Sylvester Sessions #50

Sylvester Sessions

Peari wears Sunspots dress.

Peri Alexandra Levin

Los Angeles, United States

What are some projects that you have been working on recently?

When I get time between the insanity of my school projects I am mostly working on gig/event flyers or merch for bands. I'm always making posters for my own DJ events that I hold monthly. These are great because I get to be my own client and make whatever I like! I am also in the process of illustrating my own set of tarot cards which has been super fun!

Where do you find inspiration?

I am hugely inspired by the history of art and design in music, from album sleeves to psychedelic posters. I also love handmade typography, fabric patterns, matchbox prints and vintage advertisements which I'll collect from old books and magazines to find images to use or reference in my work or I'll just butcher them for collages! Woodblock, letterpress and silkscreen printmaking techniques always tend to inform my designs as well as the more lowbrow, cut 'n' paste, photocopied applications used in punk flyers. There are too many great artists and design studios that influence me to name but among my favorites are; Alex Steinweiss, Barney Bubbles, Hatch Show Print, Heretic, Julian House, Milton Glaser, Mushroom Necklace, Oz Magazine, Tadanori Yokoo & Victor Mosoco.

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Sylvester Sessions #49

Sylvester Sessions

Poppy wears Checkered shirt.

Poppy Kural

Sydney, Australia

Tell us about what you do?

I'm a textiles artist. Most of my works are woven pieces.

The best advice you've been given...

'Let the universe take care of it.' Deva Toop.

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Sylvester Sessions #48

Sylvester Sessions

Kate wears Paisley top.

Kate Eringer

Los Angeles, United States

Tell us about what you do?

I am a writer and visual director. I write essays, interviews, fiction and poetry mostly. But I moonlight as a grad school student completing an MA in Business of Contemporary Art, so I’m always working on different projects in the art world too.

If you could collaborate with anyone in the world who would it be?

Maybe Joan Didion and John Baldessari. They’re both such beautiful people and so LA-centric. They work with text and art and culture. I saw John Baldessari do a group reading a few weeks ago; he quoted from a book, reading a list of the names of all the dogs the author’d ever had. He doesn’t take things too seriously.

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Sylvester Sessions #47

Sylvester Sessions

E^ST wears Stripey top.

E^ST

Sydney, Australia

Tell us about what you do?

I am a singer-songwriter, so I basically pair some words with melodies, and then go around showing it to whoever is interested (and sometimes uninterested).

What are you listening to at the moment?

I discovered this Swedish duo called iamamiwhoami a few days ago. Their audiovisual album "kin" has been on repeat nonstop.

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Sylvester Sessions #46

Sylvester Sessions

Amelia wears Winona T-shirt

Amelia Dowd

Sydney, Australia

Tell us about what you do?

I'm a fashion and portraiture photographer, and currently I live in Sydney, Australia. I've got itchy feet, though.

What are you listening to at the moment?

Yacht Rock.

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