Mario Hugo

When we talk to contemporary designers about inspiration, one name seems to crop up again and again. At just 27 years of age, New York designer Mario Hugo has already influenced a generation of young creatives with his strongly personal and artistic approach. Some of his best-loved work includes beautifully sketched elements - in his hands, it's almost as though a pencil can take a photograph. Elsewhere, he creates fascinating decorative type. Beyond pure talent, however, it's clear in talking to Hugo that his rise to glory is down to hard work and loving what he does. We called on him to talk about his passion for being creative.

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