Archive for March, 2011

On the road

Posted in **News**, Events, Posters with tags , , on March 23, 2011 by malleus

We’re leaving in half an hour, so just a short and quick post to say You goodbye and to invite You to come and say hi in the next days.
You’ll find us here:

24th. Café Cairo – Wurzburg – Germany
25th. Rosenkeller – Jena – Germany
26th. Ragga – Oelsnitz – Germany
27th. Groovestation –  Dresden – Germany
29th. Feierwerk – Munich – Germany
30th. Arena – Wien – Austria

Hope to meet You guys around.
We’ll have all the last posters with us, some Black Keys, Kyuss lives, some Grand Guignol, Swans and OvO.
And many many more, of course.
Let’s say a good selection.

By the way, tomorrow the brand new Kyuss lives! poster will be on sale on our webstore.
Show is tonight.

OvO will be available too.

In the meantime, the TeePee poster is ready.
155 pieces, 3 colors on Black paper.
They look totally awesome.

Ok, time to close the bags and go.
See You on the road again!

Listening to nothing right now…


Posted in **News**, Events, Posters with tags , , on March 21, 2011 by malleus

Trip is the right word, I think, to explain this period.
We’re living quite fast doing a lot of things and it seems we don’t have time to stop.
It’s cool, expecially when You like what You do, but it’s quite stressful too.
We’re preparing for a week on the road with Malleus and Ufomammut.
We’ll be in Germany from the 24th of March to the 31st.
You can check the shows on our website.
Then once back, in 2 weeks we’ll be at Roadburn festival in Holland.
Then other shows here in Italy and, in between, we’ve tons of posters/illustrations and covers to do.
I’m trying to clone me, I’d need a sosia.
Maybe he could be useful to go out and do all the dirty jobs…
Not a bad idea…

Yesterday we’ve been in Ravenna at Bronson and we really enjoyed the night, it was a supernaturalcat night with all the bands of the roster and, even if there were not a ton of people, I must say they were the right ones:-)
We enjoyed the show.
A lot.
It was really warm, I thought there was someone behind me trying to iron my shirt (the one I was wearing…) while I was playing… :-)

We’re finishing another poster.
Another one, it’s for the Tee Pee records european tour, it’ll be available at the shows of the tour (You can check them here).
We’re finishing the copies for the tour, then we’ll realize a very limited AP serie with some color differences.

It’ll be a 3 colors poster.
The first 2 are already on paper and they’re a shade.
We’re totally happy about the new red we’re using, it’s totally cool.

And the bands on tour will be The Atomic Bitchwax, Quest for fire, Mirror Queen and Naam.

The run will be about 150 pieces, more details coming soon, don’t worry!

Listening to Barn Owl right now.


Posted in **News**, Music with tags , , , , , , on March 16, 2011 by malleus

It’s a really bad moment.
It’s quite difficult to write things in a language that is not mine, You know, we’re Italians, so our mother tongue is not english.
I know what You’re thinking about now… I know everybody reading is thinking “bunga bunga”.
And this makes me sad, cause we’re celebrating the 150 years of the unification of Italy in a period in which I can notice how deep our Country is sinking down… controlled by the worst people we could even imagine, always in a sort of mental coma, we’re becoming a joke for a lot of people, laughing at what we show to the rest of the World.
And I cannot say anything, cause the times of culture seem to be ended here.
I look at the Japanese people in these days, I can see their strength in fighting against something that is impossible to handle and they look incredible, I feel so much respect and love for their culture I cannot express with words.
And we’re celebrating here, like blind people, a unification that doesn’t link us at all, at the end.
Damn, it’s like we’re getting back into past, we’re moving on the reverse, not looking at the future, but at the past…

Ok, stop boring You.
Just toast to Italy if You want and cross fingers with us for a change in this fading Country.

We’ll be on tour in Europe next week, we’ll have some gigs with our band Ufomammut and it’ll be nice to go out of our borders for some days, we’ll meet people from the north and it’ll be cool.
Fresh air.
In the meantime we’re finishing a lot of works and we’re printing like hell.
We’ve just realized the new Supernatural Cat tees for the gig of Ufomammut/OvO/Morkobot and ICO in Ravenna this sunday.
C’mon, let take a plane and come to invade us.
We’ll be at a very cool venue called Bronson, check the flyer below.

It’ll be surely a great night to spend together and we’ll have some very nice stuff ready for You:
The new tees

Do You like it?
Ok, let’s take a plane, we’ll do a little discount for sure if You’ll show us Your ticket.
We’re very nice guys and being totally frightened by flying I could even be so nice to give it a tee as a present.
But please, don’t use You personal jet to come to Ravenna, or any helicopter.

Then we’ll have the OvO prints cause the guys will present their brand new album “Cor Cordium” coming out April 18th 2011.

Nice, Uh?

Then there’ll be the last Malleus posters (by the way, the Black Keys one will be back on our store once we’ll be back from the road, we want to have copies for our friends on tour, so check around for our resellers in the next days, they’ll have some).
So, a lot of good reasons to come and say hi.

Listening to Chili Cold Blood right now

The Black Keys in Paris

Posted in **News**, Posters with tags on March 15, 2011 by malleus

Finally the day has come (and probably it has already gone, it’s quite late) and the Black Keys are in Paris, playing.
So the poster we did for them will be on sale tonight and from tomorrow morning on our webstore.
Just follow the link on our website, on this page, where You read “COMING SOON” now.
Or go directly to our webstore, maybe it’s easiest.

Here’s a pic of the poster, just to refresh Your mind:

It’s a 3 colors poster on black heavy paper, limited edition of 147 pieces.

By the way, it’s been great to work with the Black Keys (thanks a lot Fielding!), we’re on their facebook page right now;-)
And there’s also  a  column for the CBS radio in the USA websites called “The Screen Scene” and the first post is about this poster.

We like the Black Keys a lot, we love the design of this poster and we’re  totally happy about the reaction of people about it!
Thanks a lot

Watched “The Chaser” (Chugyeogja) and it was totally cool!

Kyuss lives!

Posted in **News**, Posters with tags , , , on March 13, 2011 by malleus

Here we are with another poster.
This is the one for Kyuss lives!, the band featuring John Garcia, Nick Oliveri and Brant Bjork, original members of Kyuss.
Discussing with John, he asked us not to work on a poster with girls, cars and devils.
He was interested in something related to animals, nature.
So we starting in thinking about working on an image able to have different approaches, something You can see in different ways, like we did in the past with the Calexico, the Eagles of Death Metal or the Such Hawks Such Hounds prints.

Let’s see the process and then You’ll understand what we mean by different images in a single one.



And here are some details of the shade

And now, let’s go with the black color, the last one

And some details:

You see a face, right?
But they’re eagles and trees.

And a rabbit trying to escape from the talons

And this is the final poster:

Pretty happy with it, looking very very cool live and since I’ve fired my cat, the pics seems to render way better the reality of the printing.
We’re gonna number the posters in these days and we’ll keep You posted on everything.

In the meantime, please, don’t remember the preorder of the OvO record is online!

Listening to Nightstick right now. What a band!


Posted in **News**, Posters, Prints with tags , , on March 11, 2011 by malleus

Waking up with the news of today has not been great at all.
I feel so bad about what happened in Japan, feeling close to our friends there.
It’s difficult to write about crap like posters and such, now.

We’ve printed another color of the Kyuss poster today.

Then we’ve framed our fourth painting of this 2011, the siren one.

It’s a good one, about cm 180 x 80.
Then we’ve prepared the films for the TeePee tour poster and we’ve Asymmetry festival silkscreen coming soon.
A lot to do and not a lot of words today.
I’ll try to be better tomorrow and I’ll post some better pics of the Back Keys poster!

Prepare yourself cause tomorrow the preorder of “Cor Cordium”, the new OvO album will start on supernatural cat website!

Printing and packing

Posted in **News**, Music, Posters with tags , on March 10, 2011 by malleus

There’s a real mess in these days in the studio.
We’re printing, packing, folding, shipping, drawing, painting and so many things I don’t even got the time to post everything on this poor blog.
I’ll try to start telling You we’ve started the Kyuss Lives! print.
The first color is a nice silver metallic ink.
And here are some shots.

I’ll tell You more about this poster with the second color, let’s say it’d be  the second of a “serie” of images.

Then, we’re totally happy to announce You that starting from this saturday, the long awaited limited edition of “Cor Cordium” by OvO will be available for preorder.
Where? Clicking on, of course.
It’ll be a super deluxe packaging, including 180 gr red vinyl, cd, dvd, handprinted poster, handprinted booklet all closed into another handprinted envelope.
And there’ll be only 300 pieces.
Look here below for some images

It’s all for now.

Listening to Leonard Cohen right now.
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