“Do what you really like!”
Interview with Ji Hyun Yu
pop.see.cul: Can you tell us a bit about your background; e.g where you live, studied?
Ji Hyun Yu: I was born and grew up in South Korea. I studied literature in Seoul but I always knew it was not what I’ve wanted. So as soon as I graduated from my university, I moved to Germany to study what I’ve always dreamt of. For about 2 and a half years I’ve been studying communication design in Mainz, Germany.
pop.see.cul: How would you describe your work?
Ji Hyun Yu: Humorous, cute, naïve
pop.see.cul: Where do you usually get your inspiration from?
Ji Hyun Yu: It might sound corny, but I get my inspiration from everywhere. Books, films, music, people, trips, blogs, and so on.
pop.see.cul: What is your typical day like?
Ji Hyun Yu: I wake up, have breakfast, go to university, meet some friends, have lunch, come home, have dinner, work on uni projects till I’m tired and then go to bed. During semester breaks I wake up, have some breakfast, do some drawings for my blog and website, or work on my own projects, have lunch, hang around with my boyfriend or meet some friends, have dinner, watch a film or telly, and then go to bed.
pop.see.cul: Can you tell us more about your “100 people I drew” project.
This project was actually a spontaneous piece of work. By chance I visited a fashion blog and saw her lovely outfit photos. I felt like drawing her and I did. This is how it began. I found more and more awesome fashion blogs and the outfit photos. I drew further and further till I drew 100 of them. But I didn’t draw exactly what I saw. I changed clothes or hairstyles. Sometimes I added something e.g. a purse or a necklace. At the end I made a book out of it because it’s much easier to see through and review at any later stage. (more…)
‘Good Morning’ music for the week!
Monday Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
Tuesday Cults – Abducted(more…)
English conceptual artist
While visiting The Photographer’s Gallery in London, we were once again amazed by British artist John Stezaker. Stezaker’s collages examine our multi-faceted relationship to the image. By splicing together and collaging classic movie stills, vintage postcards and book illustrations, the British artist gives old images new meaning and examines the photograph as a documentation of truth.
We’re absolutely in love with Jonathan Saunders’ Pre-Fall 2012 collection. It was inspired by french architect Charlotte Perriand’s graphic interiors, especially wallpaper patterns. The collection is typically colourful and has a 60s vibe to it. It’s so impressive how Saunders picks a couple of colours every collection and creates the most unexpected, vivid and unique colour combinations with them. And did you recognize the model? It’s Margot Tenenbaum! One of our favourite characters. And this sums up the mood of the collection anyway..