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In conversation with…Crispin Finn

We caught up with Crispin Finn, who we were lucky enough to feature on our Insta-gallery this month. Here’s what they had to say:

So, what’s your story?

We’re a duo, Anna and Roger, who work collaboratively under the name Crispin Finn, making our own products and commercially producing illustration and design for a range of clients. We’re also partners in real life.

How did you develop a love for making art?

From a young age as is often the case. Roger trained as a fine artist and Anna as a graphic designer. Crispin Finn started as an extra curricular pastime on evenings and weekends and is now a full time business. Love what you do and the rest will follow, as they say.

What techniques do you use?

Sketches, discussions, lots of notes, and then usually working in the computer to draw up and develop the work. We also use physical techniques, such as screen printing, painting, laser cut wood and anything else that might be appropriate.

Which work are you most proud of, and why?

Probably our yearly wall planners. It was the first item we made together when options were limited to a laminated planner from Rymans. It led to us working together as Crispin Finn – we’re now into the tenth year of making them.

What’s the story behind one or more of the works in this gallery?

One of the most recent pieces in the gallery is our Rise and Shine screen print which we created for the She Lights Up The Night International Women’s Day fundraising event at Protein Gallery. We wanted to create an image and slogan that was simple, positive, appropriate, and wouldn’t be read as patronising or against the opposite gender. The image became a limited edition print as well as a one off large mirror piece of the same design. The mirror was handmade at our studio and auctioned off to raise funds for the charity Refuge.

 

Remember, our 3×3 instagallery refreshed every month. Catch our latest one here.

Or see more of Crispin Finn’s work here.