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N-town Q/A

February 14, 2014

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

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Once I get my mind set on something I just can’t put it down and I just want to be better and better at it. I still have a long way to go but I always try to push myself to do a little more. Concert posters are pretty much just grabbing someone’s attention which is where the art comes from. If you’re walking by a row of 20 posters I’m hoping that the one you are attracted to is mine. That’s where my style of art came from.

Q: What do you want to see happen with it?

A: I don’t know. I’d love to do more album art, that’s something I’ve always been attracted to in general. I’ve been die-hard music since I was about 12 or 13. For a long time — before really the prevalence of Internet and streaming and stuff like that — a lot of times I would just go in and pick up an album solely based on the album cover. I didn’t know anything about it but I thought if I like the album art I’ll probably like the album music, too. It’s just always been something I enjoyed.

It was great to do the album art and work so close with the artist. Because obviously it’s near and dear to their heart and they’ve been working their a**es off to get the album exactly how they wanted it. It’s been cool to work with them. How it started out, the guy I was working with, he had an idea of what he wanted, I had an idea of what I wanted and then it wound up looking like neither of them at all but it wound up being perfect for what it was. I’d love to get the big vinyl and have this big 12 inch by 12 inch thing.

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