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Here’s the final piece of artwork I made for the recent Bug releases…


‘Black Friday’ record store day release via Ninja Tune.

At War With Time (The Bug – Angels & Devils Inner Gatefold Artwork)


Irrational Power – Vinyl carving


Brand new exclusive print to Cataract Press shop by Simon Fowler.

An irradiated post apocalyptic landscape of gore and deformity.

“We have harnessed the energy of the sun, it’s totally out of control and there is simply nothing we can do about it” Dr Helen Caldecott 2011

20cm x 40cm, one colour hand carved hand printed vinyl engraving. Printed on 90gsm washi.



CD-OB:Layout 1

Hand carved rubber stamp logo design for The Bug.

The Bug – Angels & Devils Cover Art




A limited edition 700mm x 420mm screen print of Simon Fowler’s original illustration for the cover of Lustmord’s 2013 Blackest Ever Black album, The Word As Power.

Hand screen-printed in two colours on Fabriano 5 300gsm acid-free archival quality paper, strictly limited to 100 copies only, each individually signed and numbered by the artist. First 50 available to pre-order now for early February 2014 dispatch.

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Alternate version of the print on sale at both shows at The Lexington on the 18th of October. Aprox A3, two colour gradient (Graphite to metallic deep red) with unique water colouring. Edition of 50, of which 35 are available to order only.

The print is a lino carving, hand printed on Kozuke white washi (8gsm)
Designed, printed and painted by Simon Fowler.
Signed and numbered.

I will start shipping on the 2nd of December, so they should arrive in time for Christmas.

Blackest Ever Black


Limited poster edition for Blackest Ever Black showcase.
100 copies, hand detailed, numbered and signed.

Lustmord – The Word as Power – Blackest Ever Black LP/CD


“Come, let us go down and confound their speech.”

The Word As Power is the new studio album by Lustmord, his first for Blackest Ever Black.

Half a decade in the making, it’s an exploration of ritual music without dogma. For the first time in his 33-year career Lustmord places vocals at the centre of his abyssal ambient creations, coaxing incantatory performances out of Aina Skinnes Olsen, Jarboe (ex-Swans), Maynard James Keenan (Tool) and Soriah.

Those looking to properly decode the subject matter of the album are advised to study Simon Fowler’s fiendishly elaborate, double-spread cover illustration. Suffice it to say here that it concerns “the word” as written – signs, ciphers, symbology, semantics, etymology – and as spoken – myths, mantras, chants, invocation and evocation. Of course it’s also about the
unwritten, the unspoken; that which exists beyond the reach of language.

The Word As Power will be released by Blackest Ever Black in June 2013 on CD (BLACKESTCD004) and limited edition, gatefold double-vinyl (BLACKESTLP004). This is the pre-order page for the LP version.

All material conceived and produced by B. Lustmord apart from ‘Babel’ and ‘Chorazin’ which are based on traditional

A1. Babel (10:01)
A2. Goetia (5:43)
B1. Chorazin (18:07)
C1. Grigori (13:38)
C2. Andras Sodom (6:53)
D1. Abaddon (11:25)
D2. Y Gair (8:07)

Recorded at Scientific Electric, Los Angeles, 2009-12. Mastered by Noel Summerville at 3345, London, April 2013.
Cover illustration by Simon Fowler. Layout by Oliver Smith. Distributed by Cargo.

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Neurosis Godflesh Ltd Poster Edition

Neurosis Godflesh Ltd Poster Edition

Neurosis Godflesh poster for their joint headline show on Dec 2nd.
Ltd to 150 copies signed/numbered etc. Metallic coper/rust and dark dark blue.

Neurosis Godflesh Ltd Poster Edition

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The Bug Acid Ragga

The Bug Acid Ragga

Overall, “The Bug Acid Ragga” represents the dynamic collaboration between The Bug and Warrior Queen, showcasing their individual talents and collective ability to create groundbreaking music that blurs the lines between genres.

The Bug Acid Ragga

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Sunn O))) 'Words Rain Down' Artist's Edition

Sunn O))) ‘Words Rain Down’ Artist’s Edition

Hand carved and hand burnished Lino cut print by Simon Fowler for Sunn O)))’s October 2019 UK tour.

Limited edition of 40
Printed on Awagami Hosho Washi (Japanese printmaking paper)
Four natural edges.

This is a special limited artist’s edition on a larger, more luxuriant paper.
The Sunn O))) logo is a gradient of Nepthal red into Golden orange and the main body of the image is a mixture of carbon black and thalo blue, resulting in a powerful resonance when seen in person. The logo looks as if it’s leaking radiation.

Signed, numbered and stamped by the artist.
In addition each print comes with a lino cut, hand printed certificate of ediion and printing date etc for the reverse of frames.

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Simon Fowler – Portfolio

I’m an illustrator and print-maker. Having set up an intaglio press and studio over the past four years in East London, I dedicate my time to producing hand-drawn illustration and developing/experimenting with images through vinyl and wood engraving. My personal work and commissions are collected in the Artwork section of this site.

Please feel free to enquire about commissions or sales.

Past commissions/collaborators include:

Earth / Southern Lord Records
Sunn O))) / Southern Lord Records
Boris / Inoxia Records / Daymare Recordings
Max Radings / Cff music
Veee Deee / At War With False Noise
Paul O’Connell / Sound of Drowning
Million Dead / Extra Mile Recordings
Shepherds (Falkiner Fine Paper)
Tor Press
Shirts & Destroy

Exhibitions Include:

Rumpus Vol.3 – February 11th 2011
Supersonic Festival – ‘From Light to Dark’ October 2010
Birmingham Zine Festival Exhibition – September 2010
Simon Fowler at Pogo Cafe – Prints Exhibition – February – March 2009
Conflicts in London – Group Exhibition at ‘The Others’ Stoke Newington – April 2006
LCC Printmaking Group Show – Cottons Atrium, London – 2004

Cataract Publishing

Cataract is a small press I run with writer Paolo Chianta. Our projects are collected in the Cataract Publishing and Shop sections of the site, you can follow our work in progress by checking our blog.

A selection of Cataract titles can be found on the Shop page and at the following bookshops:

Koenig Books, 88 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0BF

Koenig Books, Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Foyles Bookshop, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EB

Shepherds Bookbinders Ltd (fomerly Falkiner Fine Paper) 76 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4AR


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Mayumi Mori – Illustrator
Stephen O’malley – Ideologic
Shepherds Falkiners – Fine Papers & Book-binders supplies

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