Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Monday, 28 June 2010

More Whitechapel Remakes

Here's a couple of recent cover re-imaginings by myself that originate from Warren Ellis' fiendish remodel challenges over at the Whitechapel forum.
Here we have an imaginary third book of the short-lived literary magazine of the British Vorticist movement, BLAST.

And secondly, volume 14 of the Nineteenth century periodical, The Yellow Book. I originally used the Adam & Eve illustration on a record cover I did some years ago. It's based on an sculpture that forms one of the arched doorways of Notré Dame Cathedral and it lends it's self quite well to what was considered a rather decadent publication.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Jive Time Records

All hail Seattle based, vinyl specialist record store, Jive Time Records, for two stylistically opposed galleries dedicated to the lost art of the record sleeve.

First up is Project Thirty-Three, a shrine to expressive dots, abstract shapes and typography-only sleeves in all their minimalist glory.

The second, Groove Is In The Art, features a joyous collection of vaguely psychedelic sleeves on decidedly non-psychedelic instrumental and classical records.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Rafa Fonteriz

Vertigo, from a series of gorgeous Film Noir illustrations by Spanish artist, Rafa Fonteriz.

Aske


Bright, bold and brash, check out the Sicksystems art project from Moscow-based graphic artist, Aske.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Jack Cunningham


Stuff & Things, a clever little animated project from Jack Cunningham.
via kitsune noir

Monday, 14 June 2010

Al Williamson 1931-2010

Legendary comic book artist Al Williamson passed away on Saturday the 12th at the age of 79. Williamson began his career at EC comics in 1952 where his work appeared in such seminal titles as Weird Science and Weird Fantasy. He soon forged a reputation as one of the industry's premier science fiction/fantasy artists, a title he cemented with his long associations with the worlds of Flash Gordon and the Star Wars universe.

I will always remember Williamson for the stunning work he did on the Marvel Comics' adaption of Blade Runner. I first saw Blade Runner at the cinema on it's original release in 1982. It became, and still is, my all time favorite movie.

I would often take the opportunity to rent the home video but it was a good ten years before I owned my own copy of the film. The two issue adaption that Williamson produced, along with writer Archie Goodwin and fellow artists Carlos Garzon and Dan Green, perfectly captured the gritty world of Los Angeles 2019 and kept the movie alive for me in those intervening years.


I still treasure those well thumbed issues of Blade Runner and I'm indebted to Williamson for the marvellous job he did on them and the joy they brought me. Farewell to one of the greats.

You can read the comic adaption of Blade Runner in full at BRmovie.com
black & white images via comic art fans/all star auctions

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Breakbot/Irina Dakeva


Here's a funky little number from french band, Breakbot, with an amazing video directed and illustrated by Irina Dakeva (@ Wizz) which is composed of 2000 watercolour paintings.

Friday, 11 June 2010

The Divine Comedy


Currently rockin' my world, The Divine Comedy's At The Indie Disco. Taken from the truly marvellous new album, Bang Goes the Knighthood.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Mark Weaver

"The name's Zaius, Dr. Zaius." Mark Weaver re-imagines Planet of The Apes as a 60's spy movie.

Dustin Nguyen

Isn't it refreshing to see Batman depicted so colourfully. Dustin Nguyen's sublime watercolour, Colors of Gotham, from Batman #700.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Martin Ansin

Space Seed by Martin Ansin. The first in a series of official prints based on the Star Trek universe for Alamo Drafthouse.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Wynn Ryder

Wynn Ryder's movie poster sketch cards are just delightful.
You can see more at Wynn's blog here.

Matthew Lyons

Sea, Snow and Mountain. Three illustrations from Matthew Lyons' rather marvellous new project, Locations.


Friday, 4 June 2010

John Grant - I Wanna Go To Marz


I could listen to John Grant's Queen of Denmark album 'til my ears become confectionery fried eggs. Here's a yummy video for the track, I Wanna Go To Marz, by Casey Raymond and Ewan Jones Morris. Delicious!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Retroism

Retrospect Gallery's forthcoming exhibition, Retroism, features twelve world renowned mixed media artists in a playful trip back in time through the nostalgic worlds of Pop and Retro art. Here's a choice selection. 

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Kevin Dart

New artwork from Kevin Dart featuring "The world's #1 spy and fashion icon: Yuki 7 and her team of Gadget Girls".