CHAPTER I(아래의 한국어)
As a child, Joe would lie on his stomach and draw his favourite characters from books and comic books. Not understanding the world particularly well, Joe found his own world in the empty page.
Later, as a young man himself, the grownups would say to Joe, “One can’t make a living drawing pictures all day”. So he begrudgingly found a new use for his hands, building acoustic guitars and wooden furniture.
But Joe grew weary of building other people’s dreams, and he decided to build his own. By a twist of fate, or divine intervention, he found himself living in South Korea with about £50 in his bank account…
Joe studied and worked as a designer & artist while living in Korea. He studied early 20th-century design, ate oodles of noodles (all while he doodled), and drank copious amounts of coffee (probably a little too much).
After two years abroad, Joe returned to the UK to develop his work more seriously. He honed his craft, developing the tools he’d discovered as a child and rediscovered in South Korea.
Implementing traditional tools and techniques on paper, Joe now works entirely by hand. So far, he’s worked with bars, cafés and fashion brands, and refined his own method of artistic design (which he coyly refers to as ‘Arts & Crafts II’).
The next chapter is still to be written.