“It’s A Living is more than my studio—it’s a creative lifestyle, identity and a philosophy.”
- Macbook Pro 13″
- Wacom Intuos 4 M
- Copic travelling case
- Nike SB backpack
- (Markers) – Calligraffiti On the run, Montana 94 Gold, Krink K-71 Silver, Krink K-66 Gold, Krink K-60 Gold, Pilot Gold, UniPaint Gold, Sakura solid markers 8 colours, Copic Wide, Copic pens 1, 5, 3 & Brush., UniPaint black & White, Faber-Castell- big brush, Technical pencil, Tombow Brush pen blue – Pilot parallel pen
- Sunglasses Rayban Clubmaster
- Canon 60D body with Maru camo strap
- iPhone 4S
- Krew Necklace anchor
- Nixon Watch – Time teller (Gold)
- Moleskine sketchbook
- Opteka fish eye lens 6.5mm
- Canon 50 mm 1.8
- Moleskine journal
- Brixton wallet
- Apple headphones
- Rayban case
Who are you and what do you make?
My name is Ricardo Gonzalez. I am a graphic designer from Durango Mexico; I’ve been living in NY for over a year. My main focus is lettering, calligraphy and type. It’s A Living is more than my studio—it’s a creative lifestyle, identity and a philosophy. I love NY pizza, wine, skateboarding & rap.
What’s the most essential tool in your toolkit—what can you not create without?
My hands. Without them I would not be able to create.
How was your work/personal style influenced by your roots in skate culture?
Somehow I was influenced by Chad Muska‘s street style of skating, and the way he spray painted his board or grip tape. That was so rad. I also really admire Jim Phillips, he produced some very iconic designs for Santa Cruz—the screaming hand, for example. To me that’s so inspiring.
You can only draw one letter for the rest of your life—which is it?
Mmmm… Q? I like ovals or circles; they’re so hard to draw.
Image originally submitted by artist to The Creators Toolkit.