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About: www.mekazoo.com

Winning designer MEKAZOO with MEKAZOO by DuncanBoxie

MEKAZOO is a designer that is loaded with potential. His Brute force Brigade design is proof that this designer is going places.

1. Tell us more about yourself and your family, have you always lived in the same place or moved around a lot?

I live in Istanbul, one of the biggest city in Turkey. I’ve lived here all of my life and I love this city, it has some problems, but it’s okey. I was one of those kids who preferred video games over going out and playing ball games etc. I always loved cartoons and grew up with great ones like Robotech and Transformers. Oh and I am a big Star Wars fan.

2. Do you feel Turkish designers have something unique to offer that the rest of Europe is lacking?

Well there are great and talented designers/artists in Turkey. And also there is a majority who are just the copycat of what is popular in Europe/USA, or famous artists, but you know it’s a general thing all over the world so I don’t mind it too much. Anyway i think this whole design/art thing must be considered as something across nationalities.

3. What gave you the idea for your amazing Brute Force Brigade?

It started as a “what if” question. What if the animals have their own arms and guns? It’s a fact that countries spend most of their budgets on their armies and it’s funny that most of the technologies we are using in our daily life today are the remnants or developed versions of army technologies. Humankind kills each other more than any other living species on this planet. So we are the civilized, but the armed beasts.

4. How would you describe your design style?

I love using bold lines and clean shapes. I try to add little details to everything I design. I don’t like useless ornaments or too much detail, I just try to add what is necessary.

5. Which designer would you say has had the most influence on your work?

Ouch it’s a hard question. There are some artists and designers that I really admire their style and works like Unkl, Jeff Soto, Guy McKinley, Niarkone, Jared Nickerson and Huck Gee.


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