This week's guests are my favorite Etsy Gocco artists Sarah and Ryan, the Lab Partners from San Francisco. I first contacted them because I blogged about their new Etsy shop, they were really friendly and we quickly became Etsy and Blog pals. I LOVE the pictures that Sarah sent along with the answers! Hope you'll enjoy this Five Whats as much as I did.
What do you guys do when you are not making Gocco prints?
In our time away from Gocco printing we're usually laying out in Dolores Park, rummaging for finds at the Alameda Flea Market and Urban Ore, tracking down Gocco supplies, and always looking forward to the next meal. What did you like to draw when you were little?
ID cards, rule books and maps for secret clubs, animal illustrations for a self published magazine (usually in editions of one) , and suns with sunglasses.
What are your inspirations?
Textiles, Japanese packaging, children's book illustration, nature, patterns on Scandinavian ceramics, beautiful window displays, science, matchbook labels, letterpress stationery, Hitchcock films, J.D. Salinger, Donald Brun, Olle Eksell, Alain Gree, Mary Blair, and Herbert Lupin. What websites do you visit regularly?
grainedit.com, cartoonbrew.com, etsy.com, printpattern.blogspot.com, wonting.com, Pandora.com, and Wikipedia.com.
What kind of music do you listen to? Favorite bands?
Lately we've been listening to Bill Fox, Edith Piaf, Andrew Bird, KDFC , The Supremes, Dan Bejar, and Joy Division.
images: Lab Partners SF