Lissie is catching a Tiger in Stockholm

March 28, 2011

Gig poster for Lissie in Stockholm
Less than a week ago, the very charming Lissie came to Stockholm for a visit with her band and had a fantastic show at Göta Källare. I made this poster inspired by her latest music video “Everywhere I go”. At first I had an idea with an elephant (as in the video) but decided to play along more with the title of her album “Catching a Tiger”, but staying true to the colours, atmosphere and feeling of her music and video. And instead of showing everything, I played around and I’ve hidden some things in the poster that you might not see unless you know it’s there.

You can see some more of my process over at Behance.

The Evil Dead 30th Anniversary

March 19, 2011

Evil Dead 30th Anniversary
It’s been 30 years since it first hit the theatres and it was probably the most scary movie I’ve seen as a teen. And to celebrate that I decided to make a tribute to Sam Raimi, and my personal favorite Bruce Campbell, for their classic horror movie Evil Dead with this poster. I did a different approach than the original but used elements and details from the movie to create this abstract dark theme.

I have posted the whole process over at Behance so if you want to see some of the sketches and early process, have a look!

Monsters – another ruined movie poster

March 12, 2011

Since I was a little kid I’ve always been a huge movie fan. I used to have a big collection of VHS and loved walking along in the big movie stores looking at the covers, trying to find the coolest one. This was even before I started out as a designer (or knowing I would work as one). The best part of the day would be finding a special edition of my favorite movie or maybe the UK version (that used to have a different artwork than the Swedish one).

The ugly version of Monsters movie coverAbout a year ago, I first saw the teaser poster for the movie “Monsters” and was really curious of what kind of movie it was. The poster was a bit different and not the typical hollywood “lets-show-all-the-faces-of-the-cool-main-actors-so-we-sell-more” kind of poster but a very simple but strong one. And it got stuck in my head. Later on I saw the trailer for the movie and I was really appealed by the feeling and atmosphere. It didn’t feel like the normal monster movie. And since we have been drained by remakes and sequels it’s a refreshing sight to be able to see something new.

I’m not gonna go in and talk further about the movie other than I felt that the teaser for it felt right. It had the atmosphere and feeling of the movie all over it. And I find that very rare. So when I now had a peek on the swedish release of the DVD and Blu-ray, it was like ripping my designers heart right out of my chest. They went back to the more “classical” poster and showing another expectation of the movie that is (in my mind) totally wrong.

The teaser had it all and is executed so well! Then this new version shows up and is a perfect example of how to ruin great work. To summarize it – it sucks! And I refuse to buy the DVD now until I find a version that has the “real” artwork (shown here below).
The Great teaser for the movie Monsters (2010)
Beautiful. It’s not only a good artwork with nice handwritten type -it also speaks the language from the movie. The way posters and promotional material should be made.

Solitude – The Extended Revival

March 3, 2011

Solitude - The Revival
A while back, Christian Lindberg and I worked with Swedish hardcore/metal band Solitude and helped them with their identity and first album artwork along with some other things. I’m sure some of you already seen the cover and is now wondering why I’m writing about it again. The reason is simple! We put some of our old sketches and process and published it over at Behance. So feel free to head over there and have a look, comment if you like and tell us what you think.

Ricochet is coming
When I’m already talking about Solitude I can also tease about their new single “Ricochet” that will be released any time soon. Behind the design…? Yours truly together again with Christian. As soon as the band release it we will show you the process, the finished artwork and who knows, maybe even some bonus material!

Hobo With a Shotgun is a real badass

January 15, 2011

Hobo with a shotgun
The movie, Hobo with a Shotgun, starring Rutger Hauer is hitting Sundance in a few weeks and the new poster looks fenomenal! It has this great 70′s feeling all over it and I can see this poster becoming a classic already. I would love to have a copy of this one hanging next to me at the office.

Christopher Conn Askew

August 18, 2010

Christopher Conn Askew is a former tattoo artist from Hollywood who changed his canvas from skin to paper in 2006. He uses primarily watercolor, graphite, ink, gouache and gold leaf. These are some of his fantastic work. I truly love the use of colours in his paintings. You can see more of his art in his portfolio.

Disturbed: Asylum

August 10, 2010

Disturbed Asylum

One of my favorite bands, Disturbed, are about to release their fifth studio album called Asylum on August 31st. I was really blown away by the artwork made by Raymond Swanland and I can’t wait to see some more of his work for Disturbed! Great work Raymond!

Solitude – The Revival

July 2, 2010

A while ago, my good friend and talented designer Christian Lindberg and I got the chance to create the artwork and identity for the Swedish metal band Solitude. Not only that, we also did some posters for the release party, new t-shirts and the backdrop for the live shows. Many late hours, too many cups of coffee, some sweat and tears (of joy!), this is the result! And worth telling, my mom is so proud of me since I didn’t include a skull for once! In other words, next project probably will have at least two skulls.

Solitude album cover artwork

Medal of Honor artwork

February 10, 2010

Medal of Honor Artwork

I really like the artwork for EA Sports latest Medal of Honor game. But the really interesting thing with this cover is the man who’s on it. Apparently it’s a real soldier (or based on him) called “Cowboy” who is a Special Forces officer. You can read more about it here.

Medal of Honor Artwork PS3

Artwork for Playstation 3.

Dawn of War

February 10, 2010

Dawn of War by Cheol Joo Lee

I just love this dark artwork by talented Cheol Joo Lee.