Interview with Ahmed Al-Refaie

Interview With Ahmed Al-Refaie

By day, Ahmed Al-Refaie is a creative director, but the Kuwaiti native is also an incredible digital artist and graphic designer with a truly unique style. We caught up with Ahmed to find out just what makes him (and his

Interview with photographer Carol Burri


How did you get into photography initially? During my first study in post-industrial design, I did a lot of computer graphics, particularly in 3D applications. I played with virtual physical light and for this, I did tests with cameras and

Introducing Cornelia And Her Aquarius Dreams


Every so often here at Sketchbook, we get a rare opportunity to meet someone who, in our humble opinion, would be classed as a real rising star. So when we met briefly with a Swedish artist named Cornelia (at a New Year

In Depth Interview: Hamad AlSarraf


Kuwaiti born photographer, Hamad AlSarraf tells us about his photos and their stories, his projects, ambitions and much much more… Unknown Dreams Kiev, Ukraine 2011 When did you get your first camera? And what was the first photo you took with

In Depth Interview: Tahir Sultan


Shadow by Faye West   What sparked your interest in fashion? My interest in fashion was sparked when I was around 14- I was very influenced by one dress in particular- it was in Madonna’s, vogue video.  I thought how

Bad Taste In Men, Good Taste In Shoes


The captivating lifestyle brand ‘Bad Taste in Men, Good Taste in Shoes’ hosted a dazzling evening of champagne and cupcakes for a buzzing and exclusive crowd of fashionistas, to mark the launch of this new lifestyle brand which, we predict,

Ones to Watch 2011: Meet Lisa Stannard


Can you give us a little background into who ‘Lisa Stannard’ is? From a small town close to Manchester, ambitious and hardworking with a huge imagination. Trained in Textile Design and now operating as a freelance illustrator, textile designer, fashion

Ones to Watch 2011: Dead Heroes Clothing


Dead Heroes clothing is a brand that creates graphic t-shirts and jumpers inspired by pop art, skate culture, thrash metal and the mod area. One of the men behind it is Mike Lewis, the guitarist of one of the UKs

Ones to Watch 2011: The Bilderberg Group


Towards the end of last year (which already seems so long ago), Sketchbook decided to put some feelers out and kept our ears to the ground, as we set out in search of some up and coming talent who we

Première Vision – Spring Summer 2012


Paris, 08-10 February 2011 – Première Vision, the world’s biggest fabric trade show, attracted about 56,000 fashion professionals from over 100 countries.  This marks a substantial increase in visitors in comparison to February 2010 that was accompanied by an overall