Jack Dahl: Creative director – Homework, graphic design & creative consultancy.
IM: What do you wear the most?
JD: My burden – and navy blue cashmere sweater these days.
IM: What is the best thing about your work?
JD: Creation (…) when you learn to say no. Freedom (…) when you learn to let go.
IM: What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
JD: Snooze, shower, coffee, oatmeal with raisins, email – and when at my best, meditation or push and sit ups.
IM: Your 10 essentials?
JD: In mixed order;
1. Spotify – the future music service
2. Dirty Vodka Martini – ice ice cold and strong makes your head warm and lips vibrating
3. Love – love, love, love
4. Quality Street candy – because it is the holiday season. But I only want the caramels in yellow paper.
5. Friends – that inspire you, motivates you and make you face your shit.
6. To do good design – to make things happen, sometimes even to make a difference.
7. To do list(s) – recently divided into too many categories.
8. Double duvet – 240×240 cm crackle free with only the very best bed cover.
9. Intuition – emotion and intellect going together.
10. Being polite – will take you far.
IM: Currently Listening to?
JD: Cruising spotify – Christmas classics, dub step and the Fantastic Mr. Fox soundtrack.
IM: Best Party You Have Ever Been To?
JD: Yet to come – or Summer of 2010, one long party, for my standard that is.
IM: Tell us one surprising thing about yourself?
JD: No – I like secrets.
IM: What are you working on right now?
JD: Artwork for Casey Spooners new solo album, pop book for Japanese GAS, a furniture collection book, a few monographs for Galerie Perrotin (Daniel Firman, Claude Rutault and Lionel Estève).
IM: What is the craziest thing you’ve ever experienced?
JD: Falling in love – among other things.
IM: Stocked in the refrigerator:
JD: Gin, vodka, ice, fruit from another decade – and my neighbor’s dog.
IM: Do you have any nicknames?
JD: Jack ass – and too many to mention.
IM: What’s your hidden talent?
JD: Perhaps interior, perhaps – definitely and unfortunately not the art of cooking.
IM: And what are you saving up for at the moment?
JD: I wasn’t aware that I was supposed to save up – well, maybe my own summer house.
IM: Most Excited about for the New Year?
JD: New challenges, surroundings and surprises …
IM: Where do you see yourself in ten years?
JD: Imagine Bali; spiritualized, tanned and happy – working less, new passions blossoming …
IM: What means the most to you?
JD: (Dreams) – and that I am happy and healthy.