Old School Oddity

Back in the day (1991, to be exact), Mr. Dancey took on an assignment to illustrate the “Badmotorfinger” album for the Soundgarden band. In the ongoing effort to clear out the archives, Mr. Dancey has unearthed this little item that shows how the iconic grunge album could have ended up looking a lot different than it actually did.

After the artwork was turned in, the art department produced a proof of the cover based on Dancey’s color specifications. Dancey proposed that the band’s name appear in lime green, while the blurred photo of the band in the background appear in purple, and that the “flip-off finger wheel” illustration in the center appear in metallic gold. The record company did not want to spring for the extra expense of metallic gold ink, so the center illustration was colored a transparent yellow. Luckily, this color scheme was rejected. The band thought the end was result was too “Manchester” and convinced the record company to color the center illustration in metallic gold, with the band’s name appearing in red and the photo appearing in violet/black.

Mr. Dancey is offering his only copy of this grunge-era oddity for sale.

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The Third Dimension

Although Mr. Dancey is best known as a painter, graphic artist and gentlemanly bon vivant, he also sometimes produces the odd three-dimensional object of virtue and utility. In order to best display these items, we here at Iluminado thought it best to add another department to our collection.We are pleased to announce that the new 3-D Section of our site is now open, and we cordially invite you to browse it.

With your entertainment and edification always in mind,

Team Iluminado.

Works Progress Demonstration

Completed in record time in order to be included in Re:View Gallery’s upcoming “Re:Collect” exhibition, here the latest work from Mr. Dancey. Executed in greasy oil on a compact 4.5 inch masonite panel, it is entitled “The Consolation of Philosophy.” Mr. Dancey always does a complete preparatory drawing before transferring the image to the panel, and we have included it here so that you can get a “before and after” view of the piece.

RARE Mark Dancey items on ebay

After a thorough examination of the Iluminado Archives, Mr. Dancey has selected a few choice items to be made available on Ebay. These include silk screen prints, giclee art prints, original drawings and customized vinyl toys. Many of these rarities are not viewable elsewhere, and many were thought to be apocryphal lies, but they are all real and they all must go. CLICK HERE to check out all the auctions on ebay.com

Brothers and sisters, it’s time.

Brothers and sisters, it’s time.

We here at Iluminado are proud to announce the launch of the completely revamped and revitalized Iluminado.us, the Mark Dancey Center for Graphic Energy.

Your official source for the work of Mr. Mark Dancey is now more attractive and easy to use. Featuring large format images of Dancey’s best pictures, the new Iluminado.us is loaded with news about our latest doings, exclusive previews of upcoming projects, special secret features, and bald-faced propaganda. Our site is updated constantly and our award-winning store is open around the clock to serve you.

You are cordially invited to check us out at http://iluminado.us.


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Paintings by Mark Dancey

We here at Ilumindo are pleased to announce the launch of http://www.markdancey.com. This website will serve as a showcase for the oil paintings of our fearless leader, Mr. Mark Dancey.

Mr. Dancey is well known for his contributions to underground rock culture. A co-founder and lead illustrator of the satirical Motorbooty Magazine, Dancey has produced all manner of graphics during his career, including comics, illustrations, posters, album cover art and book covers. While continuing to deliver the heavy-duty graphic work that the kids have come to expect from him, Dancey has also been developing as an oil painter. After much work and study he has concocted a style that blends classic disciplines and themes with his own influences and narratives.

Although Iluminado has always featured Mr. Dancey’s paintings, we thought that it was high time to present you, the public with a site devoted exclusively to them. markdancey.com will show the progression of Dancey’s work from the year 2000 to the present, with images from the back catalog, news, advice, bald-faced propaganda, and previews of the very newest pieces he is working on. Be sure to check back for weekly updates.


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