DIG BMX – ALUMNI Ep.1

I am extremely fortunate to have been featured in the ALUMNI video series by DIG BMX Magazine. I have been reading this magazine since it’s first issue in 1993. So I am blown away that they chose to feature me, intact i think this might be my most indepth and wholehearted interview I have had to date. Thank you for looking and thank you for the support. Alumni is a DIG BMX production. Directed by Fraser Byrne

Cant wait to see the rest of the series. Thanks to Will, Steve, Sandy, Fraser and everyone else at DIG BMX.

Book of Patterns II

Over the past year I have been compiling a new collection of hexahedron based patterns for my tattooing and art.

The end result was 1600 patterns, I felt that this collection was something I wanted to share with people who like my work, so I edited it down to 694 of the strongest ones. The result being a 694 page, 5×8 book of patterns, weighing in at 2.5 lbs / 1.2 kg.

I am really happy with how the book turned out as I hope some of you will also be, I did all the preproduction from the patterns to the design and layout of the entire book.

The first 200 books purchased include two 8″ (h) x 5″(w)  letterpress prints of patterns based on the front and back cover.

Follow this link to see more http://rakinglightprojects.com/products/book-of-patterns-volume-ii  – and yes it ships worldwide.

Here is a little trailer I made for the Book, some sample patterns and pictures of the book itself.

Thankyou

Thomas.

 

 

 

 

 

Book of Patterns Volume II

The Friday I will receive the first copies of Book of Patterns Volume II, 694 brand new patterns of hexahedron based tessellating patterns.

This will also mark the closing of my Blurb books e-store, from this point forward all books will be available through Rakinglightprojets.com

Here is the Front Cover

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And some process shots of the book being made, thanjs

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The Route to The End

The Art of Thomas Hooper

Today, September 23rd 2016, the Neurosis album Fires Within Fires gets released, if I were to say I am excited, it would be a huge understatement. I wanted to share some of the art that was created during the whole process. Neurosis is a band that has influenced my art since I first discovered them, to have come full circle and create images to accompany their music is very surreal, and has been a huge honor.

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Here is the final cover, all hand painted, no photoshop or digital retouching, it is part of a larger piece that is 15 x 30″ – ink, gouache, acrylic and charcoal on paper. Before I show the finished pieces that make up the cover and album packaging I wanted to show a sample of the pieces that were created during the journey to the final art.

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August 26th 2015, this was the very piece that struck a chord with the…

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