Michael Cowell

Michael Cowell is a Commercial Artist based in London, England working in paint, print, photography and digital media.

He has produced limited edition hand printed gig posters for bands such as The National, Kyuss, High on Fire, Dandy Warhols and Queens Of The Stoneage, whilst also creating album artwork and other innovative music packaging for a wide selection of other signed and unsigned groups.

This work has led him to participate in and co-curate close to fifty exhibitions in the UK, Europe and the USA, and see the recognition of being included in two coffee-table hardback books on the history of art and music.

Hopefully, one day this will all make sense...

Hands of Spite: An Article Deconstructing of symbolism in the Taken By The Tide Ep artwork.


Black Forest Magazine
Left Lion

Select Exhibition History

Flatstock 38 at SXSW, Austin, TX
The Black Heart, Camden, London
(Permanent exhibition)
Galerie F, Chicago
(Permanent exhibition)
Posters Rock at Casa dell’Architettura, Rome
Screenadelica at Optimo Primavera, Porto, Portugal
Flatstock Europe 7 at Primavera Sound, Barcelona.
Ink & Paper at The Rag Factory, Shoreditch, London
The New York Project, Brooklyn, NY
Flat Stock Europe at The Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany.
(24/09/09-26/09/09), (23/09/10-25/09/10), (22/09/11-24/09/11), 20/09/12-23/09/12)
SummerTyne Americana Music Festival Poster Exhibition at The Sage, Gateshead.
(23/07/10-25/07/10), (20/07/11-24/07/11)
Screenadelica at Sound City, Liverpool.
(19/05/11-21/05/11), (17/05/12-19/05/12)
The Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester.
(Work in permanent collection 2003-2011)
Danse Macabre at Orbital Gallery, London.
European Poster Expo at UBIS, Manchester.
(20/10/07 – 21/10/07)

Creative Nottingham Guest blog

Installment 1
Installment 2
Installment 3
Installment 4

Select Client List

Napalm Records
The Roald Dahl Museum / Galerie F
Queens of The Stone Age
The Dandy Warhols
The National
Amanda Palmer
High On Fire
The Mystery Jets
Monster Magnet
Rolo Tomassi
Three Trapped Tigers
Crippled Black Phoenix
Josh T Pearson
Earache Records
Undergroove Records
Ouevre Records
Indigo2 / O2 Arena
The Astoria, London
Rock City, Nottingham
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
Bad Acid DVD magazine
Hellfire Club Books
Omnibus Press
Elephant Book Company Ltd
Ypolita Press, California
Morgan Reynolds Publishing, North Carolina.

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