Monday, March 4, 2019

Brian Ewing Kurt Cobain Heart Shaped Box Print

Brian Ewing has completed a print he started 7 years ago in tribute to Kurt Cobain.

Details from Brian:
I designed this back in 2012 and it was one of the last pieces I completed while living in NYC! Crazy how much time flies. I wanted to go in this direction with my illustration style but then lost my mind and moved to Ohio. From there I decided to go into a different direction with style and started experimenting more with collage and the anatomic style. It was a nice break and it brought fresh eyes to the work I was doing.

The idea behind this was to illustrate my favorite music video of Nirvana's - “Heart Shaped Box” directed by Anton Corbijn I loved that video when it came out. It was dark and set the tone for many shitty bands to try and copy. I probably loved half of those crappy bands too. I remember my buddy Jason Denzer turning me onto "BLEACH" when that came out and by the time "NEVERMIND" came out we were on the phone with each other frantically trying to tape the world premier of Smells Like Teen Spirit off the radio. What is "internet"?

I haven’t really looked at this piece since then. But it’s weird that it’s coming full circle as to where I want to take my illustration style once more. Because of my apprenticing to tattoo I’ve begun to love drawing again.

The art was intended to be a 13 color art print but never got made. Instead I opted to do just a 2 color print.
Info on the prints

18”x24" Screen Print
Artist Edition of 50 Signed & Numbered

18”x24" Screen Print
Artist Edition of 30 Signed & Numbered

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