“I don’t think about things in terms of influence. I’m not at school any more. I don’t look at a painting by Van Gogh and go off and do a Van Gogh drawing in my sketchbook. I don’t read magazines, I don’t go to art galleries, I don’t engage with the culture in a traditional way that perhaps a lot of people do. I think I get most of my ideas from everyday life – going to the shop or interacting with the bus driver or seeing something by accident. I’m not one for organised culture or anything like that, so I do try to let things happen naturally. I definitely think your influences are to do with your character, your life, your mood and general culture like TV and film that you can’t really escape. ”—Kate Moross (via petecrabb)
NEWTEN’S PORCELAIN PANTHER EPISODE#007 - Kate Moross
In the Seventh episode of Newten’s Porcelain Panther, Jim and Ben travelled over to the wonderful and colourful abode of designer and art director, Kate Moross. After meeting Kate in Dublin at the OFFSET 2013, we knew she would be a inspiring and insightful guest not only because of her creative range but her ethos and attitude is direct and positive.
Kate works across many creative areas, whether its design, illustration, typography, art and music video direction for clients like Jessie Ware and Simian Mobile Disco, she has no shortage of intuitive and engaging ideas…. also, she is just a pleasure to hang out with.
The following conversation took place on a light June evening in Kate’s living room with her wonderful wolf-dogs, Ebi and Tako, providing background entertainment.