• June 13, 2003
  • Posted by Marc

Jet-Pac—The Vitals:Age: 28Hometown:

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Jet-Pac— The Vitals:


Age: 28
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"right">Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland
Where do you now live:
York, England
How long have you been creating street art?:
Since i was at school in some form or other.
What did you do last
night?:
Went out stickering then came home and watched TV whilst cutting out
more stickers.
What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner?:
Crispy chilli beef.
Who is your favorite fictional character?:
Daredevil - Adamantium claws my arse.
What do you currently have in
your pockets?:
Nothing much…wallet, keys, cable ties and screws but in my
rucksack there’s a G4 Powerbook, a digital camera, a couple of sketchbooks, my
mini-disc player (Prefuse 73-One Word Extinguisher) and a couple of dozen
stickers. All the equipment i need to ensure i live in constant fear of getting
mugged.
If you were given “more time,” what would you do with it?:
If there was more money too then i’d be working on my own space program
entitled “Send jet-pac to the moon by 2012.”
Who do you love?: Dude,
i love all y’all!

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Jet-Pac— The A’s to Our Q’s:



Wooster: How did you get started in
creating art for the street?

Jet-Pac: Not very hip but it
probably all came out of the work i was doing at art school. Installation and
site specific work that slowly became less self-referential, more accessible and
hopefully more fun really.

Wooster: Why pixels?

/>Jet-Pac: Initially because a lot of what i was doing was for a weblog
called nu-produkt.net but i ended up doing alot more than was necessary and
taking them out onto the street seemed like the logical thing to do. Plus
there’s a nice quality to those 16-bit characters because they’re made to be
viewed small so they actually make more sense from across the street than close
up. Especially if they’re printed big.

Wooster: What other
street artists do you most admire and why?

Jet-Pac: Loads: href= "http://www.mysteriousal.com/">Mysterious Al, D-face, "http://www.flying-fortress.de/">Flying Fortress, "http://www.mysteriousal.com/">the london police, "http://www.ekosystem.org/">eko. They all have a really nice quality to
their line and their character development is so solid. And then there’s all the
nameless stuff you see around that sticks in your mind.

Wooster:
What’s your favorite city, neighborhood, or block, to post and/or to see
street art?

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Pac:
I mostly post in the town center where i live in York and in Leeds
where i work. Hopefully i’m slowly working myself into the subconscious of the
people who live around me. But last month i went to a music festival in
Barcelona and the street art i saw there was just amazing, particularly the
stencils.

Wooster: What inspires you now?

Jet-
Pac:
Loads of things; comics, films, fine art, graphic design and of course
my friends and family who continue to support me despite the fact the don’t
always understand what i’m up to.

Wooster: What are you
currently working on? Can you give us a sneak peek?

Jet-Pac:
No problemo. Over the course of the last two weeks i’ve been working on the
pieces i put up in the FIlth
expo
last night.  They’re 11” diameter stickers stuck onto scratched vinyl
LP’s and hung using either cable ties around steel posts or screwed straight
into wooden beams. It’s worked quite well so i think i’ll be doing some
more…sort of fake street signs. The content of the stickers are from what will
be a comic if i ever get my arse in gear. Peak away:

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