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Uwe De Witt Puts A Fandom Spin On Iconic Album Covers

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.

uwe de witt dr strange

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.

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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.

Matt Ferguson Reveals His Totally Triumphant Glow In The Dark Posters, On Sale This Thursday. YES WAY!

Last week we posted about Matt Ferguson’s upcoming glow in the dark print inspired by Scott Snyder’s adaptation of Alan Moore’s seminal graphic novel, Watchmen with the promise that there was more to come. Xombie Dirge have now revealed two more prints in Matt’s latest glow in the dark series including a piece inspired by Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure!

Party On Dudes by Matt Feguson

 

Party on Dudes Glow In The Dark Layer

“Party On Dudes!” by Matt Ferguson

“16 x “20 Edition of 50

Matt will be releasing both “Party On Dudes!” and “I Have Seen It’s True Face” along with a small number of artist proof’s of his Dr. Who print “Mad Man With a Box”. Every piece will be a 16” X 20” Glow in the dark screen print and available some time on Thursday, May 22nd 2014 at Matt’s Online Store at £25.

 

I have seen its true face Matt Ferguson

 

I Have Seen Its True Face Matt Ferguson Glow In Dark

“I Have Seen Its True Face” by Matt Ferguson

16” X 20”, Glow In The Dark Screen Print, Signed and Numbered Edition of 75

As ever, Matt has gone to extraordinary lengths with the level of detail and likenesses, a must for any Watchmen Fan. The title of the piece, “I Have Seen Its True Face”, is a reference to Rorschach’s October 12th 1985 journal entry and dialogue from the movie. These pieces all feature over at Xombie Dirge where you can also see more close up and detail pics of the pieces. You should really head over there now and have a look!

Mad man with a box

Mad man with a box GIDMad Man With a Box”

16″ x 20″ S/N limited AP edition

Keep tabs on Matt’s  Twitter for the official on sale announcement this Thursday but n the meantime you can pay a visit to his Facebook and his Website for more of his fantastic work. When the piece goes on sale, it will be available through Matt’s Online Store.

Check Out This Glow In The Dark Watchmen Tribute, “I Have Seen Its True Face”, By Matt Ferguson

Widely regarded as one of the best fictional stories of all time, let alone comic, Alan Moore’s Watchmen had a long and arduous journey finding its way to screen. When it was announced that Scott Snyder would be the man charged with adapting the “un-filmable” masterpiece the internet was, it is fair to say, divided. While the finished product still causes many a heated debate, I still feel that Snyder’s Watchmen is a brilliant movie, especially the ‘ultimate’ cut, and a fantastic adaption.

Matt Ferguson of Cakes and Comics certainly seems to have a soft spot for the movie and has produced this great piece titled “I Have Seen Its True Face”. The ever excellent Xombie Dirge picked up the exclusive where you can also see some great detail shots.

I have seen its true face Matt Ferguson

“I Have Seen Its True Face” by Matt Ferguson

16” X 20”, Glow In The Dark Screen Print, Signed and Numbered Edition of 75

This piece will form the first of three in a GLOW IN THE DARK series which Xombie Dirge will be bringing you more details of come May the 26th as well as the on sale details. Keep your eyes peeled over there on that date but in the meantime, check out their other fantastic entries!

Here is that glow in the dark layer.

I Have Seen Its True Face Matt Ferguson Glow In Dark

As ever, Matt has gone to extraordinary lengths with the level of detail and likenesses, a must for any Watchmen Fan. The title of the piece, “I Have Seen Its True Face”, is a reference to Rorschach’s October 12th 1985 journal entry and dialogue from the movie.

Watchmen Detail 2

Watchmen Detail

Keep tabs on Matt’s work by following him on Twitter, Facebook and his Website. When the piece goes on sale, it will be available through Matt’s Online Store.

Michael Latimer, The Spray Paint Master, Has Menacing New ‘Punisher’ And ‘Rorschach’ Hand Made Originals Now On Sale!

In a market dominated by screenprinted art and giclee’s, it’s great to see an artist go to the extra mile to produce truly hand made, individual and original pieces of art. Known for his trademark hand painted and hand sprayed dedications to some of comics most popular characters, Michael Latimer has two new additions inspired by The Punisher and Watchmen’s Rorschach, now available on his Website

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The Punisher
Costing just £80 with free international shipping, this piece is sized at 56cm x 76cm (22 x 30 inches), is a hand painted and hand sprayed original on heavyweight luxury watercolour paper using acrylics and spraypaint. This is a limited run of 20, signed and numbered.

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Rorschach
Sized at 15 x 22 inch, hand painted, hand sprayed original on heavyweight luxury300gsm watercolour paper with acrylics and spray paint. This run of 20 comes signed and numbered at only £58 plus free international shipping.

You just have to look at these detailed shots to see the intricate detail, care and individuality of each piece. I’m a great fan of Michael’s artwork and can’t wait to see what other characters he adds to his repotoire. Personally, I would kill to see him tackle Judge Dredd!


The Punisher


Rorschach 2

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to Lowercase Industry now to pick up these and more fantastic pieces of art.