Nightmare on One Sheet: Graham Humphreys VIDEO

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Top UK horror poster artist Graham Humphreys talks to Spooky Isles about his new book, Nightmare on One Sheet, exploring his recent poster artwork.

Nightmare on One Sheet: Graham Humphreys VIDEO

Graham Humphreys, a British artist renowned for his horror film artwork, has recently released his new book, Nightmare on One Sheet, published by Korero Press.

Humphreys recently spoke to Spooky Isles and delved into the inspirations behind his work, his artistic process, and what the future holds for him. “Every day is Halloween to me,” he quipped, encapsulating his lifelong passion for the horror genre.

Following the success of his previous tome, Hung, Drawn, and Executed, Humphreys’ latest book aims to offer a fresh perspective on his art. While the title pays homage to his iconic artwork for the UK release of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” back in the 1980s, the book mainly focuses on his recent works from the time of COVID onwards.

One of the most intriguing aspects of Humphreys’ art is his use of colour.

“I’ve always used a lot of purple and green in the work,” he revealed, associating these colours with magic and the exotic.

His technique often starts with a wash, a foundational layer that not only eliminates any white spaces but also sets the tone for the rest of the piece. “The wash… provides a good texture to work over,” Humphreys explained, adding that he appreciates the ‘happy accidents’ that occur during the painting process.

Humphreys’ work has caught the eye of many in the industry, including musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie.

“He just loved the textures and the colours I was using,” Humphreys said of Zombie’s admiration for his work. Their collaboration began with a series of soundtrack albums and has since flourished, with Zombie even writing the foreword for Nightmare on One Sheet.

David Saunderson, from Spooky Isles, with Graham Humphreys at the book launch of Nightmare on One Sheet: The Horror Art of Graham Humphreys.
David Saunderson, from Spooky Isles, with Graham Humphreys at the book launch of Nightmare on One Sheet: The Horror Art of Graham Humphreys.

Despite a career spanning several decades, Humphreys shows no signs of slowing down. “I’m completely stacked up until next February,” he revealed, with projects ranging from festival posters to Blu-ray covers.

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Graham Humphreys’ Nightmare on One Sheet serves as a testament to his enduring influence in the world of horror art.

For those interested in the intersection of art and horror, “Nightmare on One Sheet” is not just a book; it’s an experience that offers a deep dive into the mind of a master.

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Nightmare on One Sheet is available from Amazon and Korero.com

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