Although poster art is enduring, it used to be the most powerful advertising vehicle there was, especially for performers. Illusionists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries relied heavily on their posters to impart a sense of mystery and suspense in their potential audience. Illusionists like Harry Handcuff Houdini,
Austin Osman Spare was an English artist and occultist born in 1886. After beginning to draw at the age of twelve, Spare quickly became recognized and awarded for his art. He was recommended for a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, and in 1903, being only seventeen, he won
If you were a young adult in the early 90s, chances are you remember watching the unsettling and eerie Twin Peaks on your box TV. As a tween, watching this series at my friend’s house was a ritual experience, and we were all too cool to show how stomach-churning and
Hey Jeff! First off, let me extend my thanks for taking the time do this via email while you guys are on tour. For those that are unfamiliar, you’re currently involved in playing guitar with The Great Old Ones. Outside of this, you also handle the band’s album artwork, correct?
Glyn Smyth first caught my attention when I was looking at a Wolves In The Throne Room tour poster, so I looked into his work and I really liked what I found. It will probably not surprise you, since I am a fan of artworks from Fortifem or Business for
Science fiction says a lot about societal values at the time of its writing. In the latter 20th and 21st centuries, most science fiction sees human beings encountering races of people and aliens who are far advanced of us, beings with whom we must fight or fight off to save