by Laura Hutson
On the occasion of our 25th anniversary, the Scene asked 25 of our favorite local artists, painters, designers and printmakers to art up our newspaper boxes and turn them into something uniquely Nashville. Every Monday and Wednesday on Country Life, we'll be highlighting a specific artbox and give you a little insight into each artist's creative practice.
Today's artist is Alex Pearson, whose artbox is dispensing papers at its new location at the Ryman. Look through some other examples of Pearson's work after the jump.
• What was the inspiration behind your box design?
The Architecture of Nashville — in particular the Ryman Auditorium of course! I wanted to do a different old and iconic building of Nashville on each side, but alas, time ran out.
• What materials did you use?
The design was digitally printed on decal paper, and then wrapped around the box.
• When you're not making Nashville Scene newspaper boxes, what kind of art do you make?
I make illustrations that I sell as screenprinted posters and T-shirts. I also do branding design for local businesses like CMA, Parnassus Books and Mitchell Deli.