Poster Romance Questionnaire: Steve Thomas

Montreal Travel Poster Steve Thomas
Montreal Poster by Steve Thomas – Coming Soon!

I actually dont remember precisely where or when I first saw Steve’s work, but it caught my eye immediately: filled with allusions to vintage posters and product art from the early 20th century, and inspired by his love for advertising, art and travel, his posters literally offer to take you to places you have never been before (and are not likely to get to any time soon). Kind of retro-futuristic, the subject matter, the colors and even the typography remind us of some the great Art Deco posters of the 1920s and 30’s. Steve has done work for Star Wars, Disney, Fox, Star Trek, the Muppets, and … us! We are proud to share with you the first peek at our Steve-Thomas commissioned poster… we are in the process of printing it up and as soon as it’s available, we’ll let you know!

We asked Steve to answer our questionnaire, and he graciously acquiesced. His answers can be found below:

1. Where is it that you best express your creativity – the boardroom, the classroom, the bedroom or the kitchen?

The boardroom of my mind – since I work in a home office.

 2. An alien arrives on your doorstep. In a limited amount of time, you would like to introduce him to our culture and way of life. Which three places would you take him to, and why?

The Minnesota State Fair, the Mall of America and a National Park.

 3. How would you describe your present state of mind?

Content, but unfulfilled. I have many ideas that I need to put into some artwork.

 4. Six words that best describe you…

Dedicated, creative, focused, thinker, husband, father

 5. Your new extra-terrestrial buddy asks for a definition of ‘happiness’ (a concept which does not exist on his planet). What would your definition be?

Family and a home.

 6. If you were going to be confined to a space with four blank walls for a period of time, which kind of artwork would you like to bring with you?

Trompe l’oeil. At least then it could seem that you have windows, or shelves with things on them, etc.

 7.The alien wins $10 million in the lottery and asks for advice on what to do with it. What would you suggest?

Give some away, invest some and spend the rest.

 8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’d like to be a little taller. Not much, about an inch or so.

9. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

Getting married and having three beautiful children.

10. Before returning to his planet – having decided Earth was no place for a sane extra-terrestrial – the alien asks one final question: how do you find peace on a place like Earth?

Friends and family and a place to sit and laugh together.

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