Thursday, 28 February 2013

POP GEISHA


I used to buy the French magazine Jalouse pretty frequently and it's good to see that they're still using some of the best photographers around, namely Erwin Olaf. I love this guy's work! He always has such impeccably styled settings. “POP GEISHA” Jalouse magazine, March 2013. Photographer: Erwin Olaf. Stylist: Jennifer Eymère. Model: Yumi Lambert.




Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Happy Birthday 2000 AD

I don't own a copy of this, but from 36 years ago: Prog #1, 26th February 1977.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Johnny Marr: Upstarts



I went into a record store earlier (yes, a real record store) and this was playing. It grabbed my attention, so I had to ask what it was. It's new, but somehow it took me back in time. Go figure.

IRON MAN 3


Monday, 25 February 2013

February 1970

From this month 43 years ago... art direction & design by Arthur PaulPhotographed by Dwight Hooker and modelled by Norma Bauer.

Let Zygons Be Zygons

Walt Simonson pin-up page, from a production stat for Marvel Premier #60: Featuring Doctor Who - June, 1981. (I think I spotted an editorial typo!)

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Boo Does Anderson . . .

... and a great deal more! 

I bumped into Boo Cook last night at a London Super Comic Convention gathering. I hadn't seen him for a while and as we were talking about blogging I realised that for some bizarre reason, he wasn't on my Oranges blog links. Why, I've got no idea, because his work is brilliant and he has two sites online. The fabulously titled All Tomorrow's Particles, which has now become his archives and his more recent Tumblr blog, The Boo Cook Artpipe. Boo started working for 2000AD about a year before I left. His work was great then, but it keeps getting better, and now contains more Thrill-Power than most people can handle. If you're not familiar with his work for 2000AD, you may have seen his work on the Richard Starkings Elephantmen series for Image or his covers for Marvel. These two spectacular pieces are from his work on Anderson Psi Division. Beneath these are two from Elephantmen, plus a short but very nicely produced YouTube profile by Ric Blow.


Saturday, 23 February 2013

Far-Out Images From The Seventies #3

Gabrielle Drake seems to get a few hits, so here she is again as Lt. Gay Ellis in Gerry Anderson's UFO, 1970.

Assassination Run!

From this week 32 years ago! 2000AD Prog #201 - 28th February 1981. Art: Ian Gibson (Emberton).  Colours: Tom Frame. Click on the  link for more.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Christina's World

Christina's World. One of my favourite paintings by Andrew Wyeth. The text to accompany the original painting at MoMA reads. The woman crawling through the tawny grass was the artist's neighbor in Maine, who, crippled by polio, "was limited physically but by no means spiritually." Wyeth further explained, "The challenge to me was to do justice to her extraordinary conquest of a life which most people would consider hopeless." He recorded the arid landscape, rural house, and shacks with great detail, painting minute blades of grass, individual strands of hair, and nuances of light and shadow. In this style of painting, known as magic realism, everyday scenes are imbued with poetic mystery.

Below, a photographic homage shot by Bruno Dayan for Flair Italy Magazine. Sept 2011.



Flair

Flair have some pretty outstanding photography and here's another. From their Spring 2013 issue - Daphne Groeneveld by Paola Kudacki.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Largin' it #63

From a production stat for Marvel Premier #60: Featuring Doctor Who - June, 1981. Originally published in the UK as 'City of the Damned'. Writers: John Wagner & Pat Mills. Artist: Dave Gibbons. Lettering: Dave Gibbons.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Future Is Now!

Schön! Tian Yi & Chrystal Copland photographed by Christos Karantzolas.

February 1956

From this month 57 years ago... Cover designed by art director Arthur Paul, collage by B.Paul and photographs by Arthur-James. No model credits but nice design on the back cover (below).


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

The Curious Case Of Rooney Mara

Here are three photographs from a fantastic editorial in next month's Interview magazine. Photography: Mikael Jansson. Styling: Ludivine Poiblanc. More stylish photographs here.



Monday, 18 February 2013

Sunday, 17 February 2013

ADAMSKI: Neo-Waltz!



I posted before, an' I'm posting again. This is Adamski. This is Neo-Waltz!


Mutant Army On The March!

From 2000AD Prog #212 - 16th May 1981. Art: Carlos Ezquerra.  Colours: Tom Frame. Click on the  link for more.

Zenith #6

Design sketch for Grant Morrison & Steve Yeowell’s Zenith by Brendan McCarthy for 2000AD, 1987.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Friday, 15 February 2013

Mint. Fine. Good. Fair. Ruined by a Stamp!


Wonder Woman #191 - November 1970. Cover art by Mike Sekowsky & Dick Giordano.

Hors d'oeuvre



ASVOFF 5 Award 2012 " Best Art Direction". DIRECTOR: Monica Menez. CAST: Albe Hamiti / Tune Models. DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Paul Robert Klinar. STYLIST: Sanne Roesch. HAIR: Sabine Nania. MAKE-UP: Sabine Nania

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Largin' it #62

Bill Finger and Wayne Boring’s “The Girl in Superman’s Past”. Superman #129 - 1959.

Valentine's Day 1962

From this month 51 years ago... a Valentine's Day themed cover, photographed by Don Bronstein, with design by art director Arthur Paul and associate art director Reid Austin. No model credit though.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Mystery Of The Birds

Most of the publicity shots for Alfred Hitchcock's films were beautifully iconic, as this one featuring Tippi Hedren for The Birds demonstrates. The trailers were always captivating too.

Inspired By The Birds #2

Having posted about this before, it seems that fashion designers and photographers are still getting their inspiration from The Master of Suspense. Here's the latest ad campaign for Tufi Duek, featuring Isabeli Fontana.


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

February 1967

From this month 46 years ago... another great hidden rabbit idea by art director Arthur PaulPhotographed by Pompeo Posar and modelled by Helen Kirk.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Bat Chat

Yvonne Craig stars on the Merv Griffin chat show in 1967 and below, sans costume.


Sunday, 10 February 2013

Rogue Trooper by Colin Wilson

Today's classic 2000AD production art is for Prog #269, 19th June, 1982. Cover by Colin Wilson. Click the 2000AD Production Art label for more classic covers.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

The Digital Cupboard: Rogue Trooper by Dave Gibbons

As mentioned previously, I recently began the unenviable task of re-archiving all of my digital back-ups to prevent any possibility of data decay. Many of these CD's have survived years of storage and date back to my studio in the 90's. At that time most of the week was spent in the 2000AD command module working on the weekly title, but on other days I'd design some of the related titles in my own studio, using low resolution scans of the artwork as positionals. What I discovered were some of these old scans. I'm posting a selection of them, so that you can see the art in it's full glory without being obscured by cover lines. From July 1996, this is the cover art for the Rogue Trooper Action Special by Dave Gibbons.

Space Odyssey

A fun fashion editorial from Madison - October 2011. Photography: Nick Scott. Model: Krystal Glynn.



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