On Inspiration and influence


Inspiration: a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.

Influence: A power affecting a person, thing, or course of events, especially one that operates without any direct or apparent effort.


Inspiration and Influence come from anywhere, anyone, anything. The process of making art needs both components in order to reveal itself from the creator/ artist. When considering the process of making visual art, one must do their research through looking and observing. This means seeing art as image/ object as well as seeing the process of those that create. For us, the creative journey has had many sources of inspiration that drive us to create as well as many influences that we look to that speak a language with which we connect and that we can process and translate into our own voice. For this post, we would like to highlight a few of those image makers that have inspired and influenced the creative process for us over the years. While this is clearly an incomplete list, we believe it offers a small window into what affects our artistic endeavors, which in turn, inform our commercial work.

A selection of favorites

Sarah Moon has an ethereal power.

Tom Baril sees the world in black and white.

Vaughan Oliver whose graphic work and collaborative efforts with photographers like Simon Larbalestier, Nigel Grierson and visual artist Shinro Ohtake have shaped a generation’s view on the relationship between music and visual art.

Paolo Roversi makes timeless beauty