MONO

Posted in **News**, Art Prints, Music, Posters, Prints with tags , , , on November 19, 2014 by malleus

Mono are a very cool japanese band.
They are touring Europe and they asked us to realize their official tour poster.
And it’s been a pleasure, our collaboration lasts since a few years.
Their last album is called “Rays of Darkness” and “The Last Dawn” (it’s an album in 2 parts)
We started from there and our imagination lead us to the vision of a woman cut through by sun rays.
We wanted something very iconic, simple but at the same time very detailed.
We used a green raw paper and we printed a double shade of colors.
The screens used are three but the colors are actually 5.

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First we worked on 2 yellow inks, a lighter one fading into a darker one.

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Then we printed and orange going to red.
We wanted to give the idea of the light as much as possible.

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Third color, for details and inscriptions, has been a black ink.

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And here below You can see the result.

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We realized 333 copies of this print.
300 are on tour with Mono and You can grab them during one of their shows in Europe.
Check here for the tour dates.

Then we realized a very limited art print called “Shine”.
It’s on a gold metallic paper and it’s 45 copies only.

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No inscriptions on this one and a few differences from the regular edition.
Posters will be on sale on our webstore this friday.
So… stay tuned!
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The 15 second music video of Mono by director Koji Morimoto (Akira and more)

Sequel

Posted in **News**, Music, Posters, Prints with tags , , on November 13, 2014 by malleus

Today, in Los Angeles, from 7 to 11 pm, on Sunset Boulevard at Iam8bit gallery, Malleus will be present at the show called Sequel with one silkscreen print.
Well, unfortunately we won’t be there ourselves, there’s an Ocean and lots of miles between our small town and LA… but we’re part of the show.

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Sequel (check HERE) is an exhibition about imagination.
Jon of Iam8bit gallery contacted long time ago with this idea he had in mind about a show dedicated to movies that had never got a sequel. The idea was to think about one.
It was a very cool and quite difficult thing to do.
We didn’t want to pick up a world famous movie, some Kubrick, Tarantino or other masters seemed too easy.
So we decided to move on with an italian movie doing a Fellini sequel.
First of all cause we wanted to celebrate an italian master and we choose  “Giulietta degli spiriti” that is an incredible piece of art.
If You like Jodorowsky or Lynch, I suggest to search for it cause You’ll be shocked how outstanding and modern and visionary this Fellini movie is.
We thought about a “second act (atto secondo)” for it, cause the end of the movie is quite open and leaves different possible interpretations.
The first color has been a white ink.

 

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Then after a gold metallic ink, we moved on with a pink and dark silver.
Fifth color is a black.

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Last one, the sixth ink, has been a red.

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We imagined the sequel of the movie as a coming back of the main character to her dreams and illusions.
The wild devilish and the moral religious sides of Giulietta that in the movie bring her to a personal conflict, are back again in “our” sequel and they’re holding each other in this print, like she’ll have to fight with her mind again.

You can check more about this movie, if You don’t know it on IMDB.
Enjoy this print and if You want to buy it, but You can’t make it to the show, after opening night, all remaining art will be posted online for WORLDWIDE purchase on Friday, November 14 @
http://store.iam8bit.com/
It’ll be available on our webstore from the 24th of November.
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Red Night

Posted in **News**, Art Prints, Posters, Prints with tags , , on November 6, 2014 by malleus

We spent the last weeks working on recording and mixing stuff for Ufomammut.
But, even if we’ve been busy with these projects, we’re working on a lot of stuff to end this year with some great posters.
The first one we’d like to show You today is called Red Night.
It’s a very very limited edition of only 50 copies about (we’re numbering tomorrow, then we’ll be more precise…) on a glittered kraft paper.
We thought about it for the Halloween period… it’s a very dark image we realized for a book cover last year.
We loved it so much we decided it was the right time to work on it as a print, and here we are!
It’s a 4 colors poster and the first ink has been a metallic light brown.

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Thenw e put a gold

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Third color has been a red ink to create a dramatic feeling to the sky.

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And finally all the details went into a black ink.
Clouds and trees…

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… a mysterious couple…

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… and something happened for sure !

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They walk away from something in the snow while a bat is opening its eyes smiling behind them!

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And here You can see the entire design.

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Hope You’ll like it like we do.
Prints will be on sale tomorrow on our webstore!
Have a great weekend and prepare for more

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Watched “In order of disappearance”, norwegian action/comedy movie.
Very nice!

Nightbreed

Posted in **News**, Art Prints, Posters, Prints with tags , , , , on October 16, 2014 by malleus

We spent the last weeks recording the new Ufomammut’s album.
Sorry if we disappeared from here.
We’re back on Malleus, with a lot of ideas and stuff to realize.
First of all we’ve just finished the printing of another handmade silkscreen poster in collaboration with Century Guild gallery.
It’s the second work dedicated to a Clive Barker’s movie and this time, after Jacqueline Ess (in pre-production now), we’ve put our hands on the great “Nightbreed”, taken from the novel Cabal.
It’s a hell of a movie, really a great story and superb direction.
Anyway, we’ve been really inspired by it and we came out with a very iconic design.
It’s a 3 color poster representing the world of Midian in its essence, behind a graveyard, hidden in the underground.
The special limited edition of only 139 pieces has been created for Seraphim Films and Century Guild.
One hundred copies will be available from the 28th of October at RealCliveBarker.com, while we’ll have 30 pieces on our webstore for the European fans.
But now, let’s go with some pics!

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We started with a red ink.
Here below You can see the first screen.

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Then a metallic iridescent blu came after.
You can see the graveyard coming out.

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Then we used a white to draw stars and moon in the sky.

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And here below, You can see the final design of the poster, printed on black heavy paper.

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Hope You like it.
And can You see something familiar?

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Sabba

Posted in **News**, Art Prints, Prints with tags , , on September 11, 2014 by malleus

King Buzzo was amazing.
A great show, really.
I think the poster we realized is very close to the gig situation, it was a sort of sabbath, with all the people hypnotized by a demon playing and singing with only an acoustic guitar even if it was like there was a storm coming out of the PA system.
Very very cool.

Today we want to show You the Art print version of the King Buzzo poster and it’s called Sabba (italian for Sabbath).
It’s a limited edition of only 44 pieces, on a glittered raw paper, three colors only.
First one is a red.

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Then we used an iridescent gold, almost transparent to have a reflection effect on the skin of the witches dancing and a an orange gold on the dresses and tree.

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Then, last color is a black.

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We’re very happy of the result of this one, very different from the regular version, even if the atmosphere remains very dark and evil.
King Buzzo, Sabba, Mudhoney and Cult will be all on sale on our webstore from the 14th of september!

Moreover, please remember that today is the last day to have our brand new tees “Moonchild” and “Kiss” at a pre-sale lower price.
You can find them here at IFmerch webstore: http://malleus.ifmerch.com/en/type/t-shirt
Don’t miss them!

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Watched “Edge of tomorrow”
Really enjoyed it, great idea.

King Buzzo

Posted in **News**, Posters, Prints with tags , , , on September 8, 2014 by malleus

We’ve just finished the printing process of the poster for the acustic gig of King Buzzo (The Melvins) in Milano (well, close by), tomorrow.
During these years, we’ve always noticed that working for the Melvins was always great.
If I have to think about a band I love, the Melvins are surely on the top of the chart.
I remember when I first listen to Lysol.
Damn, it changed my life, totally.
And then, everytime we attended a Melvins show, it was a blast.
The first time we saw them it was 1994, they were opening for Nirvana.
It was a few months before the suicide of Kurt Cobain.
We were there for listen to the Melvins, and we were so excited.
It was a great gig.
So, tomorrow, back in Milano, Mr Buzz Osbourne (known as King Buzzo), will play his solo album and it’ll be great to be a part of the show with our gigposter.
Inspired by this “passion” for the Melvins, we imagined a sort of witches Sabbath dancing around a magic tree, shaped like the King Buzzo “haircut”.
If You don’t know about it, just take a look around and You’ll understand.
Anyway, let’s go with some pics.
It’s a dark poster and the first color has been a dark blu.

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Then we worked on a shade from silver to a metallic pink.

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Finally we printed a black ink.

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And this is the final result.

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We’re gonna number them tomorrow and bring them to the show.
There’ll also be an art print we’ll show You in the next days.
Both of them will be on sale next week.
We’ll have them on our webshop, from the 14th of september, together with the Mudhoney posters.
So, stay tuned!

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XV – 15 years of Ufomammut

Posted in **News**, Music with tags , , , on September 4, 2014 by malleus

It’s been a very hard work to make it happens.
We started last February and we finally had it in our hands at the beginning of this week.
What are we taking about?
We’re talking about a dvd project that absorbed plenty of energies from us, but the result made us so proud and happy of the work, that we’re totally excited to tell You all that “XV – 15 years of Ufomammut” will be out next October.
Poia and Urlo, two of the Malleus crew, are also 2 of the 3 members of Ufomammut.
This year 2014 is the 15th birthday of the band, so we thought it would have been great to celebrate with something that could have been interesting.
We filmed a documentary with tons of interviews and old videos and also a 12 song live set.
The DVD features over three hours of live footage — including Magickal Mastery Live, the 12 song live act mentioned above — interviews, outtakes, and extras all documenting these first fifteen years of the band.
This audiovisual experience will also be available as a special wooden 8GB USB drive.
Here are a few pics and You can pre-order it from HERE.

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The wooden usb key is totally awesome!
More coming soon!

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