The Man with Dynamite Hands is a hardcore punk band from New Jersey. In October 2011 they released their self-titled debut album.
The Man with Dynamite Hands kept reminding me of the titles of 1950s B horror movies. Many of them were named similarly: The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Thing from Another World, or The Incredible Shrinking Man. Because horror movie propaganda and imagery is a bit cliché in hardcore music, I chose to use styles reminiscent of 1950s, kitschy advertising instead. I liked the idea of borrowing a style often used to convey wholesomeness as a badge for chaotic, hardcore punk music. The end result has a nice sense of humor to it and serves well to represent the band and the music.
CLIENT: The Man with Dynamite Hands (band)
ILLUSTRATION: Michael Molloy
ART DIRECTION & DESIGN: Michael Molloy