[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/263296161?secret_token=s-Qbf5s” params=”color=570000&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Within minutes of meeting Lorenzo Princi you know you are in the company of someone who is creative to the core. Driven to do. Design, photography, layout, interviews, art direction and much more. I came to know Lorenzo through his magazine “Caffeine and Concrete,” which is one of my all-time favorite publications. Blurb hosted a meet up in Sydney where I was finally able to meet the man. Lorenzo has a knowledge level that goes far beyond my one art class education, but he shares in a way that makes me feel like there is a flicker of hope that I might one day catch up.
His magazine is a testament to what can be accomplished by the individual. So many find reasons to NOT make something like “Caffeine and Concrete,” but thankfully Lorenzo chooses to power on. The reader benefits from his unique blend of typographic art, poetry and interviews that span a wide range of humanity. Do yourself a favor and buy a copy. And if this isn’t enough he’s also got Blurb Hack.
What I love about Lorenzo is he just creates. What happens after is almost an afterthought because he just keeps making things. MAN do I have an appreciation for this. Oh, he also works full time as a designer. Did I mention that? Yes, so the rest of us are slacking. Totally slacking.