Monday, June 30, 2008

Geniuses of Album Cover Art: Arik Moonhawk Roper

Ok, here's a short quiz.
1. Get out your CDs of Electric Wizard, Leaf Hound and Weedeater.
2. Close Your Eyes
3. Imagine the Medievil world that they come from
4. Dream up some characters to fill the landscape
You are seeing the art of Arik Roper (ie: what Lord of the Rings would have looked like if it starred Ozzy Osbourne and the music of Black Sabbath's first album)

Arik Moonhawk Roper is probably my favourite rock and metal illustrator of all time, a man who starting out making record covers for underground doom, psychedelic and stoner bands and has ventured into poster design, graphic illustration, and animation. Mushrooms, druids, skeletons, bleak landscapes; sludge heaven !!!

For a great interview go to Rhino Records here Go to his site for more images here

Lamb of God T-Shirt Design

Matt Pike feature for Revolver Magazine

TeePee Records CMJ Showcase Poster (artwork by Arik Roper)

Arthurfest 2005 Poster

Thanks to Arik for permission to use these images; Goodonya from DownUnder !!!!

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