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Highsnobiety Q&A May, 5 2011

Talking Amos With… James Jarvis

In this edition of “Talking __ With …” we chat about Amos with illustrator James Jarvis, who recently joined forces with KK Outlet in London for an in-store Amos retrospective and pop-up shop. The KK Outlet Pop-Up Store will open its doors tomorrow in London. Have a peek inside the mind of a true creative individual in our latest Q & A.

How does your local community/environment influence your work?

I try to pick up any litter I see floating around our local park. I often fantasize about designing an anti-littering poster so mind-blowingly effective that no one drops their crap on the ground ever again, but so far I haven’t managed it.

Read our full conversation after the jump.

What prompted your move into retail with the KK Outlet in-store?

I wouldn’t say it’s a move into retail. We’ve made a lot of interesting things over the years and we’ve never got round to showing them in one place. This seemed like a good opportunity.

How do collaborative projects as a whole factor into your brand?

I’m generally a bad collaborator – I like my work to be as unadulterated as possible. Russell has been a true collaborator over the years. I think Caleb is the best thing we have done together.

How does the Internet affect your work?

Negatively, for the most part. I waste my life away filling my mind with transient, meaningless information when I could be drawing, playing with my kids or riding my bike.

What key changes have occurred in your industry over the past few years?

I’m afraid I’m too out of touch to try and say!

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Making a living the way I do.

What is your most treasured possession?

I try not to value possessions too much.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Long distance runner, pro cyclist, dry stone waller.

What is your motto?

‘… give away our position one more time, I’ll bleed you, real quiet

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