On the back of this book you will find quotes by poster legends such as Frank Kozik, Tara McPherson, Jay Ryan or Coop. Enough to say that this first collection of Brian Ewing's catalog featuring posters, illustrations, album covers or editorial works worth a close look.
Every picture comes with a short explaination by the artist himself, telling how it has been thought, asked or a small anecdot around the poster. Most of them are also framed with sketches or preparational works that let us appreciate how the piece has evolved during the process.
From Vans Warped Tour official poster to qotsa, from Metallica tour bus art to the new yorker or dc comics, whatever the event or the publication may be, you will immediatly recognize Ewing’s touch, mix of skulls, scared beauties, sexy punk chicks, skeleton angels and definitly corporate manipulation.
As Coop is quoted to say "Brian Ewing can definitly draw", "with pencils and paper abd brushes and ink and all that obsolete stuff". In a world where every photoshop beginner calls himself a poster artist, this only statment should convinve you to take a close look to his work, not to mention the dark fascination you will feel by looking at those pieces.