10 Questions with art director, Marty Routledge.
1 - Marty, Hows it goin?
Just polished off an 8 hour slow cooked beef korma at home..... so pretty damn good.
2 - Whats new?
I have just left to work independently after 5 years of agency work. I will continue to head the art direction, marketing and curation of The standard, Lo-Fi Collective and The Tate, although i will be heavily perusing my own projects alongside existing client work. I now work out of The Tate in glebe, Lo-Fi's Sister gallery.
3 - How was verb syndicate presents Marty Routledge?
Yeah it was really cool, Simon from Verb Syndicate has a great amount of exciting projects on the go down there right now. The talk was for around 30 people including other local curators and artists and was set inside the Wollongong City Gallery. I talked for an hour and a half about various projects i have developed and worked on over the last 4 years including Go Font Ur Self, Self Est, Lo-Fi Collective, The Tate and The Opening Hours.
4 - Any projects your working on which you can tell us about?
Yeah, we are way past the artist collabo thing these days, we are now into artist network mergers. Myself, Brad Eastman and Numskull, are combining all our online powers and rebadging them under one guise with a dozen new contributors. It will be called THE HOURS, and we will be launching in late August.
5 - Best project you have worked on to date?
I Would say it would be Self Est. Working with a friend Joseph Allen Shea for the first time was really great. Between us being able to import 5 of our Favourite international artists to be with Sydney in person was very special for me. It Featured: Dmote, Roid, Horfé. Ben Barretto, Jeff Canham, Topsafe London & Cameron Mcauliffe.
6 - Who is your dream client?
Someone who trusts our direction is for the Best.
7 - Do you have a computer at home? If so, do you use it for work!?
yeah I'm a workaholic, so I tend to work when I get bored of relaxing.
8 - iPhone 5 - Are you waiting till it comes out before you upgrade your phone plan?
Nah, I'm not a head of the pack techno dude, I'm more of a keep up when i have the option to upgrade.
9 - Person(s) who had the most influence on your career?
There's 5 people i can think of that would have directly contributed to
- CEO of Peer Group Media - Adam Zammit
- Ex Creative Director of PGM - James Hodgson
- Current Client Lo-Fi, Standard, Tate - Paddy Coughlan
- My Brother - Numskull
- My Lady - Bridget Rusk
10 - Who do you want to pass the Australian INfront 10 Q's on to?
Trent Burger Whitehead - Mate, Babe, Lord.