How did you get in touch with beinghunted.com?
It was last year when I met the Beinghunted crew during the MODART
exhibition in Munich. It`s really funny to see how the site is operated.
I like the variety which is hard to find on only "streetart"-
or "graffiti"-based sites on the net.
What's your favorite kind of meat? Any recipes
you can share with us?
My favorite kind of meat is the one which still has its coat,
eyes, and a beautiful smile! Best recipe: buy some pets if you have the
space for them.
What's your field of 'professional activity'
and how did you get to do what you're doing?
Believe it or not, but at the moment I`m working as a butcher.
Maybe this explains it all.
Which plays a bigger role in your life – meat
or graphic design?
Definitely graphic design! Of course meat, too, but just for
this project. Even if I concentrate 100% on the Meat Love concept, it's
something for the moment or for a period of time, but nothing forever.
I don´t like to sit on one idea only. That would be too boring.
My other ideas have to wait at the moment, though, until I'm done with
the meat thing!
How would you describe your personal style?
Straight edge. Make Love not Meat!
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Slaughterhouses and my daily surroundings.
What designer/idea/movement inspires you the
There are many good people around and I like that "urban art" movement.
But in the end I`m mostly inspired by people who have something to say
or good ideas!
You like to portray key figures of the meat
business. How do you choose the characters that you work with?
My main "actor" is Mr. Lecter. I was always attracted by angry
looking faces or strange masks. With him I got both! In general, I think
that mean faces catch the viewer's attention a lot easier than a nice
looking smiley. After that the context "Meat-Love" followed
and the idea was born. But Hannibal felt so lonely so I had to create
some friends for him. Ronald plays the role of the man with the "nice
facade", Obelix - he's getting weird when he's just thinking of
wild boars, and the sexdoll ‘takes in' meat, too. Also for the
future, I will choose or create characters with a hidden sense not just
to build up a piece of ham. [BGHD: what the...?]
How was it working with Hannibal Lecter, Ronald
McDonald, and the plastic lady? Or are there any other episodes that
you can share with us?
Once, while putting up some little posters, I was stopped by
two drunken guys. After they read the words "Meat Love" they
walked off saying: "Ahhh....we prefer Bon Jovi more."
What shows/projects have you been part of?
MODART 03 + 04, Gravis Mincloudertour and some smaller exhibitions
in the past. I will see what the future will bring. Then I can tell you
more. [BGHD: Meat Love has a philosophic side to him, we noticed...]
What was your most outrageous project in the
context of meat?
Last summer my friend C100 was working on the book "The
Art of Rebellion". For my feature in it, I needed a photograph of
a real pig head. [BGHD: we wonder why...]. So I got one from a slaughterhouse.
During my walk to the location of the photshoot, I carried it in my backpack
and with every step I felt the pig's nose in my back. Really ugly! And
just imagining that some people would put it in saucepan... urgh!
What are your next projects?
I will produce a new t-shirt design (coming soon to: www.meatlove.de)
and I have some nice ideas to continue with the character series. During
04 there will be some happenings/exhibitions that I will be part of.
Hey Emka, FF, Senior B, did you ever count the kilometres you're
walking? [BGHD: when posting stickers?]
Who should we interview next?
BGHD says thanks for the interview and the Meat Love goodies for our