Derek Hess

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Derek Hess is an American artist based in Cleveland, Ohio. His creative career grew largely out of his ability to express the emotion in the indie, hardcore and hard rock scenes of the mid-1990s. His posters are known for humor and irony, with the subject matter frequently using the name of the band as inspiration.

His work is well known to devotees of album cover art and concert flyer art. He has produced artwork for musicians such as Pantera, Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, Season to Risk, Poison the Well, The Cows, The Reverend Horton Heat, NOFX, In Flames, From Autumn to Ashes, Methods of Mayhem, Converge, Before Their Eyes, Neurosis, Ministry, and many more.

Hess has expanded into the world of fine art and has his art displayed permanently in The Louvre[1] and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The majority of Hess' fine art is done in pen and ink along with acrylic paint or screen printing.

Hess also owns his own indiemerchstore.com clothing line, Strhess. His shirt designs can be seen worn by many famous musicians from the genres rock to indie. Shaun Morgan of Seether is photographed wearing a Strhess shirt in the liner notes of One Cold Night, a live acoustic album.

Hess has been featured on MTV, VH1, Alternative Press, etc.

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