Archive for September, 2011

HAUTE CAMPE Poster Inventory Liquidation Sale!

Posted in Burlesque, Century Guild Events, Exploitation Films, Grindhouse, Haute Campe, Hot Rods, Merchandise, Vintage Film Posters on 16 September, 2011 by j.a.

It’s been a hurricane of a week, and what better way to end it than with a MASSIVE sale…

"X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes" Original vintage poster

One of the many vintage gems in our Haute Campe sale: "X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes" 40 x 60 inches


Our (ill-behaved) sister company, HAUTE CAMPE, is liquidating a large selection of posters from its inventory at unbelievable prices.  Read on and take advantage of this limited time offer: Continue reading

GRAND GUIGNOL II: HÄXAN – Satan + The Women who love Him

Posted in Austin Young, Century Guild Events, Chris Mars, Dave McKean, Dean Karr, Gail Potocki, Grand Guignol, Malleus Rock Art Lab, Michael Hussar, Steve Diet Goedde on 15 September, 2011 by j.a.

HAXAN - 22 October 2011

Century Guild invites you to investigate the dark and sensual wilderness of two of history’s most vilified figures: THE WITCH and her dark master, SATAN.  “Grand Guignol II: HÄXAN – Satan + The Women who love Him” explores not only turn-of-the-century artists’ fascination with these embodiments of evil, but also brings together a roster of acclaimed contemporary artists who’ve rendered their dark visions for a one night only special exhibition.  This event marks the one-year anniversary of Century Guild’s showroom, which opened its doors in Chicago’s industrial Kinzie District last October for the beyond capacity show, “Grand Guignol: An Exhibition Celebrating the Legendary Parisian Theater of Terror.”

Artworks include original historical posters from the French theater of terror Le Théâtre du Grand Guignol, antique works on paper by Gustav Klimt and Alphonse Mucha, a selection of 19th century Devil imagery, and modern contributions from contemporary painters Dave McKean (cover illustrator of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman), Michael Hussar, Gail Potocki, and Chris Mars; photographers Dean Karr (video director for Marilyn Manson), Austin Young, and Steve Diet Goedde; Italian poster art collective Malleus, and more.

The event will take place October 22nd, 2011 at Century Guild (2041 W. Carroll, C-220.)  The event is open to the public from 7-10 pm, and formal or dramatic costume attire is required.  No one under 21 will be admitted.

Century Guild was founded in 1999, and specializes in artworks 1880-1920, with emphasis on Art Nouveau & Symbolism.  They have placed artworks in museums and top collections around the world.  Works previously in the Century Guild inventory are on permanent display in The Art Institute of Chicago, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The Century Guild showroom is available for scheduled viewings.

To contribute to the production of the exhibition book, visit our Kickstarter page HERE.

For more information: or Jack @ 800.610.2393

Something wicked this way comes…

Posted in A Day in the Life on 14 September, 2011 by j.a.


At-work inspiration.

We can’t wait for you to see what we’ve lined up for next month’s GRAND GUIGNOL show, HÄXAN.

Sooner than you think…

NOW AVAILABLE: Ltd. Ed. Thomas Negovan “GRAND GUIGNOL” T-shirts

Posted in Malleus Rock Art Lab, Merchandise on 8 September, 2011 by j.a.

The week is winding down, and what better way to ring in the weekend than to oggle at new merchandise!

BEHOLD! Remember the gorgeous exhibition poster Italian silkscreen maestros Malleus Rock Art Lab created for our first show, “GRAND GUIGNOL?” Well, now you can wear the same lurid imagery via our limited edition Thomas Negovan “Grand Guignol” tee.

Thomas Negovan "Grand Guignol" Limited Edition T-Shirt

Thomas Negovan "GRAND GUIGNOL" Limited Edition T-Shirt

Designed by yours truly, this 100% cotton tee features a deep-V neckline and Malleus’ artwork overprinted across the front in all of it’s sanguinary glory. The first edition is limited to 100 pieces, and is available in Small, Medium, Large, and XL.

They’re currently available (along with the last remaining piece of the Thomas Negovan “Tentacles” Shirt, featuring art by Cursed Pirate Girl creator and man with our favorite mustache, Jeremy A. Bastian) in our Etsy store.

Don’t forget, October 22nd will be here sooner than you think (than I think, really *shudderswithfearslashanticipation*) and HÄXAN will arrive before we know it. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.

“We have such sights to show you…”