HK doesn’t load Photoshop with much concern for granular hex codes or rigid client specs. The Florida-born, LA-based gut-truster has inspired a generation by coloring outside the lines and questioning everything. Since earning lifelong fandom for the album artwork remakes he once posted in rap forums a decade ago, Sileshi went on to help shape the visual identities of household names in music.
NAME: HENOCK “HK” SILESHI
HOMETOWN: JACKSONVILLE, FL
TITLE: CREATIVE DIRECTOR, GRAPHIC DESIGNER
His knack for sensing magic in unassuming places manifests in his work with le PÈRE. Featuring an oversized heart graphic that alludes to a novelty tourist gift, the Versailles Hearts Sweatshirt and Sweatshorts embody Sileshi’s affinity for one-of-one witticisms, turning a lover’s postcard into a hoodie. The stamp-like, sublimated print stretches across the chest and arms as well as across the front of the shorts in the artist’s signature airbrushed typographic aesthetic.