The well-known adage “You are what you eat” might be true for some, but for illustrator Ana Strumpf, “You are what you draw” seems a much better fit. The Brazilian native, who spends her time between her homeland and New York City, has become well known for repurposing anything from magazine covers, editorial pages, and even canvas bags to add a surge of color and, at times, even movement. With a unique style that puts a refreshing spin on the fashion world, it’s no surprise the illustrator herself is a refreshing and colorful personality, as evidenced from the illustrations she made to answer our questions.
NeueJournal: What did you look like as a child?
NJ: What is the last movie you watched?
NJ: What is your favorite piece of clothing?
NJ: What is your most prized possession?
NJ: What is the first thing you do in the morning?
NJ: What is your biggest vice?
NJ: What is your favorite place in the world?
NJ: What is your favorite time of the day?
NJ: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
NJ: Who do you admire the most?
Illustrations: Ana Strumpf for NeueJournal
Portrait Photography: Filipe Redondo