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Kurt Woerpel


Kurt Woerpel is the fourth Kurt Woerpel in a small lineage of lazy-namers. Middle School joke permutations on his name include: Purple Woerpel, Captain Kurt, Corporal Woerpel, & Shirt Purple (sounds better out loud) to name a few. His name backwards is VI Lepreow Tdraehrebe Truk, which sounds exotic. His favorite cultural Kurts are Kurt Vonnegut and Kurt Cobain, with the rest of the cultural Kurts being mostly okay but not really doing it for him. He is from Charlottesville VA but now lives in Brooklyn NY where he is finishing his studies at Pratt Institute. He enjoys making things very much.

Favorite Color?
Mint Green or Fluorescent Pink

Favorite Typeface?
Berthold’s Akzidenz Grotesk

Favorite App?
This American Life

Favorite TV Show?
Currently Adventure Time

Favorite Book?
Kafka on the Shore was great ‒ includes talking cats, raining fish, ghost romance, etc.

Favorite Movies?
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Favorite Musician or Band?
Definitely the hardest question… recently been listening to a lot of The Gorillaz

Favorite Fine Artist?
Not sure - I remember an artist (Darren Bader) at Moma PS1 who put two burritos on a windowsill in the corner of an empty gallery. “Chicken Burrito, Beef Burrito.” They’re not supposed to be eaten but I asked a guard and apparently someone accidentally eats one every other week or so. That really made it for me.

Favorite Gadget?
Are shoes a gadget?

Bookmarked Websites?
Reddit; it does most of the work for you

Talent You Wished You Possessed?

Favorite Graphic Designer or Art Director Today?
Paul Sahre is pretty great. (Hello Paul!)

Favorite Design Firm or Ad Agency Working Today?
There are a lot of good ones... Karlssonwilker, M/M Paris, Hort, Nobrow…