A true fan of classic Horror and Slasher films Chris Garofalo creates gritty movie and music screen prints that illustrate some of our cult favorites. Chris' work is inspired by film and particularly Horror movies done in a nostalgic and grindhouse printed style. You can find twisted interpretations of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser and Alien in his collection of poster work. After meeting Chris at the Days of the Dead Horror Con in Chicago we decided to ask him a few questions about his work, check it out below.
Who you are / what you do?
Chris Garofalo of Quiltface Studios and I transfer cinematic horror and sleaze from my brain to paper
What are you working on at the moment?
Currently working on a few top secret collaborations with Grey Matter Art and Vinegar Syndrome, two of my favorite companies in the business. Also have some plans for a couple of solo drops and prints for screenings, so keep your eyes peeled.
What are you doing when you’re not creating? What hobbies do you have?
I'm pretty big into collecting skateboards and records, but I'm always creating.
Do you admire any artists / photographers? (dark themed or not!) what work inspires you?
So many! Jay Shaw is my favorite designer of all time, both conceptually and creatively. W$YK has the freshest, most kinetic style around. The list goes forever, but lately I've been blown away by Tim Pittides, Charles Moran, Godmachine, and Richey Beckett. What they all do with pen and ink is next level insanity.
What kind of creative patterns, routines or rituals do you have?
always sketch the concept/idea first. The rest of my routine varies entirely on how well the sketch on paper matches the idea in my head. Pantone Swatch books and Whiskey usually ride shotgun.
What role does the artist have in society?
To help people see what's really possible, a vision thats an alternative to mundane reality.
Where else can we find you?
Twitter and Instagram: @QFSChris, Facebook: Quiltface Studios, Storefront:
Another interview with Chris Garofalo to check out http://blurppy.com/2013/01/16/7-artists-x-1-interview-part-3-chris-garofalo-lets-us-know-of-his-love-for-the-deftones-taking-creative-risks-and-maury-povich/
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