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From Tortona in Italy comes (arguably) the most imaginative and distinctive trios in the world of rock poster art. In this predominantly American world of rock posters the work created by Poia, Lu and Urlo (Malleus) is immediately recognizable with shades so distinctively European. A Malleus rock poster not only captures the spirit of the band but they beautifully capture the spirit and traditions of their homeland. Iconography is at the forefront of their work and vast scenery including figurative arts, in particular Expressionism, Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Surrealism, Pop Art, Psychedelic Art and also comics, photography, cinema and literature. All these ingredients blend in with the main element of their poetics; the female form, the primordial goddess, from whom everything comes. 

At the centre of Malleus' art we often find beautiful, yet mysterious women. Usually this is accentuated by occult symbolism worked into arcane textures. All of their work is based on masterful hand-drawings and reflect the artists' deep understanding and love for music. Malleus' extensive catalogue of posters created to date includes works for acts such as: Beck, Blues Explosion, Brant Bjork, The Cure, Deftones, Dinosaur Jr., Eagles of Death Metal, Flaming Lips, Helmet, Iggy Pop & The Stooges, Kings of Leon, Mars Volta, Melvins, Mogwai, Mark Lanegan, Mudhoney, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, Robert Plant, Queen of the Stone age, Sonic Youth, and many more... 

The work of Malleus has been displayed in various collective and individual art shows. They have been included in "Art of Modern Rock", the gig poster gospel by Paul Grushkin and Dennis King, in "Art of Modern Rock: Mini #1 A-Z" and "Art of Modern Rock: Mini #2 Poster Girls" by Dennis king, in "Swag posters" by Judith Salavetz and in "A fistful of Rock'n'Roll" by Sal Canzonieri.
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Miodi Rock Festival 2011 Poster by Malleus Goblin Concert Poster by Malleus Converge Concert Poster by Malleus

High On Fire Concert Poster by Malleus Scott Kelly Concert Poster by Malleus The Black Keys Concert Poster by Malleus

Swans Concert Poster by Malleus Ufomammut 2011 Fall Tour Poster by Malleus Orange Factory Festival Poster by Malleus

Joan As Police Woman Concert Poster by Malleus Blow-Up Movie Poster by Malleus Blow-Up Movie Poster Variant Edition by Malleus

La Belle et la Bete Movie Poster by Malleus Melvins Lite Concert Poster by Malleus La Sindrome Di Stendhal' aka 'The Stendhal Syndrome' by Malleus for Dark City Gallery

La Sindrome Di Stendhal/The Stendhal Syndrome by Malleus 4 Mosche Di Velluto Grigio Opera Regular Edition by Malleus

Tenebrae Regular Edition by Malleus Demoni Art Print by Malleus Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) Movie Poster by Malleus
Demoni Art Print

Phenomena Regular Edition by Malleus Mastodon Concert Poster by Malleus Inferno Movie Print Variant Edition by Malleus


Mudhoney Concert Poster Suspiria by Malleus for Dark City Gallery Suspiria by Malleus for Dark City Gallery



Tee Pee European Tour Poster by Malleus Thomas Negovan Concert Poster by Malleus L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (The Bird With The Crystal Plumage)


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