Mike Perry has long been one of our favourite designers and illustrators – while I was drawing a complete blank about what route to take during my art foundation, I picked up a copy of Mike’s book Hand Job and it all suddenly became clear; be an illustrator! While that may not quite have worked out as I’d initially planned, getting stuck into Mike’s world served as an exciting indoctrination into an area of creativity I’d previously known nothing about, and his friendly, approachable attitude towards image-making had me hooked.
It’s not just me though, Mike’s got a cult following the world over, and so he seemed like the perfect candidate for our Show & Tell feature in the latest Printed Pages. We asked him to have a root around his studio and pick a selection of objects and artefacts that had a personal significance, and then spill his guts out in an interview. In the process we found out about his relationship with his grandfather, friendship with Jim Stoten, collection of rocks and his attitude towards collecting art. But you can read all about that here.
What we also got were some great shots of Mike and his studio from photographer and all-round dude Emiliano Granado. There were far too many for us to use in the magazine, so here for your enjoyment are a selection of the outtakes, offering a behind-the-scenes look at Mike’s enviable Brooklyn studio. Enjoy!