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N-town Q/A

February 14, 2014

Q&A: Joshua Boydston on a creative-driven life

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Q: So tell me about this website that you have.

A: I guess it was about a year ago that we started to play around with the idea — me and my girlfriend — we wanted something creative to do together. Of course, I had always been into music and she was an interior design student. I’ve always had a passion for art and design so we wanted to do a music blog but we also wanted to do it in a totally different way. So we were in the car trying to think of something new to do and she said, “Oh, I’ve been thinking we could try to do this where we cover music and interior design together, how they can interact.” And I thought that was genius because there are so many websites that are just the same thing and are great for that reason but we hadn’t come across anything specifically like that.

It started as interior design and home decor and evolved to incorporate some of the graphic design stuff I’ve been doing, too. It’s been fun and we’ve had a lot of great feedback from people who have said they haven’t seen a website quite like it. Or not covering the type of bands we do from that lense. It’s been a cool thing to do and it’s led to some cool design opportunities for me. I’ve been commissioned to do some poster art and my first batch of album art for Horse Thief.

Q: How long have you been doing graphic design as an artist?

A: Honestly, it hasn’t been that long. I was doing the concert posters and had a style I liked that was kind of basic. Then I started seeing some styles that I liked and other things out there and was trying to emulate them. So I was doing these concert posters that kind of looked a little bit more like art, and then I thought I could just remove the band names and I have some art work.

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