Art and Ideas by Aidan Hughes


News of the Hughes.


Welcome to the new-look BRUTE! Propaganda page.

Over the next months, I’ll be up-dating the shop with new merchandise while adding to the gallery images of some of the more interesting commissions I’ve completed recently.

In other news, I’ve recently signed a publishing contract with Titan Books to re-release BRUTE! in 2015, details of which I’ll add in the near future.

Please subscribe to the blog for the latest updates and merchandise and feel free to contact me with your commission requests.



A compilation of artwork by Aidan Hughes.

New BRUTE! Merchandising shop launched.


BRUTE! Propaganda (in association with are proud to announce the launch of our new web shop from which we’ll be selling high-quality graphic clothing featuring designs created exclusively for the store by artist, Aidan Hughes. Join the official Facebook fan page for updates and new designs. Buy BRUTE! – Merchandising for the Masses! […]

BRUTE! interview in Full Moon music magazine.


I was approached by leading Czech indie music magazine, Full Moon, to give an interview about my work with KMFDM, Massive Attack and others. You can check out the full interview here or read the edited translation here (my replies in bold):     1) I’m just looking at the Martin’s great painting The Great Day of His […]

New BRUTE! bottle openers unleashed.


  We here at BRUTE! Propaganda are always on the look-out for quality merchandise with which to adorn our images so it’s a pleasure to team up with a company that specialises in robust paraphernalia. Over at, they’ve produced a stunning series of BRUTE! bottle openers that will be the talking point of any […]

Traxbox CD boxed set artwork.


I was asked by old friend and rare dance music enthusiast, Ian Dewhirst, to create the cover artwork for their CD collection of dance classics from Chicago’s legendary Trax Records back catalogue.   I agreed and spent the next week roughing out several concepts before settling on the one above.   When plotting out a character’s […]

KMFDM 2013 promo poster


KMFDM TOUR POSTER (War Bus) As part of their promotional campaign for their upcoming tour, industrial group KMFDM commissioned me to come up with something appropriate. Inspired by WW1 armoured mini tanks and modern anti-riot vehicles, I set about creating a hybrid more suited to the band’s image than the traditional tour bus. After creating […]



In support of the Femen/Pussy Riot protestors, I created a suitably forceful chainsaw-wielding amazon for the front cover of the new KMFDM album, ‘Kunst’. Since their incarceration for various anti-Putin stunts and protests, international support for the women of the movement has grown exponentially, mostly due to their bare-chested style of defiance. (see Femen cross-felling […]

Lady Prophet


Inspired by my earlier illustration, The Prophet, this gorgeous orator will inspire and subjugate any room she hangs in. Available on the blog shop in either framed canvas or photo stock paper.

Lucia (KMFDM) New print.


A detail of singer Lucia Cifarelli from KMFDM’s band artwork from a few years back and now available from the BRUTE! blog shop as either a 240gm. photo stock or framed canvas print. Each print is signed by the artist and numbered from a limited edition of 500 (photo stock) and 250 (canvas).