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Amanda Palmer for Temple of Art

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  • August 15, 2014

Amanda Palmer stopped by the Temple of Art headquarters last month and what happened next was no less than a glorious cacophony of art magic.


On July 2nd, Amanda Palmer teamed up with photographer Allan Amato, alongside artists from the Temple of Art, to create a multimedia book cover for Amanda’s Art of Asking. Rather than go the traditional route of photoshop, Amanda decided that the typography needed to be created in camera. David Mack was tasked with sketching up some initial concepts for the shoot, and we invited over artists Jason Shawn Alexander, Christine Wu, Jim Mahfood, Soey Milk, Roman Dirge, Zak Smith, Satine Phoenix and Stephanie Inagaki to lend their style and skill to the realization of the idea.

What followed was a slightly chaotic scene with artists painting on Amanda, who then wildly jumped into front of Allan’s camera for a few minutes before showering and beginning all over again. There is some incredible video of the mania that will be up soon, but for now these behind the scenes photos give you and idea of the epic mayhem.



While she was over, Amanda also collaborated on some art rewards for Temple of Art! Here’s one of the collaborative pieces created throughout the evening, featuring work by Amanda, Jim Mahfood, and Jason Shawn Alexander.



We took a slew of behind-the-scenes footage that we will release soon, and will likely also end up in the Temple of Art documentary! If you fancy, you can preorder the Temple of Art documentary here, as a DVD or HD download.

Temple of Art, Allan Amato, Dave Mckean (Mirror Mask, Sandman), Barron Storey (Sandman:Endless Nights, Marat-Sade Journals), Kent Williams (Kent Williams:Ophthalm, The Fountain), Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien, Batman-End Game), David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil), Bill Sienkiewicz (Electra Assassin, The New Mutants), Grant Morrison (Batman:Arkham Asylum, The Filth, Happy), Jim Mahfood (Clerks, Tank Girl), Stephanie Inagaki, Kozyndan, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Megan Hutchinson, Denys Cowan, Mark Buckingham, JAW Cooper, Junko Mizuno, Roman Dirge, Brian Thies, Christine Wu, Hueman, Jasmine Worth, Satine Phoenix, Matthew Levin, Soey Milk, Rovina Cai