Wednesday, 7 April 2010

The dark side of Finlay Cowan at Fangtasia London

This month is already a busy one what with the epic four day London Festival of the Art of Japanese Bondage and now so soon into the next Fangtasia London, this month featuring one of our famous old friends, Finlay Cowan.

Finlay is globally renowned, not only for his paintings and drawings, fantasy art books, and comics but also for his graphic work, concept ideas and story telling.

Some of his most recognized design work is almost anonymous, as he collaborates with Storm Thorgerson producing album sleeves, films and advertising for Pink Floyd, Muse, Audioslave, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Janes Addiction. Symphonic Led Zeppelin and many others. He designed Pink Floyds world famous ‘Back Catalogue’ poster amongst numerous other iconic images in both art and advertising.

His company, Endless Design Ltd, advises companies on creative direction and produces global advertising / marketing campaigns. and strategy. Endless Design assists businesses in the luxury sector in expanding their b2b networks and creating partnerships. Finlay also lectures on creativity to companies and educational institutions.
Finlay is creative director for the Luxury Marketing Council Europe and has produced graphic work for clients including The Royal Opera House, Fortnum and Mason, Liberty and others.

He works as an illustrator and concept designer in the film industry (including Oliver Stones Alexander’ ) and has developed and written fiction and non-fiction for the BBC and many other clients worldwide.
He is both author and illustrator of four bestselling fantasy art books which have been published in ten languages.
He writes and illustrates fiction specialising in mythical and historical subject matter.

At Fangtasia London this week we have the pleasure of seven new Vampyre water colour pieces from Finlay.

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