American artist. Born in Paterson, New Jersey. Brautigam graduated The School of Visual Arts in He excelled in portraits, record sleeves, and information graphics. He is also well known for being the pioneer of using black paint on book illustrations which revolutionized the illustration industry.
Metallica Master of Puppets by Don Brautigam Original artwork for the cover of Metallica's 1986 album Master of Puppets, painted by artist Don Brautigam. Signed on the lower right of the painting DB. Framed 17x17in. This album has sold well over 6 million certified copies in the US. Recetly sold at Christies on 24 November 2008 for $35,000.
AC/DC The Razors Edge by Don Brautigam Don Brautigam did the painting for the album cover for AC/DC razors edge in The album has been certified quintuple platinum (5 million copies sold) in the US.
Don Brautigam has an honored reputation as one of the finest hardcover and paperback book cover artists of the 20th century. He has done numerous cover works for Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Lawrence Saunders, H.G. Wells, Robin Cook, Bentley Little, Mario Puzo, Issiac Asimov, John MacDonald and Agatha Christie. Brautigam's mesmerizing color work redefined paperback and hardcover jacket art. He is known for being the pioneer of using black paint on book illustrations which revolutionized the illustration industry. More than thirty years later, his original method is still the archetype upon which vast amounts of contemporary illustrations are based.
Stephen King The Stand by Don Brautigam The Stand book cover by Don Brautigam. Marketing bestsellers cover of the year award 1980 and a #1 New York Times bestseller. This was one of the highest selling books ever. List of Stephen King book covers done by Don Brautigam coming soon. The stand drawing of the three cujo the dead zone nightshift delores claibornethe wastelands the running man skeleton crew the tommyknockers night shift the gunslinger the dark tower salems lot the bachman books the dark half stephen king different seasons, includes the body needfull things