BY JAY HOLLAND
The lovely folk at Nine By Nine asked me if I'd like to put out a print with them, I said yes please and now here it is. Hand lettered with a brush, then converted to vector through Illustrator, manipulated slightly, coloured and printed.
▪︎ Exclusive to Nine By Nine
▪︎ Only 50 limited edition prints per size
▪︎ High quality A2 or A3 archival Giclée print
▪︎ 210gsm Hahnemühle matt-coated paper
▪︎ Includes signed certificate of authenticity
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All of our prints are produced using an archival Giclée method on 210gsm Hahnemühle matt paper.
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I am a sign painter and artist/illustrator type person currently living in London, originally from Bournemouth where I studied Illustration at what was then called The Arts Institute Bournemouth. I now work mostly in my studio in Deptford (big up ArtHub), or up a ladder rested against a shop front or wall of some sort. And I live in a flat with my girlfriend and our two weird cats.
Tell us a fun fact about you I've seen Bowie in concert. Though I was quite small and I don't remember a lot of the show
How did you get into illustration? I studied it at what was then The Arts Institute Bournemouth, its since changed names and that shows how long ago it was I graduated!
Who or what inspires you the most? lots of people and things inspire me, mostly my surroundings, friends, fam, music and movies, old sign writers. Steven Powers.
What does a typical day look like for you? That depends on what I'm doing, I could be in the studio, or on site. It mostly consists of painting letters. And it always starts with a cup of tea and a shower.
What do you do when you have a creative block? Look through old sign and lettering books, watch an old art or skateboard related video. Sit and think. Get the brushes out and see what happens.
Top three clients you've worked with? They've all been top, apart from the ones that have not been top.
What tools (digital or not!) do you use to create your work? Mostly pencil and paper leading on to brush and paint. Sometimes a computer is involved and I'll use Illustrator when it is.
What's your favourite resource for inspiration? Old sign books. The internet.
Do you have any tips for artists thinking of doing freelance? I think its good to have some sort of financial back up in place before you make the jump to self employed, whether that be savings or a part time job for a day or two a week. It'll help a lot at the start as it means you don't have to worry too much about cash flow, and you can focus on getting your work out there and finding new clients. Also try to keep in mind that nothing happens instantly - all your heroes are in their 40's.
What would your dream project be? Having free reign to paint all the signs for a flower or grocery shop - I'm good to go with designs, I just need to find the owner.
How can fans keep up-to-date with your work? Instagram
Manolya Isik is an illustrator based in London, originally from a small town in the Netherlands. Her usually consists of simple shapes, light colours, some lettering, silly characters and food. Buy exclusive wall art by Manolya Isik on Nine By Nine.
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