Tal Booker is a digital artist from London who has been exploring various areas of graphic design including fashion design, corporate design and logo design. More recently, Tal has become focused on his digital art which involves the formation of unique and sometimes witty digital prints.
I had the chance to speak to Tal about his work and the state of London’s emerging art scene.
How did you become involved in creating digital art / was there a specific moment that you decided to pursue it as a career?
I started playing around with Photoshop whilst working in a studio and was always thinking of ideas to create art that I’d want to buy, that I didn’t feel existed and I wanted to find a way of taking it from my head and putting it in a visual format. I put myself through a crash course in illustrator and realised it all came quite easily to me.
What inspires you?
I think what inspires me the most is creativity in others. Whether it’s through music, written word or art similar to my own, I always find the creativity of others inspires me to step out of my comfort zone and push myself.
What do you feel the London art scene is like for emerging artists?
I feel like it’s tough out there when you’re young and trying to get a break. And a lot of the time it takes a long time for the guys that really put in the work and have the talent to get recognition. But I’m a strong believer that hard work always pays off and if you have the talent then it will happen for you in one way or another.
Have you got any future projects / plans lined up?
In the future I’d like to combine my artwork and graphics with my passion for clothing and apparel and ideally set up a brand that incorporates both. I’m always thinking of ways I can collaborate with other creatives across different mediums so hopefully I can make it happen.
– Harry Dougall
For more on Tal, check out his website.