28.4.11

27.4.11

"Told Outloud Indoors"

someone recently made a really cool video-collage for one of the tracks from our "Keep Your Hands" split, check it out:

22.4.11

New project :: New territories

(below:) An in-progress piece for fine film-makers @ Scultping With Time Productions in Houston, TX. Process: photography, tea-stained bristol board and digital. Stylistically, for me - this is new territory and I have been challenged by these guys to attempt new techniques out of my "comfort-zone", but texturally I am right @home.
More soon...

ITHI - "The Persistence in Meaning"

ITHI evoke sonically rich and shifting atmospheres, from vast and growing-worlds one moment and into tense/claustrophobic nightmares the next. What stands out with this release is the underlying rhythmic pulses within each and every track and within the genre of experimental/drone/noise -- this aural element is crucial and MUCH appreciated.

I was asked by Keith Utech, owner of the fantastic UTECH records to be in-charge of hand-rendering and arrange the typographic accompaniments for the inner-panels of this release. Combined with the amazing cover photograph taken by Shawn Convey of a shrine, while visiting India (BELOW:) you can view the original sketches that I made and arranged for said release. The logo was pieced together from foundational "letter-forms".

It is a blessing to have technology at my disposal to scan/chop/arrange hand-rendered art; an aspect in modern design that always had me highly respecting the early days of the graphic designer, back when everything was painstakingly cut out and arranged by hand. This is not even the surface-level of what those guys did back then!!

ALSO: What an honor to have our logo LETTER-PRESSED as an additional sleeve. (another once-popular incredible print-form making a come back). "The Persistence in Meaning" will be available @the UTECH RECORDS MUSIC FESTIVAL // June 11, 2011 // Cactus Club Milwaukee, WI // 7 PM OR shortly @the Utech Records site:



15.4.11

Darkness looms over Oakland

Flyer illustration/design by Stephen Wilson:

Sutekh Hexen - "Ordo Adversarial" 7"

OUT NOW or available @our upcoming show on May 1st.
Visit WANDS to purchase.


















"SUTEKH HEXEN 
ORDO ADVERSARIAL 7”EP 
WANDS 01 

After three instantly out of print cassettes released in Europe, Sutekh Hexen once again call upon the demons of hell with their first U.S. domestic release, Ordo Adversarial. This 2 song 7” ep is a violent mix of blown out raw black metal guitars, psychedelic atmospheres, tortured screamed vocals and scathing white noise. Steeped heavily in the occult, Bled thy Likeness b/w Murmur take no cues from the derivative, watered down black metal that plagues the scene, but rather push the envelope and make their own path. Sutekh Hexen is about Satanism, and their songs express hatred and depression from the bowels of their blackened souls. These are ceremonial rituals drenched in the blood of the weak, this is cult, this is the Ordo Adversarial. Limited to 400 copies"


Cover illustration by Demian Johnston

8.4.11

Preview:

Drawn, scanned and arranged asset for an EXCITING new project... MORE to come.