After the Jump: Radio Interview with Chris Silas Neal (MP3)

by Grace Bonney

I feel incredibly lucky to work where I do, not just with the D*S team, but in the actual office building we call home. Greenpoint’s Pencil Factory is home to some of the most talented artists around and I’ve had the pleasure to interview some of them on my show and on the site already. Today I’m thrilled to share this week’s radio interview with illustrator and designer, Chris Silas Neal. Chris is a legend among my artist friends. His work is beautiful, paired-down to the most essential elements and has a sort of retro-feel that is fun, but never dated. Chris’ artwork has appeared in The New Yorker, in gallery shows across the US and in advertisements, newspapers and on book covers and packaging that you’ve probably seen before. To delve deeper into his background (hive five, fellow only child!) and hear the things that brought Chris from rock drummer dreams to a successful art career reality are really interesting- and applicable to anyone out there hoping to start their own art career. I hope you’ll take the time to download or listen to Chris’ interview- his career is so inspiring and he’s an all-around great guy. Thanks to Chris for joining me for the show! xo, grace

LISTEN: You can download the podcast on iTunes here, or stream it here on Heritage Radio.

Chris’ hand-written obsessions, an After The Jump Tradition, continue after the jump, along with some examples of his work…

Chris’ artwork:

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