My contribution to this year’s Secret 7” event! The track I chose this year was Jake Bugg’s Strange Creatures. To me this song feels like a wet cloudy early morning in the middle of nowhere. I quite like it.
The version I sent to S7 is a bit different than the final one, since I had to rush a bit to make their deadline and revised it a tiny bit afterwards. This is the wonderful stranger who bought my cover (before I even had a chance to see it on the shelf!) - thank you, wonderful stranger!
There are still plenty of one-of-a-kind vinyls available to be bought online - it’s all for a great cause, so if that interests you at all, you should check it out.
Illustrations by 安存眠
Pacific Wave (white), for Product Etc.
Porte d’Enfer, Guadeloupe
I have been working with a Mexican publishing company for the past few months to illustrate a Spanish translation of the classic American novel, “The Great Gatsby”. This is the cover, and there are 22 interior illustrations which I will post some of soon! I will also be sure to let you know when the book is available for purchase (if you’re interested, but again, it’s in Spanish).
Jonny Ruzzo, Norn 8, 2013, acrylic, oil, aluminum, & diamond dust on canvas, 24” x 36”
Here’s another illustration from my Washington Square series.
graphite, acrylic, marker, & digital, 16” x 20”
Jonny Ruzzo, “Gay Bar”, 2014, graphite, marker & digital, 18” x 24”
Personal work. Photo by Michael Cohen.
THE LIQUOR STORE ON YORK
Prints are available in my online print shop.
work inspired doodle
A portrait of one of my heroes Christopher Hitchens. Hitchens contributed to an important aspect of my life which was to constantly question why I think I know what I know, without getting too abstract he was a public intellectual who had a master command of the English language and in so many ways I aspire to be a fraction of what he is. He died of lung cancer last year.