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Talking With Vesthetic4k, A Graphic Designer from Denver, CO

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20 years old from Denver Colorado Vesthetic4K is one of the most talented graphic designers we've seen. He's done cover art for artists like: UnoTheActivist, Rich The Kid, Shoreline Mafia, Trippie Redd, and Buku Bandz just to name a few. Check out one his best pieces, the cover of "Lil Bit" by UnoTheActivist (feat. Rich The Kid)

Where are you from and what age did you first make a connection to art?

I’m from Denver, Colorado born and raised. As a kid, I always loved art, mostly painting and drawing but as I got older, I would say around the time I turned 18 is when I really got into the art of graphic design way more.

How long have you been pursuing art?

I've been pursuing and creating art seriously since like mid-2016, around August I'm pretty sure, so I wanna say close to 3 years.

Why do you create art? And what keeps you motivated to keep making new pieces?

To me, I honestly just love making art, any kinds, beats, photography, anything. If I didn’t make money off my art I would still be doing it cuz I love it and have a genuine passion for it. I tend to keep myself motivated by sometimes pushing myself to make some art or even listening to some music that will kinda give me a theme on what to make.

How and when did you decide to take your talents to the music industry?

It really started after I graduated high school. I got introduced to the local music scene here by my producer homie @Vuthentik and slowly more local artists were hitting me up for art, then over time it's changed from people I know to rappers I listen to heavy hitting me up for art.

How did you get your artwork placed as the "Little Bit" cover with Rich The Kid and UnoTheActivist?

Basically me and my bro @davis750 just got hit up by one of the producers of the track to do a cover for them and we just made some fire art together for it, there ended up being some complications with the track, and it ultimately ended up getting leaked, but our art is still the cover and it was a pretty good experience doing art for and interacting with those guys. I still bump that track often and it's surreal that we got our art on a Rich The Kid x UnoTheActivist track.

Do you have a favorite piece you've created? Why is it your favorite?

My favorite piece is probably "Weapons Free" just cause it got a lot of reactions out of people, some negative, some positive, but I like to think that you know the art is good if it gets a reaction from people, good or bad.

What's the main inspiration for your art?

My main inspiration is really just creating to create, because I like to, I want to be doing this on a bigger scale someday so I keep that in the back of my head to keep me going and creating. My talented friends inspire me as well.

What’s your definition of success for an artist? And what steps have you taken to try and achieve this?

For me personally, success to me would just be making a full living off my art and inspiring others to create and do what they want to do. I feel like I’m on the right track to get where I want to be, I just need to push harder and keep grinding.

What takes up your free time when you're not doing art?

Usually, if I'm not making art which is something I do a lot, I'm either playing PS4 or making beats with my bros. I basically live in the studio and just be creating shit 25/8.

What's on your horizon for your career for the rest of 2019?

Definitely expect to see more of my art on tracks with 1M +, I’m already creeping on my first art on a track with 1M, but besides that I'm gonna start doing more art pop-ups this year, hopefully, get merch started, and another goal of mine for 2019 is to try to do some art this year that ends up on a plaque or on a billboard.

Check Out Vesthetic4k!

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