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Dave McKean artist\'s reception (Nitrate and Kinogeists weekend) 

When: Fri., July 17, 7 p.m. 2009
www.centuryguild.net/nitrate-pr.html
Dave McKean lives and works in Kent, England. His style has become inescapable to anyone cognizant of pop culture: he has illustrated and designed covers for the most respected comics of the late 20th century (The Sandman, Arkham Asylum) designed, illustrated, and photographed over 150 CD covers (The Rolling Stones, Tori Amos, Alice Cooper) and created imagery and designs for ad campaigns (Nike, Kodak, BMW) and magazines (The New Yorker, Mojo, Playboy). He has illustrated children's books written by acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline), has worked on film and book projects with Iain Sinclair, John Cale, Jonathan Carroll and Stephen King. He was a conceptual artist on the "Harry Potter" films and developed the film MirrorMask with Neil Gaiman for the Jim Henson Company which he also directed.

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