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The inspiring art and design website, Heavy Backpack have an interesting interview up with one of our favourite illustrators and designers, Steven Harrington, in which he confesses his obsession with thrift stores. ‘I find thrift stores, used book stores and used record stores to be very inspiring. They are like time capsules filled up with forgotten colors, papers, typography, and other interesting objects that evoke a sense of time and place and social context. My Mom used to frequent thrift stores when I was a kid, and I hated them then. But now I like to think of thrift store visits as being right up there next to seeing an interesting art exhibition or reading a good book or hearing a good song’.