Ritchie - Bio
Ritchie is a german letterer and designer based in Zurich, Switzerland where he lives with his wife and little daughter. He has been always very passionate about letters in all their forms and beauty. He started with graffiti when he was around 15 years old. Today he combines his experience with the modern art of handlettering. He creates new pieces of hand drawn art every week day.
"Never be afraid of failing, that's when we learn the most!"
Ritchie - Interview
How many years have you been drawing ?
As long as I can think back I have been drawing. I started with graffiti as a teenager. I try to combine those skills I have learned over the years and put it into my art works from today.
If you were an advertisement, which would your slogan be?
Never be afraid of failing… that’s when we learn the most!
Which is the part you enjoy the most drawing ?
Loving the process of every art work I do. it’s exciting for me to see how a blank canvas can turn into something colorful and tells a story in the end.
What is your main inspiration when you are creating a new drawing ?
I think it’s difficult to tell. Coz I think inspiration is everywhere! Be open minded to explore and fail! that’s when true inspiration kicks in!
What does drawing means to you?
Family First! but drawing means everything to me – it’s also away for me to dive into a different world and completely forget everything around me.
Do you consider that nowadays there are more or less opportunities for new artists? Why?
It has never been so easy to show your work to the world! Take the opportunity but never take anything for granted.
If you didn’t like drawing what would you like to do?
I don’t know… but when I left school I always thought being a teacher at a primary school would be something amazing.
If you could change the world, what would you do?
Spread more positivity & respect for each other. You are not alone on the planet so don’t act like that!
What would your idyllic life as an artist be like?
Living in a really high building in a big city where I would have a big overview! With my wife and my daughter… with a little room where I can create my art.
Ritchie - Projects
Do you want to know more about Ritchie? You can find some projects below.