INTERVIEW: ARTIST ALLEN STONEBERG
Posted Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 4:20 pm
Allen Stoneberg is a talented illustrator that created this White Mystery poster for the International Garage Take Over. He took the time to answer questions about his design process and inspiration in the interview below.
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1. Talk about your design choices for the White Mystery poster.
I started drawing Alex and Francis one day and I just kept adding cool stuff to it with a lot of White Mystery symbolism, past and present. It was hand-drawn with digital color. This was the first time I used color in one of my pieces. The illustration was influenced by John Dyer Baizley’s work, primarily in the fine details. For the border, I was influenced by an artist from the early 1900s era named Alphonse Mucha. It seems like a lot of the psychedelic style rooted from art like this and it really worked well with the psychedelic direction of the drawing.
2. What are your goals in creating art for music?
Albums used to look really cool, especially in the 60s and 70s, but that seemed to fade away. I’d like to contribute to the music community something that is unique and represents their style. I strive to create album art that’s as good as the music on the album.
3. Who are some of your favorite bands and artists right now?
Bands besides White Mystery: The Holy Motors, Lil Tits, The Coathangers, Rabble Rabble, Son of a Gun, Coachwhips, Parquet Courts, Guitar Wolf, S.F.I., The Lemons, Jack of Heart, Gogol Bordello, Lightning Bolt.
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