March 19, 2019
Kilian Eng's 'Palace Life':
'Scouting The Outer Walls'
and 'Valley Outpost'
This week we travel to the furthest confines of the kingdom for the latest installment of Kilian Eng's artist series 'Palace Life', with two new limited edition pieces showcasing Eng's flair for maximalist landscapes and irresistible world-building. Signed and numbered copies of 'Scouting the Outer Walls' and 'Valley Outpost' are on...
March 06, 2019
'Man With A Movie Camera'
by Piotr Jabłoński
Dissolve, slow motion, stop motion, split screen, double exposure, jump cuts... these techniques may be commonplace now, but 90 years ago they were nothing short of ground-breaking. And one film utilised them all - and more - in an exhilarating whirlwind of visual delight unlike anything that had ever been...
February 20, 2019
Stan's Bestiary Vol I:
We have commissioned veteran illustrator and comic book creator Stan Manoukian to create a series of illustrations in the form of a bestiary, fusing the natural and the imaginary in that way only Stan can. These will be released as fine art giclées from an edition of 40 plus a...
February 07, 2019
'Oryx & Crake'
by Sam Chivers
Are you sitting down? We have the tremendous honour to bring to you a limited edition screenprint for the excellent dystopian novel 'Oryx & Crake' by UK artist Sam Chivers, and approved by Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher and environmental activist Margaret Atwood! Featuring Snowman perched on his tree enjoying...
January 23, 2019
‘M’ by Peter Diamond
We're delighted to release a brand new poster for Fritz Lang's 1931 crime-thriller ‘M’. Peter does a much better job at talking about both ‘M’ and the poster so we'll just hand the mic to him. “‘M’ poses an open question: was Hans Beckert a calculating monster, or a man at...
December 13, 2018
‘Horizons’ by Armando Veve
We're delighted to release ‘Horizons’, an art print by the Philadelphia based illustrator Armando Veve. ‘Horizons’ was originally commissioned to illustrate a short story by Jeff VanderMeer (Annihilation) titled ‘This World is Full of Monsters’ about a man's death and rebirth in a transformed Earth spurred by an alien force. We bring...
November 20, 2018
‘Persona’ by James Martin and
‘Autumn Sonata’ by Patrik Svensson
2018 marks the 100th birthday of the ‘Shining Master Of Darkness’ Ingmar Bergman, arguably the greatest film director who ever lived, and we're very proud to announce that we will be releasing a series of posters celebrating his work over the next few months. As always you can sign up to...
November 06, 2018
‘Emperor's Arrival’ and
‘The Throne Room’
signed art prints by Kilian Eng
We're delighted to release a new pair of signed art prints by the mighty Kilian Eng. 'Emperor's Arrival' and 'The Throne Room' are 18” x 24” limited edition giclée prints expertly printed in the UK. The two new additions to the Palace Life series see Kilian at his most outrageously colourful and inventive....
October 31, 2018
All Hallows' Eve
This year we're celebrating All Hallow's Eve with the grand opening of ‘Stan Manoukian's Monster Gallery’, a ghoulish collection of terrifying critters summoned from the darkest recesses of popular folklore, film and literature by French master practitioner of the dark graphite arts, Stan “Satan” Manoukian. These 31 beasts were conjured mainly at...
October 01, 2018
New poster release:
'The Mirror' and 'The Sacrifice'
We’re delighted to release two new entries in our series celebrating the work of "the cinema poet" Andrei Tarkovsky, in a project art directed by Nicolas Delort and produced in collaboration with Mosfilm in Moscow. They are 'The Mirror' by Wesley Allsbrook and 'The Sacrifice' by Rovina Cai; two inspired...
September 14, 2018
Thought Bubble 2018 Exclusives
Next weekend (22-23 September) we'll be heading North to the city of Leeds to exhibit at our favourite convention in the UK, the brilliant Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival. As well as meeting old and new friends - fellow exhibitors and attendees alike - we will have some exciting new...
September 06, 2018
Black Dragon Press &
Evil Tender present:
The Opera Print Series
We are teaming up with San Francisco's Evil Tender to handle UK/EU distribution of their nascent Opera Print Series. We absolutely love the first release they've put out and when we found out what they have lined-up for this project we just could not resist being a part of it. Stay...
July 30, 2018
‘Die Nibelungen’ by Peter Diamond
Most people knows Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’ (1927) but his most remarkable film-making achievement probably is 1924’s Die Nibelungen: a strange, visually staggering monster of a story, divided into two distinct but interconnected films, which sees Lang working on his grandest canvas, its fire-and-brimstone spectacle as vast and audacious as anything seen...
July 23, 2018
‘Burgr Joint’ by Stefan Glerum
We’ve been wanting to work with Dutch illustrator Stefan Glerum since we were introduced to his work by our friend Thomas Danthony last year. A former assistant to Dutch cartoon legend Joost Swarte, Stefan Glerum carries the banner for his mentor’s ‘clear line’ style of illustration and adds elements of...
June 20, 2018
‘Solaris’ by Matthew Woodson
We released Victo Ngai’s 'Solaris' just over three years ago and since then we have completely lost count of the number of e-mails asking us for a new 'Solaris' poster. Well, the wait is over. We've teamed up with the very much in demand Matthew Woodson and legendary Moscow studio...
June 12, 2018
Kilian Eng's ‘Automata’
We're very excited to bring to you four brilliant robot designs by none other than Kilian Eng. Kilian's 'Automata' are 10 x 10 inch giclée prints on bamboo paper and limited to just 70 copies each, available individually or as limited sets. Kilian Eng's 'Automata' go on sale this Friday 15 June...
May 23, 2018
‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’
by Jay Gordon
We’re very excited to release a brand new poster for Edgar Allan Poe’s thrilling mystery tale ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ by South African illustrator Jay Gordon. Widely recognised as the first modern detective story, ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ changed the history of world literature, with the...
April 24, 2018
Art prints by
Kilian Eng and Ashley Mackenzie
We're going dark this week - presenting two new art prints by the ultra talented Kilian Eng and Ashley Mackenzie to be released this Friday at 5pm UK time. 'Unknown Object' by Kilian Eng is one of the Swedish illustrator's most enigmatic pieces in recent times, which is saying something. A...
April 13, 2018
‘Sneak Peek’ by Choo
We're delighted to release 'Sneak Peek', a set of whimsical and soothing art prints by Melbourne based illustrator Choo. Each 'Sneak Peek' is a 10" x 10" giclée printed on bamboo paper and from an edition of 50 and are now on sale through our shop. Please note that purchasing the...
March 06, 2018
by Satoshi Matsuura
We love Satoshi Matsuura's character designs so we're really excited to be working with him on the release of these Seven Dragons as a set of limited edition prints. Printed on bamboo paper and limited to 300 copies, these handsome little chaps are now on sale individually or as a set from our shop. We have...
February 13, 2018
‘Afternoon of a Faun’
by Kevin Hong
We're delighted to bring the second instalment in our ballet series with 'Afternoon of a Faun' by Kevin Hong. Choreographed and first led by Vaslav Nijinsky with music from Claude Debussy 'Afternoon of a Faun' is considered to be one of the first modern ballets and was not without controversy at its...
January 31, 2018
at The Barbican
London! Join us for 'My Twisted Valentine', an alternative St Valentine's celebration featuring a rare screening of H.G. Clouzot's wickedly perverse 'La Prisonnière' introduced by Virginie Sélavy and the chance to purchase an exclusive screen printed poster designed for the occasion by Australian superstar duo We Buy Your Kids*. This is all being curated...
January 15, 2018
‘Twin Bridges’ and ‘The Water Garden’
signed art prints by Kilian Eng
We're beyond delighted to kick-start 2018 by releasing two brand new art prints by the mighty Kilian Eng. ‘Twin Bridges’ and ‘The Water Garden’ are 18” x 24” limited edition giclee prints expertly printed in the UK and signed by the artist. Showcasing Kilian’s signature sci-fi maximalism and penchant for...
November 24, 2017
‘Detectorists’ by George Bletsis
We’re delighted to release a brand new poster by George Bletsis for the wonderful TV series Detectorists, approved by writer and director Mackenzie Crook! If you are not watching this brilliant, understated British comedy starring Mackenzie Crook himself (The Office, Game of Thrones) alongside BDP perennial favourite Toby Jones (Berberian...
November 20, 2017
‘Wings of Desire’
by Jeffrey Alan Love
and ‘Viy’ by Jessica Seamans
We're very excited for the online release of the remaining copies of Jeffrey Alan Love's 'Wings of Desire' and Jessica Seamans' 'Viy'. These debuted at MondoCon in Austin earlier this month and there are only a few copies left of each available here. 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Wim Wenders'...
October 27, 2017
‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’
by Peter Diamond
We’re delighted to release a brand new print for ‘The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow’ by Peter Diamond into the world just in time for Halloween. The print comes in two versions, a UK Night Variant and a US Sunset Variant. We're also excited to make available for purchase the rough pencil concept...
October 18, 2017
‘Evil Under The Sun’
by Johnny Dombrowski
We’re delighted to release Johnny Dombrowski’s poster for the film adaptation of Agatha Chirstie’s 'Evil Under The Sun' produced in collaboration with StudioCanal. This is the third and final installment of the series after previous posters for 'Murder On The Orient Express' and 'Death On The Nile' (you can see those...
September 26, 2017
For the third year running we attended the excellent Thought Bubble comic arts festival in Leeds. It was an absolute pleasure to see some of you there and to make so many new friends! Those who attended had the chance to purchase two new art prints by Matt Taylor and...
September 17, 2017
‘The Wind in the Willows’
by Peter Diamond
We’re delighted to release a brand new poster for Kenneth Grahame’s ‘The Wind in the Willows’ by the brilliant Peter Diamond. Below his thoughts on the poster, and if you want to hear more from him check out the interview our intern did with him here “I fought with this one...
September 17, 2017
Graphic Shorthands for Elemental Forces: an Interview with Peter Diamond
On occasion of the release of 'The Wind in the Willows' we sent our intern Dave to have a quick chat with Peter Diamond. Read it after the jump. 'Grimm's Illuminated Fairy Tales' Peter Diamond (2015/2016) Dave: Hi Peter, or do you prefer Pete? Peter: I don’t.Are you ever...
August 28, 2017
‘Last Year at Marienbad’
by Nicolas Delort
N.B: Before we show you our next release we have one exciting bit of news. Starting this week the mighty Texas based gallery MONDO will be distributing selected Black Dragon Press posters in the USA. This means that North-American customers will be able to purchase selected forthcoming BDP posters from the...
August 07, 2017
‘RAN’ by João Ruas and Thomas Danthony
We’re delighted to release brand new work from João Ruas and Thomas Danthony celebrating Akira Kurosawa’s epic cinematic masterpiece ‘RAN’. We are very thankful to Kadokawa and StudioCanal for their cooperation on this project. The release consists of two very limited movie posters and a timed edition art print by...
July 19, 2017
Songs of The Fall
by Roman Muradov
We're very excited to present our first print release from one of our favourite comic book artists and illustrators, the mighty Roman Muradov. 'Athlete Cured', 'The Man Whose Head Expanded' and 'Dktr. Faustus' are all A2 3-colour screen prints celebrating the chaotic music of British post-punk band The Fall. These are...
June 30, 2017
Good news, better news, and new news!
Greetings from cloudy London,We have three bits of news to give you. The first concerns only UK and EU customers but there's news for everyone so do read on!• HMRC have agreed to our request to de-register from VAT, so starting from today UK and EU customers won't have to...
June 13, 2017
by Randy Ortiz
We're celebrating the life and work of one of the most fascinating figures in music with this stunning portrait of Louis Hardin Jr. aka 'Moondog' by Randy Ortiz. 'Moondog's Lament' is an 8 colour screenprint masterfully crafted by White Duck Editions, comes in a run of just 45 copies worldwide,...
June 01, 2017
Expressive lines and bold shapes:
an interview with Leslie Herman
On occasion of the release of his 'Dead Man's Shoes' posters we sent our intern Dave to have a quick chat with Leslie Herman. Read it after the jump. 'Ween / Ashville' (2017) Dave: Hi Leslie, how are you? Leslie: Hi Dave, I'm doing well, thanks. A bit hungover, but really enthusiastic about...
May 30, 2017
‘Dead Man's Shoes’
by Leslie Herman and Mat Pringle
In partnership with Warp Films we're very excited to release a poster for Shane Meadows' revenge slasher 'Dead Man's Shoes' by the brilliant Leslie Herman, plus a cracking hand-carved linocut print by perennial BDP favourite Mat Pringle. Released in 2004 , 'Dead Man's Shoes' is unlike anything else you've ever...
May 16, 2017
‘Dancer in the Dark’
by Marc Aspinall
In collaboration with Zentropa (DK) we're delighted to release a new poster for Lars Von Triers' 'Dancer in the Dark' by Marc Aspinall. 'Dancer in the Dark' is a film that leaves no one unmoved so we wanted to work with an artist who understands nuance and can effectively transmit...
April 30, 2017
‘A Headlight in the Path
of our Breathing’
laser-etch on wood by Daniel Danger
Following last year's 'Take your time. Try not to forget. We never will.', we're delighted to announce the release of a brand new art piece by artist Daniel Danger. 'A Headlight in the Path of our Breathing' is a large format laser-etched wood panel and includes a built-in French cleat for ease...
April 25, 2017
‘The Masque of
the Red Death’
by Vania Zouravliov
Continuing his series of illustrations paying tribute to Edgar Allan Poe's short stories we're delighted to present 'The Masque of the Red Death', a haunting yet beautifully elegant illustration by the always brilliant Russian illustrator Vania Zouravliov. Our jaw hit the floor hard when we saw this one. This edition is...
March 28, 2017
‘Hunt For The Wilderpeople’
by George Bletsis
In partnership with Piki Films and coinciding with the first anniversary of the film's release in New Zealand, we're delighted to present this majestical poster for 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'. In this large format limited edition screen print, UK illustrator George Bletsis has created a super fun piece that draws you in...
March 21, 2017
‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’
by Kilian Eng
In partnership with the Peter Weir Collection we're releasing Kilian Eng's fantastic new poster for 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' (1975). Based on the extraordinary eponymous novel by Joan Lindsay, this often overlooked film marked the directorial debut of the most successful Australian director of all times, with such titles under his...
March 04, 2017
Welcome to our new website!
Welcome to our new, revamped website! It's onwards and upwards for Black Dragon Press and for that we need a bigger, better website, so we ditched the old trusty BigCartel shop for a new flashy Shopify store. With improved navigation, enhanced filtering and cataloging options and a much smoother user...