Meat and Bone

We’re really proud to show You another work we’ve just shipped to the States today.
The final result is exactly what we had in mind while drawing it, and it’s really rare things comes out so extraordinary perfect.
First of all, let’s start from the beginning.
We’re talking about another poster for our friends of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
Apart from being one of the best live bands we’ve ever seen and a supercool band, they’re also totally fond of Malleus.
And I think that, when things are reciprocal, everything comes out way better!
Said that, let’s talk about Meat and Bone.
It’s the title of the new album of JSBX and Jon contacted us cause he wanted a poster to commemorate the new work.
And You can find it here, where You can preorder the rad “exploder package”.

We thought about the “meat and bone” idea and we worked about the idea of a woman in front of a mirror reflecting herself as a skeleton.
But there’s more, as You’ll see.
We worked in a “secessionist” style too and we used a new paper we’re getting addicted to.
It’s a lighter one and totally awesome, materic and rough, and metallic colors really pop up on it.

Let’s go with the printing process.

 

We started with a gold to work on the mirror and background, a nice tapestry on the wall.

 

Second color has been a red.
And then a lightly trasparent white to obtain different variants of it to have a dirty color on bones and a light pink on the woman skin.

 

 

 

And the final effect is great cause the white created a sort of “real skin effect”.
It’s very cool.
Also we printed it to have imperfections on the skin, the idea was to have a sort of “Schiele” colouring.
So the white on screen was different.

 

And the idea came when Jon asked for a Secessionist mood and a sign “JSBX 2012” similar to the Egon Schiele one.
And with black color we closed the poster.

 

 

It’s a run of 250 pieces.
200 are in the USA for the preorder.
We’ve 50 and we’ll keep You posted about them.

 

Very very happy:-)

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Listening to Clutch “Robot hive exodus” right now
Burning Beard! Fuck Yeah!

3 Responses to “Meat and Bone”

  1. Fuckin Gamboa Says:

    It’s like Edvard Munch and Gorey had a baby

  2. Hi, there, I just found your blog and this excellent poster, Meat + Bone! Do you sell it in Europe? I wonder what’s the price & shipment to the Netherlands. I’d also like to write about this poster in my blog about mirrors in art (yours is an excellent example of it!) – any chance to get at least an image of the poster? may be low-res, but full, here I see only the ‘making of’ photos. Thanks a lot!

  3. […] poster was made in a signed and numbered edition of 250 and measures 50cm x 70cm. Also check the Malleus Meat and Bone blog entry for information and photos of the printing […]

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