Firstly, a huge thank you, we’re absolutely in love with the finished product, our Evoke D2 by Rob Ryan.
So, how do you like your first digital radio?
It’s interesting because I don’t really see it as a design but more like a picture, it’s pretty.
Twelve months from when we were first introduced, are you able to talk us through the design process?
This was a tough job! The limitations of trying to create a story on three separate surfaces in quite a restricted print brief wasn’t easy. The first design sat in the studio for month after month, and I couldn’t quite see why exactly it didn’t work. But then I got it, there was too much of it! I’m the sort of artist that doesn’t “do minimal” naturally, but I saw here that I had to approach with a much more ‘less is more’ attitude.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Flip the question! What do I not get inspiration from? The answer is nothing. The Earth’s very existence is inspiring alone, a miracle. Every single thing contained within it is inspiration enough for a lifetimes work.
The title of the poem is ‘Listen to the World’ is there a meaning behind this?
Of course, it’s unbelievably simple, take time to listen to things beside yourself, listening leads to understanding and empathy and hopefully to more and more good things. Not listening is stupid, arrogant and bollocks.
What radio station will you be listening to on your radio?
Radio 2, 3, 4 and Gold for 70’s pop hits.
Where do you most enjoy listening to music?
On my bike, on my iPod, riding through the park or deserted country lanes. Never on London streets though. Way too dangerous.
What’s next for you? We know you have been working on a book are you able to tell us more?
It’s called, ’The Kingdom Revealed’, it’s the 2nd part of a trilogy that began with ‘The Invisible Kingdom’. It comes out in October and I’m just putting the final touches to it right now!
The Evoke D2 by Rob Ryan is available in John Lewis in stores and online . They are also available from Rob’s store on Columbia Road, priced at £119.99