For this installment of Robe Talk, we chat with the prolific illustrator, Taylor Rushing, whose artwork has become a ubiquitous visual identity of the best country and rock and roll music of the modern era.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: what do you do for a living? Or what has been your life journey so far?

I am the owner of Not Bad Illustration which is a multi-disciplinary creative studio based in Atlanta, GA. Our clients focus on music and entertainment but I rarely turn away from projects that sound fun and challenging.  

What are ways you find inspiration when you’re not feeling creative?

I visit antique stores often and take as many pictures as I can. I find so much inspiration in old things and admire the physical work that design and illustration once demanded of makers. I’m also always hunting for hand-painted signage in towns that I visit. The greatest letterforms are found there.  

What activities (indoor or outdoor) are most important to you?

I love swimming in creeks and rivers. Especially the ones that you have to hike to. That’s the highlight of Summers in the South.

How do you interact with your home? What is your favorite room in your house and why?

I work exclusively from my home so its helpful to create space between the work room and the relaxation space. My studio is a dark space filled with art books and vintage posters drawn by of my heroes. There’s room there for my assistant and I to both work. I also have a small room in our home that holds my collection of folk art and music. That’s where I feel most relaxed and inspired.

What are some self care practices you find helpful?

Petting dogs, burning incense and sitting in hot saunas.

Have you ever considered yourself a robe person?

I’ve had robes through the years and never appreciated them. Now that I am older and see the value in rest, I crave a robe.  

What’s your favorite Great Indoors robe pattern?

Spectre Baby!!!