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Hand painted ‘tea’ masks on sale 4pm GMT

These were a HUGE amount of fun to work on and I’m delighted to finally release them.

We had scarcely started talking about casting brass masks before I asked if I could try my hand at painting them.

These days I divide my evenings between populating a new website and trawling ebay from the bath tub looking for old trinket boxes to display them in. If you stumble upon a glut of old wooden boxes, um, please call me.

While the masks can be hung from their strings, bare, on a wall, these are presented as self contained pieces that can exist happily outside a traditional frame.

Masks will be sent with signed COAs

On sale today at 4pm GMT

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RAW OST

I was approached by Death Waltz Records and Mondo to work on a cover for the soundtrack to Julia Ducournau’s masterpiece RAW.

‘Composer Jim Williams (A FIELD IN ENGLAND & SIGHTSEERS) blends mellow acoustic melodies filled with serene and beautiful violin and piano with huge powerful and intense baroque organ led affairs. From the minute we saw the film we knew we had to release the soundtrack on vinyl’ – Mondo

‘Death Waltz Recording Co. is proud to present the soundtrack to RAW. You may have heard Williams’ work in Field In England & Sightseers but RAW will certainly see him breakthrough to a wider audience with a score that will easily sit high inside many top ten lists come the end of 2017. Williams mixes mellow acoustic tracks filled with violin and piano that are serene and beautiful with huge baroque organ led tracks that are intense and powerful. From minute i saw the film I knew we had to release the soundtrack on vinyl.’ – Spencer Hickman, Death Waltz Recording Co

2xLP Presented in partnership with Focus Pictures & Back Lot Music, for sale through Mondo


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Many thanks to Spencer Hickman for affording me the opportunity to work on the most jarringly beautiful and horrific movie I saw in 2016.

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My Life As A Dog

While this isn’t horror, it certainly plays into my Coming Of Age wheelhouse, so I was very happy when Arrow Video approached me to produce cover art for Lasse Hallström’s My Life As A Dog.

Released in 1985 in Sweden, this one passed me by- so I’m incredibly happy that Anthony called my attention to it and offered me the job.

(some sobbing occurred when the title made sense)

 

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The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

Another Dario Argento title came my way recently; The Bird With The Crystal Plumage.

Title work done by Matt Griffin.

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Phenomena

Limited Edition Blu-ray + DVD release of Dario Argento’s Phenomena.

Along with the cover and title work, I created art for 3 digipacks and a booklet. Click images to view them full size

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The End + The Night House

Here they are; the second batch of etchings from the Bones & Arrows suite.

These will go up on sale at Souled Out Studios at 4pm GMT today.

Big thanks for Beejoir and Wal (talented motherfucker of note) from Kalwit for producing such crispy pieces.

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Bones and arrows: 2

The next set of etchings is ready and they’re dropping next week through Souled Out Studios

One big, one small, editions of 50. Available as singular prints or as a set.
Artfully printed by Boss Man Wal over at Kalwit Studio.

Jump on a mailing list, mine or SOS’s for a sale notification as well as other news, because there is other news on the way.

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Bones and Arrows

Available 4pm UK time, January 5th 2017

The first three etchings from the Bones and Arrows collection are here.
Printed by hand at Kalwit Studios in the busy heat of Bangkok, these are the first of several small-plate etchings to be released this year.

Editions of 50, signed and numbered

For sale through Souled Out Studios

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Donnie Darko

A little over a year ago I was approached by Arrow Video to provide artwork for the cover of the 15th anniversary limited edition 4K restoration of Donnie Darko.

Now that the release is public, I’m free to share the images that I frankly sweated over – and to be clear, that was perspiration wrought of sheer dread and anxiety over what The Internet might feel of my efforts. I’d been handed the opportunity to kill the cover (in the good or bad sense) of a movie that was the favourite of so many people and the only thing worse than wasting the chance would be to pass it up and watch someone else do it.

If I knew how many times I repainted Cherita’s face in a squint, I’d admit it. Suffice it to say, I agonised over details so small that even I could barely make them out.

Thankfully, the The Fear arrived pasted to the front of a speeding deadline and completion graduated from a sweet notion to actuality.

A bunch of things happened that I didn’t expect; the BFI held a screening followed by a Q & A with the director, Richard Kelly. I was invited to go and incredibly, had a chance to meet him. I nearly climbed out of my skin with delight when he checked that I was definitely a Stephen King fan “YES, YES, YES!” and then spoke about him as a huge influence (I MEAN, CHRIST, YOU GUYS, can you believe that shit?) Chut the front door!

As the picture above proves, I simply oozed cool as I thanked him several times for no specific thing (for simply existing is largely the gist of it) and then swiftly left.

–I don’t know who took this photo. I’m sorry I didn’t say hello.

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Stories for Ways and Means

Although it feels like this project has been in the pipeline for 100 years, speaking realistically it’s probably closer to a far more spry 10 year old undertaking.

Jeff Antebi of Waxploitation has been tirelessly working with artists both visual and musical to create Stories for Ways and Means:

“Today, 29 of those pairings make up the 350 page book project called Stories for Ways & Means.

The book includes stories from Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Frank Black, Justin Vernon, Laura Marling, Devendra Banhart, Alison Mosshart and Kathleen Hanna as well as painters/illustrators like Anthony Lister, Dan Baldwin, Swoon, Will Barras, James Jean, Ronzo, Kai & Sunny, and more (THAT’S ME, MOM!)

Guest narrators came along for fun as featured voices in short promo films: Danny Devito, Zach Galifianakis, Nick Offerman, Phil LaMarr, King Krule, and Lauren Lapkus. ”

I was partnered with Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello, who wrote “Trickster and Boy with Crooked Grin”. You can see the art I provided for it in the video below, put together by Ideal Brown.

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