Interview with the cover designer

Zoë Wong (part 2)

behind the scenes video: Geppetto

Who are you and what do you do?

I'm Zoë Wong from Zoë Wong Studio.

Tell us about this cover?

The cover is a a brief glimpse into the Anoë first collection due out next year. The background is an abandoned theatre in Detroit. I played with paper dolls a lot when I was a kid and I thought it would be fun to make one and give the doll a paper wardrobe. It's a bit indulgent to my youth really but it's important to create a sense of fun when working. 

When were your formative years?

They were definitely from my time studying in Parsons The Newschool for Design, New York. They taught me to find a balance between creating, making money and having fun while constantly striving for perfection. The people who taught me were such a mixed bag too, like the Russian who would insist that what I created wasn't good enough because it was 1/8 of an inch off in measurement.

Oh goodness, I don't know what that would be but it would definitely be where someone, somewhere gave me an unlimited amount of cash and time to do whatever I wanted! I'd also love to work with someone from the dead, like Christian Dior- the things we could work on together would just be too amazing!

Who should design the next cover?

Michael D Higgins. I'm not kidding either. I'm very interested to know what goes on in his mind and what it would look like on paper/screen. If he could verbalise his view of Ireland on a Le Cool cover, it would make my week.





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