As every kid who enjoyed heavy metal I started illustrating influenced by CD covers from bands as Sepultura, Slayer and Cannibal Corpse. I always enjoyed the gore and splatter aesthetic of this type of artwork, but I actually thought no one could make a living doing extreme metal artworks. I was wrong, as Mark Riddick is actually one of the veterans of this kind of illustration, making artworks and covers for a lot of death metal, black metal and other extreme genres of bands. You can see more of Mark's visceral artworks at his Website. Mark Riddick, an award-winning illustrator, has been a fanatic of heavy metal music since 1986. Riddick began his career as a freelance illustrator for the heavy metal music scene in 1991 when he began illustrating demo cassette covers, 7” EP record covers, and filler artwork for cut & paste underground death metal and black metal fanzines, bands, and record labels. By the mid-90s Riddick had gained credibility as the ‘go-to’ artist for underground extreme metal bands in the United States and overseas. (Mark's Website).
What's design without music? What's music without design? I wanted to add on to Paulo's post, 30 Totally Cool Band Posters, because I, too, have always had a thing for indie gig posters, and coincidentally enough, I also stumbled upon the same website, gigposters.com Here I gathered some of the coolest posters I found on gigposters, ffffound, and behance. And you can also refer back to Paulo's article for the complete list! Hope you guys enjoy them as much as we did :) As always, if you have any images that you took or maybe some cool pictures you've come across and you'd like to share with us, please drop me a line on Twitter and/or Facebook. I'd love to hear from you! Ryan Trayte Drew Rios N.B. Oliver Barrett Peter Pimentel Matt Lane Harris Tom Huveners Martin Holm Matteo Cellerino James Barnes Anwar Pack Martin Corbin Edwin Servaas Michael Harpin Logan Gabel Ed Nacional Nicholas Haas Sean Forsythe Vanessa Schneider
Some friends of mine play in a instrumental rock band called "Você Nunca Viu". They got a pretty cool sound, and one of the things I like the most about indie bands in general are the posters! Yes, posters play a big role for these bands. Yesterday, during my daily visits, I found a great site about posters, and mostly about bands! Gigposters.com has got hundreds of posters, and here's a few of them, which I bet you'll all enjoy. Illustrations, collages, photography: there's everything in here. For more, check out Gigposters.com. And if you got a band poster, show us! Cheers. ;)
It's great when you get to see music bands interacting with online with people. Even greater, is to see them interacting with designers! The Omega Code band flickrstream has opened its doors for poster submissions! The result? You check it now! Here are some sweet designs made witht the Omega Code logo. All kinds of design, which is pretty awesome! For more of these, simply visit the Omega Code photostream, or the band's site. Enjoy! ;)