Thursday, 30 June 2011

Hobo With A Shotgun/ Norris

Wooo. Here's a couple new pieces i finished up this week. first off, I did a Hobo with a shotgun poster for the Prince Charles Cinema in London England. Its part of a fun contest that they have for the premiere of Hobo, where fans and artists can make and submit their own mock grind house trailers to be shown before the film (the way that hobo with a shotgun was first done, as a mock trailer before the death proof/ planet terror films), as well as their own hobo inspired grind house posters.

Being such a horror fan, and just a fan of the film and the brilliant original hobo poster by Tom Hodge I had to do my own and it was quite fun. Winner gets their poster displayed at the theater for the run of the film and that's it, aside from some bragging rights to other nerds who may give a shit. 




Secondly, here's a tour poster and a shirt mock up for Thunder Bay tech metal band NORRIS. I was really stoked to do this piece, I don't get to usually work with many bands that I actually appreciate as musicians so this was a great opportunity. I just wish that I had a lil more time to do something with a little more care for them but seeing as I was only contacted days ago and this was needed to promote a tour that starts in a week, well that wasn't a luxury I had. 

Anyways, here's hoping I get the chance to work with Norris again and I hope you see them on one of their upcoming tour dates. Their brand of bone chilling aggressive and unique tech metal is really something to behold.


See Norris here
07/07/2011 - Jimmy Jazz,Guelph

07/08/2011 - Club NV, Brantford

07/09/2011 - Army Navy & Airforce Club, Simcoe

07/10/2011 - Soybomb, Toronto

07/11/2011 - The Spill, Peterborough

07/14/2011 - Hard Luck Bar, Toronto

07/15/2011 - The Dude Ranch, London

07/16/2011 - Staats and Weltz Paintball, Brantford



Listen to Norris here http://www.myspace.com/rightnorris


Monday, 27 June 2011

Shake A Tail!

Hey! its been a lil while since I've posted anything so here's a new piece for you to scope out. My new buddy Aaron Knight was good enough to contact me for this piece for a 60's music night at Sneaky Dee's. It was a awesome and refreshing piece to do and Aaron is an awesome and refreshing guy. Its cool to see someone doing something they love like that and not in a cartoonish 60's night kind of way, its just a night where people get together to appreciate songs with craft and spirit, who don't just dress up like hippies and quote Austin Powers like goons.

If you wanna check out Shake A tail please do so, http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_2233565119 I need to jam on down to Toronto to check This out for myself. Here's the art!

Also! dont forget to check out METAL HEALTH! If youre more into the aggressive tunage then this should satisfy. Awesome metal jams at Sneaky Dees with cheap drink specials to keep you headbanging! Ive been doing the Artwork for this party for the last year or so and is always a load of fun to do. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=206903436017794





Here's a lil something for folks who enjoy 60's space rock and metal riffage alike! Metal heads, recognize that wart faced cowboy rippin on the bass?

Monday, 6 June 2011

Titan

Hey, heres a new piece I did for Chris Woodford and his Toronto based progressive art etal band Titan. I got jazzed about this one, It was alot of fun illustrating and putting together, especially the this lizzy inspired text haha. Hope you enjoy. I hope its a good visual representation of their band. If you like what you see to, see if you like what youll hear of titan here http://www.myspace.com/titanslays

Also! Ive been listening to this non stop. Crazy italian horror inspired synth craziness, the Dude turned e on to this record, prophecy of the black widow. Very scary overtones, insane electronic beats, sounds kinda what I think daft punk would sound like if they were Italian horror buffs and not sci fi space rockers.
http://www.mediafire.com/?ws86fre39qc87pd

If youre not knowing the Dude then please do so. Hes a great grindhouse inspired artist whos been doing lots of jaw dropping work, very notable is the hobo with a shotgun poster hes done for jason Eisner but thats just the tip of the iceberg because each piece hes produced outshines the last, like for instance his latest pieces for the flicks Battleground and the new dad rape flick Fathers day. Seriously, feast your eyes.

http://www.facebook.com/TheDudeDesigns
http://thedudedesigns.blogspot.com/

heres a taste of his insane body of work. 

Wednesday, 1 June 2011