An early on staple in the CAPiTA line, The Outdoor Living really began to grow into a CAPiTA classic when Tyler Lepore took creative control of the series. One of the most iconic graphics in his tenure on the CAPiTA pro team came in 2006-2007 with an Outdoor Living graphic inspired by travels to Spain.
The 2006-2007 Outdoor Living Series as seen in that years catalog
What was your process in creating the graphic for the 06-07 Outdoor Living Series?
Lepore: I was in Barcelona Spain, visiting a friend, drinking lots and painting, partying and having so much fun. Paper, glue, pen. Some collage if I found interesting clippings. I went to Spain a few times, as a young person and as an adault....every trip was insane. A few memories are: Smoking hash/ disco's with techo/ George Covalla/ Jeff Galbreth / Ikar Fernandez/ powder / breaking glass/ women with power.
What was your influence for this Outdoor graphic style?
Lepore: I just remember being under the gun to get these board graphics done. I had collected paper and things around the street during my trip, a few old european travel magazines etc.
Detail from the design. Original clippings used on the board series found in the 06-07 catalog collage.
During those years what were the influences in your art overall?
Lepore: I don't think I ever had a real infulence as far as people go. I was always just inspired by what people might think about what I'm creating. Also places I traveled to had a big impact on myself and my art.
Do you have a CAPiTA graphic that you are most proud of or that was your favorite work?
Lepore: I liked the trade show booth I did for Capita years back, with over 3,000 4"x6" photo graphics. I like the totally awesome series. I like them all. So many, fun, great memories.