Meet the man behind Tron’s vehicles
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Posted: 19 Aug 2011
Oddly enough, Simon reckons his rich imagination is down to the fact that he grew up behind the Iron Curtain in communist East Germany. So no Tron for him when he was a kid. No nothing, really. "It was like growing up in the middle of the countryside without TV," he says. "It led to a very individual mindset, and though it was a kind of blank environment.
"I wouldn't change a thing. I was in Tokyo recently, and rather than feeling inspired by all the stimuli, I felt over-saturated. There's so much stuff out there that, in terms of creativity, it's almost counter-productive."