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It’s always fun meeting fellow vegans. I had the chance to sit and chat with Sophie Morro, a very talented illustration artist. Here’s a little overview about her, her art and her new book titled The Apartments of Montreal which showcases 4 young artists’ apartments. Her illustrations reveal an innate beauty that captures the many intricacies of young urban life, which contributes to the city’s authentic character.

Sophie

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

i’m 22. Art student and illustrator. Australian-born, California-raised, Montreal based. Oh, and vegan too!

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What is your favourite creative outlet?

Drawing and painting have always been my love, but I also adore film photography – you can see my photography work on www.blogdesophie.tumblr.com

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What are you currently working on?
Doing lots of painting studies to improve my abilities, getting my illustration work in the public eye, making mock posters for Lana del Rey and distributing my zine The Apartments of Montreal locally and overseas.

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Tell us about your favourite piece.

A painting I did for one of my classes, where we had to choose a reference from either art or film history with dramatic lighting and recreate an aspect of it. I chose Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers as my inspiration with its colorful neon nightclub lighting; I got into character through costume, pink wig and all, photographed myself and painted my Spring Breakers self-portrait.

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Where do you feel the future of print media is going, in our increasingly online world?
I don’t think printed matter will ever be extinct. Nothing replaces holding your favorite book in your hands. Also, can you imagine life without bookstores? That would be so sad.

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What does living beautifully mean to you?
Living beautifully is doing your best in all areas of your life with integrity for yourself, others, animals and the planet.

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Find Sophie’s zine, The Apartments of Montreal locally at Drawn & Quarterly, Annex Vintage and Monistiraki

To see more of her work, check out the links below.

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Website: www.sophiemorro.com

Blog: www.blogdesophie.tumblr.com

Instagram: sophiemorro