April 25, 2023
2 min read

Into the mind of designer & creative director, Ash Thorp

From sci-fi illustrations to futuristic concepts to his insanely detailed vehicle designs, Ash Thorp has always had the ability to transport you to other worlds. Being instant fans of anything he creates (see his work for "Call of Duty, "The Batman" or "Ghost in the Shell," to start), we were eager to get into his mind and see what inspires his work.

What’s the best compliment you received recently?

My work being connected and compared to the feel of Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch.

What’s the last thing you read?

“Steps to an Ecology of Mind” by Gregory Bateson

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What book do you want to read next?

“Concerning the Spiritual in Art” by Wassily Kandinsky

A quote that’s meaningful to you?

“Look for what you notice but no one else sees.” - Rick Rubin

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Best gift you’ve ever given?

Last week I gifted our daughter a sentimental tattoo for her 18th birthday.

Where do you want to travel to next?

Back to Japan.

What would you buy, if money weren’t an issue?

Sleep… hahaha.

What hobby would you take up, if you had the time?

Model building.

What’s an image or piece of art you can’t get out of your head?

Francis Bacon’s various self portraits.

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A product of any kind you’ve been appreciating lately?

The Vitamix blender.

The funniest thing you’ve seen lately?

Most likely a meme concerning a corgi and how they are adorable.

If you could build an extension of your own mind, what would it look like? How would it work?

I would create another similar universe with slight alterations.


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