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Casey Massey
Only Humans Cry
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Casey Massey
Only Humans Cry

An unpublished Sci-Fi novel written in the 1970s by her grandfather inspired Casey Massey’s project Only Humans Cry. Stored in the attic, there had been several fruitless attempts to publish the novel over the years, but for Massey this was an opportunity:

“I wanted to see if I were to fully illustrate and design the novel would it become more appealing to both the general public and publishers.”

Massey juxtaposes the imagery of horror and sci-fi novels of the period her grandfather was writing, with a more modern feel produced by the use a vectors, hinting at a re-imagination of the novel in the present day.

The hand-typed manuscript had many smudges of ink throughout which is reflected in the ink splatter theme throughout Massey’s illustrations, around which she set the text of the novel before hand-binding it.

Massey’s upbringing in the medieval, myth-soaked town of Conwy in north Wales encouraged her fascination with comic books and graphic novels – and storytelling

“I am a sequential artist who really enjoys story telling. I think that storytelling is one of the most human traits”.

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Only Humans Cry Book – Casey Massey – CASEY MASSEY
Cover for unpublished 1970s Sci-Fi horror novel
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Only Humans Cry Priest
Illustration. Charcoal and ink on paper
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The Ghost Room
Ticket for Third Angel Theatre . The play, ‘The Ghost Room’ explored the subject of depression. Casey created two different ticket designs one common ticket and one limited edition ticket which would be given out at a 1/10 ratio reflecting the proportion of those people in the UK who suffer from depression.
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The Ghost Room
Poster
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Therapy
Digital illustration
Zeteria Poster
Zeteria Poster
Branding for fictional company set 50 years in the future, nano technology and its importance within safe space travel.
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Zeteria
T Shirt
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Endangered Animal Tattoo Flash Sheet – Casey Massey (2) – CASEY MASSEY
Poster raising awareness and fund-raising for conservation efforts of endangered animals across the globe. Massey chose a traditional tattoo flash card style with its simple, but effective illustrations.
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Pangolin Wall Mural – Casey Massey – CASEY MASSEY
Digital mock up of planned project
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Snow Leopard Mural
Large scale mural painting. "The image depicts a snow leopard with half of it face made up of shattered jewels in the shape of its skull, representing the possibility of the snow leopard disappearing from this planet whilst also insinuating that humans value the carcass of animals over their lives."