Over the last couple of months, I have been assembling images for inclusion in the forthcoming BRUTE! art book and I’ve been quite surprised at how difficult it’s been locating hi-resolution copies of my work from the 80s and 90s (much of it lost to corrupt back-up discs etc.). Of those I was able to source, several files had to be extensively repaired, many of the album covers from that period requiring major re-rendering to make them usable for publication.
There is still much restoration work to be done before the book goes to print next year but am now able to offer BRUTE! fans the chance to get their hands on one of these glorious vector-rendered versions, available as signed canvas prints. For details on how to order yours, please PM me here or order yours direct from the blog shop. http://blog.bruteprop.co.uk/?wpsc_product_category=prints-categories&paged=4
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.
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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 a collage of elements in Photoshop, I then warped and re-shaped the chassis before re-drawing the finished product in ink. Final artwork layers composed in Illustrator.
For the latest KMFDM release, band leader Sascha Konietsko and I came up with this enticing but dangerous femme fatale within whose tempting assets destruction awaits.
Coincidentally, I had been musing on the way women’s faces, lit from beneath by the light from their mobile phones, resemble those Renaissance paintings of Madonnas and the placement of the sparkling fuse in the artwork adequately conveys this flushed, angelic look (even though its source is threatening).
Several alternative colour combinations were suggested before agreement was made on the featured green and yellow.
For more details on the album’s release, please visit KMFDM’s web site here