Welcome to the first ever 'The 405 Radar' which we have have a look at someone that deserves to be looked at! This could be anything from an artist all the way through to a belly dancer!
Expect a radar post every tuesday!
Kate Moross- Graphics/Illustrator/Visual Mixer
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Kate Moross is a 22 year old artistic wonder based in London who creates some of the most visually stimulating pieces of art, in many forms, you'll likely to find on this shaky globe.
I first got into her work a while back when i saw some of the badges/t-shirts she designed for Concrete Hermit
(shown below). Very modern in design, Moross' designs ignited a spark in me which led me to visit her website (www.katemoross.com) and thus try to take in all the work she had done, which is quite a lot for a 22 year old!
Instead of going over her complete history and risking turning this into some epic bio, i'll link the following page which has every single bit of info on her you can imagine as she's answered a hell of a lot questions. Visit the page by clicking here
Photgraphy is also an element Moross uses to devastating beauty. Check out my personal top five below!
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Although very talented with a camera in her hand, the majority of her work is design based. A lot of which revolve around bold colours/shapes/angles. Here's some examples:
She's also done a lot of designs for bands (which can be seen below) which leads me to the final part of this article which is based around her record label, Isomorph Records, which can be found by clicking here
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Launched in November 2007, Isomorph's aim is to repackage existing music, paying attention to the aesthetic of each record and revelling in the joy of print process, high production value and most of all, the vinyl format. âEach release is a limited edition numbered copy with the first fifty signed and only available from www.isomorphs.com,â says Moross. âKind of like a series of artists prints that you can listen to.â
Don't get me wrong, i love the fact that if i hear a song i like i could turn on my computer and within a few minutes i've downloaded it, put it on my ipod and sat on my couch listening to it but it's still not perfect. I still get excited when my favourite band releases a new album and I rush to my nearest record store to buy it. Then when i'm on the bus/train home i read through the booklet until get back home. This process can never be replaced and i guess it's what Moross is trying to achieve but with a more artistic approach.
I love seeing an amazingly well designed album cover and although I wouldn'tÂ necessarilyÂ buy a record based on the design alone I definitely agree with what she's doing.
Here's some of her vinyl designs:
So there we have it. A 22 year old Londoner/Workaholic/Design Genius.
If she's done this amount in 22 years, just imagine what she's gonna do in the next 22. Blimey.