Famed Mexican illustrator and muralist SANER just released two beautiful designs exclusively for Upper Playground (See Saner’s UP collection here). We asked him a few questions about his illustrations and its inspirations:
Q1: Tell me about the titles of the 2 art works and why you named them that way.
The first (Kiwi Spirit) is inspired by the trip we took to New Zealand earlier this year as I tried to find the relationship between the our two countries. Like creating a bridge that united these cultures and create a whole new culture inspired by icons representing each location.
The second (The Storm) is inspired by the battles we fight every day, to always know that we must be firm in our decisions and assume the consequences that these decisions bring into our lives.
Q2: Do you have an all time favorite tshirt?
Not yet, I have my favorite stages of life. For instance as a child I loved a San Francisco 49ers shirt and the Raiders logo has always captivated me. Now I enjoy making designs on shirts and imagine that some people have the same emotion I feel when I wear the shirt.
Q3: If you were a color which color would you be and why?
I think subconsciously the color red comes up because it has been one of the tones that has marked all my work and that is a fundamental part of my palette. It reminds me of the passion and commitment that I must have every day.