Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Florian Bertmer reinvents "The Call of Cthulhu" with brilliant new cover art

Wow. Florian Bertmer posted a picture of his new "Call of Cthulhu" artwork and it's just stunning.  It's a piece for the Required Reading gallery show, where artists were asked to pick one or two books and create something unique based on them. Done!  I mean, Bertmer has basically reinterpreted my favorite eldritch cosmic horror with heaps of style and buckets of verve. Genius!

(from The Art of Florian Bertmer)


  1. This is literally THE best cover illustration for "The Call of Cthulhu" I've ever seen. It's a perfect mixture of 1920s Art Deco and eldritch horror!

  2. It's not art deco at all it's a spoof of the crimson ghost or "Misfits" (the band) logos.

    1. Nope, it's not a spoof at all. The arms are a reference to how Pharaos were buried...