Panda, Panda, wo bist du schön?
The designer explained the different pieces of hardware on his electronic altar and pointed at the scanner. – Many contemporary digital designers do not see the creative potential of an ordinary 2D flatbed scanner, he says and places a small, white umbrella spreading ambient light on the scanner glass. – This morning I was going to place a live snake, a Norwegian Linnormr, straight on the glass. Somehow, I can’t force myself to do it. The Linnormr is going to be a part of a scenario with the Chinese Panda Gold coin as an investment option. A Chinese gold wholesaler have ordered twelve illustrations with motives from the Chinese Zodiac. All twelve illustrations have to have the Panda figure on the gold coins integrated with the Zodiac animals. – As you probably know, the Shanghai Gold Exchange will focus on gold coins as bestsellers to foreign investors. Humm… I better scan the Linnormr in his reptile glass cage, he says thoughtfully as he lights up a cigarette.
Herald is the wiz of gold coin illustrations. The Chinese love him and pay “The Mad Norwegian” handsomely. – The first gold illustration I made was for a Chinese/English gold dealer in London. He was in need of some serious promotion leaflets that would appeal to both rich Chinese tourists and the wealthy British upper-middle class. It was great! The London dealer loved the way I captured the essence of gold as an investment object for an uncertain monetary future. He recommended me to his connections in Shanghai. I had it made.
Hard facts – Best and Worst
Profession: Illustrator and Designer
Age: 31 years
Education: The Art and Design School
Favorite prepper scenario
The Chinese Yuan takeover
Favorite prepper tool
The 2D flatbed scanner
Worst prepper trap
The Fetish of prepping
The worst being a prepper
Would really have liked to have
A sexy girlfriend
Favorite prepper item
The Chinese one oz. Panda Gold Coin