The 1956 film Forbidden Planet is one of the most influential sci-fi films of all time. The visuals, the robot, the tone — all of it has been duplicated and referenced ad nauseam in the 60 years since its release. It’s also become a visual landmark for artists, including today’s pop culture artists. Kevin Tong, Laurent Durieux and Matt Ferguson have all done posters for the film. The latest is from Killian Eng. His take is a bit different than the others, concentrating less on the characters and more on the planet itself. It will be released June 17; check out the Killian Eng Forbidden Planet posters below. Read More »
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On Saturday June 13th 2015, Gallery 1988 celebrated the opening night of “No Sad Stuff,” a group art show paying tribute to the film career of Tom Hanks, but only depicting movies from the years 1984-1994. The show features paintings, prints and sculptures inspired by films like Big, A League Of Their Own, The Money Pit, Turner & Hooch, The Burbs, Forrest Gump, Splash and Bachelor Party. Hit the jump to see some of the best pieces from the Tom Hanks art show “No Sad Stuff”.
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UPDATE: We’ve added a bunch of new artwork from the show!
Just last month we learned that Mondo was having another gallery show this month, this time paying tribute to the modern action adventure classic Jurassic Park. The gallery won’t open up in Austin, Texas until June 12th, when Jurassic World hits theaters, but in the meantime, some new artwork from the show has just been unveiled.
The show is appropriate called “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth,” and it’s chock full of phenomenal, original artwork with plenty of references to everyone’s favorite dinosaur flick.
Check out the recently revealed pieces from the Jurassic Park Mondo gallery after the jump! Read More »
Even though we’ve got over a month until Marvel Studios unleashes Ant-Man into theaters, that’s not stopping the folks at Poster Posse from revealing their tribute to the tiny superhero. As the group fans and artists have done with recent summer blockbusters such as Tomorrowland and Mad Max: Fury Road, a new collection of original artwork has surfaced inspired by Marvel’s latest addition to their cinematic universe. There’s some pretty great pieces to check out.
See the Poster Posse Ant-Man artwork collection after the jump!
UPDATED: A second gallery of new Poster Posse images has been added
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Paul Verhoven’s Robocop is one of those pop culture properties that is represented by a lot of posters. But, frankly, I think we’re probably okay with that. The film is awesome, a classic that is entertaining, subversive and worth revisiting again and again. Plus, it’s a franchise that proves if the original works, celebrate it, don’t try to do it over.
The latest poster for Robocop is by artist James White, aka Signal Noise, whose colorful, almost electric work you’ve probably seen on the site before. His take on this film is simple and iconic, and very of the ’80s era. Even with that, it still takes 10 different colors in the screenprinting process to make it pop.
Below, check out our exclusive reveal of James White’s Skuzzles Robocop poster, which will be released on May 29. Read More »
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Craig Drake‘s work can stop you in your tracks. Drake uses what feels like a bare minimum of elements to perfectly represent his subject in a striking and distinctive way. You might call it “minimalist,” but that would be a discredit to the energy contained in each piece.
In 2014, Drake had a very-well received solo show at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles. A few of the pieces even made my best of the year list. This year, the did a follow up show that contained even more beautiful work based on properties we all know and love. Stuff like Star Wars, Tron, Kill Bill, Akira, Pulp Fiction and more. Below, check out images from the latest Craig Drake Solo Show. Read More »
We’re going to do something a little different with this poster post. There’s an awesome poster available right now called The Defender, by artist Ian Glaubinger. It’s a Voltron poster. But instead of just telling you about it, we talked to Glaubinger about the making of the poster, and the vision behind it. He also provided us with multiple different process shots. Hopefully, you’ll get an idea how one of these limited edition screenprints gets made.
Below, find out all about the making of Ian Glaubinger’s Voltron print, The Defender. Read More »
Growing up, The Goonies was one of those movies I could watch over and over. The sense of adventure that permeated the film satisfied my childhood craving to go out into the world and find something. To become something greater. Lots of other people felt that too, and it’s since become a film revered by many, and one people talk about when they talk about the Eighties.
The Goonies opened on June 7, 1985, almost exactly thirty years ago. To celebrate, Gallery Nucleus outside Los Angeles, CA is presenting a Goonies 30th anniversary art show opening May 23 and running through the official anniversary on June 7. Below, you can see some exclusive images from the show. Read More »
Friday May 22 is one of those great days to be a pop culture art collector. In Los Angeles, Gallery 1988 has Joshua Budich’s Fictional Food as well as Hero Complex’s Craig Drake Solo Show II. Then in Austin, the Mondo Gallery is opening Pulp Menagerie, a solo exhibit by one of our favorite artists, Tom Whalen. We’ve already run a few images from the ultra-varied show but we can now reveal what’s sure to be one of the show’s most popular posters. Whalen did a slick, super cool poster for Back to the Future. Check out the full reveal below. Read More »