On Monday morning, we got an incredibly exciting email: the first drafts of designs for our band artwork and tee-shirts from the extraordinary Chanel Kennebrew! While we struggle to choose between all of Chanel's brilliant ideas, we thought we'd introduce you to her work, so you can salivate along with us. You can pre-order a tee shirt with Chanel's art, along with our upcoming album here.
Chanel works in textiles and collage, photography and illustration and her work ranges all over the place but has an immediately identifiable look to it and a consistent sent of concerns. Describing her work in an interview, Chanel says:
"I think in America the second a member of a marginalized group speaks via art, music, or anything else, it's inevitable that they will actively engage in pushing the envelope, whether that is or isn't the intention. The opportunity and platform to tell a story and share a perspective that isn't the status quo causes a shift.
"To me, art is supposed to move you, tickle your spirit, knock you off kilter. My work is deliberately visually appealing and loaded with content that is often not discussed or not discussed from this perspective. I'm attempting to light a flame, spark imagination, and propose possibilities.
We couldn't be more honored to have Chanel creating something original and beautiful for us to visually represent this music we've been working on for so long. To get your own piece of original Chanel Kennebrew decibelists artwork, pre-order a tee-shirt along with our album today!