Make America Great Again!

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Internet,

Donald Trump. The very name inspires only class and luxury, as well as the finest hand gestures and hair around. While I may not support his run for President, I did enjoy the slogan, but the gear left… well, a LOT to be desired.

For a man who likes to have gold in all of his buildings and his name in giant letter, the hat leaves a lot to be desired.

So I decided to make this design:
Make America Great Again - Larry West Productions

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the classiest, most luxurious design of this slogan that you will ever see! Donald Trump, if you would like to use it for your campaign, have your people contact me and we can work something out.

Dancing Ferret – 20th Anniversary Poster

Dancing Ferret - 20th Anniversary Poster

Dancing Ferret is having a big 20th Anniversary show at The Trocadero, and I was tapped to do the artwork for the event. It was flattering to get to do the piece, and I had a good time doing it. It was a pretty interesting request: Draw a ferret looking rather dapper with two hot goth girls with him. Sounds good to me!

The show features Covenant, Ego Likeness, Carfax Abbey, The Labrynth, The Wandering Cellist, Samantha Diaz. Guest vocalists Rodney Anonymous (The Dead Milkmen), Stacey Campbell (Spider Lillies), Andy Deane (Bella Morte), Jeff Diehm (The Last Dance), Alex Reed (ThouShaltNot) will all be making appearances, too!

The Art Show that Never Happened

Back in October, I was excited about getting another art show at that coffee shop that hosted my last one. I was nervous and because of a hectic year and I pushed it back from September to October. That wound up being a mistake because they wound up going out of business right before my show was supposed to go out. To make matters worse, I found out the day they were closing. The silver lining was that I hadn’t invested in getting any prints or frames yet.

I wound up creating a lot of new art, and while that isn’t this post, I did create some awesome flyers. I had two different names for my show and I had started work on the flyers before I got the news. The flyers featured new pieces of art.

This is Your Life Flyer

This was the original name of the show. I had the idea to call it this after the Dio tribute album I was listening to, as well as the name of the last song Ronnie James Dio recorded before he passed. The lyrics to “This is Your Life” basically are about doing what you love because it is YOUR life.

Unarmed Black Male

This WAS going to be the actual name of the show. I decided to all it this, largely because I’m just sick of term being used as a catch-all for black males. Its gotten to the point, which you may have seen in my feed earlier, that instead of just being me and being judged for what I can do, that I’m just a victim. I decided to just give it the name “Unarmed Black Male” in part to just fuck with everyone who saw the flyer and because I wanted to take it back.

Creative 365: Best of December

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

Of all the months in this project, December was the hardest. I was working on a bunch of different commissions at the start of the month, along with a full-time job, and that left little time to do something for myself or to just relax. Even after all the digital illustrations, it was tough for me to sit-down and start illustrating again at my desk. By Christmas Eve I had built my new desk, which really inspired me to draw like crazy!

You Are Beautiful

At the Mountains of Madness

Art Studio V.12999

Holiday Card 2013

Seasons Greetings from Jewelers Row

Demonic Abbess - Pencils

Electronic Dominatrix 2013

Illustrator Problem #243

Creative 365: Best of November

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

November saw a lot of drawing on a tablet since I was trying to expand my skills in digital-only illustration. Other than that, I had a few designs and went on a trip.

To Come Alive

Cthulhu Sketch

True Confession of a Shopaholic

Wrathchild

Winter is Coming

Saturn Poster

Better to Live a Lion

3rd and St. Marks

1st Amendment Remedy

Creative 365: Best of October

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

Ah, October! A month of horror and terror, and ripe for inspiration for pieces based on darkness and evil! The focus here was on Graphic Design above all else, and I started experimenting a bit with layouts. And with the government shutdown in full effect, a lot of the designs wound up being fairly political. On a whole, it was a fun month!

The Land of the Nameless Creatures

Creeper Sketch

Non est Locus

I Just Love Metal

I LOVE Metal

Government Shutdown Showdown - The Rumble in the Capitol!

Invisible Empire Clothing - Logo

If You Don't Get What You Want...

Creative 365: Best of September

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

After spending an entire weekend prepping for the art show non-stop, I wound up spending most of September pushing my creative boundaries. I had a photo shoot with Jernike and came up with some neat illustrations and designs. I even did a commissioned posted for a Mentalist.

Demonic Harbinger - Pencils

Jernike - '2013 Apocalypse'

Generic Company - Stationery

Hail Satan Badge

I Have Become Death

Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul

MSPR Wallpaper Concepts

Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul

Little Spider

Creative 365: Best of August

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

August wound up being a very odd month. While still doing what I could creatively, the month wound up leading to a rush for my art show, which I needed to get together in only 2 weeks!

I Want More Out of Life

Bride of Frankenstein - Guitar Idea

Bride of Frankenstein - Guitar Idea

Warrior of Astaroth Guitar Bundle

Warrior of Astaroth Guitar Bundle

City Hall - Market Street East

Demonic Goddess I - Pencils

Forgotten - Wayne Junction

MUSIC, SEX, & RELIGION – THE ARTWORK OF LARRY WEST

Music, Sex, & Religion - The Artwork of Larry West

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE ART SHOW TOO FRINGEY FOR A FESTIVAL!

Philadelphia artist Larry West is pleased to announce his latest show, “Music, Sex, & Religion” at the intimate InFusion Cafe in the Mt. Airy neighborhood featuring Heavy Metal-inspired Pop-Art. Larry West is a locally-known artist and illustrator who has worked with horror rock band Wednesday 13 and did design work for the Ron Paul for President campaign. InFusion Cafe has chosen to show his work for the month of September 2013.

Larry West’s show consists of his gig poster designers, concert photos, and other pieces related to music, sexuality, and religion. The show focuses of showing how all three are interconnected in ways that enrich the human experience, and inspires some of the greatest achievements possible. The show runs from September 3rd to September 30th, with an opening reception on September 13th, 2013, from 5pm to 7pm.

Living in Philadelphia his entire art, Larry West has enjoyed doing First Friday events in Old City and creating work for various bands and political figures. “I’ve always enjoyed metal music, and for this show I wanted to focus on what it means to me as both an artist and fan.

InFusion Cafe has hosted various art show over the years, but nothing like the pop-art and politically-charged artwork created by Larry West. Located at 7133 Germantown Avenue in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, InFusion Cafe is a coffee shop and cafe that allows for artists to put on display some of the best contemporary art around while guests enjoy Fair Trade and local coffee’s. The shop is open from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm on Saturday, and 8am to 4pm on Sunday’s.

For more information on Larry West and his work, as well as how to contact him, visit his website at larrywestproductions.com

You can see the Facebook Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/122365171267266/

Creative 365: The Best of June

The Creative 365 project is me doing everything I can to do something amazing and creative every single day for a year! Every month, I plan on posting the best pieces from it for you here!

June was a month of design risks and challenges, and a massive revelation about government surveillance that shocked and amazed me and made me mad. The result? A mixed bag of political design work and exercises in design. I had an idea for a zine that I may develop.

Restore the Fourth

4th Amendment

You're Not Paranoid

Dissent Zine Cover

Into Battle

12th and Sansom

Esmeralda

Comic Book Website Concept

Regie Satanas