Poster-Maker Profile : Michael Cowell

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Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Three Trapped Tigers – Michael Cowell

There has been an eerie calm from the Cowell camp poster-wise recently, the cawing of ravens and a slow grinding of pencil-sharpener blades being the only indication that the bearded doom-lord was still at work somewhere in his mossy den. Turns out he has been very busy with record sleeve and tee shirt designs (for suitably heavy merchants of rock naturally).
So we once again chalked the circle, burnt the offerings and did the drunken dance that summons him – and, he who cannot be shaved has answered… black tidings sunny Brighton, black tidings.

Look out for gaunt and earnest avatars of esoteric knowledge, adorned with ancient sigils and blasphemous runes that possibly spell out the end of days!

this will destroy you poster by michael cowell - stick up poster show brighton

Screen-printed gigposter : This Will Destroy You – Michael Cowell

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Or read about what we wrote about Michael in 2013

T.G.E. Festival Poster : Three Trapped Tigers

~Just a very quick post to tell you guys that Michael Cowell has produced a print for the Three trapped tigers show tonight at The Concorde2 – he will be selling these babies there (though a very small number are also being held at The Stick Up Shop)

3 colours (including metallic inks) £20 – nifty!

stick up poster show three trapped tigers concorde 2 brighton

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Three Trapped Tigers – Michael Cowell

Poster-Maker Profile : Michael Cowell

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Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : QOTSA – Michael Cowell

If we didn’t know for sure that Michael Cowell came from Nottingham originally, we’d have suspected he landed in London after a battle in Asgard. Often making posters for artists from the darker, heavier, doomier parts of the spectrum we are impressed that his eardrums are still in good working order…

Look for posters encrypted with iconography, totemic imagery and mystic runes, there is some deeper story locked in the symbolism.

michael cowell josh t pearson, the stick up brighton

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Josh T Pearson – Michael Cowell

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