Month: June 2016

Welcome to Goonswood: Visualizing the Just Out of Sight, Part 2

CB: When did you start painting? Why? G: ..I wanted memories to be created from it, to many people, but that s only because each person is different… CB: How did goons come about? What does goons mean to you? G: It’s either a completely imperfect self, or completely perfected. Because its like, I feel that creation is a reflection of who you yourself [are], a reflection of me, and just trying to feel different things, to be different things, but it always goes back to the same, and I feel that every creation has the whole inside of it. And I just think [putting] a goon on it signifies that. That [the goon] is my thought. CB: Can you say a little more about the goons, why you are sort of obsessed with them? G: Just because it’s […]a new species. CB: Is it a human? Reptilian? G: I ‘d say that reptilian is just underdeveloped human, and humans are just humans, and this is the next step. Although it would have reptilian qualities …

An Interview with Winning Graphic Designer Kyle Asperger

For our inaugural issue Margins we did a call for designers to submit cover ideas.  That is when we were introduced to the work of Kyle Asperger, a graphic designer from La Grange, Illinois. He found a ways to visually synthesize the essence of the issue in a way that bridges several different eras–a place where art deco meets an  digital world aesthetic. We decided that it might be a good idea to find out more about his inspirations, process and exactly how he approached this cover design. Sixty: Who are you–where did you grow up and how did you get started in graphic design? Kyle Asperger: Since the day I could pick up a pencil I have been leaving my mark on whatever I could get my hands on. A fairly common subject matter early on were flames and it worried my teachers. Once I hit high school and had more formal art classes-teachers hinted that I had a graphic style to my work. At the time I was unaware of what exactly that meant but it worked …