#MeetTheCreatives: Anthony Burrill
September 12, 2016
Itâ€™s not the first time Those have had the pleasure of working with the graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill. Having previously collaborated with Those for the Woodpecker showcase PaperJam, Carmen talks to Anthony about his latest work for Joto.
[Carmen:] Hi Anthony, can you tell us more about the artwork youâ€™ve created for Joto?
[Anthony:] The designs I made for Joto are based on a simple palette of geometric shapes. I like to make work that has a built in system, whether thatâ€™s typography of visual elements. I like the play aspect of making work within restrictions, I think it makes you more resourceful as a designer. When you have less choice you are forced to make quick decisions that have interesting outcomes. I like adding the chance aspect to my work, it makes it feel like a visual game, something to engage your brain and imagination.
[C:] Can you share with us anything youâ€™re working on?
[A:] I have a book coming out in the spring next year. Itâ€™s a distillation of ideas about how to lead a creative and fulfilling life. Explaining how Iâ€™ve developed my own working methods and developing strategies to help creative thinking. I canâ€™t tell you the name yet, itâ€™s top secret!
[C:] So what attracted you to Joto?
[A:] I like the way in which it makes the link between analogue and digital. Itâ€™s ingenious and fascinating to watch. The machine is very good at drawing straight lines and circles accurately, much better than me!