Thomas Hodge, aka The Dude Designs really has an eye for nostalgia, which has inspired him to create some stunning artwork for modern classics, drawn from a legacy inspiration of 80’s VHS video sleeves. Here, he collects his favourite works of art which have inspired him over the years.
‘My work has been built around a lifelong love of VHS (bordering on obsession at times!) and the amazing artworks which were used to adorn the video covers.’
‘These incredible artworks were created by amazing artists such as Enzo Sciotti, Renato Casaro, Caudio Casaro, Brian Bysouth, Graham Humphreys and Laurent Melki. Many artists sadly remain unnamed. The one thing they all held in common is the style and spirit of pure unabashed creativity, where art and film came together in a visual orgy of moustached muscled men, buxom beauties, big explosions, phallic guns, and nightmare-inducing monsters.’
Over 240 hand picked sleeves are contained in this masterpiece collection which will strike a chord in the hearts of all those ‘class of the 80’s kids’ and fans of video store nostalgia, alongside those that can appreciate outstanding marketing and graphic design, a totally unique art form.
The 12″ x 9″ hard cover, “VHS video cover art” will be available in MAY , ISBN13: 9780764348679, $34.99 (£27.00)