This Saturday, we enter the Iron Age. Hvnter Gvtherer's newest collection will be debuting Saturday, June 30th at 7:00 pm at Black Oak Tattoo. The show features a tour de force of live performance, readings and of course, a new collection of apparel and metalwork. Photos in this story are a sneak peek of the new Iron Age lookbook out June 30th.Read More
Meagan (@magpie.rodgers) Rodgers is a 22-year-old artist residing in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We had the opportunity to ask her a little bit about her artwork, her experience as one of the small number of women in the Dark Arts community and her inspiration for her haunting, dreamy pieces.
Recently we had the honor of discussing artwork with Indonesian artist Aldi Tirta Pratama, or Altars of Sorrow. He discusses his choice of pseudonym, his increased interest in digital media, and how the hell he has the patience for doing extensive stippling in his work.
Mark Richards aka "Heavy Hand" is a classically trained illustrator who found his way into metal illustration. He has gone on to become one of the most prolific contemporary artists in the metal community, working with artists such as Aborted, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Artificial Brain, Funebrarum, Iron Reagan, Revocation, Pig Destroyer and many, many more. We got the distinct opportunity to discuss partying with Dan Seagrave, illustration career advice, and his music with the California-based artist.
We were honored to sit down and talk to Columbus, Ohio resident Nate Burns, aka "Revolting Worship" about his artwork, his transition to the tattoo realm and a little bit about his success with social media.Read More
It's been years since we last had the chance to talk to Fred Grabosky, the Philadelphia based artist and illustrator. As part of our latest collaboration, we caught up with him in his Fishtown studio to discuss art and music influence, scratch boarding vs pen and ink, he touches on sacred geometry, spiritualism and even feminism.Read More
Twenty-five-year old Matt Bailey of Cheltenham, England has gained international fame from his stark black and white illustrations oozing with cryptic one-liners. His haunting illustrations are tense with vulgar sensuality played out by the living supple flesh of the living and the brittle bones of the dead.Read More
Tobacco & Leather is the work of illustrator and skilled print designer Abbey Watkins. Created predominately with graphite on paper Watkins renderings are expertly detailed and rooted in myth, nature and the occult. Many pieces find the illustrator merging animal and human forms with a hallucinogenic filter warping their shapes. Below we have included several of our favorite pieces.Read More
Dark Art & Craft had a chance to talk this month with UK based Artist and Illustrator Adrian Baxter. Baxter's ink creations are methodically detailed works based on the occult, nature, and death. This intriguing interview focuses on Baxter's influences and process; please enjoy.Read More
Bahrull Marta is a skilled digital and mixed media artist who creates work under the name Abomination Imagery. The Jakarta, Indonesia based artist focuses on dark and horror themes that are layered in gritty textures. Inspired by the work of Dave McKean and Seth Siro Anton; Marta's creations have been utilized by many black and death metal groups which share a sinister appreciation for his murky and haunting pieces.Read More
Adrian Baxter is U.K based artist who creates detailed traditional ink illustrations. His work deals with varied narratives including; death, life, the occult, and nature. With the sparse use of color and a stylized yet traditional approach, Baxter creates a dark language of symbols and story.Read More
Norot is Robert W. Cook, an American occult artist, musician and architectural draughtsman by trade working in Cork, Ireland. Cook creates detailed ink, blood and mixed media works that explore the occult, dark, and mythic themes. Heavily detailed and embelisshed with script and symbol Cook's creations are dark visual depictions.Read More
Ferdinand Keller was a German history painter concerned with genre and symbolism. His work is richly textured, atmospheric and at times masterfully dark. His ode to Swiss symbolist Böcklin "Le Tombeau de Bocklin" shown below is subtle yet haunting. For a short time, Keller lived in Rome, where he made the acquaintance of Anselm Feuerbach and maintained a joint studio with the artist. Below are some of our favorite works by Keller:Read More
Dark Art & Craft recently had a chance to ask the artist and printmaker Dylan Garrett Smith a few questions about his life and artwork. Dylan creates his works in a wide array of mediums informed by ecology, occultism and darker themed subjects. Find our conversation within;Read More
So PineNut is the name of an elusive Japanese artist and illustrator residing in Tokyo, Japan. His dark detailed graphite illustrations are based on stories ("The call of life-A dark story about Eden") and have a detached yet organic nature to them. The reimagining of these fabled stories includes; mutilation, human sacrifice, and cannibalism...Read More
Dark Art & Craft recently got to know the one and only Seldon Hunt. Seldon's illustration work oozes detail and if you're a fan of metal music you've more than likely seen some of his amazing album art & t-shirt designs. We reached out to the New York based artist for an interview via email.Read More