Gaither was born in Louisville in 1960, He has been practicing his particular blend of horror and rock art for over 40 years. To quote R. Scott Bolton/Editor, Rough Edge; “Jeff Gaither’s work is an artist whose unmistakable style is a perfect complement to music for that perfect marriage of sight and sound.” I was introduced to art by my mother and aunt whom both were always drawing, painting, or somehow involved in theater". Considering the quality of Gaither's paintings and the scope of his projects, most people would be surprised to learn that he is self-taught.
Sal Canzonieri (Electric Frankenstein / Fistful of Rock & Roll) states “Jeff Gaither has the talent and skills to both create an exciting image and tell a great story within the image. Not many artists can be as dynamic as Jeff in their graphics, showing a huge range between the subtle and the grisly! Never gory for the sake of merely showing blood and guts, Jeff can show a sense of humor, and a strong connection to the cherished cultural imagery of our youth ( la Rat Fink, Famous Monsters, Punk Rock, Mad magazine) that draw you into his wild and wooly illustrations!”
Nationally you may have seen Gaither's art on CD covers and/or shirt designs on one of the hundreds of bands and personalities that he has done work for such as for Municipal Waste, Testament, The Misfits, The Undead, Hirax, The Accused, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, GG Allin, The Murder Junkies, Guns-N-Roses, original Dawn of the Dead zombies, Guitar Hero and many more.
Gaither even worked under the legendary Ed ”Big Daddy” Roth” creating shirts and comics for him back in the ’80s. Gaither has created art for an estimated 400+ music record covers, 2000+ fanzines/magazine covers, and his art appears worldwide on posters, prints, skateboards, glassware, stickers, magazines, book covers and more.
Lord of Flies
Jim Jones in Hell
Alien with plush cow
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