MANYSTUFF interview #2 : Karl Nawrot

Karl Nawrot19 Templates, 2 Post-it® & Dusts

What’s the idea behind your printed poster ?
I started making my own tools a few years ago, to help me create abstract illustrations and typographical characters from geometrical or random shapes. This collection of tools includes ink stamps, circular record templates, geometrical stencils and cardboard typographical modules. The poster shows a part of this collection as well as a selection of 19 stencils created between 2008 and 2010. I also slipped in some old scraps that haunt the finished object and a test marked on Post-it®.

What turns you on, as a graphic designer, in other words, what inspires you ?
The drawings that i trace in the morning when a part of myself is still asleep.

Who are your heroes?
Bill Sienkiewicz & Ed Fella among others.

Could you give us your definition of a good design in a few words?
A good design gives you the feeling of a piece stuck between past & future.

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The silkscreen printed posters designed by Åbäke, Karl Nawrot, Manuel Raeder, Mathias Schweizer, OfficeABC and Metahaven for the Manystuff show at 12mail are for sale : 120×175cm / 10 ex by poster only / 100€. contact : contact@manystuff.org.

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