Art and Ideas by Aidan Hughes

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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.

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.

Rare BRUTE! pulps

Another haul from the UK vaults uncovered some extremely rare back issues of the original BRUTE! pulp nasties.

This is what started it all back in 1984. Tiny but brutal slabs of white-hot pulp, BRUTE! debuted to universal praise and sell-out print-runs. Beloved of schoolkids and pensioners, trendies and boozers, BRUTE!’s amalgamation of hard-boiled pulp and savage illustration exploded onto the literary world with all the subtlety of a steak hammer to a bunny head. Taking their inspiration from men’s magazines of the 40s and 50s, authors Aidan Hughes and Malcolm Bennett turned literary convention on its collective head throughout the 80s, the magazine spawning a cartoon, a kids’ TV series, a best-selling paperback and several major advertising campaigns before breathing its last in 1989 with issue 7.

I have available for sale several copies of issues 5, 6 and 7. These are in a very good condition, having been stored in air-tight containers, and the colours are still vivid.

Printed on glossy A6 format art paper, these are sure to increase in value and are a bona fide collector’s item. They are nowhere to be found on the web nor any book nor comic shops, to my knowledge.

Before I auction them on eBay in two month’s time, I am offering them here for 60 euros each + shipping (multiple orders possible).

Please contact me via or purchase direct from the products shop

Be sure to order yours today!

COPS! Limited edition vintage T-shirts


Here at BRUTE! Propaganda, we encourage a healthy dialogue between communities and law enforcement officers. With this in mind, we’ve unleashed our Limited Edition, 100% cotton T-shirt for those keen to foster a special relationship with their local constabulary. These vintage shirts were originally intended for the Notting Hill Carnival back in 1992 but were printed without the accompanying text.

Order your COPS! T-shirt today while stocks last. See products for details.

Vectorised ‘A Drug Against War’ artwork

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Every once in a while, I get the opportunity to re-render one of my old illustrations.

A Drug Against War was one of my first sleeves for KMFDM and when I asked the band for a high-res copy of the sleeve, they were  only able to supply me with a heavily-pixellated version. So, using Illustrator, I painstakingly reproduced the artwork with clean and minimalist vectors, keeping as close as possible to the original.

I am offering this beautiful A0 canvas print for the special price of 560 euros.

(see in the Products shop for details)

‘Homeland’ illustration.

Print ‘Homeland’ artwork click to enlarge

In April of this year, I was contacted by a client with an interesting proposition: to create a piece that accurately described his philosophy of the defence of freedom.

chasm riot shield Conceptual roughs for ‘Homeland’.

Over the ensuing weeks and months, and guided by his specific and intricate instructions, I condensed the dynamics of our conversations into a series of roughs. The more successful of these roughs were compiled into the final image which represents the defense of the weak from the predatory aspects of human nature.

This was a complex and challenging commission and one that I’m proud to have completed to the client’s satisfaction.

To commission your own BRUTE! illustration, please contact us with your ideas at:

To purchase the ink original, please also contact the above email address.

BRUTE! ‘Night Witch’ artwork


Pictured is my latest portrait, entitled ‘Night Witch’, with Martina, the model who sat for it.

Price: 400 euros plus 60 euros for the printing, framing and glazing (postage extra).

Rare KMFDM/BRUTE! animation frames for sale!

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Very rare animation frames, original artwork and storyboards from KMFDM animations SONOFAGUN and A Drug Against War now available!

All artwork is signed by BRUTE!

Inquire here for free samples and availability.

Rare BRUTE! artworks discovered

A pic of me with one of the animation frames from ADAW

A pic of me with one of the animation frames from ADAW

During my long-postponed visit to the UK this month, I came across a number of original artworks.
Stored in air-tight folders and packed into a steel chest, items from the early to late 90′s (including a number of animation frames and storyboards from the two animations I did for KMFDM) came to light as well as a treasure trove of ink originals, sketch books, silkscreens and graphic porn – all in perfect condition.
P1040434Discovery of lost 9/11 series.

I will be auctioning many of these rare items on eBay in a month or so, so please keep watching this space.

Please contact us at for samples and inventory or go here:

New Driving Man Poster

driving_man Driving Man, a pic of mine from back in the 80′s, has just received a makeover and the poster of the new design is now available from BRUTE! Propaganda either on glazed canvas or 250 gram photo stock.

It comes in three sizes: A1, A2 and A3.

Payment and shipping details from

BRUTE! Exhibition – Prague

I decided, after several requests, to stage an exhibition of my work at a small bar gallery in Prague’s famous Mala Strana district.
The owners of Mad Bar (Plaska 5, Praha 5), keen promoters of modern art, suggested I use their restaurant to display my Popaganda-themed work. Instead of using the more intense images for which I’ve become known, I instead chose a selection of more colourful creations.
This is also the first time I’ve employed the digital print-to-canvas system and I was very impressed with the results (although it didn’t work so well with the black-heavy prints).

The gallery organiser turned out to be useless so Zuzana, my Czech girlfriend and PA, stepped in to organise the prints and help with the installation while I sent out eVites and set up Facebook events to promote the show.
Installation was pretty quick and glitch-free thanks to a fluid hanging system employed by the architects to protect the heritage building.

last minute problem with the burning of the showreel led to me missing Gilbert Shelton and Robert Crumb’s talk at the Lanterna across the bridge from the exhibition but there was a healthy turn-out for the event with several skate decks and canvases sold.

Show ends July 13th

BRUTE! Tohuvabohu Swordgirl Original

Another element from the Tohuvabohu art file.

This is the original ink art that was scanned in to complete the album cover.

Hand-drawn with brush-pen and rapidograph, this 5”x7” illustration was the definitive final version before I traced it in Illustrator and coloured it.

I am now proud to present it for sale, price 275 euros (incudes shipping and handling). Contact:

(If unsold in three weeks, I will then put it up for auction on eBay).

Abe Lincoln Posters by BRUTE!

Limited edition Abe Lincoln posters are still available from the BRUTE! Prop Shop, along with many others. Check them out at

KMFDM rough art from Tohuvabohu

Tohuvabohu Swordgirl rough 01

Tohuvabohu album cover concept rough sheet

Tohuvabohu swordgirl figure concept sheet

I‘m often asked how much preparatory work goes into each album cover I do and this series of rough conceptual work goes some way in illustrating how the final design comes about.
3 months before the final artwork was completed, I started outlining the various ideas I had for the sleeve and a slew of pictures emerged from the process which Sascha and I discussed before I began to build the final image.
Now, I am able to present these images for sale. Anyone interested, please leave your contact details in the comments box below or contact me via our Gmail account and I’ll provide prices and size details.
All the above are rendered in black indian ink and signed.

Stay in touch for more KMFDM concept sketches

New BRUTE! Ink originals For Sale

Kafka Cafe
Old Man

Another assortment of original ink sketches, roughs and composites for various art projects completed in 2008.
As usual, to purchase any of these illustrations, please either leave your request in the ‘comments’ box below or contact me at

KMFDM Animation Frames Unearthed

A fan recently sent me two frames from the KMFDM animation ‘Drug Against War’ which I worked on with H-Gun Studios in Chicago, circa 1993. The top one is a three cel composite (additional inking by Pete Moriarty) while the one below is the basic illustration which was later coloured in Photoshop and animated in Director.

Special thanks to the Bert Bosman collection.

View the video here

New Food4Thought Ink comps

After my earlier illustration was deemed ‘too morbid’ by KPMG execs, I decided to do a friendlier version. These composites were used to create the pic and I am offering the original inks for sale.

Contact me at for prices

KPMG illustration ‘Food for Thought’

A pic I did for KPMG which was deemed ‘too morbid’.
Available as an ink original from BRUTE! Propaganda Inks.

Interested? Leave a comment for purchasing/shipping details

BRUTE! Skateboard decks by War Effort

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Series 1

Both series of the BRUTE!/War Effort skate decks are now available for 50 euros each (signed by the artist).

Please contact me at for payment and shipping details.

EDEN01 – 1st Creation Poster

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The first graphic I did for the Creation Project, whose philosophy of graphic architecture matches my own. Their idea is to include art at the planning stage, thereby eradicating the urban scribble of graffiti whilst retaining its graphic texture.
This A2 print is now available for a short period from
BRUTE! Propaganda. Contact us by leaving a comment below.

BRUTE! PIG poster

A poster I did a while back for a client impressed with my artwork for the PIG vs. KMFDM sleeve. The background is supposed to represent Edgware Rd. flyover in London.

BRUTE!/PIG prints are available for 50 euros (includes shipping and handling).
Poster format A2. Signed by the artist.
To purchase,
please contact us through the comments box below.

RYAN – BRUTE! Vector illustration up for grabs

Also in this month’s ‘For Sale’ file is this vector illustration I did last year.
Please contact me here if you require purchasing information for this image.

448 Demystify LOGO for SALE

Every now and again I end up with a piece of art that hasn’t been paid for and this one was done for an Australian gymnasium which has since gone out of business. If anyone is interested in purchasing the logo (at a reduced rate), please contact me here. I will add your business name free of charge.

ZPC: BRUTE! PC game on Amazon

I made this computer game back in 1996 for Zombie Games in Seattle, Washington.

It has become available on Amazon for a few bucks.
Check it out while they last at:

and see cut clips and animations from the game here: