Monday, January 23, 2012

jp cuison

Art director JP Cuison's creative space showcases his growing collection of vinyl toys, art books, and of course gig posters. JP's colorful sanctuary was designed by his wife. Check it out! :)

Rizal Borg busts created by JP Cuison
(left) "Grakatak" is JP's piece for the "Munnyfestation" group exhibit
Gig posters created by JP
Anik-Anik Love's feature on JP Cuison's creative space also came out at the Philippine Daily Inquirer's 2bU section (photo by JP Cuison)

JP Cuison
(Pasig, Philippines)

Occupation: Senior Art Director, CEO and founder of GIGZILLA


Favorite toy as a child: Masters of the Universe's "He-man" (Mattel), WWF's "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Playmates' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle "Raphael"

Favorite toy now: Bandai / Popy Voltes V, vintage 1970's (Thank you Mr. Edmund Yanga)

Turn-ons: being real, comedy, unconventional

Turn-offs: pretensions, seriousness

What are 5 things that inspire you right now?
1. Future
2. Daughter and Wife, Family
3. Banksy
4. Matt Groening
5. Richard Branson

Who are your influences: Jack Kirby, Ed Roth, Frank Kozik, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtestein, Dina Gadia

Top 5 movies:
1. Fly Me to the Moon (Tito, Vic, and Joey)
2. K-PAX
3. Kakaba kaba ka ba?
4. Iron Man 1 and 2

Top 5 books:
1. Bible
2. Basic and Beyond Language
3. Gig Posters vol. 1
4. Kikomachine komix
5. It's Not How Good  You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be (Paul Arden)

Music you listen to: Pheonix, Blur, MGMT, Beatles, Supergrass, Eraserheads, The Limousines, Coconut Records, Beulah, Tito Vic & Joey (tough hits)

5 Favorite websites:

When you're not busy with work, what do you do in your free time? When I'm not busy with work (advertising) I do art.

If you were to choose a different job, what would it be? Full-time painter / artist, musician

If you can have any super power, what would it be? Brainwashing

What is the biggest problem of the world right now? The Illuminati

What do you think is the solution? Resist the New World Order

What's the most important life lesson you've learned so far? Just be yourself.

Most inspiring statement/moment (heard/said/read): "True skill comes without any effort" -Li Mu Bai (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

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