Basti Tóth aka Todmanhero Designer Feature & Showcase
With years of experience in the field and an incredible talent as an illustrator the German Artist and Designers Basti Tóth (aka Todmanhero) is an exceptional talent. When asked what he does, he explains he is ‘trying to make the world a more beautiful place’ – something which he is definately achieving with his detailed and techincally excellent fashion label Infest Clothing. Designers Best Friend talks sketches and threads in this exclusive interview.
Name: Basti Tóth aka Todmanhero
Career Title: Digital Designer
Available for Commercial Projects: Always
Contact Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/spread.the.art
Are you able to describe who you are and what you do?
I´m a digital designer from Germany. But actually I guess the word “creator” would fit better.
What I do? I’m trying to make the world a more beautiful place, if I fail in reaching “the big goal”, I hope that I at least changed the closer area around me. How I do this? By dressing up people with stuff of my small apparel label Infest Clothing. We produce fair trade and handprinted stuff with styles far away from mainstream.
How would you describe your portfolio?
Everything that one can create with pen, pencil and laptop. And tons of skulls and animals.
my personal specs:
– and a whole of s***
When did you first decide you wanted to pursue a creative career?
I loved comic books when I was young (well, I still do). Unfortunately we don’t have any famous or good ones here in germany. A fact that I wanted to change. P.s.: Didn’t work yet
What is your favourite medium to work in?
I guess my computer. One can create stuff, destroy it, do out of nothing. I love it…
How did you get to where you are today?
I’m trying to become better. Each and every day. Thats what I allways did.
What is the biggest challenge you have found, being in the creative industry?
Making money with my Designs and ideas. But as you now: Good ideas alone dont’ pay your bills.
What inspires you?
Music in all it’s genres and the related styles for merch, art works,…
Another important inspiration is “urban life”… I see people wearing nice shirts, streetart,…
That’s what inspires me..
Do you have an all time favourite piece of work you have created?
I´m a daddy for two weeks, an my baby is my all time favourite!!
Do you have a favourite colour or set of colours to work in?
I think grey is the one and only color to create thinks.
If you could give some advice to aspiring creative minds, what would it be?
Less is more, more is less,”Don’t copy, better abstract and do your own thing” and keep your mind open for new influences. They are there, every minute, everywhere!