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 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.
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 video here: femen-cross-pussy-riot-930
Facebook have removed the image the band’s page.
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.
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.
Should be available from the band’s site soon or you can buy one on their latest tour.
Obsessive fan and collector Tim Lawler walks us through his astounding collection of KMFDM merchandising. Good work, Tim!
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
I was asked by Sascha Konietsko of KMFDM to come up with a band illustration for their new album, Krank. Using several photos of the band onstage from their last tour, I spent a couple of weeks sketching the various members before building the scene in 3D and lighting it accordingly.
I then inked the individual characters before scanning them in and finishing off in Illustrator.
Details of the new album here
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.
See associated merchandise here
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)
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. email@example.com