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Hamerex - 'Rites of Passage' Album Cover by keirajamesart, visual art

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My Bio
Grindstone Art is a one-person design studio in the darkest recesses of Sheffield’s industrial district, amongst factories, workshops & machines. This city is a perfect breeding ground for the alienation, darkness & noise which drive us to scream in the night, the fuel for Metal drips from every leaking pipe & overflowing storm drain. Chain-link, barbed wire & spiked fence fortresses are the whole world in this Metal prison. It is little wonder the mind seeks solace in violent sounds. In this solace, we find Grindstone Art.

Favourite Visual Artist
Titian, Caravaggio, Gustave Doré, Caspar David Friedrich, Auguste Rodin, Aubrey Beardsley
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Aborym, Akercocke, Anaal Nathrakh, Arcturus, At the Gates ...VWXYZ.
Favourite Writers
George Orwell, Clive Barker, Michael Moorcock.
Tools of the Trade
Paint, ink, charcoal, steel pens, brushes, cardboard, newspaper, wood, plaster, bricks, hammers, chisels, illustrator, photoshop.
Other Interests
Alcohol, androgyny, anarchy.
Since the IX project finished, I've been sorting out promotional bits and web stuff - making cards, banners, avatars and all those things. Here's a summary of the New Things: Grindstone Art is now on Twitter: / keirajamesart ( Here's my new avatar for Twitter & DeviantArt, which I'll also use when I get round to bothering people on forums and such, with a detail from Hamerex' Rites of Passage album artwork from 2011. Here's a contact card using a variant of the same detail. I call this the Burton Card because I think he looks a lot like legendary grumpy bugger Richard Burton. I'll get some printed when I
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Hamerex' album 'IX' is printed and will be released this week! Guitarist Steve said: "Who likes the look of the digipak? It was designed by James Sixtyeight with his paintings and photography with my mum taking the band photo which isn't visible in the picture. You can pre-order the album for £7 with £1.50 postage via paypal on our website It's seriously worth it and I've had comments that's cheap for all the work that's gone into it. The music's decent too :) " This is the illustration which covers the wraparound digipak: It's somewhat different to the actual painting, as I thought it looked more effective reversed on the
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I've taken the best bits of my last set of logo designs and refined them considerably, so I now have a halfway-decent logo for putting on pocket clutter. Here are the latest designs, and the 2-colour vector logo I'll be using for publicity material for the time being. 1: A development of the first painted logo, with similar block lettering and the blade below the 'G', and a few suitably sharp bits such as the pointed descenders on the 'R's and 'A'. The curving lettering is slanted at roughly the same angle as the first logo, and seems just as dynamic, while the curves make it more consistent with the large grinding wheel emblem. The upper sp
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Thanks for watching my art, Keira, I appreciate it!  You've got some cool art, and I like how it relates to your surroundings. :)  ~Paul
My pleasure, I was really impressed with your work!
My pleasure, love that photo!
Thanks for the watch :D