Archive for February, 2015

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Rome Web Awards

February 23, 2015

Hey, hot on the trail of the Academy Awards I received a bit of pleasantly surprising news this morning. Turns out me and Jerry Kokich‘s track They Call Me Super7even off the ‘They Call Me Superseven’ OST soundtrack has been nominated in the Best Song category of the 2015 Rome Web Awards! Pretty neat.

Now, the announcements were made between February 20th – 22nd, and if my understanding from what I read on the official website is correct, the winners will be announced in September this year. Please keep your fingers crossed and give the track a spin on Bandcamp below.

EDIT: Received an update. The award ceremony will be broadcast on April 17th – 19th.

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Mothmeister

February 19, 2015

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Well, I figure this would be something Mme Veille de la Toussaint of The Year of Halloween would enjoy, the dreamy and surreal quality of Mothmeister‘s photography.

Mixing masks and taxidermy (!!!), this boyfriend-and-girlfriend team created their own universe called Wounderland, with a fairytale-esque vibe that somehow reminds me of the 1973 cult classic The Wicker Man.

Truly intriguing works of photographic art, you can see all of their sometimes-stunning work on their official Instagram page. Check it out!

EDIT: Art prints are available via Etsy.

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Images copyright Mothmeister.

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VHS: Video Cover Art

February 12, 2015

VHS Book

Great news via The Dude Designs. Posted on his official Facebook page, Tom Hodge, states:

I can now proudly announce the book i have been working on for a while VHS: Video Cover Art on sale in MAY
(12″ x 9″ | hard cover | ISBN13: 9780764348679 | $34.99 (£27.00) )

My work has been built around a lifelong love of VHS (bordering on obsession at times!) and the amazing artworks which were used to adorn the video covers. They were ingrained in my psyche from the first time I ever entered a video store as a child. I have a particular fondness for UK video art (my home country) as many of the covers were specially commissioned by the numerous UK independent distributors and not seen much outside of this market.

These incredible artworks were created by amazing artists such as Enzo Sciotti, Renato Casaro, Caudio Casaro, Brian Bysouth, Graham Humphreys and Laurent Melki. Many artists sadly remain unnamed. The one thing they all held in common is the style and spirit of pure unabashed creativity, where art and film came together in a visual orgy of moustached muscled men, buxom beauties, big explosions, phallic guns, and nightmare-inducing monsters. Sadly this art-form largely disappeared along with demise of the VHS format.

Obscure gems to cult classics in all your favourite genres of Action, Comedy, Kids, Thriller, Sci-Fi and Horror. From the sublime to the ridiculous. Some are incredible works of art, some insane, some perfectly capture the tone of the films, some capture that tone even better than the films themselves, and some have the most tenuous link imaginable! However, all, as you will see, are amazing and inspiring works of art, which will captivate the imagination along with feelings of excitement and wonder, like stepping back into your local video store once again.

This looks like a beaut! Keep your eyes out for this one and make sure to give his page a “like” here!

UPDATE: Tom just announced on his Facebook page that VHS: Video Cover Art is already the number one bestseller in its category from pre-orders on Amazon UK. Awesome!

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