Lutis "Ti" Wolf
- This article is about the fursuiter who lives in Oxfordshire, England. For the similarly-named fursuiter who lives in France, see Tiwoof.
Lutis "Ti" Wolf (also known simply as Lutis or Ti Wolf) is a fursuiter whose fursona is a grey and white wolf. Originally from Cardiff, Wales, he lives in Oxfordshire, England.
Ti discovered the furry fandom in 2005, shortly after joining the MMOSG Furcadia. He became aware of the LondonFurs meets through a fur he met on Second Life, and attended his first London meet in 2008.
Not long after this, he was drafted into helping lead the fursuit walk, and gradually took this responsibility on a regular basis, eventually co-running the walk with Camrath until the latter stepped down. He has since been joined in his role by Noha Kitsune. In November 2011, he joined the LondonFurs staff as a member of the sub-committee team, and in January 2013 was promoted to committee.
In 2015, Ti joined the newly founded SotonFurs group in Southampton, at the time still using the name "hantsfurs meets". After proving himself to the group founder, Silverwind, he was given the role of Vice Chairman and worked with the other staff to create the group's current identity and ethos.
Ti has attended the following conventions:
- RBW 2008
- Confuzzled 2009
- RBW 2009
- Confuzzled 2010
- RBW 2010
- Confuzzled 2011
- Confuzzled 2012
- Eurofurence 2013
- Eurofurence 2014
- Confuzzled 2015
- Confuzzled 2016
Although he originally portrayed himself as a blue tiger, he gradually found he associated himself more with canines, such that, by 2007, he had adopted a grey and white non-anthro wolf, known as Lutis, as his fursona. This character later gained a bipedal version, and he started fursuiting as Lutis in 2010.
The name "Ti Wolf" arose at his first LondonFurs meet, as he naively introduced himself as "Ti" - his real life name. He was soon advised that this was a poor choice of fursona name, so he tacked his species on the end to form "Ti Wolf" and this ended up sticking. Although he is more commonly known by this name in the fandom, he still considers his furry name to be Lutis and in recent years has stopped using the name "Ti Wolf" altogether, preferring either "Lutis" or simply "Ti".
Ti started designing custom logos and emblems to use with his own projects in around 2009. His talent as a designer went mostly un-noticed by others until he was given the task of creating maps for the LondonFurs seasonal parties and subsequently the regular fursuit walk map. For this project he mimicked the style of the london underground map, producing a simplified and easy to follow layout.
The first successful furry logo Ti created was for local furry group “Oxonfurs.” Identifying his ability in logo design, several other newly founded groups approached him to give their group a visual identity. Ti’s involvement in the SotonFurs group has led to his taking on most of the group’s graphic design needs and the rhomboid emblem of SotonFurs with it’s bold diagonal stripe remains one of his most recognised creations.
As well as this, Ti has been commissioned by a small number of fursuit builders to create distinctive logos for their brands, such as X-Fursuits and Mei Fursuits
Aside from his keen interest in design, outside of the fandom he is known for being very fond of vintage technology. He owns a large collection of retro games consoles and vintage computers. He enjoys swimming and has a specific interest in leisure pools built in the latter half of the 20th Century as well as the technology, infrastructure and architecture involved with them. He has a considerable interest in architecture, particularly in the Brutalist style and anything built between the 1960's and 1980's and is also very interested in commercial lighting technology, with a particular fondness for low-pressure sodium lighting.
His further interests include remote control vehicles, Nerf guns and model steam engines.
- ↑ LondonFurs Staff page. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
- ↑ LF: Your Committee - Miyabi on UKFur, dated November 9, 2011
- ↑ LFM Committee and Company Changes - Bariki on UKFur, dated January 30, 2013