Gritty, oblique imagery characterizes Derek Hess' unique approach to his artwork. His initial concert work was for underground shows in Cleveland and before too long he was designing record and CD covers for the likes of R.L. Burnside and Converge. His art is defined by thick clean lines, bright contrasting colors, and his signature dark twisted comic-book styled characters. To date, Hess has designed posters for artists like Nine Inch Nails, Pink Floyd and Pantera, and he's reached the heights many modern artists strive for - his work displayed at the Louvre as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.