TELL US YOUR CURE FOR THE BLUES.
Drum and Bass? No, seriously though. Cycling or going for a walk. Or just getting outdoors. I’m a very keen cyclist and I love it because it forces me to focus on just doing that, which helps to clear my head.
WHAT’S THE ONE THING ABOUT YOU THAT TAKES OTHERS BY SURPRISE?
I’m colourblind. I kept it hidden for years and years, especially when I was working as a graphic designer. I definitely made mistakes but mostly I was able to style it out and I never got found out. I think that’s why a lot of my work is in black and white, but I have developed my own colour palette. As a teenager, I used to scan in album covers that I really liked: Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, Frank Zappa Hot Rats and I’d use the colours from those covers that I already knew worked well together.So a lot of the colours that I use now are from those records — it’s a very tight palette.
IN 50 YEARS’ TIME, ART WILL PREDOMINANTLY CONSIST OF…
For me, art has to be something that’s really fragile and exists in real life. As soon as you can save something digitally then it’s not real — and therefore it’s not art. So I don’t think that all this digital art, people drawing on iPads and so on, will take off.