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  • Another #wip shot from the upcoming album sleeve for Sweeden’s Mephorash, based on the negation of the four elements in their totality.  For this piece I’ve been working with eminent occult writer Gilles De Laval and as a result is by far my most conceptually heavy piece of work to date.  

#kaballah #Qliphoth #luciferianism #archangel #raphael #west #element #water #sigil #negation #serpent

    Another #wip shot from the upcoming album sleeve for Sweeden’s Mephorash, based on the negation of the four elements in their totality. For this piece I’ve been working with eminent occult writer Gilles De Laval and as a result is by far my most conceptually heavy piece of work to date.

    #kaballah #Qliphoth #luciferianism #archangel #raphael #west #element #water #sigil #negation #serpent

  • #wip #albumsleeve #archangel #elementalnegation

    #wip #albumsleeve #archangel #elementalnegation

  • As some of you may have seen on my Facebook page, this video interview with me and Soph from Alunah, about the artwork I’ve made for their forthcoming album, went up last week.  An absolutely stunning piece of work by director Rhodri Thomas.  I can’t wait to see the music video he produced for them that same weekend.

  • Rhodri Thomas just sent this over from his editing session of our interview video about the Alunah album sleeve.  Very serious!  Can’t wait to see it…  #alunah #doom #interview #video #editing

    Rhodri Thomas just sent this over from his editing session of our interview video about the Alunah album sleeve. Very serious! Can’t wait to see it… #alunah #doom #interview #video #editing

  • I can finally reveal the artwork for Alunah’s forthcoming album ‘Awaken The Forest’, released this October on Napalm Records.  A video for the leading track, inspired by this image, as well as a video interview with me and the band’s vocalist/guitarist @soph_alunah will be going up in the next few weeks.  

#alunah #napalmrecords #doom #metal #album #albumsleeve #sleeveart

    I can finally reveal the artwork for Alunah’s forthcoming album ‘Awaken The Forest’, released this October on Napalm Records. A video for the leading track, inspired by this image, as well as a video interview with me and the band’s vocalist/guitarist @soph_alunah will be going up in the next few weeks.

    #alunah #napalmrecords #doom #metal #album #albumsleeve #sleeveart

  • WOW!  Just passed 500 likes on my FB page, that’s around 300 over night!  As a massive thanks to everyone I’ve put a 25% discount up on my web store for the next week.  Orders placed by the end of this week will get something extra in the tube too.  Just use the code “fivehundred” at the checkout.http://michaelcowell.bigcartel.com/

    WOW! Just passed 500 likes on my FB page, that’s around 300 over night! As a massive thanks to everyone I’ve put a 25% discount up on my web store for the next week. Orders placed by the end of this week will get something extra in the tube too. Just use the code “fivehundred” at the checkout.

    http://michaelcowell.bigcartel.com/
  • Travelling through the midlands yesterday, the first thing that caught my attention while passing through Leicester was the decaying shell of a Victorian factory.  In Derby I took this at the old Great Northern Railway service depot that sits on top of a hollow hill overlooking the part of the city I used to live in.  I’ve always loved it, god knows how many rolls of film I’ve spent here and at places like it. 

You don’t see anything like this in London.  London instead chooses to plaster over it’s scars with glass and steel, but we all know that forgotten histories have a habit of rearing their ugly heads.  The midlands instead wears it’s scars with pride.  Showing the strength it’s gained through it’s painful past.  And that’s why I’ll always love it here. 


#midlands #derby #leicester #architecture #history #bleakisbeautiful #decayisok

    Travelling through the midlands yesterday, the first thing that caught my attention while passing through Leicester was the decaying shell of a Victorian factory. In Derby I took this at the old Great Northern Railway service depot that sits on top of a hollow hill overlooking the part of the city I used to live in. I’ve always loved it, god knows how many rolls of film I’ve spent here and at places like it.

    You don’t see anything like this in London. London instead chooses to plaster over it’s scars with glass and steel, but we all know that forgotten histories have a habit of rearing their ugly heads. The midlands instead wears it’s scars with pride. Showing the strength it’s gained through it’s painful past. And that’s why I’ll always love it here.


    #midlands #derby #leicester #architecture #history #bleakisbeautiful #decayisok

  • Sketching for a new album sleeve.  And it would appear that the camera on my phone is fucked.  Great.  #wip #dontwannabuyanewphone

    Sketching for a new album sleeve. And it would appear that the camera on my phone is fucked. Great. #wip #dontwannabuyanewphone

  • Ink & Paper: Bristol was a blast! Big thanks to @jacknifeprints and the #ukpa for a damn fine weekend and @hidden_temple_clothing for putting us up. #gigposter #exhibition #bristol

    Ink & Paper: Bristol was a blast! Big thanks to @jacknifeprints and the #ukpa for a damn fine weekend and @hidden_temple_clothing for putting us up. #gigposter #exhibition #bristol

  • "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."



  • Currently working on an additional spot illo for the forthcoming #Alunah album sleeve.  #hornedgod #triplegoddess #oak #ash #rowan #leaves #horns

    Currently working on an additional spot illo for the forthcoming #Alunah album sleeve. #hornedgod #triplegoddess #oak #ash #rowan #leaves #horns

  • ukpa:

    Its been a while but we are pleased to announce that INK & PAPER gig poster exhibition is BACK - this time we are taking it to Bristol.

    UKPA and Jacknife present:

    INK & PAPER BRISTOL

    At Jacknife,
    Ground Floor Studio,
    37 Jamaica Street,
    Stokes Croft
    Bristol,
    BS2 8JP

    16th-17th…

    People in/near Bristol, come to this, it will be fun. I might also be there myself. I hope.



  • #regram from @eris_gnos of my Josh Pearson poster up in thee newly decorated livingroom!  #joshtpearson #joshpearson #gigposter #screenprint #interiordecorating #egopolish

    #regram from @eris_gnos of my Josh Pearson poster up in thee newly decorated livingroom! #joshtpearson #joshpearson #gigposter #screenprint #interiordecorating #egopolish

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    "It’s rare I’ll explain my work in this much depth.  I much prefer to allow people to develop their own understanding, create a meaning which resonates more personally with them.  On this occasion, however, Taken By The Tide have specifically asked me to contribute a few words on this piece, produced for their second EP titled Hands Of Spite.  As with a lot of my work there is a lot going on here, too much for just a few paragraphs and as I’m going to look at this in depth, I thought it might be of interest to really do so…"

    I’ve written a fairly long article on this subject which can be viewed here



  • The final sleeve for the Taken By The Tide “Hands Of Spite” EP.  I’ll be posting an explanation of the ideas behind it on my blog very soon.  Something I don’t normally do but the boys did ask nicely… #takenbythetide #architecture #album #artwork #illustration #treeoflife #kaballah #architectureofcontrol

    The final sleeve for the Taken By The Tide “Hands Of Spite” EP. I’ll be posting an explanation of the ideas behind it on my blog very soon. Something I don’t normally do but the boys did ask nicely… #takenbythetide #architecture #album #artwork #illustration #treeoflife #kaballah #architectureofcontrol

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