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Timothy Hunt

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« Other than food and water, I think a sketchbook, a pencil are my true essentials »
by Timothy Hunt, illustrator.

Timothy Hunt
Juillet 2016

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Jeff O’Toole

My essentials for Stereographics © Jeff O'Toole


1. Mephisto Shoes. These French 1960s walking shoes are so comfortable, I think I’m addicted to them too. Well I don’t wear trainers any more so I reckon I’m OK to have a few pairs of these. They last for years and I’ve had three pairs repaired back at the factory.

2. Gig prints. Another addiction, I have so many of these rolled up awaiting framing. I must get around to it. I wasn’t actually at this gig which is a bit of a cheat but it was drawn by a friend of a friend so I think that makes it OK.

3. Beer. Beer in cans, they look great, so bright and vibrant. Screaming, “drink me”.

4. Jazzy socks. These are my favourites and are from Tuk Tuk. Really good value too.

5. Gig tickets. Wherever possible I like to have a physical gig ticket. Bespoke gig tickets like these for Sounds From the Other City in Salford are very rare indeed and should be treasured. By treasured I mean stuffed in a shoe box with all of the others.

6. Claremont 56 record middle. I’m blessed to be able to play records in public. I wouldn’t say I’m a DJ as such as I just play records, one after another. This is lovely, a laser cut record middle. It did come in a little bag too but I lost that.

7. Records. Oh I love a record, I can’t stop buying them. I do really love the simplicity of the cover of this one. I love The Cult too.

8. Manchester Modernist Society Badges. I’m a big fan of Modernist architecture and The Society help open my mind. The beautiful badges help keep me a member.

9. Man bag. This Filson has been my trustee companion for years, they’re quite expensive but definitely worth the money.

10. Elephants. Not sure why but I really love elephants, there’s wooden ones all over the house. This one was from when I was sent to Chennai with work.

11. Jeans. Got to be Edwin and got to be raw denim. This pair are a fantastic rainbow selvedge pair that Liam from Deadstock General Store is keeping in service with his fantastic repairs.

12. Books. I’ve always got my nose in one, I’ll read anything. This one is the most recent I’ve read, Slade House by David Mitchell.

13. Kylie. My long suffering wife, Noelle, has to buy me a Kylie calendar every year. She has been relegated to the downstairs loo from the kitchen recently though (Kylie, not Noelle!). I think the world will probably end the day I don’t get a Kyle calendar for Christmas.

14. Magazines. I still love music magazines. I love reading about bands/albums I haven’t heard, imagining what they sound like. I buy a lot of music on the strength of reviews. I like the anticipation especially when music is now so instantly accessible.

Jeff O’Toole
April 2016

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Matt Lockett

My essentials for Stereographics © Matt Lockett


The best things in life aren’t things. I do quite like things though.

Glasses – they help me to see things better. I take them everywhere because I like to see things better.
Record – the objective incarnate of a plan with friends.
Book – Paul Birtill is this country’s greatest living poet. I tell everybody and tell everybody to tell everybody to tell everybody. Paul Birtill is this country’s greatest living poet.
Pen – I like stationery. I love fountain pens. This is a Parker 25 fountain pen which my Dad passed on to me when I started secondary school and still use it every day.
Camera – my first SLR camera, totally mechanical – where physics, chemistry, art and expression collapse in a heap together laughing.
Shoes – desert boots, size 11, square toe, battered and ancient – if shoes could talk…
A note – I like handwritten notes too. I especially like this handwritten note.
iPhone – magic.
Headphones – the National Health Service should prescribe proper “shut out the world” headphones to children. A free pair to every three year old. Seriously life-changing and the path to pure pleasure and fullfillment.

Matt Lockett, b. 1969 in Stockport UK

Matt Lockett
February 2016

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