Music. Everyone has their own tastes. Whether it is the casual music listener who uses the medium as a travelling companion, or the die-hard audio visual connoisseur who can tell you everything there is to know about their favourite band, we all share one thing. We all enjoy the pleasures listening to a tune or score can bring. Now myself, well I am more a film buff, but even I can see the importance that music has in our everyday lives. Iconic film scenes are made that way in some cases, by the musical score that surrounds them. So even with my limited music knowledge I can spot an iconic album cover or to. What artist Uwe De Witt has done has used this knowledge to create a pop culture spin on the cover art we know and love (much like artist Butcher Billy) into his own unique style of artwork.
Now as I have previously stated, I am no expert when it comes to album covers. So the examples you can see below have not been labelled with the album cover source. But you Cult Collective readers are a damn sight more intelligent than I am, so I know you will be able to piece all of the information together yourselves. I do recognise the variations on Iron Maiden cover albums though, all of which look great.
It is great to see how naturally the fandom characters intersperse into the album cover designs. Gambit and Constantine make a bang up Bowie, and Judge Death seems like he was tailored made to be a replacement for Eddie from Iron Maiden. It is testament to Uwe superb artistic skills that he can mimic each album cover, while adding his own spin on it. His keen knowledge of fandom and music artists means he can expertly place each character into the right album sleeve, making each one a whole heap of fun to look at. The little in jokes help to (check out the Batman Phil Collins mash up to see what I mean).
This is only a taster of the covers he has done and for a complete list you should check out his Deviant Art page. While you are at it do not forget to check out his other pieces of art on his official website and his Face Book page as well as the work he has done for the website Spacelord. It is going to be interesting to see what else Uwe has up his sleeve in the months leading up to 2015 and if nothing else my interest in music has greatly increased because of his work on show here today.
With Marvel celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year and Daredevil scheduled to hit our screens via Netflix, Doaly has produced two cleverly stylised pieces dedicated to ‘The Man Without Fear’ himself.
In case you didn’t know, Daredevil was created in 1964 by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, not without a little input from comics legend Jack Kirby. He has enjoyed a long history of well written storylines, often with a much grittier edge.
Here is what Doaly had to say about his pieces:
“The basic concept for my pieces was to play with traditional eye tests as part of the new Daredevil series marketing as Daredevil/Matt Murdock is blind himself, so I thought this would be a clever nod to his unique gifts.”
Renowned for bringing together great artists, Odd City Entertainment have worked hard to produce original work for great properties. Not ones to buck that trend, Odd City Entertainment are back with a poster for Sin City: A Dame To Kill 3D For by Paul Shipper. In case you didn’t know, Paul Shipper is a traditional and digital illustrator and film poster artist based in the UK, and a really nice guy. His work includes posters for the recent J.J. Abrams Star Trek films, Edgar Wright’s The World’s End, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For marks Paul Shipper’s first print for Odd City.
Odd City’s officially licensed Sin City: A Dame To Kill For limited edition prints will be on sale at The Paramount Theatre (713 Congress Ave) at Austin Film Society’s Texas 3D premiere of the film on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, as well as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith will also be in attendance. Read on for more information!
Long have we pined for a great screen print inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s noir comic series Sin City, and now Australian artist and designer Florey has delivered this fantastic triptych.
Based on the three stories that make up the Sin City movie, The Hard Goodbye, That Yellow Bastard and The Big Fat Kill, each 5 colour screen print measures in at 18 x 24, a perfect size for framing.
The Big Fat Kill
Florey has used striking colour schemes and imagery to clearly differentiate each print which makes up a fantastic set and fits in nicely with the tone, themes and palette of Miller’s original black and white comic series as well as the movie.
These prints are now available to pre order from Florey’s online store until the 25th of May. These pieces will NEVER be reprinted and the run size will be determined by the amount of orders placed.