Ben recently won our typography grant over at Society6. We thought we should show you some of his work and let him introduce himself with this little interview.
Name: Ben Tuber
Company: Working on it.
Website: Also working on it (in the meantime just go here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bentuber/).
Short explanation of what you do or who you are, one or two sentences: I love drawing patterns and typefaces by hand; I am trying to make a living doing just this.
Music: The soundtrack to Streets of Rage 2 for the Sega Genesis; old hawaiian records.
Book: The Big Book of Interesting Facts.
Designer: Those responsible for the packaging on 99 cent store products and the backgrounds in 16-bit video games.
Animal: Giant mammals that have gone extinct; birds of paradise.
Place: A beach with a city skyline in the background or foreground.
Shape: Triangle, Circle, Square.
Artist: Matisse, Phidias, Maira Kalman.
Movie: One From the Heart, Fantastic Planet, The Fifth Element, Dazed and Confused, Ghostbusters, Dog Day Afternoon, Fantasia.
Work: Earner of Royalties (hopefully).
Season: Fall and Spring.
Magazine: List (published once in the Spring of 2000)
Favorite Place: Coney Island, Lake Shore Drive, Montreal.
Guilty Pleasure: I feel a little guilty about all pleasures.
Distraction: Used-record bins.
Love: Before and After
What career would you switch to if you had to stop your current profession? If I had to? Grad student. If I could? Designer or art director.