Danish Thomas Blankschøn works for a variety of clients as an art director and illustrator and when not working he’s concentrated on personal projects. His workflow might be defined in several ways: abstract, playful, fluid, but all the elements and visual languages were chosen to create an individual and recognizable style.
As a kid, Thomas has always opted for paper and crayons rather than computer games and has always been fascinated by the magic of creating something totally new out of a blank sheet of paper. Years after, he studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and The School of Design in Copenhagen.
He currently lives in Berlin, where his workplace is also a big collection of books and sketches, a space where he works by himself and gets inspired by daily events and the whole world wide web. Thomas is always working on creating playful and experimental artworks besides he always looks out for different materials and new drawing techniques as he gets easily bored with conventional typography. His works though often start from a black and white approach, as he strongly thinks that “… if it will work in black and white it will also work in colors”. He believes all colors are great, they just need to be combined in the right way.
One of the best pieces of advice he earned was from one of his academic teachers Charlie Meaker who challenged him to think differently and to break the norm, quoting the phrase: “Break the rules and give em’ hell!”. This is still the most valuable starting point of all Thomas’s works.
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