Birthday Zine Interviews Pt 6: I Am Acrylic

We’ve been having lots of fun these last few weeks, celebrating our 10th birthday and interviewing our zine contributors! Latest on the list is I Am Acrylic who we were lucky enough to hang out with in Edinburgh a few weeks ago. Again we asked them 10 questions and this is what they answered…

Brendan and Ruth - I Am Acrylic
Brendan and Ruth – I Am Acrylic

Did you have a childhood career ambition?

Ruth: Long distance lorry driver.

Brendan: I wanted to be a robot that turned into a car.

If you could go on holiday anywhere tomorrow where would it be?

R & B: We’d go straight back to Edinburgh (having just had the best holiday there!)

What is the best place to visit in the town/city you live? London:

R: The Geffrye Museum on Kingsland Road via Columbia Road Flower market on a Sunday.

B: Mama Thai, best place for lunch and just round the corner from us on Toynbee Street.

Tell us one thing we’d never know about you?

R: I’ve done a loop-the-loop in a glider – twice!

B: I buy my shirts from BHS Children’s school uniform dept.

What’s the best joke you know?

R: What did the cat get when she ate a ball of wool? Mittens!

B: My nephew sent me the best joke for my birthday: Why did the cow cross the road? To get to the udder side! (see attached photo)

Toby's joke.
Toby’s joke.

If you weren’t doing this for a living what would you like to do?

R: I’d be a super sleuth…a bit like Jessica Fletcher (you know…..her from Murder She Wrote)

B: I’d be a robot that turned into a car!

What music/radio etc do you listen to when you’re working?

R: BBC Radio 6music B: Talk Sport – or my spotify playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/bwyfan/starred

Who is your biggest artistic inspiration?

R: It changes all the time between various members of my family and famous artists and designers…currently my uncle who made my favourite ever wooden dolls.

B: Chris Burden (An American artist working in performance, sculpture, and installation art)

Ruth's Uncle is her current biggest artisitic inspiration.
Ruth’s favourite wooden dolls, made by her uncle.

Do you have a favourite feel good film of all time. What is it?

R: Desperately Seeking Susan ranks very highly as a favourite film.

B: Die Hard

Desperately Seeking Susan
Desperately Seeking Susan

Do you have a favourite quote or phrase?

R: Suck it up and stop crying!

B: Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker (you know…..it’s from Die Hard)

Coming soon we’ll have our very own version of I Am Acrylic’s zine contribution – a mechanical HZ world! You really don’t want to miss it!

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