MODERN LIFE Q&A - Jonathan Boyd
We asked the designers in our MODERN LIFE exhibition what the concept means to them...
Jonathan Boyd is the creator of the 2014 Commonwealth games medals and senior lecturer at the Royal College of Art. He shares his thoughts with us...
MODERN LIFE; JONATHAN BOYD
Where did you learn the most?
On the RCA terrace overlooking at the Royal Albert Hall with pint in hand.
What are your New Year’s Revolutions?
What music do you listen to whilst working?
A mixture of the Beatles and other bands they inspired. Probably fairly clichéd NME type stuff I suppose, but I like it. I also don't mind being a cliché.
How does your environment inspire you?
Its inseparable from the way you think- it forms you.
How do the materials that you choose tell your story?
I use heavy periods of research to try and find interesting narratives or concepts which reflect aspects of daily life/material cultures. The material are always used a conduit for the narrative/concept.
Are there any other materials that you would like to use?
Smart technologies, digital screens, I am very keen to start incorporating moving image into worn objects.
Who is your biggest influence and inspiration?
What is the best thing about Modern Life?
Everything. (Except below)
What is the worst thing about Modern Life?
Brexit. London house prices, email.
Modern Life is……?
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