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New BRUTE! Merchandising shop launched.

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BRUTE! Propaganda (in association with fulfillmentmerch.com) 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.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/aidan-hughes/6140682421?fref=nf

Buy BRUTE! – Merchandising for the Masses!

http://brute.fulfillmentmerch.com/


Le Accelerator – movie poster

With this recent commission for the forthcoming Le Accelerator, I got to realise one of my earliest creative dreams – to design a kung-fu movie poster. As opposed to aping those bold and furious designs used by the Chinese film industry in the 70s, I instead applied a minimalist technique to create a cleaner and more noir-ish effect, emphasising the impact of a kick through dynamic use of shadows, creases and perspective.

Stay tuned for movie news and release dates release dates.

Early concept design

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Mike – Breaking Bad

To commemorate the passing of one of the greatest hit men ever to grace the screen, I created this vector illustration of steely ex-cop turned meth dealer muscle, Mike Ehrmantraut, again represssing the urge to blow Walter White’s scheming brains out.

He shall be sorely missed.

Prints of the Breaking Bad character are available from the blog shop.

http://blog.bruteprop.co.uk/?page_id=318&category=1&product_id=122


Sportrait: New Orleans Saints Marques Colston

As part of my recent sportraits series, I was commissioned to tackle New Orleans Saints’ receiver Marques Colston in the traditional BRUTE! style.

Keep checking the blog for new sportraits in the coming months.


New BRUTE! illustration for KMFDM’s KRANK

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For KMFDM‘s 2011 US tour, I was commissioned to create my own interpretation of Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’, using band front man and industrial legend, Sascha Konietsko, as inspiration for the main figure.

The illustration was subsequently used on a range of merchandise currently accompanying the band across the U.S. of A.

Media: Sharpie, Japanese calligraphic brush pen, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator.


Samuel Beckett- 30-minute portrait

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As part of my 30-minute Portrait series I decided, once again, to draw a man of senior years and created this vector sketch of Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet Samuel Beckett.

Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. Strongly influenced by James Joyce, he is considered one of the last modernists. As an inspiration to many later writers, he is also sometimes considered one of the first postmodernists. He is one of the key writers in what Martin Esslin called the “Theatre of the Absurd”. His work became increasingly minimalist in his later career.

Keep a look out for a special edition print run of this illustration in the BRUTE! shop.


ATOMIC Hard Wear logo.

I’ve been working for clothing company Atomic Hard Wear for most of this year, designing logos and animations for their web site and merchandising line. Ray, the owner, wanted an atomic symbol as the main graphic so we spent a few weeks toying with various versions before deciding on this industrial-looking, bolted girder effect.

Get on their Facebook group for all the pre-launch news and samples of the merchandise.

2D test ring image created in Illustrator


Fabulous KMFDM Fan Room

My KMFDM Room

Obsessive fan and collector Tim Lawler walks us through his astounding collection of KMFDM merchandising. Good work, Tim!

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Logo for Texas Blood Money

My logo for Canadian band, Texas Blood Money (don’t ask), inspired in part by the iconic RKO film ident. Created in Illustrator.

Available as T-shirts from their site soon.

Look out for upcoming album and tour dates at their web site here.


Peter Steele Poster.

To commemorate a year since the death of legendary bassist, Peter Steele, I was asked by several fans to illustrate a portrait of the great man in action.

Printed on 200gm photo-art paper and signed by the artist, these dynamic posters capture the intensity of the performer as he will be forever remembered.

Petrus T. Ratajczyk (January 4, 1962 – April 14, 2010)

Special Limited Edition of 250.

Size A3 (16”x 22”)

Also available in green

Available from

the blog shop.

Larger sizes in canvas can also be ordered by contacting bruteprop@gmail.com


BRUTE! photos unearthed.

An old friend contacted me recently telling me she’d discovered some old photos of myself and fellow BRUTE! author, Malcolm Bennett, taken when we were publicising our unique range of T-shirts. Photographed by Dick Jude (of Forbidden Planet/Titan Publishing) in the then Cafe Munchen in London’s West End circa 1986-7, it shows the youthful literary duo cavorting with two suitably-attired lovelies.

Thanks to Gaye Scrivener (the cute one in the leather skirt) for this trip down memory lane.


BRUTE! in New York – Protest vs. Propaganda Exhibition

Due to an unprecedented workload, my only Stateside appearance this year will be as part of a group show entitled ‘Protest vs. Propaganda’ at the Sacred Gallery in New York. Appearing alongside your humble narrator will be works by such luminaries of the graphic art world as Adam Hays, Max Grundy and Shepard Fairey amongst others. For dates and information, please click on this link to the gallery’s web site.

Please come along and support the work.