Award Winning Pinball Graphic Artist Dirty Donny Gillies Designs Latest Suncoast Project
Deemed to be one of the most influential artists to invade the pop culture scenes of the punk, rock n roll and heavy metal underground, Dirty Donny Gillies has been spreading his art across all mediums for decades; ranging from skate decks to pinball machines, hot rods and album covers to name but a few.
Donny Grew up In Ottawa Canada and spent most of his time listening to records, collecting and drawing. School was never his thing and he left at the age of 15. He spent allot of time working in bars and restaurants where he ended up painting signs and chalkboard advertisements. At the same time he was designing flyers, T-shirts and record covers for local bands. His underground work stretched outside his local bubble and he was getting hired by bands and labels around the world and was finally able to make a full go at Art moving to Montreal Canada in 1998.
The Cosmic Carnival Interview
Let’s start at the beginning. My love for pinball started when I was a kid. I grew up working at my family’s restaurant in Northern Indiana. At the age of 9 I started bussing tables and I was paid $.25 for every table that I cleaned. Every single quarter I got went right into the arcade and pinball machines at the restaurant. Fast forward a few decades … I have wanted to build a pinball ever since I got into manufacturing. I understood that pinball is a much more complicated animal so it wasn’t until mid-2017, when we moved into our new facility, that we actually started working on the concept for Cosmic Carnival. In late 2017 we had a basic whitewood playfield design and decided we would move forward so we started the process to expand. In early 2018 we were able to double our facility size to
12,000 sq/ft giving us room to go further with pinball. We currently have an expansion plan in place to take us to 20,000 sq/ft within the next several months.
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