Studio Skiffle is the wandering and wondering award winning design and art practice of Marshall Lambert.
—Commonly& Uncommonly Asked Questions& Fun Facts—
What's a "Skiffle" ??
Studio Skiffle, shorthandedly referenced here as §, is the playful and improvisational award-winning design and art practice of Marshall Lambert. Marshall has passion for color, smells, culture, the real, the surreal, the known and the unknown. The work of § reflects the curious and processual methods embraced while exploring and improvising with both digital and analogue technologies.
The name of § was influenced by the music genre, Skiffle. Familiar to few, Skiffle music is often played using improvised spirit and music instruments alike. When happening upon the word and musical world of Skiffle, Marshall felt a great kinship between the essence of Skiffle and her own design processes which often involve improvising, playing and exploring different mediums and techniques. Because of the world's general unfamiliarity with the word and work of Skiffle, Marshall is creating a research something, playfully titled An Informal Guide to What the Heck Skiffle Is and is Not. Please reach out if you would like to pre-order a copy.
Lonnie Donegan was known as the King of Skiffle music, and Marshall aspires to one day become known as the Queen of Skiffle. She, like Lonnie, also plays the 5-string banjo. Because of this similarity, Marshall finds her aspiration to be not too far-fetched. 💿 😂
Pencils or pens ??
I very specifically write with blue pens, and also very specifically draw with black pens. Sometimes I scribble with pencils because I miss the feeling of writing with them, but not enough to actually write with them. ✏️ ✍️
Where are you from ??
I'm proudly from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia (West. Virginia. Not western Virginia. #educationalhashtags), though I'm currently living in Boston, Massachusetts. Breaking WV stereotypes, I have all my teeth and impressively no cavities. Falling trap to WV stereotypes, I do pick banjo which I named at 16 Cornelius Petri. #thereisnobanjoemoji #whyistherenobanjoemoji?
How would you sell Hot Coco in Florida ??
Iced! How in the world else? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Are you currently working on any cool projects?
Yes! I'm working on writing and illustrating a children's book about a French marshmallow, and another one containing illustrations and short stories of other odd characters I've invented in my universe over recent years. Stay tuned and in the meantime shop The Girl with Long Bangs in my Five&Dime.
Would you rather fight 1 horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses ??
One horse-sized duck. The latter sounds like an absolute nightmare. 😱
Would you hook up your ‘Recently Played’ list on Spotify to the office speakers ??
Heck yeah—nothing to hide here. (*best listened to loudly and on random). 💿 🔀 🔊