Hello my name is Matthew – I am the owner and creator of Bonfirecherry aka I am the one who threw the cherry onto the bonfire
As you can tell from a person running a printing business, I am a creative person I have been since school then when i went to college I studied Art and Design and then graphic design. I learnt a lot printing skills from college but self taught myself other skills that I use to produce the items you see at Bonfirecherry.com eg how to produce the printed badges.
I admire a lot of artists and designers but the three I look up to the most for inspiration are Roy Lichtenstein, Jamie Hewlett and Jody Barton. I do like to visit exhibitions every now and then when I have the time, my favourite being a Roy Lichenstein one around my birthday a few years ago at the Tate modern.
I have an interest in Japanese anime and manga such as the series called One Piece that sometimes it ends up getting into my print work in some way (names for designs such as Yonko's Messenger, Robin's War, Carrot and Chopper as inspired by characters from the show) that I name the creator, Eiichiro Oda as another artist that I admire.
The genre of films I love to watch anime (no surprise there), science fiction, super hero and comedies.
Books I like to read in my spare time are Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo etc), manga and anything from JD Salinger.
When it comes to music, I like to listen Foo Fighters, Beck, Bjork, Arctic Monkeys, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Will Young and 90's pop music (guilty pleasure) to name a few.
If you want to know more about my brand, Bonfirecherry, check out the "About Bonfirecherry" page.
Photo credit to Mark O'Connor from O'Connor Photography, find out more about his work here