Wednesday, December 12, 2012

N° 12: Dieses Jahr bringt Dracula die Geschenke...urgh!!!

Dark, gothic, abnormal, unreal, romantic excess suffused with blood — these surreal dark elements, fill artisticcreations. In the process they are transformed into uniquely powerful and imaginative expressions. Each of these compelling works springs from the hands of a talented artist. So what are the dark stories behind them?
Dark Stories by Dark Artists brings together exceptional dark artworks from around the world, covering the fields of illustration, visual art, products and installations in a striking and inspiring collection. We have invited these artists to tell the reader their dark stories and to create original artworks based on these stories. We reveal the inside details behind these dark artists’ creative processes, exposing unknown creative trajectories.  

Publisher: Cypi Press
Publishing Date: 05/2012Pages: 208
Illustrations: 600

Size: 210mm x 260mm

An illustrated appreciation of the films of Jean Rollin, the cult French film director best-known for his surrealistic depictions of vampires, sex, and horror. With 140 photographs and poster images, including 40 pages in full colour; an interview with Jean Rollin; an introductory essay on his films; a complete illustrated filmography; and a foreword by noted film writer Ado Kyrou.
The book features extended photographic sections on each of Rollin's notorious :vampire Quartet" - The Rape Of The vampire, The Nude Vampire, The Shiver Of The Vampires, and Requiem For A Vampire - as well as dozens of images from his other films.
  • by Jack Hunter
  • Publisher: Glitter Books
  • Publication date: 09/2012
  • Pages: 96

Not only is Kirk Hammett the lead guitarist for Metallica, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, but he’s also the curator of one of the world’s finest collections of monster-movie memorabilia, a collection few people have ever seen. In Too Much Horror Business, Kirk finally unveils his near-mythical treasure trove of rare posters, props, costumes, and toys from the early silent classics to more modern fare. From Bela Lugosi’s annotated Dracula script to the creepy Donnie Darko bunny suit to cool model kits from the 1960s, Hammett has amassed hundreds of items over the years, including priceless international collectibles as well as the quirkier toys of his youth. Alongside scores of full-color, original photographs in this highly designed volume, Kirk offers up thoughts about his appreciation for all things scary and fantastic, shedding light on not only the collection of a lifetime, but the man himself.

By Kirk Hammett with Steffan Chirazi
Publisher: Abrams
Publishing Date: 09/2012
Pages: 224
Illustrations: 300

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