Sure, the rock star life of endless groupie orgies, weird just-invented drugs, and crowds of adulating fans is cool, but how many of those dudes have gotten to design holiday gift cards for Target? Two. And they're both from Invisible Creatures.
Started by two Queen Anne-based metalcore bandmates/brothers who put aside their rock life to pursue the real dream of designing full time (obviously), colorful, humorously horror-esque tees/posters/prints that're just now available at their newly launched website/e-store, which doesn't sell glow sticks yet, so you'll have to get those on your own. Posterwise, they roll with either cartoonish (Spiritualized at the Showbox depicting an almost invisible stylized ghost, Sasquatch/Bumbershoot boasting their signature round/furry monsters) or undercut violence w/ comically-simple graphics (an album release poster for Beloved w/ a pic of a child Photoshopped under a cartoon guillotine); highlights from their print collection include more real childhood fears, like the somber Another Friday Night where a sloshed middle-aged man is passed out in front of the TV, or the son waiting forlornly while dad fixes the car in Late To Practice -- which is important, it honestly is, but we're not talking about the game, we're talking about practice. A small tee collection includes ominous silhouetted children playing ring-around-the-rosie beneath a skull tree, a photo/illustration mash-up depicting a gun-toting dude with giant fangs, and a graphic where dried-stick looking letters spell out "Hard to Read", also the name of Hard to Kill's sequel, in which Steven Seagal's illiteracy is exposed to the astonishment of no one.
IC's new site also features their redesigned blog where they keep you up-to-date on projects like their recent shirt collab w/ an Oakland record label and their project with Target, which they seem to be rubbing in everyone's faces, but who're you to judge their lifestyle?