Thursday, February 28, 2013

Raymond Biesinger on commercial-arts doom and gloom

Please listen to the entire interview here; thanks to CIUT FM for originally broadcasting the conversation.

A musician in the Famines and a self-taught illustrator, Raymond Biesinger's CV is very impressive: he’s published in the New Yorker and The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Le Monde, Monocle, and has contributed to ad campaigns and commercial projects for some of the world’s best-known companies. Check out his website at

With a style of illustration that's been described as  mechanical, and inhuman, he's built a committed following on his strength in distilling subjects as enormous as the First World War into two- and three-colour conceptual images which, in their stark rationality, communicate deeply.

He's a thinker, and he's thought about the consequences of hobbyism on creative industry, about the burgeoning culture of 'free' on intellectual property rights. Hope you enjoy listening to the conversation.

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