Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Logo #36: Grim Reaper

Illustrated by Garry Sharpe- Young for NWOBHM band Grim Reaper's 1984 debut "See You in Hell." They've reformed recently, under the name Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper, after a two-decade absence (or abscess, depending). They've renewed their melodic onslaught for an entirely new generation that will, as is usual in these times, abandon them in another five years even while the next cycle of repackaging + nostalgia (BFF!) gears up for their inevitable penultimate comeback. What happens when the people who illustrate Grim Reapers die? Do their drawings come for their souls? I find it endlessly difficult to believe that the cosmos has no sense of humor beyond us. Beyond that, there's nothing else to say other than this.

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