24.06.08 by Jeff

Bleeding Through

I have been following the work of Invisible Creature for quite some time now. They sit atop the music packaging/artwork game – stunning photography, pitch-perfect typography, and an endless array of vastly different styles. These guys know how to put together a finished product!

Bleeding Through’s album, The Truth featured some of Creature’s most eye-popping photos, so I was excited when I came across a blog where they revealed their processes for creating them.

First they photographed the band covered in a goo made primarily of chocolate syrup and buckets of red dye. They weren’t too concerned with the color of the goo because they already knew the final product was going to be black and white (I really respect pre-planning like this).

Next they covered styrofoam with the same goo and chunks of animal meat which were also photographed from the same angles as the models (again, this takes pre-planning folks). The last step was simply a matter of compositing the shots of the models and the shots of the meat together – boom – it was done.

Head over to Headbangers Blog for a more detailed walk-through of the artwork!

Then head over to Invisible Creature for some serious inspiration. Warning: You will spend a good hour or so here screen cap’ing their entire portfolio for reference.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • mike

    so damn sick in all senses of the word. haha tight.

  • been following them for a whole minute also. there work is definatly inspiring and they really take album art to a whole nother level.

  • Shinead

    These guys have some great posters!

  • Yea the posters are my favourite work on the site. along with the photo juxtapositions for the Foo Fighters album art.





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Recent work by Dutch artist Jeroen Erosie (previously featured here). See more images below.

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Ticket Giveaway: Canal180’s 8-Day Creative Camp in Portugal

180 Creative Camp is an 8-day media arts academy hosted by Canal180 in Abrantes, Portugal, from July 2nd to 9th. The event provides a unique environment for participants and invited artists to exchange experiences, learn and create together. I’ll be headed out there to do a talk at the camp and more importantly hang with the participants. It’ll be my first time to Portugal so I’m looking forward to exploring Abrantes as well.

Tickets are still available! Also if you happen to live in Abrantes I believe there are special terms for you to participate. Head over to 180.camp for more info and to see the list of speakers and workshops announced so far (more on the way).

Now for the really good news, we have a full package ticket (350 € value) to give away to one of you, which includes participation in the 8-day camp, accommodations and food. All you have to do is share a link to your website or Instagram in the comments below. Click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of this post and use the Disqus comment widget. We’ll pick a winner in two weeks! Good luck.

 

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24.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Noel Badges Pugh

Love the line work in these drawings by artist Noel Badges Pugh. See more images below.

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Photographer Spotlight: Chris Coyle

A selection of work by photographer Chris Coyle. More images below.

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Call For Submissions: Aint-Bad No. 12

Laura Pannack

 

Aint–Bad Magazine is looking for submissions for issue No. 12! Their goal is to put your best work in front of a crew of 15 curators from around the world (myself included). With each curator selecting two photographers, a total of 30 photographers will be feature (and interviewed) for the final printed publication of the best contemporary photography out there today.

While there’s no specific “theme” for this issue, you may wanna explore Aint–Bad’s archives or look at the images below to get a sense of the imagery they’ve showcased in the past. If you think your work might be a fit and are interested in submitting, head over here.

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