THE FUTURE OF ROCK is a series of seven riso-printed posters and a magazine. The works display a conversation with seven different bands about sexism in the music industry, other kinds of discrimination, and what they hope for the future of this genre.
Many people know me as Emma, so you can call me Emma.
Hopefully living from my art, making posters, comics, designs for bands... And probably still in Berlin and still going to concerts.
Something appealing that catches your eye and makes you look at it more than two seconds. Also essentials are a good composition and a nice colour palette.
Apart from combining work and studies, doing a bachelor project in the middle of a pandemic has been pretty challenging.
In terms of subjects or topics, I get mostly inspired by music, personal stories and social issues. In terms of artistic style, I love history of art, the avant-garde movements, Edvard Munch, Otto Dix, Hannah Höch, Jeanne Mammen… but also, I get a lot of inspiration from street art, poster artists (like Dan Stiles), lettering, tattoo, and comic artists.
Mostly with excitement, an open mind and many crazy ideas.
Be open to criticism and making changes in your designs. Keep challenging your abilities, it will take you further.
I believe we're in constant change so probably I have. I'd say I've learnt how to deal better with deadlines, anxiety and organization and I've gotten better at my drawing and designing skills.
Despite loving fine arts, I realized I often draw things in connection with a text—lyrics, a story, a poem... I like to tell stories through images and illustration allows me to do that.
Having all the important deadlines the same week.
In the current situation and with all the restrictions, I don't think I'll celebrate it now. Maybe some months later.