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BRUTE! RIOT! tile posters

Celebrate chaos whilst decorating your home with BRUTE!’s new tileable Riot posters. Successive prints can be hung end-to-end to produce the effect (if you so desire) of countless rioters hemmed in by an unlimited line of riot cops or, alternatively, hang the mob and their nemesis individually – the choice is yours!

Each poster tile is printed on 25 x 25” (63.5 x 63.5cms) 250gm. matt photo stock and signed by the artist.

For limited edition/numbered canvas prints, please contact bruteprop@gmail.com for details on ordering these spectacular posters.

Jeremy Lin poster

I was asked by several people why I hadn’t yet created a portrait of basketball wunderkind, Jeremy Lin, so I illustrated this portrait of him while his star was still in the ascendancy. While I originally planned to draw the sportsman in a Chinese Communist propaganda style, the resulting sketches didn’t quite capture his down-to-earth personality nor the messianic zeal with which so many of his fans across the world regard him.

I hope I have done him justice.

The poster is available from the blog shop in either canvas or photo stock.

For delivery charges outside Europe, please contact bruteprop@gmail.com for details.

RIP Pete Moriarty 1966-2011

Today, I received the tragic news that my old friend Pete Moriarty, animator and artist, has died following a massive heart attack.

I met Pete when he was assigned to me as lead 2D animator on the KMFDM animation, ‘A Drug Against War’.

As soon as I met the guy, I was struck by this gentle giant’s loving approach to his art and those around him. Working tirelessly over the an arduous three-month schedule, Pete produced hundreds of beautifully-rendered pencils and final ink animation cells for the video within the raucous ambience of our sweaty, ink-stained cavern. It was a glorious time of belly laughs, high-fives and  Chicago’s finest pool halls and Pete’s contribution to the camaderie was as big as the man himself.

So, when the call came several years later to do another animation for the band, Pete’s name was my first recommendation.

Budgets being what they were in those days, Pete stayed at my house in Seattle during the production and became one of the family over the following months. Every morning after walking the kids to school, Pete and I would work our way through a pot of almost-black java and a couple of Cuban cigars on the back porch of our house in Queen Anne,  kicking ideas around and absorbing the view over the Puget Sound.

I remember we once bet him he wouldn’t swallow a spoonful of incendiary horseradish sauce someone had given us (but we’d been too pussy to taste). As I watched the children’s awestruck faces as his head turned a violent shade of purple, I knew we had made a true friend.

The last time I saw and worked with Pete was on the PC/Mac game, ZPC: No Flesh Shall Be Spared for which he and fellow Behemoth John Schnepp animated several sequences, some of which can be seen here.

His sister discovered Pete  in the early hours of 23rd September. He had died as he had lived – at his desk.

Farewell, big buddy. Today, I will toast your leaving with the traditional Jameson’s poured into the River Vltava.

BRUTE! show opens at Napa

The BRUTE! show continues its relentless push across the city of Prague as it moves into its newest home in the heart of the historical Mala Strana district.

Covering three rooms of the gallery, the exhibition includes several large canvas digital prints, custom BRUTE! skate decks and T-shirts and will continue for until July 4th 2010.

Come on down to the Napa Bar and Gallery, Prokopská 8, Prague, Czech Republic, 118 00 Praha. It’s open from 19:00 – 03:00 every day or phone  +420 774 530 689) for private consultations.

Giant FIST stickers roll off the press

Courtesy of  Twisted Sticker in Toronto, BRUTE! are proud to unleash our latest monster onto the marketplace.

At a pugilistic 52 inches across, this empowering emblem will stun the neighbours into oblivion when they see it emblazoned across your SUV or dirtbike.

Made from weather-resistant vinyl and delivered in custom BRUTE! packing tubes, the FIST sticker is going to smack the living daylights out of your, er… day.

Please check the products shop for details on how to order.

New BRUTE! ink originals for SALE

Over the last few months, I have been able to amass dozens of rare original ink illustrations dating from the early 90s to the present day and I am pleased to announce their sale here on the blog.

Included in the sale are rare and unseen KMFDM concept art, original draft illustrations, animation storyboards and frames plus original BRUTE! pulp covers and vintage advertising artworks. Ranging in price from 50 to 500 euros, each one is a collector’s item, signed by Aidan Hughes.

To explore the current collection, please refer to the ‘Inks’ section of our Products page.

‘Christine’ portrait unveiled

Print Print I was asked to create this portrait of the lovely Ms. Christine Moeller a few days before Xmas but I was still able to spend lots of time getting the hair and expression as perfect as possible. To reflect Christine’s sparkling personality, I added bursts and gradients instead of block colours and added her little dog (who looks like anime anyway).

I was proud to present the canvas to her at a lavish dinner party at her home in Prague.

All the best, Christine – don’t work too hard.

Fight the Jab posters at Anti-Vaccine Rally

aidart_on tourOn Saturday 12th December 2009 concerned citizens of Edinburgh in Scotland UK took to the streets with a message of taking the truth to power as they walked down the city’s Royal Mile toward the Scottish parliament building where they congregated to make their message heard to the powers that be.

BRUTE!s free Fight the Jab propaganda posters were spotted at the rally.

To get yours, please contact bruteprop@gmail.com for details.