We released two albums this week, Someone's Stolen My Soup Recipe and A Different Kettle of Fish by Manuel and the Electric Fish.
The artwork on these was created by the very talented Graeme MacKellaig.
As Graeme is a local Edinburgh artist we thought we'd ask him a few questions related to Edinburgh and his art in general which can be found below.
1. Tell us a little bit about your art and yourself?
I'm a self taught graphic designer and a keen illustrator and rock climber but my professional background and education is in architectural design.
2. What or who are your influences?
Heavily into design, especially typography and minimalist graphics. I often look at Dominic Kesterton of Work Horse Press, Printed Pages Magazine, It's Nice That and Human After All creative agency for inspiration.
3. What do you think of the Edinburgh Music and Art scene?
I would say it's pretty good for the size of the city but it's not always obvious to an outsider. It just take a little more effort to find but it's worth while.
4. What are you listening to at the moment?
Currently I'm in a a music rut, unable to find anything new and uninspired by looking back into my collection but I find it comes in waves of discovery, often finding a lot of new artists I like and forgetting about the majority of them. That being I have been listening to a lot of Reverberation Radio as well as a few artists that are alway in rotation; Flying Lotus, How To Dress Well, Junior Kimbrough and Blood Orange.
5. What’s next for you and do you have any last thoughts?
Moving to a new flat and continue to work on various personal projects.