I was recently interviewed by Chicago-based writer James Patrick Gordon for a profile on Paste Magazine. While the feature centers on my work and love of football, the thoughtful Mr. Gordon seemed keen to seek out the deeper, underlying themes behind what makes me tick:
Looking at his work, Taylor’s images and writings form a kind of love letter to the beautiful game, one you discover hidden away in an old box in the attic decades later, perhaps long after you and the other party in your affair had parted company. It summons joy and melancholy and fading memory. Perhaps the word that best describes Taylor’s designs is saudade, a Portuguese lacuna that means either “longing for an absent other” or “nostalgia for a future that never happened.”
What Gordon says makes sense: I was born on January 30, which is the Brazilian day of saudade. So if you want my ruminations on football, music, and design and much more in between go ahead and click right here.