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Sex With Strangers
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
Leathers is the cinematic musical side project of Shannon Hemmett & Jason Corbett (ACTORS/Jacknife Sound). Shannon sang in secret for many years before Jason encouraged her to perform on stage. Missing Scene is their debut single, due out on October 18th.
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.