Sunday, April 10, 2016

Shirt designs for MARYLAND DEATHFEST XIV/2016





Once again I am completely honored to have done one of this years shirt designs for MARYLAND DEATHFEST! The shirts will be available in all of the colors pictured above as well as hoodies. Check out http://www.deathfests.com/ for pre order info. This design will be used as the poster as well so I will be posting it with all logos and further type placement shortly!

"SERPENTS" screen prints set and individual prints now available!




New screen prints are now available through my personal web store: http://lucasruggieriillustration.bigcartel.com/ and my Cvlt Nation Bizarre account: http://www.cvltnationbizarre.com/lucas-ruggieri?limit=25 . Pictured above, from top to bottom, "Rubedo", Jormungandr", and "Ouroboros" prints are all 8" x 10" silkscreen prints, hand signed and numbered, available both individually and as a set at a discounted rate. These pieces were all included in a series of work for my first solo show in 2014 "Apocrypha" at The Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015



Here are the final versions of my design for MARYLAND DEATHFEST XIII. These will be printed at an edition of 250, half of which will be in color and half in black and white. Pre orders for this will be available on their site shortly. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

"DANSE MACABRE" New piece now on view at GRISTLE TATTOO & ART GALLERY


This is a new piece of mine "DANSE MACABRE" for the "ILLUSTRATED DEATH" group show currently on view over at GRISTLE TATTOO & ART GALLERY. This piece is an interpretation of the themes of traditional Danse Macabre images, along with several other aspects of life, death, and their cyclical relationship to one another that I feel are common aspects of my work in general. The show has pieces on view and available for purchase by JEREMY HUSH, ALLISON SOMMERS, DYLAN GARRETT SMITH, ALISON LILLY, and MICHAL BRODKA as well as many others! Email info@gristletattoo.com for info on purchasing pieces from the show.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Colored, and white print on black designs for MARYLAND DEATHFEST XIII/2015



These are the other two alternate versions of the design that I completed for MARYLAND DEATHFEST. The previously posted black on white design, and the white on black design will both be available as shirts at the festival this year and the colored design will be available as a limited edition poster. Pre oreders will be available shortly through their webstie: https://www.marylanddeathfest.com/

Saturday, February 7, 2015

New gatefold design in progress.


I have been working on this gatefold design for a little over a month at this point. I have just finished the underpainting and am moving on to coloring it in. Its always great to have the opportunity to switch things up a bit with color, and especially with hand rendered color at that. I will be posting another hand colored illustration that I recently completed along with more details about this gatefold design.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

APOCRYPHA November 22nd - December 6th at THE COTTON CANDY MACHINE





Here are a few of the new pieces that will be on display at THE COTTON CANDY MACHINE November 22nd thorugh December 6th for my show "APOCRYPHA" These pieces focus on the mythological influence in art and the shared imagery and symbols of different religions and belief systems. The show will be in the back space of the gallery and the front space will be showing "NEW MAPS OF THE ABYSS" by the incredible ARIK ROPER and THE ART OF SKINNER. It has been a fun and exciting challenge to make preparations for the show and an excellent learning experience. The show will consist of several new works and several original commissioned works for bands like DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT, and KADAVAR and the gallery will also be unveiling a brand new piece by LORI NELSON on the opening night, 7-11 pm.