Pretty Cool People Interviews: Tommy Pallotta, director

May 7, 2009

Director Tommy Pallotta made a compelling documentary about his friend Stephen Prince: a very engaging storyteller who worked extensively with film icon Martin Scorsese in the seventies, both as a producer and as an actor (Taxi Driver). Prince was also the subject of Scorsese’s lost film ‘American Boy’, in which the young Stephen tells fascinating, […]


Pretty Cool People Interview: Kustaa Saksi, illustrator

December 21, 2008

Yes, Saksi is sexy, but he is also very talented. The Finnish illustrator and graphic designer Kustaa Saksi has a book out with an overview of his work from the past 4 years. And he has an exhibition, titled Heroes, in Amsterdam. In pop up gallery Maxalot he presents three, monochrome sculptures among a nice collection of colourful prints.
Clients of Saksi? Playboy, MTV, Sleazenation, Diesel, Levi’s, Mercedes-Benz, Dazed&Confused and Comme des Garcons, to name just a few. We met with Kustaa while he was preparing for the show. We followed the friendly Finn to Utrecht, a city in the middle of The Netherlands, where he used a special printer to create 3D versions of his 2D designs.


Pretty Cool People Interviews: Olivier Maraquez, title designer

November 30, 2008

Regie: Geert van de Wetering, Camera & Montage: Paul de Heer In Paris we met with one half of the design duo that makes up Studio Deubal. Deubal is a French creative agency consisting of Stéphanie Lelong and Olivier Marquézy. We fell in love with their original character-based title sequence designs. When we visit Olivier […]


Pretty Cool People Interview: Erwin Wurm, artist

November 5, 2008

Regie: Geert van de Wetering, Camera & Montage: Niels de Roos. In opdracht van SubmarineChannel. “I knew from a fairly early age, about 15 or so, that I wanted to be an artist. The problem was, my father was a detective in the police. In his view, artists were almost as suspect as criminals”, explains […]


Pretty Cool People Interviews: Alex Courtes, director

November 5, 2008

Regie: Geert van de Wetering, Camera: Ben de Loenen, Montage: Paul de Heer. In opdracht van SubmarineChannel. He dropped out of high school and didn’t finish his art studies either, but that did not prevent him from making it big in the industry. Paris-based graphic designer and video director Alex Courtes is a busy man, […]


Pretty Cool People Interviews: Genevieve Gauckler, illustrator

November 5, 2008

Regie: Geert van de Wetering, Camera: Niels de Roos, Montage: Ben de Loenen. In opdracht van SubmarineChannel. Q: Don’t you feel bad when you eat cute animals? A: Very. Q: If you had a third arm, what would you do with it? A: Well, I would grab more food and then eat much more. Q: […]