Paul Nolan is a custom letterer, designer, artist, and printer from Brisbane with a passionate appreciation for type history and an unashamed obsession with type and print.
Prior to the Mac revolution, Paul was mentored into the industry by a masterful and highly awarded type designer. Through this experience, he was able to learn branding, print design, and type history not to mention production and traditional hand skills. Paul loves the creative process, and lives and breathes type and print. Working with clients to bring ideas to life and then crafting them is part of his love for the job.
In recent years Paul has been active in the exhibition arena both here and internationally. He has been actively involved in type, design and print sessional lecturing as well as workshops.
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Train, bus, bike, or other:
Walk or run, it’s healthier.
What's the most important object in your studio?
My timber back-scratcher… damn those awkward itches!
Paper or Plastic?
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
I generally reintroduce myself.
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
I prefer the Rorschach test… but its the only way to beat him if your a hare.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
A number of factors come into play here: type of wood, sex, age of the woodchuck, output per hour, day or lifetime? I tell you what. I will ask she who sells seashells by the seashore next time I see her.
Favourite client so far?
Boy is Fiction
Favourite imaginary client?
How does your mother describe your profession?
Fine, thanks to the psychiatry sessions and her hair has grown back much thicker.
Coffee or tea?
Coffee – morning, tea – afternoon, wine – evening.
What's your earliest drawing memory?
Three years of age, drawing at the kitchen table while my mother baked. Or was it drawing on my three year old little brother while my mother baked?
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
All images contain invisible and trackable digital watermarks.
The Jacky Winter Group and SEA are members of the AOI and AOP respectively and abides by the required code of practice for artist agents.