Monsters & Heroes: The Linocuts of Adolf Rodriguez

 

Barcelona-based illustrator Adolf Rodriguez bypasses the gore and horror of classic monsters and places them as childhood friends — the faces move from monsters to comforting heroes.

Rodriguez’s black and white illustrations are crisp linocuts made imperfect through the fickleness of hand-applied ink on paper. The effect is reminiscent of the films they are born from, the flicker of aged celluloid, and the bulk of rudimentary costuming. Each print hangs like a vintage lobby card — the creatures posed as Hollywood leads, captured forever in prosperity.

'Brundle' by Adolf Rodriguez

‘Brundle’ by Adolf Rodriguez

'Vampiress' by Adolf Rodriguez

‘Vampiress’ by Adolf Rodriguez

'Wolfman' by Adolf Rodriguez

‘Wolfman’ by Adolf Rodriguez

'Creature' by Adolf Rodriguez

‘Creature’ by Adolf Rodriguez

'Monster' by Adolf Rodriguez

‘Monster’ by Adolf Rodriguez

'Bride' by Adolf Rodriguez

‘Bride’ by Adolf Rodriguez

'Mummy' by Adolf Rodriguez

‘Mummy’ by Adolf Rodriguez

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