Not many can say they’ve been a Milan catwalk model, a bin-man, a racing car driver and toured with one of the country’s biggest indie bands. This guy can. We caught up with illustrator Tinhead, whose work will be instantly recognisable to fans of ‘Foals’. Tinhead‘s been creating his recognisable artwork for the band since college. We caught up with him to see what else he has up his sleeve.
You’re clearly a man of many talents…can you tell us what 2014 has in store for you?
I hope to be very busy with work as my new agency BOLT are lining up a few things with me, which should be nice. I’ll be up to my old tricks write my essay doing some collabs and have a few lined up already. I like doing these at times to freshen it up and to take yourself down new routes. It’s always easier when someone holds your hand.
What do you get up to when you’re not illustrating or touring with Foals?
As an extended hobby, which I take too seriously, I compete in motorsport events. That should take up a bit of time too as I travel around the country racing. I started when I was nine so it’s unlikely to stop anytime soon – only when I overspend, or get injured.
We know that you went from being buy essay online a model in Milan to a bin-man in Oxford…what’s been your most memorable job?
Definitely the bin-man. You are a working class superhero! Plus I found so much rad art/stuff that I still use in my work today. I’ve got tons of stuff in storage. People throw their whole lives away literally. This makes me sound like a hoarder. I’m not that bad!
Here at London Living we’re big fans of east London and the wealth of culture on offer…do you have a favourite corner of London?
I like that snooker lounge place in Dalston. Although I’ve only ever been there once, and maybe on the opposite end of the spectrum, The Ivy was rad. They had a butler to look after the lift.
Which piece of work are you most proud of?
It’s usually my last one/body of work. Old stuff seems rubbish but years later are good to post -rationalise and re-visit it. I think you get a secondary appreciation for it at a later date.
You have exhibited your work in London…but where’s your favourite gallery in the city?
You can check out Tinhead’s new clothing line ‘Nightwolf’ here.