Shannon Johnston Howes

Illustrator and Graphic DesignerCambridge, United Kingdom
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Shannon Johnston Howes

Illustrator and Graphic DesignerCambridge, United Kingdom
About me
Illustrator and graphic designer, using mainly analogue processes, based in Cambridge. D&AD New Blood Awards One To Watch 2020. Creator of Our Ladies Of Horror, a publication looking at the roles of women in horror cinema, and Illustration graduate of London Metropolitain University's School of Art, Architecture and Design.
  • Daughters and Sons of Friday: A Friday the 13th FanzineDaughters and Sons of Friday is a 28-page fanzine intended as a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Friday the 13th movie franchise in 2020. Designed in the style of a paperclipped fact file, D.a.S.o.F. features analogue illustrations, typewriter style text, and a custom font - Dasof Ransom - made from collaged lettering cut from magazines. The zine is also double-sided, with one side being the 'Daughters' and the other side being 'Sons', meeting in the middle with a double spread mirrore
  • FMP: Horror Film Poster Design 1968-1980-2018For my Illustration BA Final Major Project, I looked at the different styles and techniques used in film poster design through the 20th century and up to the modern day. In conjunction with my dissertation on the archetypes of mothers in horror films, I took three films covered in my dissertation from three different eras and subgenres of horror - Rosemary's Baby (1968), Friday the 13th (1980), and Hereditary (2018) - and created posters for each film in the style, and using popular mediums, of
  • Finding Stories - London's Lost Dead Poster ProjectAs part of a final year university project looking at archives and and uncovering untold stories, I created a tripych of posters related to lost burial grounds in London. Originally inspired by Crossbones Graveyards, the project eventually expanded to encompass more burial grounds within the city that have changed beyond recognition. The aim of the posters is to give a gravestone to the dead who don't have one of their own. It eventually evolved with the aim to encourage people to be more presen
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Projects credited in
  • School of Art, Architecture & Design, London Metropolitan University, Visual Communication: BA Graphic Design, BA Illustration & AnimationVisual Communication at London Met has a respect for craft, for making and for the heritage of the tools we use to create; but it also has a future-facing ideology using digital technologies to create work of integrity, value and agency. Students are encouraged to experiment, to think and and work in collaborative ways, take risks, explore their place in the world as designers and to shape the future of our creative industries. Our course has amazing industry links, students undertake work place
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Basic Photoshop
  • Collage
  • Print Design
    IllustrationLondon Metropolitan University
     - London, United Kingdom
    Illustration BA within the University's Visual Communication course
    Ones To Watch 2020D&AD New Blood Festival 2020