Post-It Monstre By John Kenn Mortensen.

Maybe you remember reading about John Kenn Mortensen’s Monsters On Post-It Notes before on this blog and maybe you have no idea what I’m talking about.

Monsters.
I’m talking about monsters.
Terrifying Monsters and ghouls drawn on the little yellow post-it notes which most of us use to write down mundane work notes to ourselves and then throw away.

Post-It Note Monsters by John Kenn Mortensen:

For me, John Kenn Mortensen is the new Edward Gorey in town and although I did mention his sinister works before, I wanted to bring them up again because to date, Mortensen has over 250 of these illustrations which sell for upwards of £70 each and I’m constantly impressed by them.

Also, Mortensen has pulled his macabre collection of Post-It Note Monsters together and released a book which looks to be extraordinary!

John Kenn Mortensen doesn’t appear to have an official website and gives next to nothing away on his blogger account:

Born in Denmark 1978, I write and direct television shows for kids. I have a set of twins and not much time for anything. But when I have time I draw Monsterdrawings on Post-It notes… It is a little window into a different world, made on office supplies.”

Nevermind.
That tells us everything we need to know.
Well, almost everything…

* View every Monster on Post-It Notes drawing HERE.
* View and buy the book HERE.
* View the Facebook page HERE.

You May Also Be Interested In:
* “The Tannery” By Iain Gardner.
* Boris Karloff: “Tales Of The Frightened”.
* Al Cook’s “Necropolis”.

Lynd Ward’s Frankenstein Illustrations.

Another day, another amazing find from Francis.
Francis occasionally emails me with cool things he finds online and today he mailed to tell me about Lynd Ward‘s stunning Frankenstein illustrations.

Those Frankenstein Illustrations are actually woodcuts and there is a very nice video which shows them off HERE.

Balls & Noise.

I’ve found myself listening to opera recently.
No reason really.

Michael at work told me all about Puccini so I’m gonna investigate him soon because Michael says that when it comes to opera, Puccini is the very man!

I’ve also been making my way through a Stockhausen boxset and last week I got lost in every Sufjan Stevens’ record back to back but sometimes,
I just want Dirt & Rock & Roll. I’m talking about amps turned all the way up to 11.

It seems to me that fewer bands today are making any music with real balls and noise. There’s great new music out there made by millions of interesting artists but in terms of Hard, Loud, Dirty, Rock & Roll, who is there?

Here are 10 of the ballsiest records I own:

Neil Young: Live Rust. (1979).
Ballsiest Track: ‘Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)‘.

Iggy Pop: Lust For Life. (1977).
Ballsiest Track: ‘Sixteen‘.

Nirvana: In Utero. (1993)
Ballsiest Track: ‘Radio Friendly Unit Shifter‘.

The Beatles: The White Album. (1968).
Ballsiest Track: ‘Yer Blues‘.

Black Sabbath: Paranoid. (1970).
Ballsiest Track: ‘War Pigs‘.

Rob Zombie: Hellbilly Deluxe. (1998).
Ballsiest Track: ‘Living Dead Girl‘.

Muddy Waters: Hard Again. (1977).
Ballsiest Track: ‘Mannish Boy‘.

Little Richard: Here’s Little Richard. (1957).
Ballsiest Track: ‘Long Tall Sally‘.

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin II. (1969).
Ballsiest Track: ‘Heartbreaker‘.

The Stooges: Raw Power. (1973).
Ballsiest Track: ‘Search And Destroy‘.

I recommend getting all of those albums.
Especially “Raw Power” by The Stooges.
That record’s a monster!

Modern Vintage Movie Posters Part I.

Have you heard of this guy Tom Whalen?
Have you seen the movie posters he makes!?

He makes Modern Vintage Movie Posters and they’re cool as fuck!

Looking around,
I saw his work described as both “geeky” & “very Saul Bass“.

I’d agree with that and as you can see,
His work is ridiculously good:

This post is Part I of II.

I’ve saved the best for last so head on over to Part II and prepare to be amazed!

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