A chromed robotic female suggestively poses for the cover of “Heavy Metal” the infamous American/French Sci-Fi Magazine. Art from the idiosyncratic airbrush of Hajime Sorayama – dated Novemeber 1980.
Heavy Metal was created by American Publisher Leonard Mogel, who upon a trip to Paris had come across “Metal Hurlant”(Howling Metal) a French science-fantasy magazine that had debuted in 1974 and featured contribution’s from illutrators such as Jean Giraud AKA Moebius, Phillippe Druillet, Philippe Caza and Italian Erotica specialist Milo Manara. Inspired, Mogel set about licensing and translating this material for an American version and thus in April 1977 Heavy Metal was born, a franchise that’s spawned two feature length animated Movies and still runs to this day – check the official site: http://www.metaltv.com/ (warning Saucy over 18 type content)
Read more about Heavy Metal at Wikipedia:
Image Sourced via Flickr User jl.incrowd – check his excellent selection of scanned Heavy Metal Artwork: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jl-incrowd/sets/72157604843541927/
So back to the subject of Hajime Sorayama and all thing’s bright, shiny and VERY 80′s – Hafidz from http://puteraaladin.blogspot.com/ has kindly contacted me to reccomend these lovingly crafted techinicolor Sorayama tribute Wallpaper’s:
Digital Art by: sakke soini… Cheers!
One final note I’d like to add – I think perhaps the most enduring element of Heavy Metal is the collapsing chrome Logo-type – Perfection!