Friday, 31 August 2012

LOOM



Luke Scott in cooperation with RED Camera presents "LOOM". A film shot completely in 4K format in the tone and style of his father, Ridley Scott's dystopian Blade Runner.

U.N.C.L.E. #6

I just realised that I hadn't posted anything U.N.C.L.E. related for a while, so here's the remedy...

More Alfie

Alfie Gallagher has been doing some more fine illustration work, as you can see here... and here.
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Nick Knight For Garage


Thursday, 30 August 2012

More Barbi

By popular demand, yet another another Barbi Benton Playboy cover. This one from May, 1972. Art directed by Arthur Paul and Photographed by Pompeo Posar.

Zenith

Design sketch for Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell’s Zenith by Brendan McCarthy for 2000AD, 1987.

Largin' it #50



Last night I dreamt about Rupert Bear... No idea why.
From my copy of: The Rupert Adventure Series No.2, 1949
Rupert and Uncle Bruno
Art: Alfred Bestall

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Back To The Future

Apart from that great Emma Stone cover, another good reason for buying the September 2012 edition of Interview magazine this month is this ‘Back To The Future’ fashion editorial by Mert & Marcus. Looking like outtakes from Barbarella, the Styling is by Karl Templer. Models: Frida Gustavsson & Nimue Smit.


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Logo Still Go

Just found this on Facebook. Art: Chris Weston. Logo: ... well, it makes me happy to see my 2000AD logo design still kicking about after all these (24) years.

THEY ARE COMING

Mint. Fine. Good. Fair... Mint. #14

From 1992, another comic I didn't know I had. I probably bought it for the cover art by Steve Rude.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Grimes - Genesis

Stone Again



Emma Stone makes the visually captivating cover and fashion feature of September's Interview magazine. Photographed by Mikael Jansson. Styling by Karl Templer.




Sunday, 26 August 2012

SKYFALL

Just thought they were worth posting...



Morgan LeFay

Morgan LeFay by Brian Bolland from his Camelot 3000 series as it appeared in The Society Of Strip Illustration's directory in 1984.

Klassic Kane #2

Classic Shaky! from March, 1992.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

29 Minutes


On Thursday afternoon I took a little stroll to the High-Rise hang-out of Manko and Atomic to do a test shoot for a forthcoming collaboration with Manko. The nature of the test was to see what kind of results we'd achieve with film that's been hibernating in my refrigerator for the past 20 years. Because of the random nature of the film, I shot with both analog and digital just in case the film produced blanks. These are the digital results.



As much as I love my digital camera, the reassuring sound of the shutter of my trusty old 35mm Nikon FM was something I hadn't heard for a good many years and I realised then, just how much I'd missed it. Manko gave herself an immaculate make-up job as usual and Jason entrusted us with one of his vintage comics for a prop. As pleased as we were with the digital shots there was something quite appealing about the film results. 118 shots were taken within a 29 minute time-frame and the image below is our favourite from the expired film. More experiments to follow...


Grimes - Circumambient



An unofficial music video by David Dean Burkhart for Circumambient by Grimes (Claire Boucher). Track is from the album Visions (Artubus/4AD)
Footage is from the 1968 film La Prisonniére by Henri-George Clouzot.

Groovy Images From The Sixties #11


Above: a classic poster designed by Alan Aldridge who was one of the most important graphic designers of the 1960's and helped create the graphic style of that era. This poster for Andy Warhol’s avant-garde Chelsea Girls was one of his most famous designs, winning a Silver Award from The Design and Art Director's Club, though it also earned him a warrant for arrest under the pornography laws of the time and he had to go into hiding until his lawyer got the charges dropped. Aldridge also created the artwork for one of my favourite albums, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John in 1975.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Penguintronica



My friendly neighbourhood neighbour, broadcaster and DJ, Ben Eshmade sent me the link to one of his eclectic mixes and I've been enjoying listening to it while I work, maybe you'd like to listen too. This is what he says:

"Like most people I’ve spent a very long time ripping audio from compact discs on to my computer over the last few decades. I was fortunate in 2002 to start the Chiller Cabinet radio programme on Classic FM (now on Chill) and with this came access to an Aladdin’s Cave of music. The trouble being honest is that with this and now with my Arctic Circle Radio shows (Arctic Circle Radio and on Chill/Resonance FM/Itunes) I don’t listen to everything I get sent in great detail. 

So I’ve come up with the Penguin Shuffle using my media player to generate giant random playlists from the 269 Gigs of mp3 audio. This I carefully reduce down and re-arrange to create a new and interesting hour long musical journey. This can really generate some interesting results bringing along artists I would not normally put together or digging up gems of tracks that I never knew I had."

The Gang's All Here!

Another great Romita page, from Marvel Age #111, April 1992.

Romita's Women

I just found this in my cupboard and it's all about one of my favourite Marvel artists, John Romita Sr. There's also a reproduction of his first sketch of MJ too.


Thursday, 23 August 2012

Groovy Images From The Sixties #10

Jean Shrimpton in Libelle (Belgian edition) May, 1967. Thanks to Dutch Vintage Magazines for this really unusual shot. More Jean Shrimpton on this previous post Who is The Shrimp? and here.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Bolland Does Dredd #2

Another recently rediscovered piece of 2000AD production art from Prog #134, 13th October 1979.
I don't seem to have the colours for this one, but it's just as striking without! Art: Brian Bolland.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Barbi Doll

From 1970: Spot the rabbit! Another great vintage Playboy cover with minimal cover lines. Art directed by Arthur Paul, Photographed by Dwight Hooker and modelled by Barbi Benton, previously known as Barbara Klein and featured in an editorial entitled Barbi Doll.



The first I knew of Barbi Benton was when I saw her starring as a country singer in a tv cop show called McCloud. I watched the show when I was in Canada in 1976 and subsequently bought the album from a store in Toronto. I didn't know about the Playboy connection at the time, or the fact that she was Hugh Hefner's main squeeze and I remember feeling slightly bemused by what she was wearing on the back cover of the album sleeve. Now of course it all makes total sense. I still have the album and here it is. Check the 70's logo on her T... (click for large)


100K - Thanks For Visiting!

Stacey K by Steve Cook




Monday, 20 August 2012

Build-A-Friend


OMAC #1 - October 1974
Script: Jack Kirby
Pencils: Jack Kirby
Inks: Mike Royer
Letters: Mike Royer

Spaced Out

Another fine SF inspired fashion editorial. Marc de Groot photographs Grace Guozhi for Vogue Netherlands September 2012 issue.



Sunday, 19 August 2012

The Bourne Legacy

Just saw this... Great movie!

Rendered Speechless...

I saw one of these renders on the web a few weeks ago and a bit of online research took me to the Redsteam Creative Studio's website. The team member responsible for this incredible 3d modelling and rendering of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, is Uri So from South Korea who lives in Singapore and has been working as a 3d character artist since 2005. You can find more of her work on her blogspot here.


Saturday, 18 August 2012

Re: Pussy Riot

"I protest the conviction and sentencing of Pussy Riot to a penal colony for two years for a 40 second performance extolling their political opinions. Even if one disagrees with the location or how they chose to express themselves, the sentence is too harsh and in fact is inhumane. I call on all those who love freedom to condemn this unjust punishment. I urge artists around the world to speak up in protest against this travesty. They've spent enough time in jail. I call on ALL of Russia to let Pussy Riot go free." Madonna

Not the only injustice in the world, but still a pretty ridiculous situation to find yourself in for a bit of artistic/political expression. Friends of 'Oranges', MankoJason Atomic have attended every protest from the start, in fact Manko found herself in this morning's edition of The Times. For the facts... http://freepussyriot.org/


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