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Illustrated Tapes 016: Protect Your Extremities
Curated by Hannah Buckman

Mixcloud / Spotify

Hannah is a freelance illustrator based in London.

Hi Hannah, can you tell us a little bit about your tape and your song selections?

Hey Sam!

Yea so I wanted to do something downtempo, warm and a bit ambient. I work from home a lot now and wanted the playlist to be something you can just have on at home while relaxing and maybe be turned up quite loud but still not be too much of a distraction. I think it helps me get in the ‘making stuff’ flow listening to things that are less wordy. A working from home playlist? A feeling at home playlist? I’d like to do a quick shout out to Jessie for introducing me to Beverly Glenn-Copeland recently!

How did you go about the artwork for the tape?

I found this very tiny doodle in my larger stash of doodles and abandoned projects of the people in the foreground - just very basic outlines and very unfinished and suddenly felt compelled to finish it. I think I have this romanticised idea of American diners being the cosiest place to be, second only to your actual house… I don’t know, was thinking about being really tired in a 24hr diner somewhere isolated but feeling really safe still cos you’re with someone you trust, happy to be sitting in silence or not. Yeah so i found the doodle and then just got on Photoshop.

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

Vivian Girls - Share the Joy
2011, Polyvinyl Record Co.
Artwork: Cassie Ramone

I like anything that looks a bit naive or DIY.. Or like, it was something quick and natural feeling. Still like Cassie Ramone’s drawings for Vivian Girls albums like the Share the Joy artwork, I love how simple it is, a great image with cute trees.

Beat Happening - Jamboree
1988, K / Rough Trade

Also love Beat Happening artwork like Jamboree. My friend Tracy also does really great artwork for her songs, I especially like the art for “Okay” and “Yeah It’s Alright” :~)

  Tracy Chen - Okay / Yeah It’s Alright [singles]

What did you listen to growing up?

I went through many phases!!! I guess my musical tastes were influenced first by those I would hang out with in high school (that very dark early teen nu-metal phase lol), then by heavy internet use (‘chillwave’, the moment I realised My Bloody Valentine and Bullet for my Valentine were two very different things) and blog friends (indie pop and 60s girl groups).

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

I’m focusing quite a bit on commissions right now and maybe kinda neglecting my personal work. I recently got to do a thing in the window at WAH Nails which was really fun and new for me, working big and working backwards. Today I carried home a kind of large and flat piece of wood so fingers and toes crossed I can make the time to do something on that soon!

Where to find Hannah:

︎ hannahbuckman.co
︎ texchures


01. Domenique Dumont - La bataille de neige
02. Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Sunset Village
03. Slowdive - Moussaka Chaos - [dingle version]
04. Arthur Russell - Being It
05. my bloody valentine - Glider
06. Mariah - Shinzo No Tobira
07. Hiroshi Yoshimura - Blink
08. Jan Jelinek - Them, Their
09. Beach House - Space Song