Her Art-name is mo e no and she comes from Ibaraki, Japan. I had the pleasure to meet this talented lady back in Design Festa. Her booth was displaying a delightful collection of vintage, black and white photographs I immediately fell in love with. Later I discovered that she was a graphic designer. Here comes her story.
Kudos to miss Simona Monselice, who translated everything from Japanese language to English language for us. Thank you, dear Simona.
Interview with mo e no
Hello mo e no and welcome to Creative Weekly! It’s a pleasure to have you here with us!
You told me you are a fellow graphic designer. For how long have you been in the field?
Right now, it has been 5 years!
Can you name for us some artist that influenced your creativity?
Shigesato Itoi, one of the most influential contemporary figures in Japan, is a copyrighter and game designer for Nintendo company. J.A. Seazer, a film and theatre music composer and Tama, a Japanese folk rock band (a.n. she seems very fond of music!)
Where do you take inspiration for your art works?
Books and music. Everyday sceneries and things like that.
Would you like to tell us a little about your Art works and what you create?
Professionally, I’m a graphic designer , I work in the advertisement field. Besides that, I make paper goods and I elaborate the printing of my photos with tannin process to age their appearance.
Do you work with traditional or digital techniques? Or both?
I mostly use digital techniques when working.
Could you name for us a book that influenced your way of thinking as an Artist?
“Ball no you na kotoba” (word similar to a ball) by Itoi Shigesato. On the paper wrapper of this book there are some words that I quote “Give it to all the grown people, it’s an easy-to-understand guidepost.” It isn’t an art book, but it has become a guide for my near future, (to decide) from now on “what should I do?” for a different future. Not only this book, but each book by Itoi Shigesato san reads into a lost heart and it gently pushes you forward.
Last but not least, would you like to leave a message to our readers?
Now, even if you work and create things and you grope/struggle, keep studying and researching everyday. But, to be able to keep researching/studying design, I think that creating things is really enjoyable.