Saturday 11 September 2021 – The Monocle Moment

THE INTERROGATOR / HENN KIM Drawing conclusions Around the a long time, South Korean illustrator…


Drawing conclusions

Around the a long time, South Korean illustrator Henn Kim’s arresting black-and-white drawings have garnered her a cult next on social media – even though these times, she’s possibly most effective regarded for designing the go over of Sally Rooney’s bestseller Ordinary Men and women. As perfectly as having worked on a series of new illustrations for the BBC adaptation of the novel, Henn released her personal e-book Starry Evening, Blurry Dreams in August. Right here she tells us about her favourite breakfast, new assignments and a bookshop in Seoul.

What have you been functioning on recently?
I’ve been operating on illustrations for an application and a collaboration with a model that I actually like. Each of these are uncharted territory for me, so the work can be demanding but also incredibly immersive and enjoyable. I’m actually taking pleasure in myself.

What information source do you wake up to?
I don’t observe the news in the morning. Rather I like to start out my working day with my favourite breakfast – rice with salad – and start out sketching concepts as quickly as I wake up.

One thing from the FM dial or Spotify for your tunes?
I pay attention to a whole lot of genres on Spotify or Apple Audio. My favorite musicians are Horace Silver, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie, Björk and Radiohead. I’ve also been listening to a good deal of Tame Impala and Tom Misch not too long ago.

What is that you are buzzing in the shower?
I like putting random indie songs playlists on shuffle whilst I’m in the shower. They’re best for winding down.

Five magazines for your weekend couch-side stack?Dazed, Indie, New Thinker, Domus, i-D and, of program, Monocle.

Newspaper that you switch to?
I really do not read through print newspapers these days but I do like going by means of a wide variety of platforms on-line so I’m not thoroughly biased toward a certain channel.

Favorite bookshop?
An impartial bookshop in Yeonnam-dong in close proximity to my property. The setting up is previous and it is a hole in the wall, genuinely. And despite the fact that it isn’t stocked with a specially fancy or vast variety, it’s attractive and feels warm. I really like paying out time there.

Is that a podcast in your ear?
I like sports, in particular soccer, so I listen to athletics podcasts. I also like podcasts that discuss movie interpretations and powering-the-scenes stories.

What is the very best matter you’ve viewed on Television set just lately?
I really don’t observe a large amount of Television, apart from activity or the information while I eat dinner.

Who’s your cultural obsession?
I appreciate Emily Dickinson and Oscar Wilde. Their crafting is sharp and chilly but it also retains so much humour and sadness.

And what’s your movie genre of selection?
Movies established in house, specially Gravity, which is so artistically filmed that I want to see it once more in Imax. I also love Inception. It perfectly captures the exhilaration of breaking down reality.

Do you continue to make an appointment to view the nightly news? A favorite newsreader potentially?
I don’t have a choice for anchors or stations. Once again, I often stress about bias, so I enjoy a extensive vary of channels.

What is on the airwaves ahead of drifting off?
I observe a large amount of Netflix and truly love criminal offense demonstrates. I appreciated House of Playing cards and Narcos. And there’s a South Korean drama termed Magic formula Forest that I’ve rewatched a couple of situations. Pride and Prejudice and other historical BBC dramas are constantly lovely.