogue. This series examines a deeper interaction and understanding of each piece. Some will communicate their structural rigidity through outward expressions of the structural tectonics that holds them together, while others will allow you to physically alter the look or positioning of various pieces or structural components of the object. I also have some new updates to my Coroflot site, listed below, which contain some of my architectural research material.


Tim Keepers Do you have any hobbies? What do you do in your spare time? Playing the drums, jumping on my trampoline, visualizing new designs, hanging curtains for my wife and trying not to cut my fingers off in my shop/studio. Anything else you want to share? You can see all of Képell Object’s pieces, interviews and events at www.issuu.com/kepellobjects, my projects works page at www.coroflot.com/keepers, and my architectural portfolio and architectural research documents at www.issuu.com/timkeepers.

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Tobia Crivellari A graphic designer and digital artist, Graduate of University of Ferrara in Science of communication and graphic/digital art. He has worked at “Neropiustudio” (www.neropiustudio.it) and at “Ageprint” (www.ageprint.it) in Venice as graphic designer. In 2010 Tobia started to collaborate with “GFA Marketing” in Milan as graphic/web designer and also Get Inspired Magazine (getinspiredmagazine.com) as Tutorial Editor. Recently he worked at Fluid Design (www.fluidesign.co.uk) in Birmingham as graphic designer and digital artist but now in active search of a fresh new job outside Italy. His dream would be US, Australia, England or Canada.


Tobia Crivellari What was your ambition, while growing up as a Child? When I was a kid my dream was to become a professional football player but year after year I became interested in graphic art and create digital compositions with computer. Then when I started study at University I understand that I loved every kind of digital art, graphic art and typography. Then I decide to put all my effort in this. Why did you choose to do digital art? Because I was always fascinated by digital art and composition. Create cool typography mix with great composition, create poster to show your style and point of view is something that make me free and I absolutely have fun doing this. At the University I started to learn a principles about composition, 2D graphic and 3D graphic and much more. So this was crucial point in my career. How was your educational background? Well, my educational background is various. At the high school I studied to become Electrotechnical Expert Can you please briefly describe then I decided to change all. I yourself? studied graphic design and I am hardworking and enthusiastic communication at University and I’m graduate seeking a challenging position where my graphic skills and so happy about that because I really found what I want do in my life. language can make a positive difference. I feel immense I started to show interest in other satisfaction when I can work with customers transforming images from designer’s style. So I start to get their imagination to reality. I am also inspirations from famous designers highly motivated and very customer like James White, Chuck Anderson, Francois Hoang (Aoiro Studio), Scott focused and I go to great lengths to Hansen, Shelby White, Radim Malinic, get the most desirable results and I Fabio Sasso, David Vicente. am willing to travel and go through any kind of training necessary to I am also interested in typography achieve my goals. and follow amazing typographer as Jackson Alves, Claire Coullon, Joshua My main personality skills are: Bullok, Marcelo Shultz, Kirk Visola, • Ability to analyze project design briefs and follow plans to meet them; Gergana Kovatcheva (To mention a few name that inspired me). When I • Ability to deliver high start a new project, I always try to put quality/accurate work on time together these influence to create (including juggling different something special to put in my priorities and tight deadlines); portfolio. • Creativity typographer; • Collaborative/team player; • Ability to work independently. July 2012

How would you describe your style of design? I define my style “minimal but sophisticated”. I said that because I always try to create something minimal, take the essential and make it beautiful, but also sophisticated because I spend hours in details. I’m meticulous on them, obsessed I have to say. I always try to add detail to improve my illustration but I do this in minimal environment. What was the idea behind the “Minimal Tee Design”? Well the idea was very simple: create something minimal with something sophisticated. So I used my marker to write some simple quotes. After many trials, I came up with some nice quotes made by hand. Then I decide to scan them, trace them and put them on tees. The main thing that characterized this project is the mix of the minimal style with sophisticated style of typography made by hand. Let’s talk more about your works; can you please share the inspiration behind your “R - Corporate Identity”? I remember that I saw a particular letter made by hand. It was a sophisticated letter with curls and really nice shape. After that I start drawing something similar but not identical. I wanted to create something with linear and smooth edges but with something totally opposite. So I decide to put the curls inside of the letter “R”. There were no reasons why I decided the “R”, I like it. After that I realized that it would become a logo for a company or a new startup. So I decided to create every kind of material to use to promote themselves. One of your poster designs was inspired by the disaster in Japan Remember = Recovery FOR JAPAN 2012, how did you develop that idea? Yes, I remember exactly that moment. I woke up on Sunday morning; I had breakfast while news on television reminded me of that tragedy. Suddenly this idea came up

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Tobia Crivellari in my mind. Also I was inspired by James White who did the same thing the day after the tragedy in 2011. So I wanted to create my personal version of poster to remember that ugly moment in our history. The slogan appeared in my mind so clear: REMEMBER=RECOVERY, so I put it into poster because I think that it’s impressive and effective. Tell us more about the Skate 8u88le – Tutorial. This is my first tutorial ever and I see that was really appreciated by the Behance community. I’m so glad about that because everything was born just for fun. I use to sketch typography in my Moleskine. At the beginning I wasn’t thinking of a tutorial but after I put my sketch in Illustrator I started to do screenshots while I was working and I thought“Why not? I’ll make a tutorial to share how I made it”. I’m really proud of this tutorial for two reasons: was my first and I liked it! How about “Think - Typography Experiment? This is the second Experiment after ”Skate 8u88le”. This project started with sketch too. For this I wanted to create something intricate without compromise. I started drawing and crossed the letters as much as I could. I came up with this piece that was intricate but not much, rest of job was adding details to make it more personal.

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What motivates you to go the extra mile on a project or job? I think that is the desire to create something special, something extra detailed but with simple base idea, something that was made by thinking outside the box, something cool, something that people can remember and when they see it could make “wow”.

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This is the main reasons I go extra miles on a project or job. And obviously, have fun doing this and because I love this job. Do you use Mac or PC? I use a Mac. I started using Mac in 2009 to create thesis for my degree, from that point we are inseparable! I really love to work with Mac because everything became so simple while you design a poster, typography or whatever. I love it! Is there anything we should be keeping an eye on for the future? “Yep, I always try to create something special to improve my portfolio. I am starting two collaborations with a friend of mine. One is about 3D logo with hard photoshop post-production. And the other is about cool graphics for skateboard and snowboard. Also I have a couple of personal project about typography and photo-retouch and composition in photoshop. I’m working hard on them! So, stay tuned for more!” Do you have any hobbies? What do you do in your spare time? I love to go outside with my friends and have a crazy fun nights together. Also I love to meet people from all over the world! I listen to a lot of music and watch movie in original language (I love to watch movie in original language actually!). Also I love English and I try to learn as much as I can about this amazing language. I love technology: smartphones, mp3 player, home theatre, television, headphones and computers. Everything! Also I play drums when I have spare time.


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Anything else you want to share? Yes, you can find my artworks and my personal details at: - Behance: www.behance.net/my23/frame - Dribbble: dribbble.com/TobiaCrivellari - deviantArt: tobiacrivellari.deviantart.com - linkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/tobia-crivellari/30/697/98/en - Coroflot: www.coroflot.com/tobiacrivellari I’m also on Twitter (twitter.com/TobiaCrivellari) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/tobia.crivellari) . And you can find my online resume at Zerpy ( zerply.com/TobiaCrivellari/public)

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