Tavi Gevinson x Minna Gilligan on Nowness.com
Wake up with the visual one on one between ROOKIE‘s Tavi Gevinson + Illustrator Minna Gilligan‘s, for the fifth printed issue of ‘Printed Pages’, from the totes amaze online platform, ‘It’s Nice That’.
In 2010, Tavi herself created ROOKIE, the teen-focused online zine, now with a second issue of it’s printed edition, with a reach of over four-million readers per week. Part of ROOKIE’s global network of contributors, Gilligan’s colorful patterned backdrops set the stage for an interesting conversation about the web + real-life for NOWNESS.
What’s the one internet habit you have no intention of breaking?
Tavi: Just, like, tweeting things and then being like “ugh, why? Ugh, I hate myself” and deleting them after.”
Minna:I have a lot of internet habits, most of them bad. My most crazy one is obsessively checking eBay auctions even if I’m not bidding on it or anything. I love a bargain, so if it’s like the last five seconds of an auction I don’t want to miss out on something I don’t need.
You’re editing your fantasy issue of Rookie, Who are your fantasy contributors, dead or alive?
T:That’s so hard, ok—Beyoncé. Emily Dickinson would be great, Frida Kahlo and Zadie Smith. Madonna if we could go back a bit, before shit went down.
If you were a social media platform, what would you be and what’s trending?
M:It would be kind of a logistical nightmare to become a social-media platform as a human but I’ll bypass that and say that I’d probably be Instagram. I like the cleanness of it and the ability it gives you to curate this totally perfect rose-tinted dream world.
What do you consider to be the greatest internet invention?
T:@Seinfeld200 is my favourite Twitter account. It’s my favourite internet invention by far.