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Sunday, August 01, 2021

Malleus: The Art Of ROCK Posters

 

From Tortona (Milano)in Italy comes (arguably) the most imaginative and distinctive trios in the world of rock poster art.

CONVERGE 2012 MILANO CONCERT POSTER














CROSBY STILLS & NASH 2014 ATLANTA - USA CONCERT POSTER













CURRENT 93 2008 MILANO CONCERT POSTER













DEAD MAN 2008 ROADBURN HOLLAND CONCERT POSTER













DEFTONES 2007 MILANO CONCERT POSTER













 

In this predominantly American world of rock posters the work created by Poia, Lu and Urlo (Malleus) is immediately recognizable with shades so distinctively European. 

DARIO ARGENTO - INFERNO - MOVIE POSTER













DARIO ARGENTO - SUSPIRIA - MOVIE POSTER













DARIO ARGENTO - PROFONDO ROSSO (DEEP RED) - MOVIE POSTER
























DARIO ARGENTO - THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE - MOVIE POSTER











































 

A Malleus rock poster not only captures the spirit of the band but they beautifully capture the spirit and traditions of their homeland

DRESDEN DOLLS BOSTON CONCERT POSTER

 












FOO FIGHTERS 2015 CASALECCHIO DI RENO - ITALY - CONCERT POSTER













GOBLIN ITALY CONCERT POSTER













IGGY POP 2016 AMSTERDAM CONCERT POSTER













PRODIGY 2005 MILANO CONCERT POSTER













 

 

 

Iconography is at the forefront of their work and vast scenery including figurative arts, in particular Expressionism, Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Surrealism, Pop Art, Psychedelic Art and also comics, photography, cinema and literature.

                                                                                                                      
THE JOHN SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION 2011 CONCERT POSTER



THE JOHN SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION 2014 CONCERT POSTER

THE JOHN SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION 2019 EUROPEAN TOUR CONCERT POTER



THE CURE 2014 ITALY CONCERT POSTER

All these ingredients blend in with the main element of their poetics; the female form, the primordial goddess, from whom everything comes.

MASTODON 2011 WASHINGTON CONCERT POSTER













MASTODON BALTIMORE CONCERT POSTER













MASTODON 2011 BERLIN CONCERT POSTER













 

 

At the centre of Malleus' art we often find beautiful, yet mysterious women.


MONSTER MAGNET 2019 HAMBURG CONCERT POSTER



























MONSTER MAGNET 2014 CONCERT POSTER













MONSTER MAGNET 2013 ITALY CONCERT POSTER 


















MONSTER MAGNET CONCERT POSTER













MONSTER MAGNET 2020 DORTHMUND CONCERT POSTER















 

 

Usually this is accentuated by occult symbolism worked into arcane textures.

                                                                        

MOTORPSYCHO 2009 HOLLAND CONCERT POSTER  


                                                                         

MOTORPSYCHO 2008 BELGIUM CONCERT POSTER


SONIC YOUTH 2007 TORINO CONCERT POSTER













SWANS 2012 DENVER - USA - CONCERT POSTER













SWANS 2017 MILANO CONCERT POSTER













NINE INCH NAILS 2009 SINGAPORE CONCERT POSTER













PRIMUS 2012 USA CONCERT POSTER














 

All of their work is based on masterful hand-drawings and reflect the artists' deep understanding and love for music.

MUDHONEY 2013 BERLIN CONCERT POSTER













MUDHONEY 2015 SACRAMENTO CONCERT POSTER













MUDHONEY 2014 KANSAS CONCERT POSTER










MUDHONEY 2019 HOUSTON CONCERT POSTER













MUDHONEY 2015 MILANO CONCERT POSTER













THE COMPANY OF WOLVES MOVIE POSTER













 

 

 

Malleus' extensive catalogue of posters created to date includes works for acts such as: Beck, Blues Explosion, Brant Bjork, The Cure, Deftones, Dinosaur Jr., Eagles of Death Metal, Flaming Lips, Helmet, Iggy Pop & The Stooges, Kings of Leon, Mars Volta, Melvins, Mogwai, Mark Lanegan, Mudhoney, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, Robert Plant, Queen of the Stone age, Sonic Youth, Monster magnet and many more... 

THE BLACK KEYS 2012 MILANO CONCERT POSTER













THE BLACK KEYS 2012 TORINO CONCERT POSTER













THE BLACK KEYS 2012 AMSTERDAM CONCERT POSTER













                                                                                                                            
THE MELVINS + NAPALM DEATH 2016 N.Y CONCERT POSTER



THE MELVINS 2009 MILANO CONCERT POSTER













THE MELVINS 2014 CONCERT POSTER













THE MELVINS 2008 MILANO CONCERT POSTER














The work of Malleus has been displayed in various collective and individual art shows.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 2009 BOLOGNA CONCERT POSTER


QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 2017 BOLOGNA













QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 2017 BOLOGNA













QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 2013 MILANO













                                                                               

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 2017 DUBLIN CONCERT POSTER

                                                                        
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 2017 DENMARK CONCERT POSTER
                                                             
PSYCHIC TV 2015 MILANO CONCERT POSTER


They have been included in "Art of Modern Rock", the gig poster gospel by Paul Grushkin and Dennis King, in "Art of Modern Rock: Mini #1 A-Z" and "Art of Modern Rock: Mini #2 Poster Girls" by Dennis king, in "Swag posters" by Judith Salavetz and in "A fistful of Rock'n'Roll" by Sal Canzonieri.

3 comments:

  1. also part of them are members of incredible psychedelic/doom band Ufomammut: check out their discography, you'll be surprised!

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  2. I'm not over-familiar with this studios' work but some excellent stuff here. Thanks

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  3. fine galery of music for eyes
    f.

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