Holly Pereira Interview
After receiving a B.A. Honours in Fine Art from the National College of Art & Design in Dublin in 2004, Holly Pereira spent 7 years practicing as a painter, with exhibitions and residencies in Dublin, London, Berlin & Singapore. Hungry, after years as a starving artist, Holly moved into illustration in 2011 where she discovered the exciting world of illustrated type. She returned to education, graduating from The Irish School of Animation in Ballyfermot in 2015. In 2016, she brought sign painting into her practice, and larger scale murals and wall drawings. Major loves are lettering (of course), books and cats.
I made a record under my murderous alter-ego, Queen Herod, in 2011 as a 30th birthday present to myself.
I was a broke painter, and got sick of waitressing.
Vintage typography, especially from the 1940s and 50s.
Coffee, answer emails, draw letters, tea, siesta, more work. Walk. Netflix or band practice.
Dance to 90s R'nB in my studio.
National Gallery of Ireland Education Dept, Tito, Facebook Ireland
Pencil and wacom tablet for lettering, One Shot for signage, or Montana 94 for murals.
Pinterest or Instagram
Keep your day job till you don't need to. For me, nothing kills creativity as much as being hungry and stressed about paying the electricity bill.
Opening titles for a Wes Anderson or Matteo Garrone film.
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