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Drawing Blood

May 30, 2015

Drawing Blood

With Thomas Hodge aka The Dude Design‘s massive collection of analog love VHS: Video Cover Art just getting released this past week – and he’s got some work appearing in Matthew Chojnacki‘s Alternative Movie Posters II: More Film Art from the Underground later this year – I figured I’d share one more upcoming book that I’m really excited about: Graham HumphreysDrawing Blood!

With work known by horror fans pretty much all over the world, this UK-based illustrator has become quite legendary as he created a ton of VHS covers back in the 1980s, as well as cool record covers for bands like The Cramps (he did the 3D sleeve for their Off the Bone LP). Still at it today, his work has graced the covers of many Arrow Films & Video releases (my fave being Fulci‘s Zombie Flesh Eaters) as well as Death Waltz Recording Company records.

Released by Proud Galleries, this luxury art book is strictly limited to 500 copies and will be released in time for Halloween this year. The price is £150 (approx. $230), but Graham himself has stated on social media that if this sells out, a more moderately-priced paperback edition will be released. Pre-orders are taken here and make sure to check out his drool-inducing portfolio on his official website here.

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Videogram Lunchmeat VHS!

May 14, 2015

Lunchmeat VHS

Yes! Here it is! I couldn’t be more excited to announce the second physical Videogram release, the Lunchmeat VHS! Released in collaboration with Lunchmeat VHS Fanzine and Doc Terror, this limited-edition VHS features the complete 2014 S/T album in visual form, edited as a faux-trailer show. Fourteen videos in total complete with idents.

But that’s not all! We went out of our way to make this one as beefy as possible, so as an added bonus the VHS includes a 3D version – with glasses included! Wrapped in a clambox shell and featuring artwork by Loud Comix‘ illustrator Jamie Vayda, these are available via Lunchmeat‘s official website only, and, to make it fair for everyone, there are no pre-orders taken. Get it here.

EDIT: The VHS has sold out. A huge thank-you to everyone for the amazing support!

EDIT II: For those that missed out on the VHS the video is now available as a digital download via VHX.com! It includes the original 34-minute Videogram experience and comes with the VHS-master of the S/T album as a bonus. Get it here.

To commemorate this trés cool release, and give the awesome work Jamie did its due, I am also doing a one-time campaign on Teespring. Screenprinted in blood-red ink on premium yellow t-shirts (giallo, get it?), these limited-edition t-shirts are gorgeous and available in all sizes (S – 3XL). Once they’re gone they will not be reprinted, so make sure to reserve yours today! Get it here.

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Diversión en Español!

May 5, 2015

Well, since literally tens of people has been asking about Pure Melvin, here’s a brief update and sample. With Jamie (aka The Jimmy C) focusing on his second full length and me working on Videogram‘s debut album on Cineploit, the coming EP – entitled Profoundly Relaxing – will be pushed forward to some time this coming summer.

The tracks are pretty much finished, it’s just time for mixing, mastering and sequencing that’s needed. Took some time off last night and finished up the mix of Fruta Sabrosa, so give it a spin on SoundCloud and give us a like on Facebook while you’re at it.

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