Eye-LIKEy chats with


LAURIE ROSENWALD
Illustrator + Author + Designer
 

ABOUT 
Rosenwald is a New York native, graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, and has taught at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, and School of Visual Arts. She has also had solo exhibitions in Paris and Sweden, and her workshops, “How to Make Mistakes on Purpose” have been hosted by numerous corporations and organizations and are incredibly fun. At present she is finishing work on “David’s Diary,” an application for iPad and iPhone. It is an animated collaboration with the writer David Sedaris. Her most recent book, All the Wrong People Have Self Esteem was published by Bloomsbury. Her children’s book, And To Name But Just a Few: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue was published by Blue Apple. New York Notebook was published by Chronicle.

www.rosenworld.com






How do you stay inspired?

i don't know what the word means. for real. i've been drawing and painting all my life. never stopped.



Typical work day?

im sure you’re wondering about a typical day in the life of a big celebrity like me.
big bowl of bran flakes
chess in park with elvis
facial excercises
phone phone phone
naptime
shake for breakfast
shake for lunch
and then it's
benefits benefits benefits
and introductions:
uta, uma. oona, uta. ada, aba. ad infinitum.
my theremin lesson and some
liv-a-snaps.
ikebana, urdu
a quick shake
and in the arms of morpheus, or roger sarjanen, my secret lover that everyone knows about, 
by two.



What are you currently working on now?

 to answer politely: hideous portraits in wax.



Favorite place you ever traveled to

snaefellsness, iceland




Where would you like to visit that you haven’t yet? 

greenland, but slightly afraid what's under the snow. heard stories.
 
Favorite website + blog/s   





FAVORITE movie of all time  ?
sullivan's travels

SOME FAVORITE ARTISTS PAST+PRESENT ?

stuart davis
marsden hartley
robyn denny
patrick caulfield
pablo p
henri m
saul steinberg
john graham
ellsworth kelly



Favorite project you ever did?

times quare billboards for target 2009
posten bank och kassa products (swedish post office)




Dream assignment + project for the future?

american greetings line of cards







If you weren’t an artist, what would you like to be?

another artist



NAME SOMETHING YOU DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME.

write my belles lettres. see:







WHAT DO YOU LISTEN TO WHILE YOU WORK?

i watch tv.
downton, homeland, house of cards. 30 rock. streaming the good stuff.

















































(special thanks to Mike Gold )