When: Fri., April 6 2012
Cleveland-based artist Derk Hess has stridden across the music and fine art worlds since the early '90s, when the printmaking major began makng a few flyers for shows he was booking at his hometown's Euclid Tavern. Poster and CD cover design work followed from there, for bands like Pantera, Pink Floyd and Pearl Jam, as well as the launch of a T-Shirt like and a couple art / music festivals. Hess's black-and-white images have recently been collected in the 300-pages book Black Line White Lie which ranged from 20-year-old drawings to his most recent work, and includes a chapter including images of 70 tattoos inspired by his work. Hess's book signing will take place at Hero House, the Fountain Square comic book shop co-owned by NUVO contributor Wayne Bertsch.