Question: What drew you to illustration/design? Andy: Selling sneakers just was not what I wanted to do forever. Question: Do you have any formal design training? Andy: I studied communication design. Question: Where do you live? Andy: I live in the countryside, close to Trier, the oldest city of Germany. Question: Can you describe your studio for me? Andy: Long desk, art and design books, music and godzilla. Question: What is your biggest inspiration? Andy: Everything. Music, art, film, life. Question: How do you get the best ideas? Andy: I wish there was a recipe. Question: What technique do you use? Andy: I try not to be too hooked to just one technique. Between pure digital work and handmade collages, it´s all there. Question: Tell us about a favorite project you have recently completed? Andy: Nike booked me to do an artwork for the release of the new Lebron James signature shoe. Question: What would be your dream job/Commission? Andy: Doing the album cover for Pharrell Williams or Kanye West would be really neat. Question: Who are your illustration heroes? Andy: There are quite a few personalities that inspire me. Kaws, Basqiat, Warhol, Andrew Salgado, Clean Peterson… But none of them is my role model. Question: Do you keep a sketchbook? Andy: Several and none of it is filled. Question: What are your hobbies? Andy: Good food, art and travelling. Question: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? Andy: Probably a musician. Question: Who would you like to meet? Andy: Pharrell Williams, Jean Michel Basquiat would be exciting too. Question: If you could travel back in time, where would you go to? Andy: Back to the 70s. Woodstock. Question: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator? Andy: I would decide that spontaneously. Question: Do you collect anything? Andy: I am working on an art collection. Question: Do you have a favorite game? Andy: S.K.A.T.E.
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Kunstgalerie: MOMA New York
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