Interview with Pavel Fuksa, creative director from Prague

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On January 3, 2013
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Pavel Fuksa is a graphic designer, illustrator and creative director originally from Prague. Most of the time is devoted to work in the advertising industry in United Kingdom, Czech Republic and Slovakia for a wide roster of advertising agencies. Besides working in the advertising industry, he also does freelance illustration and poster work. He has worked for clients such as ESPN, Facebook, Twitter, Mercedes, Fortune magazine or VEVO. In 2010 he was nominated for the Czech Lion for Best Film Poster for the movie “ID Card” and in the same year was listed by a magazine Computer Arts amongst the twenty most talented contemporary young graphic designers. He has established a complex retro style with a slightly nostalgic feel. His illustration can resemble the Czechoslovak book covers from the 1950s’ and 1960s’, or the illustrations decorating stickers caps from the same period.

Your favorite piece of work that gave you satisfaction? The matchbox collection of 176 original designs, the Psychiatric series and Military operations series.

Apart from creating, what do you do? Play football, foosball, play with my daughter, read a lot and try to eat an apple a day.

Where would you like to be in ten years? Almost forty-year old father and husband, probably in Prague.

How would you describe your creative process? I usually read or hear about something, forget it and then remember it in a shower or in the bed, write it down and then do it completely different.

What is the first thing you can remember making by hand? How and why did you make it? I was constantly receiving bad marks in elementary school from Arts for having my paintings dirty and speckled. But before that, I used to play a lot with Lego and did some nice precocious paintings and drawings for my parents.

What are your favorite materials? Photoshop, Illustrator, textures, misprints and noises.

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