Tag: design

Hipster werewolves party on Brazilian Brucuta Beer label

This raucous beer label by São Paulo’s Elefante Project Design popped up on The Dieline last week. My Portuguese is rusty (actually non-existent) but my Brazilian friend has authorized me to pronounce this label muito legal. (more…)

The Wolf-Thing In Cirque du Freak Is Pretty Silly

I can't stop looking at that ear.

Cirque du Freak, the recently-released film starring John C. Reilly, has a wolfman in it, and it’s… well… they obviously chose to design it for the screen like that– the production values of the film are too high for this goofy-looking thing to be the result of low-budget ineptitude. Here’s a Youtube clip of the wolfman (graciously linked by Viergacht) just in case the photo above doesn’t do it for you. The question is, “why does he look like that?” The wolfman on the cover of The Vampire’s Assistant (one of the book in the series that inspired the film) looks like an actual wolfman. What you see in the film is the werewolf equivalent of a guy who wears his underpants over top of his jeans because he’s not paying attention. What do you think?

Also, while I love John C. Reilly, to me he will always be Dr. Steve Brule. For your health!

“I Wrestled a Werewolf Once” by Matthew Skiff

I Wrestled a Werewolf Once
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Holy crap. Arist Matthew Skiff has captured something truly glorious here, and if you don’t agree, you weren’t alive in 1986, you’ve never seen Teen Wolf or The Monster Squad, and you don’t know how to rock. According to Matthew’s writeup on Flickr, this masterpiece was accomplished in a single day when the genre-thrashing band I Wrestled A Bear Once commissioned him for some promo artwork. “So I labored today on Labor Day”, he writes,  “and got this done. They like it, I like it.” Matthew, I love it, and I sincerely hope it winds up on a shirt soon. I encourage Werewolf News readers to visit Emptee.com and vote this design up. To see more of Matthew’s work, check out his web site, Flickr photostreamblog, or his Ectoplasm Cooler shirt (which you can buy). And yes, he does take commissions.