Being overconfident can do more harm than good— (especially) if you think that everything is going to be easy for you and you deserve everything right off the bat... people get into a lot of trouble and their growth gets stifled a little bit if they're not open to just toiling away in the dark for quite some time...”
In this episode, I met up with Penguin Books, Mucca Design, and Fili Ltd. alum Nick Misani. Nick has been honing his typographic skills by designing decorative book covers and digging into the history books to learn more from historical references—this has led him to the successful side project called Fauxsacis.
Our conversation went a bit long, but it was the first time meeting Nick. Not only did I want to hear more about the process of beginning a project like Fauxsaicas, but also I what he learn from working with Louise Fili. Even though Nick was getting over a cold, he shared some wisdom on why the limitations of his fake mosaics are rooted in tradition, why he decided to start this as an Instagram project, and what he has in store for the future. Look out USA, he's bringing workshops to a city near you :)
Thanks again Nick for a great interview! Sorry my procrastination delayed the release of your episode and say hi to Cooper. (his dog)
Nick's Images courtesy of Ahmed Klink