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Maciej Kamuda

Maciej Kamuda

Most of all I'm self-taught. I did finish the Academy of Fine Arts, I also did take some art lessons back when I was a kid and all that was helpful, but I spent more time on learning, training and developing my skills by myself. Reading books, training, exploring the art of other artists, and drawing, drawing, drawing - actually I'm still learning, this process never ends. That's because I always try to learn new things and just be better than my last artwork.

I draw as far as I can remember and I also listen to heavy music since my early years. I love music so much that I always wanted to…

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Cosimo Miorelli

Cosimo Miorelli

Like most people, I always drew as a kid and I simply never stopped since. I did study some art in my teens and early university years but it was mostly my family and the surroundings in which I was raised that influenced my tastes and triggered my curiosity for various expressive media. My father has been curating, for over twenty years now, a pretty unique art festival on the mountains between Italy and Slovenia, Stazione di Topolò - Postaja Topolove, which I have attended every summer since I was a kid. Stazione gathers a lot of experimental musicians and filmmakers so that was probably…

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Rainer Kalwitz

Rainer Kalwitz

I had studied graphic arts at the university of applied sciences in Düsseldorf/Germany. I also worked for 3 years as a technical illustrator for the Ford car company in Cologne. Meanwhile, I am teaching illustration and drawing at several art schools and academies in Germany.

My start was actually not for a heavy metal band but for a melodic progressive rock band from Germany called Lorian. They were/are friends of mine and asked me if I could do the artwork for their debut album 'Virginal Mind' in 1995 when I was still a student. When the album was released it aroused interest at several…

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Lukasz Wodynski

Lukasz Wodynski

I graduated The School Of Fine Arts in my home town Bydgoszcz than moved to study painting at Universitas Nicolaus Copernicus in Toruń.  The visual arts became my life. I work with traditional techniques like drawing and painting. Being in a multimedia culture I also became interested in mix media techniques like digital photography or video and the new possibilities they brought.

I've started to listen to punk, rock and metal music as a young man. Some of my friends were playing in bands at the time. Phenomenon and philosophy of such kind music fascinate me today. I just love open minded…

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Max Martelli

Max Martelli

Ever since I was young I was enamored by the work of Frazetta, Boris, and the various card art used in the game Magic: the Gathering. I was determined to pursue illustration as a career from a young age. I graduated from the New England School of Art and Design in 2011 and have been working freelance in the Fantasy Science Fiction and Horror genre ever since. My technique follows the standards of Imaginative Realism in which I combine imaginative ideation with the realistic study of both colour and light to create a believable image of something that does not really exist.

I am both a…

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Christian Sloan Hall

Christian Sloan Hall

I was born in Santa Monica, California and grew up in a small seaside town called San Clemente, in southern Orange County.  I’ve always been an artist from the day I was born it seems, and I never stopped working since then. I started painting in oils with my Mother and Grandmother from the time I was five, and I’ve always loved drawing from what I’m told.

Around the age of six I discovered comics when my older brother Darrin bought me a subscription one year for Christmas, Conan and G.I. Joe, and I would try to draw the characters from them, and my parents also got them for me thinking it…

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Mike D from Killswitch Engage

Mike D from Killswitch Engage

All of Killswitch Engage's album artwork and tour merchandise is designed by Mike D. Through his design studio DarkicoN design, he produces artwork for bands such as Shadows Fall, Unearth, All That Remains, New England Metal and Hardcore Fest and Crowbar.

Mike D: I started in a vocational school doing graphic art, so that's printing presses and stuff like that. I really didn't even know what graphic design was, I just knew that I liked the computer room because this was way before Mac's, compugraphic stuff and type... I don't know, it was old. Lots of waxing and paste up boards, the manual…

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Ocvlta Designs by Surtsey

Ocvlta Designs by Surtsey

I studied graphic arts in Colombia graduating with a technical degree in Graphic Arts. When I came to the States in 2002, I finished an associates in arts and did some more classes at DePaul University in Chicago. I started my own graphic design business and on the side I do some artwork for bands such as Kataklysm, which is what started the side business Ocvlta Designs. Ocvlta Designs is where I can unwind in my full-creative mode, unfortunately my other business doesn’t allow me to have much time for this. I plan to continue creating more and more band covers, posters, t-shirts, etc. It’s…

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