Heavy metal quilts by Ben Venom


20 Responses to “Heavy metal quilts by Ben Venom”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Awesome Work Ben! Love it!

  2. StAlfongzo says:

    A Heavy Metal quilt? wow quilts and quilting are so not METAL! I can picture the guy now wearing all leather and studs and spikes Quilting Ahahahaha!

    • BookGuy says:

      Metal is a state of mind, not a specific medium.

    • jimh says:

      Yup, with bookguy- Metal is transcendent! Also, I think the irony here is not lost on the artist or the audience- it makes the work even more hawsome.

      • StAlfongzo says:

        No a state of mind is just that… A state of mind it can be anything it has nothing to do with metal just like quilting. It’s just.. well quilting. Just because the guy ruined a bunch of t-shirts doesn’t make it metal, art maybe but not metal. Now the vegan chef death metal cooking video that has been making the rounds that I would call metal. Don’t get me wrong im not dissing the work its ok. But to put it simply Hot Topic is not Punk Rock..

        • jimh says:

          If you believe that Ben Venom is to Metal as Hot Topic is to Punk, I think that you are completely mistaken, and misguided in your comparison. The reason Hot Topic is not punk rock is that they’re a corporate mall chain store imitating the genre. Ben is the real deal, imo. If you don’t think quilting can be Metal, well, I’ll also have to disagree with you there!

    • Anonymous says:

      I will have you know I am a quilter who regularly plays Scorps, G&R, Metallica, and even some Preist on occasion while sewing. Not all quilters are grandmothers who sit around whittling away at the last years of their lives making quilts. Quilts are an art that is enjoyed by all walks of life, even tatooed rockers.

  3. David Pescovitz says:

    If you follow the link, you can see him working in his studio.

  4. shinchan says:

    Dear BoingBoing,

    In the future, please refrain from posting articles about awesome shit that I cannot afford to buy.


  5. jimh says:

    I saw this in person six weeks or so ago at Artpad SF- it’s amazing. The Tshirts, the spiderweb quilting pattern, everything. It metal-screams DOMESTIC BADASS!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Bonus points for KROKUS. I can live without Sepultura’s Roots, though. That album is no good.

  7. querent says:

    fucking metal


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  9. Anonymous says:

    Quilting is for everyone! =) I think these are really cool. It’s nice to see different quilts besides the cliche country looking stuff.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I assumed from the title that these were quilts made from sheets of lead, iron, nickle, etc. Now that would be cool and comfy!

  11. DoctressJulia says:

    Yeah, quilting is so fucking METAL!!!! I want one…

  12. Anonymous says:

    I hope they didnt cut up any really really rare tshirts for this ( see http://tshirtslayer.com and other sites ). Some of the artwork is simply irreplaceable :(

  13. blueelm says:

    This is awesome. Oh how I wish I could afford one.


  14. Jaan says:

    Testament; yes! King Diamond; Yes! Mercyful Fate; Hell Yes!!! Manowar….ugh >facepalm<

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