I’ve been working on this cap with Cinelli for a while and now it’s ready. It’s a great pleasure to work with Cinelli because I know they really understand art and artists. My cap is called ‘The Manic Defence’ which is a sort of nickname for the act of drawing. I draw to defend myself against the manic energy of the universe and also to luxuriate in that energy – to give it form. These cartoon motifs: the eyes, the clocks, the vessels and spinning tops all represent the manic urge to create inside the restrictions of time – and the desire to have eyes see us and see our creations. The black magic of narcissism!