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Stark and sleek against the light, the shadow beneath the sheen, LEATHERS is the anticipated collaboration between visual artist/vocalist, Shannon Hemmett and producer/songwriter, Jason Corbett (ACTORS). After discovering a shared affinity for Bauhaus's snarling dub-disco track, Kick In The Eye and Curve's shoegaze masterpiece, Doppelgänger, Hemmett and Corbett crafted a provocative audiovisual concept that has all the tense, suggestive atmospheres of a Helmut Newton photograph. Combining luminous guitar textures, melted synths, and icy slashes of feedback, Hemmett and Corbett channel their influences into a wild, nocturnal aesthetic. Joined by Jahmeel Russell (bass) and Robbie Zgaljic (drums) of Red Vienna. LEATHERS debut single ‘Missing Scene’ is out October 25th on Northern Light Records.
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Chilling in your jack-o-lanterns, eating all your house spiders, Frankie Black Cat is living it up this Halloween. Creep it real this holiday season with a spooktacular art print. Buy it for a fiend or treat yourself. This print is family friendly, and suitable for boils and ghouls of all ages. Happy Halloween!
ILLUSTRATION: Shannon Hemmett
Sex With Strangers
Screen-printed to accompany the release ofSex With Stranger's sixth full length record Discourse, the t-shirt design lives deep within the album cover's labyrinthine myths. Available in limited quantities on October 1st as part of the Discourse record release party at The Fox Cabaret.
Discourse is the 6th full length record from Sex With Strangers. Where Space In Time imagines the uncertainty of black doorways, Discourse finds it's reflection in black mirrors and broken glass. If a broken mirror is considered bad omen, it's also an equal opportunity to renew the soul. Released on vinyl (soon) and compact disc. Available for digital download on October 1st, 2016.
Where there is light, there is shadow. On the Space In Time EP, Sex With Strangers expand their ever-evolving new wave sound with post-punk textures and aesthetics. The black doorways create tension in the design and invoke drama in darkest parts of the room. What lies beyond? You must step over the threshold to find out. Available for digital download on Bandcamp.
Art d'Ecco is the charismatic alter-ego of musician, Arthur Guest. Born out of the gritty, lipstick smeared, glam rock vibrations of the 70s, Day Fevers travels the road of discovery, decadence and desire. Pleasure-seeking is celebrated, the hand lettering brings a hedonistic spark to the album packaging and show poster. Released on vinyl and compact disc. Available for digital download on September 9th, 2016.
CREATIVE DIRECTION: Arthur Guest & Shannon Hemmett DESIGN: Shannon Hemmett LETTERING: Shannon Hemmett PHOTOGRAPHY: Kira Clavell RETOUCHING: Shannon Hemmett
Day Fevers Cover Artwork
Day Fevers Back Cover
Day Fevers Vinyl Label
Day Fevers Record Release Poster
Spotted on West Hastings Street
Spotted at Jacknife Sound
Lyric Sheet Insert
100 Days of Disguise
What masks do you wear? 100 Days of Disguise is a project about the transformative power that masks have over the wearer and the spectator. For 100 consecutive days I concealed my face and recorded the result. The entire series can be viewed on Instagram under the hashtag #100daysofdisguise.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Shannon Hemmett
Girlfriends and Boyfriends
Girlfriends and Boyfriends is a new wave band from Vancouver, Canada. They may have also been the band that plays the nightclub in Pretty In Pink but they have neither confirmed nor denied this rumour. Our Garden's songs centre around themes of heartbreak and sexual frustration. A rose, surgically butchered and put back together brings the point home—Love hurts. Released on vinyl and available for digital download on Bandcamp.
Spotted in the new release bins at Neptoon Records
Boo! Thirteen Masks is a painting series that celebrates the enduring appeal of the Halloween mask. Classic character archetypes were hand painted in candy-coloured gouache to share each mask's unique personality. The paintings were displayed for a limited time at Hot Art Wet City in Vancouver, Canada. Prints are available.
ILLUSTRATION: Shannon Hemmett
Signing Thirteen Masks Prints
Hand Drawn Promotional Cards
Save On Meats
BLAT! is the name of my favourite sandwich served at Vancouver's iconic Downtown East Side diner, Save On Meats. Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Tomato is all you need to make the sandwich of your dreams. Add cheese if you're feeling frisky. BLAT! is hand painted in gouache on Arches paper and currently on display at the diner.