Ad man + Gig Poster artist + Painter = JP Cuison
I first met JP Cusion at Leo Burnett. I was an Account Executive and JP was my Art Director. He would usually send me files (to be submitted to the client) with weird filenames. I can’t remember them at the top my head but I remember having a hard time locating his files in my harddrive after.
At a glance, one would not probably think how talented JP is as an artist. Puro kalokoohan kasi. But really, JP is a two-time representative at the Cannes Young Lions International Advertising Festival. For those who’s not part of the ad world, this is like the Oscars for advertising agencies worldwide. Yes, it is very prestigious. Recently, he also had a feature presentation at Graphika Manila.
Despite his fame, JP has remained very down to earth and has never failed to agree to collaborate with Punchdrunk Panda. I usually wonder why cause I really look up to him. But probably he just gets a kick out of making fun of me. He calls me N.A.T.I.G.O., nickname for Nathania Go, but stands for “Nanay At Tatay Instik Galing Ongpin.”
Anyway, I’m glad to share with your my very brief interview with JP. Enjoy!
PDP: Briefly tell us about yourself.
JP: Ad man + Gig Poster artist + Painter = JP Cuison
PdP: Wow, that’s brief alright!
PDP: What do you do for fun?
JP: Vintage toy, art books and vinyl toy collector. I also collects smiles from my daughters. :-) *heart melts*
PDP: Where did “Gigzilla” come from?
JP: Since I’m a gig poster artist, I have to come up with a name that has the word “GIG” on it ( self packaging purposes). Obviously, I was inspired by Godzilla (a giant japanese lizard) while thinking of a name.
PDP: Tell us about your products.
JP: It is unique because I’m planning to sell limited editions and 1 of 1s.
PDP: Pick your favorite Gigzilla product.
JP: My original neon marker posters.
PDP: Where do you find inspiration?
JP: Inside my wallet.
PDP: What themes/life experiences directly influence your aesthetic?
JP: Pinoy comics, Pinoy B-Movies and Pinoy Pop Culture
PDP: Any local brands that you look up to?
JP: Team Manila, Artworks, Happy Days and Ayala Land
PDP: What is your dream project/product?
JP: A theme park. GIGZILLAND
PDP: What’s in store in the future?
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