HemingwayDesign specialize in looking at great moments in British design and popular culture and putting them into a modern context...This is exactly what they’re doing with Hush Puppies..
Hush Puppies came to prominence at a time of great importance musically, as well as culturally, and is recognized as a staple of the late 50s Rock n’ Roll scene and the essential footwear for the fashion conscious ‘lad’ of the 1980s. Hush Puppies can rightly claim to be the shoe of choice for the 1960s Mod... A distinctly British and frequently revisited look. The time is right for Hush Puppies to make a stylish resurgence.
"Working with Dean Chalkley for their second collaboration, the video below sees Chalkley capture a trip to the great British seaside-Margate to be exact-with ‘real faces’ of the vintage scene getting up to mischief in chip shops and arcades alike. Teaming their knitted polos and white tights with the collection’s suede offerings, the pairing makes for a dashing look amongst the girls and the guys.
The new womenswear shoes have fun names like Ronnie, Corby and Twiggy and come in pastel shades with stacked soles and tassel details. The mens meanwhile, go by Ace and Vincent and offer a modern update on classic styles.
(promo film by Hushpuppies)
2011, BW & Colour, 10mins
Young Souls is an exciting, up-tempo spin into the world of the cult 'scene' of Northern Soul. Opening to the iconic 'Cigarette Ashes' track, Young Souls
explodes onto the screen taking us under the skin of the Northern Soul scene. It is morning and a vintage car blasts down motorways, charges across rural landscapes and snakes through British suburban streets. Scully, the film's main protagonist drops his friends home after a night of profound meaning.
Young Souls retraces Scully's 'night before' with epic dance scenes and stylish cast, of real Northern Soul devotees.
DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER Dean Chalkley
CINEMATOGRAPHER Benoit Soler
EDITOR James W. Griffiths
FEATURED CAST Sonny “Scully” Evans, Tommo, Claire Digby, Matt Watson, Oliver Abbott and Elenor Emes
14 July 2011
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London, UK
28 October 2011
Nothing in the World but Youth, Turner Contempory, Margate, UK
12 January 2012
London Short Film Festival 2012, London, UK
1, 6 & 8 March 2012
Cinequest Film Festival 2012, San Jose, California, USA
12 May 2012
Southend Film Festival 2012, Essex, UK
27 May 2012
Seattle International Film Festival 2012, Washington, USA
Creative Review’s Photography Annual: Moving Image Category
Southend Film Festival’s Short Film: Music Category
“The film is very, very, very authentic... ...It ‘s absolutely
beautifully filmed, It’s the kind of thing that I’ll come back to and watch again… …so that I can get all of the nuances of it.”
- Ian Dewhurst DJ (Wigan Casino, Cleethorpes Pier)
“It is really a homage.” - Eddie Piller Acid Jazz Records Co-Founder & DJ (The Modcast, BBC Radio 6 Muisic)
“It was beautifully shot. Dean is a genius
photographer.” - Jonny Owens Actor (Shameless, Wedding Belles, Svengali,
"[The] film... ...is seriously good in terms of the cinematography, sound, aesthetics etc., and (perfectly captured in the still photos) the dancing is so damn cool it hurts."- Bryony Quin It's Nice That
“Great Film” - Don Letts Director (The Punk Rock Movie , Dancehall Queen) & DJ (The Roxy, BBC Radio 6 Music)
22 July 2011 - 04 August 2011
Youth Club Gallery, London, UK
19 January 2012 – 29 March 2012
Hotel Pelirocco, Brightion, UK
Issue #17 Religion 125 MAGAZINE