Interview for Radar Magazine
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Traduction en anglais.
Guillaume Ferrand is 23 years old, he’s from Toulouse. Now he lives in Aix-en-Provence and studies at the École des Beaux – Arts de Nimes. Illustration is his primary interest. He is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Veine Magazine that focuses on art and fashion.
R: How did you get started with illustration?
GF: I knew nothing about it when I begun drawing, I have never taken any illustration courses at school. A friend told me about the art school in Nimes so I started there. Then when I had some time to kill, I started drawing and discovered a whole range of possibilities. I started drawing pictures of catwalk snapshots for fun.
R: What’s your favourite activity?
GF: Creating. It can be anything, my magazine, writing, recording a video, illustration… I rather stay at home.
R: What did you originally want to be?
GF: A famous pianist. I played the piano a lot when I was younger.
R: Where would you like to live?
GF: In New York, London or Amsterdam. But I’d like to have a house in Southern France to get away. I need a place for myself where I can go to relax and stay away from the world.
R: What inspires you?
GF: Authors like Boris Vian, Francoise Sagan and Marguerite Duras. When it comes to music, my favourites are Frederic Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninov and Elvis. My favourite designers are Damir Doma, Ann Demeulemeester, Yohji Yamamoto and Alexander McQueen.
R: You have quite a characteristic personal style, how did it develop?
GF: I started with rocabilly, then got into dandy. The rules of men’s fashion fascinate me, how to wear pocket squares, how to knot ties and bow ties, how to wear socks and the silhouette of a perfect suit.
R: Do you have any style icons?
GF: Stefano Pilati (the creative director of Yves Saint Laurent and my (maternal) Grandfather.
R: You have established Veine Magazine you are also the Editor in Chief of.
GF: I have discovered a site where you can upload your own magazine and publish it. This is the 2000’s, the time of DIY and fanzines. With all the neccessary tools available, I could not find a reason why not to do it.