Cool Stuff: Pop Culture Quotes Inspire an Art Show

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Movie quotes are the currency by which we pay respect to our favorite films. Buy all the tickets you want, but the moment you truly prove your love of a movie is when you quote it in regular conversation. By that rationale, the new show at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles is an unabashed love fest.

The show is called Quotes, Lines & Lyrics and it’s comprised of the work of over 70 artists all who have created work based around famous lines of dialogue from a movie, TV show or song. It opens February 27 and remains on display through March 15. Online sales start February 28. Below, see just a few of our favorite pop culture quotes turned into art.  Read More »

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jason-palmer Star Wars Celebration

A major question may have been answered and a major amount of art is featured in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about:

  • Mark Hamill offers a cryptic tease of Luke Skywalker’s role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • There’s a real lack of female characters made as Hasbro Star Wars toys.
  • Check out a preview of Marvel’s Star Wars #3.
  • Greg Grunberg talks about working on, and the secrecy surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • See a bunch of exclusive art that will be available at Star Wars Celebration.
  • Has Rey’s speeder already made it into the world of Star Wars?
  • A large batch of rumors, some new some old, have been posted online.

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mark englert Simpsons Springfield Gorge

“I’m gonna make it. I’m gonna make it! This is the greatest thrill of my life! I’m king of the world! Woo hoo! Woo hoo! I…AHHHHHHH.”

It’s one of the most iconic moments in the history of The Simpsons. The episode is called “Bart the Daredevil,” which first aired in 1990. Bart begins to gain some fame as a daredevil and decides his crowning achievement will be to jump Springfield Gorge. Just as he’s about to do it his father, Homer, tells him it’s a bad idea. In fact, it’s such a bad idea, Homer will show him. This is the genius of Homer Simpson.

Down the ramp he goes and through the air he flies. He’s going, he’s going, the above quote comes out of his mouth. And then…the most epic crash in the history of television, followed by an ambulance, and then another series of falls.

Now, Acme Archives and artist Mark Englert have immortalized this perfect moment in an officially licensed, limited edition screenprint that’ll be available February 16. Good news too, it’s a timed edition. See the image, some close-ups, and find out how to buy “Springfield Gorge” exclusively here on /Film. Read More »

iam8bit Space Heroes

“Space Heroes” is such a simple and clean, yet massive idea for an art show. The possibilities are almost as large as the galaxy itself. From classic sci-fi films, to cult classics, kids cartoons, hit TV shows, and video games, Space Heroes works. iam8bit agrees, and made that it the subject of their latest exhibit, which is currently on display at their Los Angeles location as well as online. Below, see our favorite pieces from the iam8bit Space Heroes show. Read More »

See The Studio Ghibli Theme Park We Wish Were Real

Studio Ghibli Theme Park

How much would you love to visit the worlds of Hayao Miyazaki? Who wouldn’t want to stay at the Hotel Adriano from Porco Rosso or the Aburaya Bathhouse from Spirited Away? Japanese artist Takumi has dreamed up a Studio Ghibli Theme Park we can only wish were real — its not gonna happen but imagine if Disney were to buy Ghibli and create such a theme park in Japan. After the jump you can see the fantastic designs created by Takumi which bring together many of the worlds seen in the Studio Ghibli movies.

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mass hysteria art show

They say opposites attract, and in art, the idea of mixing “cute” and “violent” helps prove the saying. 100% Soft, a California based artist, has a very distinct, very “cute” style where all the characters are small, sweet and cherubic. He’s had many pieces in lots of different shows but this week, he’s having his first solo show and the work is absolutely incredible.

The show is called Mass Hysteria and it’s a collection of art featuring massive gatherings and action scenes from your favorite movies, TV and music. It opens at 7 p.m. February 6 at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles.

Some examples of this “Mass Hysteria” is the end of The Avengers, the Crazy 88 in Kill Bill, the hallway in Oldboy, the finale of Raiders of the Lost Ark and many other mass gatherings in pop culture, all viewed through that cute little filter. The results are just beautiful and gory and awesome. In a phrase: mind-blowing. Check out a small sample of the 30 + images in the Mass Hysteria art show below. Read More »

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Night of the Living Dead poster Timothy Pittides 5

We’ve got a haunting exclusive reveal for you. Artist Timothy Pittides will be releasing a limited edition screenprint for the classic George Romero zombie film, Night of the Living End, at Dallas Comic Con this weekend. Below, you can see several images of the Night of the Living Dead Poster and read about Pittides’ inspiration. Read More »

young guns Tom Miatke Finding Nemo

Friday night in Los Angeles, the Hero Complex Gallery is doing a show called Young Guns. It’s comprised solely of “emerging & rising artists,” each of whom did a series of at least three images all themed together. We’ve already shown you Tracie Ching’s Quentin Tarantino pieces and now, we wanted to give you a quick preview of the remainder of the show. It’s a huge, impressive collection of work that will be on display beginning January 30 in Los Angeles. Check out some previews below. Read More »

Tracie Ching's Tarantino Tintypes Art Prints

Hero Complex Gallery is holding the Young Guns Invitational, a show featuring emerging artists, opening on Friday, January 30th at 7:00pm (unsold prints will be sold online the following week, TBD). Tracie Ching sent me a preview of her Quentin Tarantino inspired series of prints which will debut at the show. See a ton of images of Tracie Ching’s Tarantino Tintypes Art Prints, after the jump.

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