WHO: LOGAN REAL
WHAT: ARTIST/DESIGNER
WHERE: DALLAS, TX

Your hand painted technique is very unique. How did you develop this skill?
I’M A SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST. MY LAST YEAR IN COLLEGE I BEGAN PAINTING ON SNEAKERS, BECAUSE I’VE ALWAYS LOVED FASHION. I KNEW IF I DEDICATED MYSELF TO PERFECTING THIS UNIQUE CRAFT, I COULD BE SUCCESSFUL. ONCE I PERFECTED PAINTING ON SNEAKERS, I THEN PROGRESSED TO ALL FORMS OF LEATHER GOODS SUCH AS WOMENS HANDBAGS, WALLETS, ETC.

L13What is your favorite part about your work process?
THE REASON I LOVE WHAT I DO IS BECAUSE IT ALLOWS ME TO EXPRESS MY HONEST THOUGHTS THROUGH DESIGN. EVERY TIME I PAINT OR HAVE A MOMENT OF CLARITY WHILE WORKING, IT’S AN AMAZING FEELING. AS IF NOTHING ELSE MATTERS EXCEPT THAT MOMENT.

L7You grew up in Miami – did the culture of Miami influence your artistic style?
ABSOLUTELY! GROWING UP IN MIAMI AND SURROUNDING MYSELF WITH MANY DIFFERENT CULTURES DEFINITELY INFLUENCED THE WAY I DESIGN AND CONTINUES TO DO SO. MIAMI MADE ME A VERY OPEN-MINDED PERSON AND IT ALLOWED ME TO TAKE VARIOUS UNIQUE ELEMENTS AND COMBINE THEM INTO AN EXPRESSIVE STYLE. MY WORK IS EVER EVOLVING YET REMAINS SIMPLISTIC, CLEAN, COLORFUL, AND PRECISE.

L1You’ve monogrammed items for many famous faces. Who has been your favourite collaboration?RECENTLY I’VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SOME PERSONALIZED HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR GEORGE CLOONEY & HOWARD STERN. THAT DEFINITELY IS A PERSONAL HIGHLIGHT TO MY CAREER THUS FAR.

Logan12What has been the most memorable item you’ve monogrammed?
I WOULD SAY THE FAMOUS ‘BLUE POUCH’ HAS BEEN THE MOST MEMORABLE ITEM I’VE MONOGRAMMED. LAST YEAR REBECCA MINKOFF ASKED ME TO MONOGRAM 500 BLUE POUCHES AS HOLIDAY GIFTS. I TOLD HER I HAD DEVELOPED A 3-D MONOGRAM STYLE AND THOUGHT IT WOULD BE PERFECT FOR THE POUCH. ONCE SHE SAW THE SAMPLE, SHE KNEW WHAT I HAD BEEN  TALKING ABOUT. A LOT OF BLOGGERS AND CELEBRITIES ALL HAVE THIS BLUE POUCH WITH MY 3-D MONOGRAM.

Logan 1Blogger Caroline in the City and Coco Rocha with their Rebecca Minkoff Blue Pouch Bags

What has been the highlight of your career, so far?
OPRAH CHOSE MY HAND-PAINTED MONOGRAM AS HER “TOP FAVORITE LIST OF 2013”. YOU CAN FIND THIS FOR SALE AT WWW.MARKANDGRAHAM.COM OR IN THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF O MAGAZINE BY OPRAH.

OPrah Logan MainWho is your dream collaboration?
THERE ARE SO MANY BUT TO NARROW IT DOWN I’D HAVE TO SAY CHANEL. THEN, I’D HAVE TO SAY CELINE, TODDS, HERMES, AND LOUIS VUITTON.

2014 is almost upon us. Do you have any exciting projects happening in the New Year?
I RECENTLY JUST LAUNCHED MY FIRST SMALL LEATHER GOODS COLLECTION AT SECRET LOCATION IN VANCOUVER, WHICH I’M VERY PROUD OF. KENNETH COLE JUST BECAME A CLIENT OF MINE AND I’LL BE DOING A LOT OF MONOGRAM FOR THEIR NATIONAL PROGRAM. REBECCA MINKOFF AND I WILL BE WORKING ON A COUPLE OF SPECIAL PROJECTS WITH MONOGRAM, AND I JUST RECENTLY RECEIVED SOME CELEBRITY ORDERS FOR MONOGRAM FROM THE CAST OF “COUGAR TOWN”,

L10What do you enjoy most about the career path you’ve chosen?
I ENJOY DOING SOMETHING I LOVE, WHICH IS A GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT TO ME PERSONALLY. THE FACT THAT I WAS ABLE TO CREATE SOMETHING FROM NOTHING, HAS ALOUD ME TO LOOK AT LIFE A DIFFERENT WAY AND GIVEN ME THE PASSION TO PROGRESS FORWARD. THAT FEELING OF PROGRESSION AND CONFIDENCE REALLY MAKES WHAT I DO FULFILLING.

Logan 11 LOGAN’S FAVORITES

PLACE TO RELAX & UNWIND
AT HOME WATCHING MOVIES, BIKING, YOGA, AND PLAYING WITH MY DOG KOA!

COMFORT FOOD
THERE’S A LOT! TWIZZLERS, GELATO, SALT & VINEGAR CHIPS,
DARK CHOCOLATE, SUSHI, RAVIOLI 

COFFEE ORDER
SOY AMERICANO OR ESPRESSO

VACATION DESTINATION
GREAT PLACES ARE VANCOUVER, BARCELONA, PARIS, FLORENCE

  CONNECT WITH LOGAN
WEBSITE: www.loganreal.com
TWITTER: @loganreal
INSTAGRAM: @loganreal

 

 Images by Ed Ng for Secret Location & from Logan Real

 

 

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