The Omen II – Poster

The Omen II Poster

This expertly crafted clean and striking design is one of the original promotional posters for the 1978 Horror sequel Damien: Omen II – the follow on from the 1976 original classic “The Omen”.

I saw this years ago as a kid and found it pretty freaky, in that weird way that only 70’s horror can be – something to do with everyone wandering round in flares? – though I actually kinda think all paedo-phobic horror (Village of the Damned etc) is genuinely creepy! Check the original trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az86iKhWAjk

So there you go, a really cool poster, and I’ll add that the Raven is one of my favourite birds – slightly off topic, but Crow’s actually have a high level of intelligence having been observed to fashion and use tools and even play tricks on one and other!  Here’s quite an interesting read if you have 5 mins: http://www.physorg.com/news168701856.html and another one on avian intelligence in general…

One last thing, can any type spotter’s identify the two Serif font’s use here? not sure whether the title is an actual font or rather just a distressed version of

Alan Forbes (1)

Alan Forbes - Graveyard

Rock Music Poster Art is arguably one of the coolest facets of design & illustration, (at least in my mind anyway) and here’s a sample from one of said genre’s modern masters – American artist Alan Forbes.

Alan’s produced poster’s for Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against The Machine, White Stripes etc – check out more of his work here: http://www.gigposters.com/designer/1303_Alan_Forbes.html

Pet Sematary 2 & kindertrauma.com

Pet Sematary 2 & kindertrauma.com

Pet Sematary 2

This freaky spectral beast is a special effect from the 1992 movie Pet Sematary 2, the sequel to the original 1988 film Pet Sematary that was in turn based on Stephen Kings 1983 novel.

(SPOILERS!!) (SPOILERS!!)

The basic premise is that the Pet Sematary in question is actually built near to a certain another type of burial ground (wonder what that might be) and (gasp!) burying a dead pet there will, in fact, resurrect it, only, of course, the reborn pet is not exactly the same as the old one… I’ve not seen either film  (I have read the book) so didn’t recognise this when I originally spotted it via FFFFound, when backtracking through my bookmarks and came across its source; the absolutely awesome kindertrauma.com and that’s really what this post is about…

If you’ve even the slightest bit interested in Film Horror from the 70’s / 80’s / 90’s particularly of the B-Movie variety, then I wholeheartedly recommend a good peruse through kindertrauma.com – a lovingly devoted site to all those slightly obscure films you might just remember being tucked away at your local video store…

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Shobo Shobo (1)

shoboshobo_01

Shobo Shobo

Shobo Shobo

Here’s something a little out there, to say the least!

Super freaky sweatshirt designs adorned with completely over the top 8-Bit coloured, LSD tinged, David Shrigley-esque drawings – a quick taster of the work of Parisian collective Shobo Shobo… Love all the primitivism and neon/metallic colours, Great stuff! there’s a real art to styling something this outrageous!

Shobo Shobo make drawings, art work, installations and fashion and is the brainchild of Mehdi Hercberg and Kanh Linh La. Check out more of their Fashion at: http://grogore.free.fr/accueil/accueil_set.htm or visit the main site: http://www.shoboshobo.com/

Simen Johan – Until the Kingdom Comes

Simen Johan – Until the Kingdom Comes

Simen John

Simen John

Simen John

Simen John

Simen John

Simen John

I’ve been running Sci-Fi-O-Rama seriously for over a year now and have gathered together and annotated a fairly wide range of material totalling over 200 posts (thanks for all the support!). Obviously some of the featured work I have a fondness for more than others as I’m sure you do to…

What I’m getting at is that this post then – the work of Swedish Artist Simen Johan – is, bar none, is my absolute favourite, I could simply stare at his haunting art for hours, it’s both disturbingly eerie and majestically uplifting, firing a range of emotions. You may also notice that I’ve tagged this with Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy – and you might think what is SF about this work? well, personally I’ve always seen the medium as spanning far beyond its conventional preconceptions of ray-guns, flying saucers and trans-morphing robots. Science Fiction is not just future gazing