CHARLENE MAN & LAZY PRESS
How are you doing? Could you give us a little introduction about yourself?
Not bad, but could be better! I do many things, which involve illustrations, design and publishing. Apart from commercial design work, I run a mini publishing project named Lazy Press, which I’m currently planning a range of new editions collaborating with different artists, hoping to launch by the end of this year.
What’s keeping you busy right now?
Few things, I have a couple of commercial job lining up but mostly working on my upcoming solo exhibition which was suppose to be now but it has postponed to next month.
Congrats on the new magazine cover work! You’ve been doing quite a few community based project lately, from children’s book to online zine work shop. How do you feel about them?
Thank you! I really enjoy working with the community, because sometimes working in illustration and design I feel almost like a human printer, but working with the community gives me more of the purpose and makes my work more meaningful.
Can you tell us more about Lazy Press?
Lazy Press started in 2016, when I have to quit my job and go back to my parent house in the UK to help them move. I didn’t have a job, so at the time i was sitting at my parent’s office and trying to look for freelance work. Everyday my mum will knock on the door and remind me not to be lazy. This sparks a whole exhibition concept which I ended up propose to multiple galleries in Asia, and that’s how Lazy Press was launched.
What are you listening right now?
Recently I’ve been listening back my favourite mix on SoundCloud. If I can’t think of anything to listen to, I’ll always play this when I’m working.
Check out the playlist above curated by Charlene. Giving us her taste of lazy tunes!
How do you stay healthy and sane during this uncertain time? Do you have a daily routine?
I’m always quite up-beat. Time has been difficult but I’ve started to cook a lot, which is something that I enjoy and I love sharing to my friends! Reminding them to eat well and healthy!