Fried eggs, raw meat, moths, dismembered hands, rubber duckies? Could it be anyone other than Sevkan Ariburnu?
As ever, it's been a while since I last posted an update as life has a habit of getting in the way and making things complicated. Since our last meeting, I've moved house, got a dog and changed my job position (within the same company), although this requres me to be out on the road much more often.
The good news however, is that we're finally back chatting to incredible people about Beer and Art. This time, we're back overseas to Barcelona, having some brief but inciteful words with Sevkan Ariburnu, graphic designer for Garage Beer Co.
Bold, understated and always eye catching, Sevkan uses simple themes or repeat patterns to showcase the weird and wonderful in her designs. Fried eggs, raw meat, moths, dismembered hands, rubber duckies? Nothing is safe.
Her answers are succinct and to the point, but give powerful insight into her creativity. Check out her labels for Garage below, and a link to Twitter.
Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where did you get started with graphic design/art?
As a teenager I started keeping visual diaries as a way to self-soothe. That's how I got into visual design.
How would you describe your artistic style?
Bold & unorthodox
Do you feel like the artwork on a beer label is just as important as the beer inside?
No, although the label artwork is crucial, the beer inside the can is the most important thing.
A lot of artists/designers say they suffer from a creative block, do you have any methods you use to overcome this?
My dreams at night somehow always helped me overcome these blocks.
How do you feel Art and Beer are related?
Both are forms of escape.
Barcelona seems like a fantastic city for both beer and art, how do you find this?
it definitely is, there's always something going on that's design or drinks related.
What process do you go through when creating a new design?I
I work with moodboards a lot. Most of the time I start with a concept/theme in mind.
Raw meat on a beer label? How did that come about?
It was a september release, and i wanted open the season in a bold way. the beer was perfect for this as well.
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
i can't recall a specific one but i do love how people play with the cans on social media.
Do you have a favourite beer?