There’s a new project coming out of Studio &, and not only will you get to learn about Durango’s interesting people, you’ll get a free poster, too.
Called “The Sheet: Conversations with Durango’s Most Creative Minds,” by Studio & artist David Holub, the project is a way for him to combine his love for talking to people with illustration.
“Part of my job used to be talking to people; talk to whoever was doing anything interesting or cool in town I could go and talk to them, and not doing that anymore, I kind of miss that aspect of it. I think this kind of scratches two itches,” said DGO magazine’s founder and former editor (and this A&E editor’s predecessor.). “I’m totally excited about it because it kind of combines everything I like to do: Talking to interesting people, illustrating stories. I’m trying to bring part of me to the studio and do something they haven’t done before.”
Holub said those he considers “interesting people” are not necessarily the usual suspects.
“It’s very simple, yet straightforward. What it is is an in-depth interview with creative Durango people. That doesn’t necessarily mean artist; that doesn’t necessarily mean musician. This could be an engineer, it could be a scientist; it could be just a dude, a teacher,” he said. “You think about all the people doing interesting things in this town, or just weird people I’ve met over the years who just have really interesting minds.”
After writing is finished, Holub then takes a quote from the interview and does an illustration based on that quote.
And the name “The Sheet”?
“For years, I’ve been using ‘sheet’ as a replacement for a popular curse word that starts with ‘s’, so it’s ‘The Sheet,” Holub said, laughing. “It is a sheet, one sheet, and also it’s conversation, so ‘shooting the sheet’ as well.”
The first “Sheet” features an interview with visual artist, graphic designer and founder of Studio & Tim Kapustka, and while “The Sheet” is entertaining – check out this issue’s poster – it serves a purpose as well, Holub said.
“I call it ‘A project by David Holub’ because I think there are two aspects of this that are valuable: One, just to see the thought process of these really interesting people – that’s one thing I can promise is that the people are going to be interesting, it’s going to be interesting to read,” he said. “I could see for anyone who wants to know what it’s like to be a working artist, like Tim K. has been doing that here a long time, eight, nine years, and he was a working artist before that, so that’s a lot of what we talk about: What’s it like to be a working artist? What are the misconceptions people have about what it’s like to be a working artist?
“But then also the art aspect: Every issue comes with a free poster on the back. It’s like when i was a kid, I used to collect Starting Lineup figures and they’d always come with a poster. ... I like the idea of a free poster.”
New issues of “The Sheet” will be released every two weeks at Studio &, 1027 Main Ave. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2Ozy0Rd.