TRISTAN KERR
Interview with the Australian artist

Interview with Tristan Kerr, a font artist based in Adelaide, Australia.

When I was in Adelaide for my Longing To Be Knotted Together tour, I met a cool, soft and educated artist named Tristan Kerr.
Cool, soft, and educated ? I swear I was in Australia. The talented and civilized artist is a font master, and I was happy to exchange some of my screen-prints with a couple of his beautiful artworks.
Living in Bali, I dream about an Australia with more Tristan Kerrs, and less shameless bogans (I mean stupid, pretentious, ignorant, and drunk bogans. I mean cricket & footy enthusiasts). Enjoy tasty treats.
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PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
My name is Tristan Kerr, I’m a graphic designer come screen-printer. I’m Australian made but Swiss trained.

Various screen-prints by the Australian artist Tristan Kerr

Various screen-prints by the Australian artist Tristan Kerr

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
My work is often a mash of different vintage influences such as Hand Sign writing, nostalgic graphic icons, and 50’s advertising slogans.

Font experimentation printed on a wood deck by Tristan Kerr

Font experimentation printed on a wood deck by Tristan Kerr

PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
My Art is always hand-made from start to finish. From hand illustrating the design/typography, to hand screen-printing the finished piece. My traditional screen-print process allows me to work completely computer free.

Artwork by Tristan Kerr

Artwork by Tristan Kerr

HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART
Traveling is a big part of my life, so changing environments continually inspire me. Living in new environments have helped spark new idea’s and approaches to my application of art, whether it’s a Hand Screen-printed poster or a Street Art piece.

Artifact, is a poster by Adelaide artist Tristan Kerr

Artifact, is a poster by Adelaide artist Tristan Kerr

WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?

  • Steve Powers
  • Jeff Canham
  • Grotesk
  • Lowrider
  • Numskull

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