Thanks so much for taking the time to do this, Hanna. First off, can you recall the exact moment where you wanted to become an artist? Was there a particular moment, say a field trip in school or someone in your personal life, that really pushed you to explore that
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?
Elena Unger is a young, up and coming artist from Vancouver, BC with an eye for the melancholy and the chaotic. Her pieces are shifting and sweeping landscapes of darkness that invoke the cold, bleak terror at the heart of black metal. Looking at her work, I can feel the
DADO was Yugoslavian-born painter, engraver, illustrator and sculptor that spent most of his life in France. His career spanned many decades, and his creative output was prolific. His paintings from the 60’s look like they could be on a powerviolence, or some other kind of extreme music, record cover…When I
Barlowe’s Inferno is a book edited by Morpheus in 1998 about a very specific theme explored by Wayne Douglas Barlowe: Hell. Inspired by the likes of John Milton or Dante Alighieri, this American painter, born in 1958, searched in the depths of his psyche to reinterpret a subject that has
Ghana is a country of innovators, so when the VCR arrived on its shores in the 80’s, those who could afford them and who were business-minded set up what were known as “video clubs,” where they would screen movies for the paying customers in their neighborhood. The video clubs had
Some truly artistic people don’t know how to communicate with #normcore culture. Their visions are so all-encompassing, their need to put brush or pen to paper so engulfing, that they find it almost unbearable to spend time away from their creations with those who can’t comprehend their eccentricity. One such
via Lazer Horse Probably best known for the film series Hellraiser and Candyman, Clive Barker has been at the helm of British horror since the 1980s. The Books of Blood, his series of short horror stories, really elevated Barker, with Steven King commenting, “I have seen the future of horror
The Fantastic Art of Beksinski is a tremendous art book about Polish artist Zdzislaw Beksinski, published by Morpheus International in 1998 (even if my version is a reprint of 2008, three years after he died – murdered at 76 years old). Beksinski is a well known artist whose work is
It’s amazingly refreshing when an artist truly comes from their own place, both in style and subject matter. This can be said for Berlin-based street artist Vermibus, who is well known for his anti-advertising street interventions, having altered bus stop and subway advertising all over Berlin.
You know those drawings that you can look at from two different perspectives, and what you see first is supposed to say something about your personality? A famous example of what is known as “pictographic ambiguity” is a face where you see both an old lady and a young beauty.
Every day for forty-three years, Henry Darger would leave his single room apartment at 851 W. Webster Avenue on Chicago’s North Side to attend mass, then head to work as a hospital custodian. He barely spoke to anyone – his only friend had left town years before, and the occasional letter was a poor substitute.