Matthew Newton is a author/writer who has a blog that I frequent from time to time. He always has some interesting tid-bit up to nibble on and quickly digest. He runs a weekly column on his blog entitled ‘Made You Look’ that documents art and design from all around the globe. His current column features the work of Swiss-born artist and designer, Kimou Meyer, AKA Grotesk. Growing up in Geneva, young Kimou hit the streets in his teens with graff artist DEKA only to find that tagging wasn’t really his premier talent. Luckily he eventually landed on design and typography where his work, although very graphic, still manages to carry a human touch. He is now married and a father of two. He is also the Creative Director at Zoo York. The greatest thing about him is that he has managed to work for major brands all while casually snubbing consumer culture in his personal work. That is the kind of irony I myself have dabbled in and is a dichotomy I think a lot of us who are old enough to see through the bullshit can identify with. Even more ironically, that disruptive spirit is what has made him an artist who has stayed in demand.
You can read his interview at Matthew Newton’s site now and while your there you might want to stick around and click through some previous versions of Made You Look where you can find even more great interviews with some of the more interesting players in the creative game.