Grim -2- November 2017
Some of you are now aware of Grim, the ‘cheap-as-chips’, low tech, hand made monthly collection of dark art images and words. I previously mentioned how I was inspired by indie street publications of the 70’s and 80’s, and that this form of rough reproduction fits my work perfectly and serves to enhance the mysterious and, in part, the enigmatic nature of the content. I also mentioned that money is no motivation here; the whole idea is to keep Grim cheap as possible to the point of throw-away, and the price reflects this. This is fun and experimental, and as long as printing and delivery costs are covered I’m happy.
Improvements in this edition:
Now, this second edition has been a blast to make and, following on from your feedback, I’ve made a few changes and enhancements:
Tracey Katz has the most deliciously twisted, creepy mind and her words are now illustrated in a regular ‘nasty little vignette‘ section. Tracey’s stuff is so cool! I feel privileged to have her words included.
Of equally interesting mind is this month’s front cover contributor; seeing the potential for this creepy image is Jack O Hare.
There is another improvement which further enhances the tactile nature of Grim.
The ongoing idea for Grim is to include the work of other dark creatives to help create beautifully grim printed material. If you’re reading this and think you have something that may fit, images and/or words, then get in touch.
So that’s it for this month’s edition. Hope you enjoy 🙂
Testimonials from Grim customers:
I recently purchased copies of Roberto Segate’s books: ‘Where the hideous is beautiful‘ and Grim. Hope it’s not too self indulgent as I feature in them, alongside some other beautiful models. Very strong and powerful imagery, with well chosen phrasing. These are not just books, these are art and I’m honoured to have been part of it. You are a master of your art and it really is a pleasure and an honour to work with you.
Roberto Segate into the darkness with youuuu….⭐️⭐️⭐️ASTOUNDING⭐️⭐️⭐️
absolutely love your printed babies😍😍😍 … I can’t wait for more of your amazing work to see!….AMAZINGLY TWISTED DARKTALES❤️…keep pushing! Keep pushing!⭐️⭐️⭐️!
Grim arrived today and I wasn’t disappointed. The depth of darkness together with a little subtle humour leaves me feeling uneasy. I was particularly impressed with the way that Roberto has hand stiched the book pages. That’s a nice touch!
I was brought up on dark art fanzines throughout college. This feels just the same, yes it’s a bit more polished but it still feels rough-and-ready. Bravo sir!
So damn beautiful.
To hold and turn pages of this is so lovely. Love your idea keep it up. 🙂 🙂