This week, I chose to interview the talented Carlo Mussett who’s poster I purchased at the 2010 exhibition. I love the simplicity that Carlo’s poster communicates. It reminds me (and everyone who walks through my front door) to stop and chill out for a second. A lot of the time, we’re so busy looking down and are so consumed in the details, we don’t take the time to appreciate a situation or slow down and pay attention to what is going on around us.
As well as checking out my interview with Carlo below, check out his poster in the Society6 store here.
Hot tip – this poster looks ace in a white frame.
1. Let’s start with a little bit about you and what you do.
I am a graphic designer based in Melbourne
2. Going right back to the start, how did you get into design and what Uni did you study at?
I found design in high school after discovering I was next to useless at fine art and even worse with numbers but loved to be creative. I did my honours in Communication Design at Swinburne University.
3. Are there any pieces of work that you’re particularly proud of? And why is it that you’re proud of it?
I tend to find the most pride in more recent jobs and shudder at the thought of the work I produced in the previous years. I think to date I am most proud of the work we produced at Studio Brave for Christopher Elliott. We developed an identity for his Interior Design studio, there is something satisfying about producing work in collaboration with other creatives and I think thats when you really do attain the best outcome.
4. Outside of the graphic design world, what inspires- or at least influences- your work?
Travel. I was recently in Japan and think of Tokyo as a giant oxymoron, it’s chaotically simple.
5. You have the chance to live in the life of another designer, illustrator or creative for a day. Who would it be and why?
It its just for a day,I don’t think I would want to be another creative, I’d love to try a job that is black and white, no opinions, just right and wrong, 9 to 5 job. I think that it would be really fascinating.
6. Moving onto your poster.. I was lucky enough to purchase your poster from the 2010 exhibition and have loved it ever since. The theme of that year was ‘Glass Half Full’. Can you talk me through your thought process in coming up with your poster?
The concept initially came from a observation on human behaviour, it stemmed from a scene that I encounter everyday on my way to work, a train full of eliminated faces. It just made me think, look up, its a beautiful day.
7. What are you currently working on that you’d like to share with the PP community?
I am currently working on a few jobs that are nearing completion, one is for an identity for women’s postnatal fitness and the other is coincidently a new organic tea for women and their newborns.
See you all next week, Alex.