CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART
Christian Morin is a graphic designer, educator, art director, and musician from Los Angeles. He is currently an MFA candidate in the 2D-Design department. He received his AA at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and his BFA from Art Center College of Design. He has taught at Eastern Michigan University and Art Center and has written for Print Magazine. Christian formerly worked as a graphic designer and art director at Girl Skateboards and as an artist assistant for Alex Israel. He also co-hosts an independent radio show on KCHUNG called Prodigal Sons. As a former touring musician, Christian now combines performance and graphics with an interest in the modernist avant-garde and the likes of Kurt Schwitters and Oskar Schlemmer. His most recent work is entitled The Great American Race, which consists of a book, film, and installation explores problematic issues of race, religion, and society’s complicity in this system.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Pasadena just north of Los Angeles. Now I live at Cranbrook.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Anything personal and hand delivered
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Racing motorcycles and cars
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Books and magazines
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Don’t try to be original, just try to be good” ‑ Paul Rand interpretation of a Mies van der Rohe quote