30 Oct '14, 4pm
An Interview With Wellington Artist & Coffee Supreme Collaborator Kieran Rynhart @Supreme1993
Designing for a series of coffee cups is really different than designing for a book, or for a print ad, because people will carry them around! They’ll get left places, tossed out, given to the baby, filled with God knows what…what’s it like to create “useful art”? Does that affect how you approach it as an artist? Working on the set of takeaway cups Coffee Supreme commissioned posed a new set enjoyable of possibilities. Unlike a book, where an individual intentionally purchases it to read and view the images, or a poster where the artist tries to catch the attention of the viewer just longer enough to get a point across, I wanted these cups or pieces of “useful art” to be something akin to a “surprise” piece or art; to imbue the utility of a simple item like a takeaway cup with a whole lot of magic! I imagined the customer/viewer buying their coffee to go, maybe on a work ...