Væ væ væ habitantibus in terra

Væ væ væ habitantibus in terra

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I made a poster for a rock show, and I thought I'd share some background on it.

Years ago, I was given a book called "The Dance of Death". It features woodcuts from 1538 by Hans Holbein. The story of these woodcuts is that everyone dies. This particular image comes from the chapter "Bones of all Men" or "Væ væ væ habitantibus in terra". (see original.jpg attachment).

I scanned the image and posterised it to bring out the black lines. From here, I coloured each character and object in the background, but ended up keeping them grey. (see cleanup.jpg attachment)

The band's colour is Red, so the poster was made to be red. (see full poster.jpg attachment)

I really love this image. I just wanted to share. :)

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