Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Mike Hinge 024

Mike Hinge - Psychedelic Swirls. Marker pen on white paper. Approximate size 40x50cm. Date unknown. Signed.

Mike Hinge 023

Mike Hinge - Psychedelic Puzzle. Marker pens on white paper. Approximate size 40x50cm. Date unknown. Unsigned.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Mike Hinge 022

Mike Hinge - Geometric Pattern.  Marker pen on white paper. Approximate size 40x50cm. Date unknown. Signed.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Mike Hinge 021

Mike Hinge - Oregon Trail. Marker pen on white paper. Approximate size 50x40cm. Date unknown. Unsigned.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Mike Hinge 020

Mike Hinge - Hot Town. Colour marker pens on white paper. Approximate size 51x35cm. Date unknown. Signed.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Mike Hinge 019

Mike Hinge - Bride and Blue Buildings. Charcoal, ink, paint on white paper. Approximate size 60x70cm. Date unknown. Signed.

I thought that I had a published image of this piece or a version but having looked through the books I have, I can't find it. So I would say that as it stands this one is unpublished.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Mike Hinge 018

Mike Hinge - front cover of "Amazing Science Fiction Stories" May/72, Illustrating "Other Days, Other Eyes" by Bob Shaw.

One day I'd like to put together a collection of front covers and interior illustrations in chronological order but for the time being...

Mike Hinge 017

Mike Hinge - B&W version of the front cover for "Amazing Science Fiction" May/72. Pen & Ink and Letratone on Illustrator board. Approximate size 50x60cm. Date unknown. Signed.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Mike Hinge 016

Mike Hinge - Advertising artwork: Pepsi-cola, Keys, Laundry & Delivery Service. Paint, ink and collage on illustrator board. Approximate size 60x70cm. Date unknown. Unsigned.

Fantastic femme fatale allure similar to the look of Edie Sedgwick and Twiggy. The female face with the dark eye make up was a subject that Mike Hinge used to great successes in his artwork.

Mike Hinge - Prelim advertising artwork: Pepsi-cola, Keys, Laundry & Delivery Service. Ink and correction paint on tracing paper. Approximate size 60x70cm. Date unknown. Signed.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Mike Hinge 015

Mike Hinge - Future transport sketch, pencil on white paper. Approximate size 60x50cm, date unknown. Unsigned.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Mike Hinge 014

Mike Hinge - Futuristic spaceman and lady. Black ink on white paper. Approximate size 30x40cm. Date unknown. Signed.

This is a version of a detail from the poster "Area 5 Viewscreen" from the set of posters called "The Hinge Electric Poster Trip". As well this can also be seen on the front cover of "Modern Science Fiction: Its Meaning and its Future" edited by Reginald Bretnor (expanded edition).

Monday, 21 June 2010

Mike Hinge 013

Mike Hinge image of pegasus (Mobil Oil?), a man in a turban and possibly somewhere in India skyline?. Marker pen on white paper. Approx size 50x60cm. Date unknown. Signed.

This image is a mystery anyone that can possibly shed any light on what the image represents and who it is in the picture would be appreciated. Could it have been another Time magazine cover?

UPDATE: 15/05/2011 - Thank you to Cecilia that pointed out that these portraits resembled Douglas Fairbanks Jnr, in the 1947 film version of "Sinbad the Sailor". I am happy to believe that this is correct.

A pencil sketch on white paper approx size 50x60cm. Date unknown. Signed.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Mike Hinge 012

Mike Hinge stencil/silk screen? James Dean? 3 colours on white paper taped to hardboard. Signed on front and protective covering paper with Hinge's New York address pencilled on the back. Approximate size 50x60cm. Date unknown.

Similar to an image from Heavy Metal magazine, July 1979, "Rears its ugly green head" by Hinge and Adams.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Mike Hinge 011

Mike Hinge design: Object-Compute-Compute-Readout-Realtime-///0. Pencil on white paper. Approximate size 50x60cm. Date: 16th Apr/80?. Unsigned.

This preliminary artwork is very similar to the final piece that featured in a story called "Object" written and illustrated by Mike Hinge published in "Heavy Metal" Sept/1982.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Mike Hinge 010

An unfinished sketch of what looks like an electrical circuit labyrinth. Pencil and grey ink with correction whitener on white paper. Approximate size 60x50cm. Date: 2nd & 3rd Sep/78. Unsigned.

A version of this sketch turned upside down was used in the story "Object" by Mike Hinge published in "Heavy Metal" Sept/1982.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Mike Hinge 009

In Jim Steranko's introduction to the "Mike Hinge Experience" it says that Hinge designed amongst supermarket interiors(!!) he also designed vinyl record sleeves. I have been curious to know what sleeves he designed I have yet to find out, but i do have what i believe is a personal piece that Mike would have produced in response to listening to a piece of Jazz music (Mike Hinge apparently loved jazz). The picture seen below has the name of the musician "Sonny Fortune" and the title of the album "Infinity Is" and the track name "Make Up".

I looked up "Sonny Fortune - Make Up" on youtube to see if they had a listing but unfortunately it wasn't listed but i did find a couple of other tracks from the same album which gave me a feel of where Mike was getting his inspiration... Now where would i start with finding out about supermarket interiors??...
Mike Hinge sketch of a labyrinth titled "Sonny Fortune - Infinity Is - Make Up". On white paper with pencil and grey ink. Approximate size 60x50cm. Date 1st & 2nd Sept/78. Unsigned.

A similar labyrinth was used for Mike Hinge's front cover for "Earth Unaware" by Mack Reynolds.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Mike Hinge 008

Mike Hinge, Saucer: Pencil and grey ink on white paper. Some similarity to an image from "The Mike Hinge Experience". Approx Size 50x60cm. Date 1/Dec/77. Unsigned.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Mike Hinge 007

Mike Hinge robot "Gravimat" cyborg design on illustration board, black ink and letratone, approximately 40x70cm.Unknown date and unsigned.

The design is similar to a couple that are found in "The Mike Hinge Experience" and also similar to "The Six Million Dollar Man" poster found in May-June 1974 edition of "Mediascene".

Monday, 14 June 2010

Mike Hinge 006

The Mike Hinge Enterprise - I like to imagine that Mike Hinge was an eccentric, maverick entrepreneur dreaming up new projects and getting fired up with enthusiasm and working prolifically. I don't have much evidence that he was a driving ambitious entrepreneur but I believe that like most artist he wanted his work to be more widely known and he was indeed prolific in his work producing hundreds of illustrations and paintings. Through out his life he believed that artists should be paid well for their work and campaigned for such.

With Hinge's entrepreneur hat on he produced a collection of posters, possibly t-shirts, at least one fanzine and joined an art group and had various exhibitions of his work and of course had the legendary book the "The Mike Hinge Experience" that he produced with Jim Steranko's publishing company Supergraphics.

I think that there are certainly T-Shirts, Art Shows, Posters, Fanzines that Mike Hinge would have initiated and produced that I do not know about. The search continues...

Fanzine - The only fanzine I know of, at this time, that Hinge produced, illustrated and wrote is called "Time" I have one copy and i believe that it was produced on or around July 1954 in New Zealand. It has writings including short stories and illustrations. Curiously he has signed one illustration as Michael B Hinge but the rest (6 more) are signed as Mikeo.

Posters - "Plug Into The Mike Hinge Electric Poster Trip". I only know of 7 posters that were produced and I have 3 of them. The three that i have come up quite regularly on ebay at the moment and are currently cheap as micro chips, get them if you haven't already! The Three that I have are "Area 5 Viewscreen", "Deck 4 Zero" & "Onyx Cube", i'd love to find the other 4 if anyone can help. Below is an advert advertising the posters from Algol magazine Summer 1975.

Art Shows - Hinge was involved with an artist group called "E. A. T." (Experiments in Art & Technology or... Engineers, Artists and Technology) the group was formed by engineers and artists alike including Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Whitman...I know very little about this group but I know that they had shows and Mike Hinge was involved and that Hinge also produced some electronic sculpture. I'd love to acquire more information on this arts group and to be able to acquire the catalogues and Hinges work from the shows.

T-Shirts - I have never seen a Hinge T-Shirt and at this moment where vintage T-shirts are all the fashion, i imagine that such an item would be extremely popular. Although I haven't seen a T-shirt I do have a design of one and it's called "Atom Heart Mother #2" and it is similar to an image which appears in the "Mike Hinge Experience" and the front cover of "Amazing Science Fiction" Dec/74. "Parsec T-shirts", wow! I'd love to see the other designs, this is the only one i have.

Hinge T-Shirt Design, "Atom Heart Mother #2", 3 ink colours on white paper. Date unknown. Approximately 40x70cm. unsigned.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Mike Hinge 005

Mike Hinge psychedelic colour image (possibly felt-tip), on white paper "OK SOCK IT WOW WILD OUCH!".  Date unknown, approximately 40x30cm. Signed.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Mike Hinge 004

Mike Hinge Gouache Painting on illustrator board, possibly an advertising image for an American Football Game. Date unknown. Dimensions approximately 27x43cm. Unsigned.

Would anybody be able to tell what teams are playing?

Friday, 11 June 2010

Mike Hinge 003

Sketch by Mike Hinge of front and side view of a robot. On white paper with black pen and yellow wax crayon. Approximately 50x70cm. Date: 23rd Apr/70. Unpublished. Signed.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Mike Hinge 002

Mike Hinge Labyrinth design, 4 colours on a white background - signed. Date not known and dimensions are approximately 48x60cm. Possibly unpublished.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Mike Hinge 001

The Mike Hinge Experience- cover

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