It’s been really special to see how many people have loved their Hitchens posters. Due to the HUGE demand, I’ve produced an extra printing so you can get your own at my artwork website here.
Need the perfect gift for that special skeptical someone? Never fear! (Purchase here). In this new portrait, a young Richard Dawkins is depicted raising the evidence: an exquisite Echiocerasammonite fossil. Dawkins’ sweater and shirt are comprised of the writings of Charles Darwin as reprinted in The Portable Atheist, while the fossil is composed of clippings from the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The spiral twirl emanating behind is composed of the nucleobases of a genetic code. I will be producing a limited number of these posters, which will start shipping January 3rd. To repeat, these posters will not be available in time for Christmas deliveries. Purchase here.
I just got the news, via NY Times notice, that one of my favorite writers of all time, Christopher Hitchens, has passed away at the age of 62 from esophageal cancer. In honor of his passing, I’ll donate half of all proceeds from the sales of my poster portraits of him to the American cancer society for the rest of 2011.
May his spirit, for lack of a better word, live on.
Note: I apologize for the low-resolution picture, which omits detail (especially the sky). Until I get it scanned, my cell phone camera will have to do.
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Salman Rushdie‘s novels breathlessly intertwine historical narrative with the fantastic, a style that has been described as ‘Magical Realism’. As such, depicting him has given me good excuse to get reacquainted with those bolder regions of the spectrum. The fire, hailing from a mid-air explosion, as well as Mount Everest and the enthusiastic consumption of pork, are all references to scenes in the novel The Satanic Verses, while the perforated sheet flying overhead appears several times throughout the novel Midnight’s Children. I’m considering making 18’x24′ poster prints and selling them on my website, adriancovertweb.com, most likely for $30-$40. Please let me know in the comments section below if you’d be interested in ordering one should they become available. Thank you!
I’ve been working on this oil portrait of Salman Rushdie. The image features several scenes from a couple of his novels. I’m going to spend the next few days staring at it to make sure I like it. I’ll eventually make some poster prints and put them up for sale on my website, where they can keep Hitchens company.