We are excited to feature Factory 43 as our August Art-walk Artist. Located in Seattle, Factory 43 hand-forges quality graphic goods – including t-shirts and posters. To see some works by Factory 43 stop by Click! on Thursday August 9th, from 5 – 8p, and meet Andrew who started it all.
How would you describe what you make?
Screen printed posters and other things featuring my illustrations.
Can you tell us about your favorite piece in the current collection?
“Wave” started off as a Florence + the Machine poster. It’s inspired by some of the imagery in her song “Ship to Wreck” which I kind of expanded upon to give it a more mythical feel with the ship trying to outrace all these sea creatures.
If you could collaborate with anyone (living or not), who would it be and why?
I think I would be too in awe and self-conscious to collaborate with one of my heros (like Dr. Seuss, Bill Watterson, or Chuck Jones) . I recently worked on a piece with my 5 year-old nephew and kids are so unconfined by convention or what people think. It’d be fun to collaborate with my 5-year old self.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Be your own worst critic.
Can you describe your favorite part of the process in your work?
I love the idea and sketching phase. I usually try to convey a concept or tell a story with my work. Letting my imagination go and trying to find that perfect idea that solves the visual problem is the most interesting part to me. It can also be the most frustrating.
When you are in the studio, what are you listening to?
Whatever happens to be in my podcast feed.
What is your most treasured handmade possession?
My brother made me a reclaimed wood table top for my flat file.