BLAU

(Adrian Diac & Paul Dersidan)

Adrian Diac and Paul Dersidan know there is always something new to prospect, something unseen to discover, something that eventually will have a great impact. So they created BLAU: an open space and an independent agency that values creativity, friendship and sunny days.

 http://blau.ro/  

The best piece of advice you ever got and you’re happy to pay it forward:

 

 

Play with it all. In other words – always try something new, experiment stuff, do things your way, do things as you think no one ever did them before (even if you’ll eventually discover someone did them the same way as you). Practice is one of the strongest boom sticks creatives have by their side.

 

 

The best piece of advice you ever got and you’re happy to pay it forward:

 

 

Play with it all. In other words – always try something new, experiment stuff, do things your way, do things as you think no one ever did them before (even if you’ll eventually discover someone did them the same way as you). Practice is one of the strongest boom sticks creatives have by their side.

 

 

The worst piece of advice you ever got (and you’d never pay forward):

 

 

“Everything in its own time.” A bad piece of advice because time itself is perceived differently depending on a variety of contexts: the larger period, the overall context, culture level. Now is the best time.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you believe in personal style or prefer continuous experimentation?

 

 

Play with it all. In other words – always try something new, experiment stuff, do things your way, do things as you think no one ever did them before (even if you’ll eventually discover someone did them the same way as you). Practice is one of the strongest boom sticks creatives have by their side.

 

 

The best piece of advice you ever got and you’re happy to pay it forward:

 

 

We believe in personal style defined by continuous experimentation. 

 

 

 

Order or chaos? How does what’s around you inspire/affect your creative process?

 

 

It doesn’t really matter. Order is important, but chaos has its special flavor. Try them both.

 

 

 

 

Early birds or night owls?

 

 

Mid-day parrots.

 

 

Procrastination: do you? What do you do when you don’t want to do or when you postpone doing?

 

 

We just find something else to do. And if motivation does not come back to us, we usually give up the project. Some things are not meant to be. So let it be!

 

 

Which would be the most noticeable (positive) changes on the Romanian graphic design market in the last 3 years, in your opinion?

 

 

The number of those who *make* this market. Per se, that’s a good thing, as it ensures more options for clients. There are also a lot of graphic design exercises (many of them mimetic, some of them quite original), but their applicability rate is still little, most of them only get to live on our screens.

 

 

 

 

Tell us a little about one of the projects you loved working at:

 

 

The Time Capsule Project – a zine made in collaboration with many talented people.

 

 

 

What do you do to always be better than before? How do you train?

 

 

We just do it.

 

 

 

What would be the ideal time distance between 2 consistent breaks from work? Did you ever feel you reached burnout in your creative process?

 

 

All the time. It’s kind of suspicious if you’re a creative and did not ever come to experiment burnout. As treatment, we use all kinds of visual resets, be it a relaxing holiday or just some deep sleep sessions.

 

 

 

 

What artists were you following 5 years ago? What artists are you following now?

 

 

As National Security would say: “we do not follow artists”.