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)

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  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!

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

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

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