You may or may not have heard of @MODELCARDS. They caught our eye a while back, so we thought it was worth dropping the person behind the account a quick message to see if they could explain a bit more behind it all. Damiano kindly obliged.
Damiano, (AKA @modelcards) is an illustrator based in Milan, Italy. He has a deep love for street culture, football tees, fashion dramas and David Attenborough’s documentaries. His words, not ours.
Damiano also claims to have some questionable paintings hanging in house that represent his constant varied sources of inspiration. But we digress.
What we really wanted to know was, how did this project come about and where does he intend on taking it?
Anyway, enough form us – more from him.
CK: We’re going to to assume you’re a football shirt collector, is that right?
Dam: We Italians we are all born with a shirt, a football one. I haven’t been collecting them for long, although the very first one dates back to my childhood, a "Del Piero" shirt was my very first one.
CK: Based on that response would we be right to assume you’re a Juventus fan then?! So how did the project ‘Model Cards’ start?
Dam: The idea just popped into my mind one night during Christmas time, one of those feisty nights where you drink a lot and start mixing stuff together. Eventuality the situation got out of hand and I ended up mixing models with football cards. Quite a productive bender!
CK: Blimey – sounds it. Is there an old goal to the project or is purely experimental.
Dam: The purpose is to combine what I like most in life: illustrations, football and fashion.