Derek Hess Releases Book & Print Combo for His Musically Inspired Print “Ground”

Join us at 323East this Friday April 27th from 6-8pm as Lyric 2012 Continues with Artist Derek Hess in-store book singing of Black Line White Lie.

Black Line White Lie is the long overdue book featuring over 275 black and white images by artist Derek Hess. This book covers over 20 years of his black and white drawings from images of his earliest flyers to some of his more recent works like Cancer of the Soul and Valentine. Derek dedicates this huge 300 page book to his fans which also includes a chapter of over 70 tattoos that people have done of his works.

Internationally-known artist Derek Hess has spent the past twenty years creating fine art & rock poster art that has not only made him a household name, but has also caught the attention of both the Louvre and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where his work is featured in both institutions permanent collections. In addition to numerous CD covers he has been featured on TLC, MTV, Fuse, VH1, Alternative Press, Spin, Juxtapoz Magazine and many others. After years of creating posters and flyers for well-known bands such as Deftones, Thursday, Every Time I Die and Taking Back Sunday, as well as his very popular fine art Hess has finally compiled a book of his much in demand Black and White drawings.

Derek will be at 323East signing his books and speaking with fans. Derek is a participating artist in LYRIC 2 curated by Glenn Barr which will be one display during his signing. A limited edition print of Derek’s Lyric piece “Ground” inspired by the Celtic Frost song will be released on 1xRUN and we will have a few on hand at the book signing this Friday from 6-8p.

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For his first RUN with us pen and ink artist Derek Hess has brought us “Ground” which is pulled from the recent Glenn Barr curated exhibition Lyric 2012 at 323East Gallery. Read on to read more from Derek Hess and view his RUN (which is available with his latest book “Black Line White Lie” here at 1xRUN.

1xRUN Thru Interview

Ground by Derek Hess

1xRun: Is the original still for sale?

Derek Hess:  Original is for sale at 323East Gallery for Glenn Barr’s curated Lyric 2012 exhibition. Update: This piece has sold! But please check out more musical works from Lyric 2012 here.

1xRun: When was this piece drawn/created?

Derek Hess:  This piece was done….I’m guessing early February 2012

1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight right off the bat?

Derek Hess:  The piece is based on the song “Ground” by Celtic Frost. I love and cherish that song, I relate to it really well. The lyrics written on the piece are from the song “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra. I love and cherish that song as well, but can’t relate to it. I thought it made for a nice juxtaposition, the intense pain of ground with the happy, upbeat lyrics of ELO, something very foreign.

1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?

Derek Hess:  I don’t know…standard pen and ink, acrylic. DNA process.

1xRun: How long did the piece take?

Derek Hess:  About 2 hours.

1xRun: Why should people buy this RUN?

Derek Hess:  Because it would look amazing over their mantle.

1xRun: Describe this RUN in one gut reaction word.

Derek Hess:  Brilliant.

Derek Hess - Ground // Run00219 // April 30th 2012

1xRun: When did you first start making art?

Derek Hess:  Two and a half is my best guess.

1xRun: What was your first piece?

Derek Hess:  Oh come on…I have no idea, I was a kid.

1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?

Derek Hess:   Heinrich Kley & Gil Kane.

Heinrich Kley

1xRun: What artists inspire you now?

Derek Hess:  Same as the last answer…I don’t really follow art, I like tv.

1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?

Derek Hess:  yes, I like a Raindow Live in Munich 1977 CD I just got a lot.  I also like the new Overkill…Black Sabbath, ELO, Saxon, Every Time I Die, With Honor, Thin Lizzy, UFO, The Babys, Luca Turilli, Triptykon, Iron Maiden and things like that.

1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?

Derek Hess:  Jake Bannon from Converge/Death Wish Records

1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?

Derek Hess:  Heinrick Kley – because he was the best.  Ronnie James Dio, I don’t know if he was an artist, but the man sure could sing.

Dio...fucking ruling.

1xRun: What else do you have in the works?

Derek Hess: I have several book signings, confirmed and soon to be confirmed  for my new book “Black Line, White Lie” which is available here on 1xRUN.  Along with a few art shows, same thing, and a few more books.

1xRun: Anything special you’d like to add to this RUN?

Derek Hess: The original has DNA – my blood…I could put some blood on them all, this runs the risk of the paper warping though…but it won’t be much blood.

1xRun: Any framing suggestions?

Derek Hess: Float please with white board and standard metal frame.

1xRun:  Where can people find you across the internette?

Derek Hess:  Website  – Facebook Twitter