Illustrated Tapes 007: Joon

Curated by Jack Cant

Mixcloud / Spotify

Jack is an illustrator based in Kent.

Hey Jack, can you tell us a little bit about your tape and your song selections?

Hello Sam! Before I started this project, it was just a playlist full of songs that I enjoyed listening to, either when I was drawing or skating. As the majority of the songs had a sort of ‘summery’ feel to them, I decided to base my playlist on the month June. I wanted it to sound like as if you was listening to it from morning to night. So from there, it was quite fun to try pick out the best songs and then put them in a particular order so that they blended well together. 

How did you go about the artwork for the tape?

I was inspired by the song Peaches by The Stranglers. I think that was one of the first songs I put on it, just cause it’s the perfect summer song. I wanted the cover to have this 80’s holiday vibe, so I decided to use bold halftone and pastel pink.

What are your fave album covers, records with a great music and artwork combo, or musical projects with a visual component?

There are so many! It’s hard to choose, so here are some recent favourites.

Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
2007, Domino
Design: Rob Charmichael

Eagulls- Eagulls
2014, Partisan
Photography: Andy Jones

Nancy Sinatra- Sugar
1966, Reprise
Cover design, photography: Ron Joy

What did you listen to growing up?

Well I heard a lot of what my Dad was listening to like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Sabbath and Captain Beefheart. I also hung about with my older cousin when I was growing up so I basically listened to whoever he was into like Slipknot, Korn, Rage Against The Machine etc. Then from there I started to get into bands like The Strokes and The Hives. 

What’s happening in your creative world at the moment?

Recently I’ve just been designing posters, covers and lettering pieces. I’ve been getting a bit bored of my regular style, so these designs have allowed me try out new stuff and play around with some ideas which is pretty cool.

Where to find Jack:

︎ @iamjackcant


01. Earl Sweatshirt - Huey
02. The Upsetters - Return of Django
03. Mr Jukes - Grant Green
04. The Avalanches - Live a Lifetime Love
05. The Beach Boys - Little Pad
06. Van Dyke Parks - Sweet Trinidad
07. Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina
08. Keith Mansfield - Morning Broadway
09. The Stranglers - Peaches - 1996 Remaster
10. Wings - Love Is Strange
11. The Strokes - Under Control
12. Alan Parker - Cool Cruiser
13. A Tribe Called Quest - Clap Your Hands
14. Blur - Ong Ong
15. Metronomy - The Bay
16. Kendrick Lamar - YAH.
17. Kali Uchis - Your Teeth In My Neck
18. Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless) [Radio Edit]
19. Kendrick Lamar - untitled 03 05.28.2013.
20. The Avalanches - Frankie Sinatra (Extended Mix)
21. Gang Starr - Code Of The Streets
22. The Electric Prunes - Holy Are You
23. Then Thickens - Cum Summer