Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Monday, 29 October 2012
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Saturday, 27 October 2012
I was in Orbital Comics the other day and spotted the classic door-sized Gonzalez Vampirella poster on the wall. It's back in print... here. Above: Vampirella 45 - Sept 1975. Cover: Enrique Torres, Jose Gonzalez, Frank Frazetta & Sanjulian. Below: Vampirella by the great José "Pepe" Gonzalez.
Friday, 26 October 2012
I heard about the theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick's The Shining a while ago and watched the film again to see if could spot the various references and meanings that he's purportedly hidden amongst the footage. This film looks fascinating. Great poster design too!
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Surrealism makes the cover of Vogue Turkey for November, featuring the art of Taner Ceylan as one of the artists contributing to this special Art Issue. This has to be one of the strangest covers in the history of the magazine.
Monday, 22 October 2012
Sunday, 21 October 2012
Today's classic 2000AD production art from the cupboard is for Prog #232, 3rd October, 1981 and the very first episode and appearance for Ace Trucking Co. Cover art by Massimo Belardinelli. Click on the 2000AD Production Art label below for more classic covers.
Saturday, 20 October 2012
Yesterday I was lucky to see the great Vaughan Oliver giving a talk at Typo London and very inspiring it was too. Über-Typographer Rian Hughes got me in to that one and today he's giving a talk of his own. Here are a couple of posters designed by Vaughan Oliver from two of my favourite albums and sleeves of the 80's. Colourbox and This Mortal Coil with photography by Nigel Grierson.
Friday, 19 October 2012
Thursday, 18 October 2012
What could be more perfect than the star of The Walking Dead tv show dropping in to Orbital's Halloween themed Magick Eye exhibition opening this evening? Here's Norman Reedus hanging with Manko in front of one of my framed images of her as a VVITCH!
The main opening party will be held on Halloween night itself, but tonight had a good turn-out too.
Jason Atomic with Rufus Dayglo.
From 1966, the first copy of Monster World that I owned. Unfortunately the cover of my issue has since gone AWOL, but I managed to find this great reproduction of it. I posted the Batman & Robin poster from this issue waaay back in December of last year.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Just in the nick of time, my two pieces for the Orbital Halloween themed exhibition, featuring a particularly Magickal Manko. The letters were sampled from an old medieval manuscript that used two V's as a precursor to the letter W.
Opening tomorrow: Jason Atomic & Garry Leach present MAGICK EYE 2: A salacious slice of Halloween Cheesecake and Horror at the Orbital Comics Gallery, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA. Oct 18th - Nov 18th. Featuring work by: Junko Mizuno, Rockin’ JellyBean, Rufus Dayglo, Graham Humphreys, Gaye Black, Shaky Kane, Dennis Franklin, Tom Spencer, Billy Chainsaw, Carl Stimpson, Matt Valentine, Steve Cook, Jason Atomic, Garry Leach, Rian Hughes, Ellen Rogers, Una Fricker, Will Simpson, Garry Erskine, Steve Pugh, Bill Ward.