I have not yet officially met Aaron (or should I say Ronlewhorn) in person but I chat with him via the internet once a week or so. Getting to see what he has in the hopper is always awesome. His clean line work, composition and ideas stood out to me instantly. Which eventually prompted a delivery of the sacred “5 not so creative questions.” Enjoy this edition with Aaron Scaminhorn of Ronlewhorn Industries.
For those who don’t know you. Who the hell are you?
My name is Aaron Scamihorn. I operate my illustration, design & screen printing operation under the name Ronlewhorn Industries. Ronlewhorn is a pseudonym that started as a typography class project in college where you take parts of a word and re-arrange the characters. Using my full name aaRON LEWis scamiHORN i came up with RONLEWHORN and it has kind of stuck.
What do you do? OR what are you working on?
I primarily create illustrated portraits. I love bold, clean-line illustration that has a touch of comic book and retro aesthetic. Right now I’m working on a series of posters for the Indianapolis Museum of Art highlighting the films they’re showing as part of their Summer Nights Film Series. I’m also doing a couple pieces for upcoming Gallery 1988 shows and have a couple gig posters in-progress for Bayside and Frightened Rabbit.
What’s a tip you’d give to people? Something you’ve picked up along the way.
My advice to people is always “do what you love as much as you can, put it out there for as many people to see as possible and eventually people will pay you to do just that.” This philosophy has always worked out pretty well for me and it results in the most fun projects.
What are you into. Or something that recently inspired you?
I started an organization a couple years ago called the Craft Brew Doodle Crew. We meet once a month at Indiana City Brewing and do musical-chairs style art. There are some seriously talented artists, illustrators and designers around the table and it always inspires me to collaborate on a handful of pieces with other creative people. You can see all the work from that group on CraftBrewDoodleCrew.com or @CraftBrewDoodleCrew on Instagram & Facebook.com/craftbrewdoodle
Waffles or Pancakes? and why.
Legit Belgian waffles with the chewy dough and crunchy bits of sugar! Those things are like crack!
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