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The psychedelic retro-futurism of Swedish artist Kilian Eng
09.21.2017
06:13 am
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The psychedelic retro-futurism of Swedish artist Kilian Eng


A gorgeously vibrant poster “Space is the Place” by Kilian Eng. The poster was created for a 2015 exhibit called “Alien Encounters” curated by the Nottingham Contemporary Museum.
 
Kilian Eng is a digital artist working under the moniker of DW Design in Stockholm, Sweden. Now 35, the artist has been actively working in the digital illustration industry after graduating with both a bachelor and masters degree in illustration and storytelling. His futuristic and often psychedelic work has been published by magazines and other periodicals around the world such as Heavy Metal, The New York Times, as well as creating movie posters for the Austin, Texas-based Mondo.

Eng’s medium is modern however his many influences are artists who came long before his time such as the masterful Moebius, and American comic book legend, Geof Darrow. Darrow is best known for his work for the gritty comic from Dark Horse, Hard Boiled which was written by the equally legendary Frank Miller (Daredevil, Sin City and a litany of other notable comics too numerous to name here). His work is visually arresting as is his use of color schemes to entice the viewer. Eng’s vast work with Mondo includes his trippy artistic treatments for the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, John Carpenter, and David Lynch. Given his reputation, some of our readers are probably already familiar with Eng’s work. If you are not then you are truly in for a treat as I’ve posted an excellent, large selection of Eng’s impossibly cool work below for you to scroll through. If you like what you see, you should look into picking up one or all of Eng’s uber-successful trilogy of books, Object 5: Works by Kilian Eng, Object 10: Works by Kilian Eng, and 2016’s Object 15: Works by Kilian Eng
 

 

“String Puppets.”
 

 

 

 

A poster by Eng for the 2013 American-French documentary film on David Lynch’s 1984 film ‘Dune.’
 

A Mondo poster by Eng for Heavy Metal magazine. The poster immediately sold out when it was released at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con.
 

 

 

A poster for Mondo by Kilian Eng for the 1989 film by Alejandro Jodorowsky, ‘Santa Sangre.’
 

“Collision.”
 

“Mystery Prayer.”
 

 

 

Eng’s Mondo poster for James Cameron’s 1984 film ‘The Terminator.’
 

 
 
 

The result of a private commision for Eng, a poster based on Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 film ‘Starship Troopers.’
 

A poster by Eng for John Carpenters 1981 film ‘Escape from New York.’

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘Fantastic Planet’: Spellbinding images from the futuristic 1973 masterpiece
Super-sexy-mini-flower-pop: The surreal & futuristic Afri-Cola ads of the late ‘60s
The master of Moorcock: The psychedelic sci-fi book covers and art of Bob Haberfield
Visual Futurist: Step inside the sci-fi world created by ‘Blade Runner’ visionary Syd Mead

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