Art and Ideas by Aidan Hughes

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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 bruteprop@gmail.com for samples and inventory or go here: http://www.theultraheavybeat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2995


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 bruteprop@gmail.com 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


Nitzer Ebb Pub

The lads from Nitzer Ebb enjoy a quiet pint in a pub with a swell decor. It can’t be that tough to get served in there, surely!


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


BRUTE! – KMFDM CD Sleeve for ‘BLITZ’


KMFDM are my most regular clients and I had great pleasure in completing their latest CD sleeve recently. Its going back more to the roots of the KMFDM style in terms of art.
Check out their site: http://kmfdm.net and official MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/officialkmfdm


New KMFDM Art


The background is a grid of my hometown on Merseyside.


New KMFDM cover


I recently submitted my final draft for the recently-released KMFDM album ‘Tohuvabohu’. However, when I saw the print version, the background was entirely different to my version. When I asked why it had been changed, I was informed by KMFDM that it had been ‘remixed’. I’m not a big fan of music and know even less of its workings but don’t artists usually have a say in how their music is remixed? It’s like discovering the babysitter has tattooed a rude name on your kid’s head.

Anyway, see which one you think rules and which one sucks.


New KMFDM CD – conceptual art

I asked my media student group to come up with a range of ideas for the new KMFDM CD sleeve. Here are some of their concepts.