Poster art is alive and well!
Spearheaded by legendary studios like Hipgnosis, and immortal trailblazers like Warhol, Mapplethorpe, and Giger, it's been a long path to rock and roll acquiring its status as legitimate art. It took a while for extreme music to get there too. From the hair metal days to the variety of styles in contemporary heavy music, it's been a long journey. This scene - our scene - is burgeoning with interesting artists and Heavy Metal is well represented at poster art events (i.e. SXSW's Flatstock, etc) all over the world.
We therefore are proud to introduce E-Kunst, a new webshop for all heavy music related art. Discover the works of great artists like Costin Chioreanu, Erik Danielsson, Zbigniew M. Bielak and many others at our official website
The name is as bold as the art and music itself. E-Kunst is a reference to Entartete Kunst – “degenerate art” in German. It is a term adopted by the Nazis to describe modern art, i.e. the art Hitler did NOT like. It is also a reference to Electronic Kunst, meaning "online culture".
There is nothing political in this, just our denial of any art code and authority. We embrace this title of deviant, degenerate art as extreme music does to this very day.