Fred Grabosky is a Philadelphia based designer and fine artist working under the FTG Illustrations moniker. Highly skilled in pointillism, crisp line work techniques, and scratch boarding; Grabosky wields his pen and scraper with the utmost conviction. His restrained color palette and fine attention to detail conjures a world where the macabre and the elegant are held in equal balance.
Grabosky’s work encompasses themes of nature, ritual, anatomy, geometry, folklore, and the occult. His thematic diversity demands a wide range of mediums and as such, he has honed his talents as a designer, screen printer, scratchboard artist, and pen and ink illustrator.
Grabosky has created album art, gig posters, and merchandise for the likes of Tombs, Yob and Heavy Temple; as well as the Shadow Woods Metal Fest. A musician himself, Grabosky currently performs with the metal group God Root. With a diverse style ranging from the minimalist to the sumptuous, Fred Grabosky is a true and unique master of many mediums.
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.
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.