Guests and Exhibitions: The art Graham Humphreys 2017


The International London Tattoo Convention 2017 are proud to present an art exhibition from British designer and illustrator Graham Humphreys.

"Graham... has some claim to be the last great name among Britain's film poster artists."
Sim Branaghan, 'British Film Posters - An Illustrated History' (BFI Publishing, 2006)

“Graham Humphreys’ art is at once beautiful and transformative.”
-Clive Barker

Graham is a freelance illustrator and designer, best known for his work in the horror genre. In 1983, British film distributor Palace Pictures, commissioned Graham to create a poster for their UK release of Sam Raimi’s, ‘The Evil Dead’. The success of the campaign brought further commissions from Palace Pictures, including posters for the ’A Nightmare On Elm Street’ series.

A revived interest in illustrated covers for the DVD and Blu-Ray market has been keeping Graham busy with commissions from a variety of clients, including Arrow Video, the BFI and Nucleus Films. Other current work includes LP soundtrack covers and independent film poster commissions.

Often linked to the ‘video nasty’ controversy of the 1980s, Graham’s artwork is influenced by the B-movie posters of the 1950s, Hammer Horror and the UK punk rock scene of the late 1970s.

A major retrospective exhibition (covering over 30 years of work) at London’s Proud Gallery, Halloween 2015, also launched a large format, limited edition book of work, ‘Drawing Blood’ (available from and Amazon).