GERRARDIAN 1 : MONOCHROMATIC BEGINNINGS. The Book and ART of Paul Gerrard.
‘It’s all about blending spiritual thinking with the man machine and the aesthetic of body horror.’
Gerrardian Book 1 is an 80+ page glossy hardback book, printed on gallery quality 200gsm paper. This is the illustrated art of Paul Gerrard ( movie artist / Hellboy /Battle LA / Shannara / Hellraiser ) . Bio-mechanical monstrosities, dark surrealism, pure body horror and esoteric symbolism presented in stunningly detailed monochrome.
FIRST PRESS REVIEW OF GERRARDIAN V01 : http://www.thebeesaredead.com/prose/1310/
Gerrardian. A term first coined by the Director Jonathan Liebesman to explain the process of Gerrard's work. The Gerrardian take on a subject matter, to take a design to its darkest point.
- LIMITED TO 1000/ NUMBERED AND SIGNED
- A4 HARDBACK BOOK
- SILVER FOIL BLOCKING
- 200GSM PAPER
GERRARDIAN V01 will be a mass of insane amalgamations that are at once repulsive and yet strangely intriguing, attractive even. A4 glossy pages will project the Intense, perfectionist driven detail deep into your soul along numbered and signed exclusive art prints.
A4 NUMBERED and SIGNED ART PRINT PERFECT FOR FRAMING ' Battle LA
A4 NUMBERED and SIGNED ART PRINT PERFECT FOR FRAMING ' The First Mandala'
POSTCARD SETS & MINI PRINTS To say thank you for everyone's support I am adding a host of exclusive additions to make this a real collectors item. Numerous postcard sets, signed mini prints, numbered art prints, a sketch in the inside of the book.
MONOCHROMATIC BEGINNINGS is to be the first of 10 books exploring Gerrard's artworks over the last 15 years and future works. A series the fans have been demanding. Well here it is. From antagonists, fantasy creatures, dark sci-fi , body horror to spiritual desolation and even 80's cartoon character re-imagining. In true Gerrardian form there will be hidden collective information that unlocks..spoilers!
A few words from CHET ZAR..
“I first encountered Paul’s work when I was hired to sculpt a maquette based on one of his designs for a film project. I was immediately impressed. “Who is this guy?” was my first thought. In my 25+ years in the film industry, I had not seen anything this original, this dark and this strange. I instantly became a fan. His unique work stands among the greats of creature design.”
As part of the full GERRARDIAN experience I am opening my personal art gallery of paintings to backers of the book. Bulbous tumour infested entities , paintings of spiritual desolation in fleshy vibrancy.
Painting for me is the closest I get to said characters. I strip away the detail and precision associated with the digital art . I paint in acrylic on acetate with layers of glaze.
PAINTINGS COME WITH IT ALL £60
PAINTINGS ON THEIR OWN / £40
BUT ADD AN EXTRA £20 TO GET EVERYTHING. NOTE If you wish add on the BOOK / ALL the prints / Sketch in the book. ADD £20 when ordering.
PAINTINGS ONLY £125 EACH
PAINTINGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. NO BOOK.
NOTE If you wish add on the BOOK / ALL the prints / Sketch in the book. ADD £20 when ordering.
PLACENTA BOY TORSO
Only 8 of these Placenta Boy Resin cast statues where ever made. Created as the poster boy for Company of Shadows these remaining 4 are the last. Uniquely these 4 are presented in a stunning Gerrardian only 'Onyx' style black edition exclusively for Gerrardian Vol 01. Signed and numbered.
6K STRETCH GOAL If we hit 6K, something a little different . I have 14 signed A4 ink drawings that I will give away randomly to 14 backers!
Risks and challenges
My first book was a huge success, it hit its target, shipped on time and sold out. Yet it wasn't without its headaches. Shipping costs, production time, packaging, all factors to take more into consideration this time around. I am more prepared now for an even smoother ride.
This time around I am significant limiting the number of original sketches and painted artworks available as rewards. Alas its not for want of doing but simply time management. My personal goal is to put this book together, the layout and create some new pieces for it at the latest end of NOV. Then ship to everyone by end of DEC. As a pure backup it will state FEB 2018.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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