Many times, the international version of a movie poster is much better than the domestic one. International marketing teams seem more willing to take visual risks, and therefore, we’re given more interesting and evocative artwork.
So what if your favorite limited, pop culture art was given a foreign spin? That’s the general idea behind Native Tongue, a three person show that opens November 9 at the Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, CA. Jay Shaw, Jason Liwag and Rico Cabina have each made new posters that look like they’re from overseas for some of their favorite films. Shaw did Polish-inspired works, Cabina simulated Mexican designs, and Liwag did Japanese. The result is a simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar collection of movie posters for films like Dick Tracy, Eyes Wide Shut, Big Trouble In Little China, and The Rocketeer. Check out a small sampling below. Read More »
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Alfonso Cuaron‘s Gravity has quickly become one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. At $219 million and counting, with a full awards season run likely, the 3D space thriller has firmly planted itself in popular culture both for this year and years to come. It makes sense, then, that the evil geniuses at Mondo have created an officially licensed poster for the film. And for art fans, the fact it was done by technical master Kevin Tong is even less of a surprise. Check out the full poster below along with a process video. Read More »
Pumpkins, costumes, candy and horror movies have long been Halloween traditions. One of the newer traditions, over the past few decades at least, is The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror. Sick, twisted, and hilarious spins on Springfield’s most famous family referencing gothic film, literature and so much more.
To commemorate these incredible episodes, which now have 24th reincarnations, Acme Archives and artist Dave Perillo have collaborated on a poster. It’ll be release November 13 and you can see it below. Read More »
Sheriff Brody might think Quint’s gonna need a bigger boat, but you’re gonna need a bigger house. “Why,” do you ask? How else could you possibly accommodate all of the incredible art in this week’s Jaws themed art show, “Smile You Son Of A Bitch?” It takes place for three days only, November 1-3, at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Proceeds go to PangeaSeed, an activism group which raises awareness for the preservation and conservation of sharks.
Below we’ve got more info on the event including your first look at over a dozen of the almost 100 different works based on Steven Spielberg‘s 1975 blockbuster, from artists like Craig Drake, Marko Manev, Joshua Budich, Cuyler Smith and many more. Read More »
There couldn’t be a better time for Spoke Art to launch its fourth annual tribute to the films of Wes Anderson. The director is fresh in the public’s mind thanks to an amazing new trailer for his new film, as well as interesting new behind the scenes videos, and a hilarious new parody of his work. Now it’s time for Bad Dads.
Over 100 artists from around the world have once again created brand new art inspired by the growing oeuvre of writer/director Wes Anderson. This year, the show opens with a costume party on November 1 and 2 followed by a triple feature of three Anderson films: Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums and his most recent release, Moonrise Kingdom, on November 3.
Below, check out a small sampling of work in the San Francisco based show and all the particulars. Read More »
In recent months, Mondo struck a deal with 20th Century Fox to make poster for their movies. That’s a very, very healthy backlog of awesome films. So at Comic-Con we saw posters for Predator and Aliens, and with Halloween around the corner, they’re doing a new poster for Ridley Scott‘s Alien. It’s by Randy Ortiz (who did some great recent poster for The Goonies, The Thing and more) and will first be available at 35mm screenings of the film this weekend in Austin, Texas. Check out full images below. Read More »
John Carpenter‘s Halloween isn’t just one of the most iconic horror movies of all time, setting the table for boogeymen classics like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street; it has one of the most recognizable and frightening scores of all time, also written by Carpenter. So what better product to release on Halloween than the first ever, complete pressing of Carpenter’s score, on vinyl, by the team at Mondo?
Well that’s what happening, complete with new art by Phantom City Creative. See a bunch of images below. Read More »
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Skywalker Ranch, the Pixar Campus, Quentin Tarantino’s home theater, Stanley Kubrick’s estate: all places a film fan would kill to visit, but few ever get the chance to see. Another spot undoubtedly on that list is Bleak House. That’s what Guillermo del Toro calls the additional house he bought to devote to his collection of cool stuff, including props, posters, toys, any -and everything you’ve ever wanted to own in the realm of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and movie memorabilia.
Most people never get to see it, but on the Criterion Collection DVD for Cronos, del Toro actually did a guided tour of the space. It’s been online for about a year, but we were just turned onto it. And it’s as awesome as you’d imagine. Read More »