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Radu Pop
age: 24
country: Romania
exposed: May 2006
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Please introduce yourself and tell us something about yourself and your background.
I'm from romania's capital bucharest, the city I love and hate the most. the city that gives me nightmares and pleaseant dreams every night. I guess, I'm a weird guy, dangerously quiet, dark, obsessed of many bad and inappropriate things, that sometimes comes out in my work.

What makes a good illustration in your eyes?
The message or the feeling you get when you watch it

Could you tell us something about your work process? How do you start? How long do you work on it? What mediums do you work in and which one do you enjoy the most?
I sketch the idea on paper, scan it, print it, cut, paste, scan it again, search images on the web or use photos I take, compose, twist, redraw, add color, subtract color, add font, tweak font, save, attach, send...etc
To what extend do you allow clients to influence your work?
I allow clients to influencs my work... because they pay me to.
The nice thing is I choose my clients and I choose clients that understands my thinking.

What key feature are you missing in the application you most work with?
In Photoshop the mesh distort feature is badly implemented also in Apple motion I miss a 3d camera

In what way do you use the Internet? What role does the computer play in your work?
I take photos from the internet, comunicate, learn. Nowdays the internet is an indispensable tool.

Computer or Ink?
Both. Draw on paper, compose on the computer, then sell it, baby!

Concept or Intuition?
I should say concept here, but most of all I use my intuition

The thin line between art & design is sometimes hard to define. Do you consider you work to be art or design? Why?
I consider myself an artist that does graphic design...

If you had an unlimited budget and all the time you needed. What would you do?
I would buy my self a fabric factory to make my own t-shirts....not for sale, just for me and my friends.

What inspires you?
My dreams.

How do to you keep your knowledge up to date? Do you spread your knowledge at universities, conferences or workshops and so on?
Trough books and internet...
I'm spreading my knowledge to friends that share the same interest as me. Exchanging techniques thoughts things.

Who is your favorite artist/designer? Why?
Banksy... to me that guy is a genius.
Frank Miller because his every page of comic is art.

Which project or website would you like to have made, or make?
I would have liked to come up with the idea, Banksy had, of putting fake protest art pieces in museums and art galleries all over the world. brilliant.

Final words?
Buy me! Bye Bye! ?>