I was fortunate to have the opportunity under a very tight time frame to meet and capture the multi-talented Harold Jimenez Canizales. Proclaiming to be an artist, graphic designer and animator; after looking at his body of work and hearing his story for a few hours was enough to suggest that he is what’s on the tin and then some. We were also lucky enough that the kind folks over at planbbooks.co.uk and in particular Peter Renshaw opened their unique and humble graphic novel coffee shop to allow us to capture Harold’s story.
In this episode we delve into Harold’s perception of design which relates with his favoured use of pixel art. His hunger to creatively challenge his discipline and techniques has led Harold into the realm of innovation, creating a personal method of designing by using only horizontal and vertical lines. In particular he uses this technique when creating portraits which he has dubbed as “the quadricature” and was kind enough to create one of myself. Harold’s technique can be found by following this link to his website canizales.eu/illustration/personal/quadricatures/
For more information on Planbbooks please visit their website at planbbooks.co.uk or better still pop in for a browse and a coffee at 55 Parnie Street, Glasgow. To view more of Harold’s work and to contact him then please head on over to canizales.eu
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