artist interview- Hollie Arnett

Have you had a chance to check out our 'Word Up' typography exhibition yet? Today we're having a quick chat with the super cool Hollie Arnett of Black & White Studios who's one of the artists currently showing in our gallery. Hollie is based in Wellington.

Q: What is your favourite typeface? 
A: Not sure whether it's my favourite, but I find myself always reaching for Gotham. The geometric simplicity really speaks to my minimalist soul and it has a large font family which makes life as a designer much easier!

Q: Is there a piece of design or design you admire?
A: My favourite designer is Aaron Draplin, and his work is all so effective. The power comes from the way that each logo works so perfectly for the client or business it represents. The logos aren't all a cookie-cutter reproduction of Aaron's style, they're all unique and tailored to each individual project which I think is the product of a great designer.

Q: What artwork you in this exhibition is your favourite?
A: My favourite is the "Go" piece. It was the first piece I created in this series of artworks and was the inspiration for the others. I'm a driven person with big dreams, but I am also a worrier and a stresser which can often hold me back. "Go" reminds me that I need to just move and the rest will all fall into place. Go, and things will change, things will happen. Stay and nothing will move. So Go.

Q: If we looked in your pencil case what would we find?
A: Far too many lettering pens that I've spent way too much money on! Oops!

Q: Do you have a go-to snack you like to eat while getting creative?
A: Cornflakes (to feed my stomach and my soul - they're my fave!)

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
A: If you want something, you have to go out and get it. No one else is going to do it for you.

Thanks to Amy for sharing some wise words. Come see Amy's work on display in our gallery until this Sunday and follow online