Hi friends, I’m excited to share the first of what will hopefully be a series of recorded conversations between all sorts of interesting folks in the PNP phamily and our periphery.
This episode we have Kyle Pellet, an artist & designer from San Jose, CA, and he is joined in conversation by outsider musician Hank Richardson from Portland, OR. The two began collaborating in the early 2010′s and their defiantly grimy & weird aesthetic makes being pretentious fun again. Both are extremely prolific & driven to create, and have eschewed the slick, boring homogenization of post-pinterest & playlist culture.
Richardson makes tough post-punk with his project Speedway, and channels the timeless melancholy of early rock & roll with the latest album under his own name, When Things Happen In Your Life. He also developed & published the RPG Outworlder, inspired by the film, Krull, and released to coincide with the film’s 35th anniversary in 2018.
On top of the artwork for Richardson’s many releases, Pellet’s artwork has graced the covers of Joyce Manor records and the menus of Portland, ME pho restaurant, CÔNG TỬ BỘT. This year he published World’s Edge, a 2019 calendar/print combo, and a book of his art, Wonkyvision, was published by Valley Cruise Press in 2015.