one more for today: A LIFE ONCE LOST have just unveiled the cover art for their new album "ecstatic trance," out october 22 on SEASON OF MIST RECORDS. i didn’t do the painting for it, but i did do the layout as well as put together two label exclusive designs that you can pick up here. you can also check out a lyric video for their newest single "madness is god" which incorporates elements of the layout.
more to come!
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one more for today: A LIFE ONCE LOST have just unveiled the cover art for their new album "ecstatic trance," out october 22 on SEASON OF MIST RECORDS. i didn’t do the painting for it, but i did do the layout as well as put together two label exclusive designs that you can pick up here. you can also check out a lyric video for their newest single "madness is god" which incorporates elements of the layout.

more to come!

<3tFk!

hey kids-

here’s a fun piece that i spent quite a bit of time on. it’s a shirt for my dudes in A LIFE ONCE LOST. it originally was meant to be a tour poster design for their brief weekend stint with ROSETTA and FIGHT AMP (also awesome dudes) but because of time constraints and other obligations i wasn’t able to finish it in time for that. i enjoyed the design too much to let it go, so i finished it as a shirt. there’s two versions, one meant for a white shirt and one for a black shirt. i prefer the white, but seeing as it’s metal kids will probably buy the black one more.

the nerdy cool thing about this piece is that i finally got to incorporate drawing from life rather than having to rely on reference photos. thanks to jinxed in philly i was able to purchase my first two in what will probably be a collection of skulls for my reference library. i used a badger skull for this piece and then expanded upon it. like i said: nerdy.

more to come!

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hey kids-

i’m uploading this later than i hoped, but i’ve been away from the magical world of the northeast visiting family elsewhere, so computer access is limited. but i digress.

here is the last design for A LIFE ONCE LOST's winter merch line. i recently picked up a book at strand bookstore near union square in manhattan (one of my new favorite places in the world, anyone able to go there should immediately) on alchemy and mysticism filled with wonderful plates to illustrate their alchemical methods. meadows and i tore through the book over a pile of amazing veggie wings and noticed the circle being an important shape in the images. since i can't get enough of the alol O emblem, this image was created based on that book. the lyric “i am” appears on their upcoming album, coming in 2011. get pumped.

more news: i created a twitter page. yes, i caved. boo me. find me on twitter as @thefatkidillus.

old news: buy prints. seriously.

more to come when i’m back home.

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continuing with my previous post, here are three more shirt designs done for A LIFE ONCE LOST. this is part of a greater series in which more will be done (two are already good to go), but this is what’s available so far. this was actually started about two years ago after a discussion with snake sustaine himself. he wanted to print a couple of shirts that had charles manson and the unabomber in the interest of making shirts that were “ignorant.” this evolved into a bigger project where more and more names were added to the list. manson and the unabomber were the first two to be printed, but now that alol is back a third has been added to the series: jesus, the biggest cult leader of all.

so here is the beginning of the KVLT series. two more have already been done but won’t see the light of day until spring, and two more are already in the works. make sure to pick up one of these the next time they’re in your town. all three of these are already on their way to being sold out, especially after that show in philly with job for a cowboy!

one more alol related post before the holidays. keep your eyes peeled!

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hey kids-

in celebration of a life once lost getting back into the swing of things and playing some really killer shows (2011 is going to be full of some awesome things for them!) i’m going to be posting some of their new merch over the next few days. tonight’s installment is actually a shirt i did almost 2 years ago right before the band went on hiatus. it’s a three color design based on the song “meth mouth” off of their last album “iron gag.” printing was handled by john bowes and james heimer over at cold cuts merch. make sure to pick one of these or any of the other new designs they have available at one of their upcoming shows! tomorrow (12/17) they’ll be playing the first unitarian church with job for a cowboy, skeletonwitch, and misery index, followed shortly thereafter by a show sunday (12/19) at the starland ballroom in new jersey with shadows fall. good times for sure!

more to come! and as always, BUY MY PRINTS! artists need money too.

<3tFk!