Darrell Thorpe
Illustrator
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Episode nine

Darrell Thorpe

Illustrator

We are joined for this episode by the mind behind The Happy Ghetto, Darrell Thorpe.

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Darrell kicks off with his story into the world of design and how good ol’ fashioned hard work is his main credit as to where he is today. We hear the story behind the creation of The Happy Ghetto and the story behind it’s name.

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As well as the current influences of his career Darrell also tells us how big the skate and surf culture has affected his work, from doodling on his friends sketchbooks to the things he collects today. Darrell gives us a little insight into the other side of his creative life, his work at The Narrative. As always, we end on the tough question of where there industry is going, Darrell gives his views including the rise consumers actively searching for the original art.

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