Illustrated Tapes 017: Sink
Curated by Thomas Hedger
09.10.18


Mixcloud / Spotify

Thomas is an artist and illustrator based in London.

Hi Alex, can you tell us a little bit about your tape and your song selections?

The tape is full of songs I think you can draw to - tunes you can relax and sink in to but occasionally have a sing along to as well - mellow but not moody.

How did you go about the artwork for the tape?

The tone of the playlist is something I’m pretty familiar with, I like to melt away into songs as I’m drawing - the kind where you don’t realise your doing both. The artwork just had to have progressional sinking and this is where it ended up.

What are your fave album covers, records with a great music and artwork combo, or musical projects with a visual component?


It’s Kinda Funny – Josef K
2016, Les Disques Du Crépuscule
Artwork: Jean-François Octave



Parklife - Blur
1994, Food
Design: Chris Thompson / Stylorouge



The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
1989, Silvertone
Artwork: John Squire



‘I Wanna Be Adored’ [single] – The Stone Roses
Silvertone, 1989
Artwork: John Squire



‘Fools Gold’ / ‘What the World Is Waiting For’ [single] – The Stone Roses
1989, Silvertone
Artwork: John Squire


Stone Roses have undeniably nailed the music/artwork combo.

What did you listen to growing up?

I followed a pretty faithful britpop - indie timeline of music, growing up in the 90s offered up a few gems, plus, anything that was played on Skins.

What’s happening in your creative world at the moment?

It’s been a year of a few changes - I joined agency Grand Matter back in July and have been working on some really great briefs with them and alongside this I’ve just started on a masters at the Royal College - I’m looking forward to seeing where these new ventures take my work.

Where to find Thomas:

︎ thomashedger.co.uk
︎ hedgerart
︎ @ThomasHedger

TRACKLIST

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Black Tooth / Tigers Jaw - Okay Paddy / Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here / Moby - Porcelain / The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979 / Arctic Monkeys - Mad Sounds / Peace - California Daze / Pond - Giant Tortoise / Deadly Avenger - Goodtimes in Badlands / The Shins - Sphagnum Esplanade / Eat Static - Abnormal Interference /  alt-J - 3WW / Pulp - Separations / Tame Impala - 'Cause I'm A Man / Air - Sexy Boy / Faithless - Insomnia / Ian Brown - F.E.A.R. / The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony / The Stone Roses - This Is the One

Mark