With a cast decades ahead of its time, characters that are both funny and honest, and a story perfect enough to have universal appeal, Richard Linklater‘s Dazed and Confused is undoubtedly one of the best films of the Nineties.
2013 commemorates the 20th anniversary of the film. To celebrate, the state of Texas is honoring it, along with its writer/director, in a few ways. First up, Quentin Tarantino will attend the 13th Annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards and give the film a Star of Texas Award. Then the Austin Film Society will host several screenings of the film with cast and crew in attendance, accompanied by a beautiful, limited edition screenprint by Chuck Sperry. All the info is below. Read More »
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That sound you just heard was the world of pop culture art exploding. On March 15 at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas, legendary poster artists Ken Taylor and Tyler Stout are teaming up for an exhibit of new work. It’s Taylor’s second U.S. show and Stout’s first Mondo show, a major milestone as he’s been blowing poster fans’ minds since 2005. They’re two of the most talented, popular, influential and highly collectible artists on the scene today. That’s the good news.
The bad news is, we can’t show you any art. It’s a secret. All we know is it’ll run from March 15-April 6 and include “new work” from both popular artists.
Either way, we’ve got the show card below as well as some of their best art from the past to give you an idea of what might be in store for fans. And also, read about the Game of Thrones exhibit that’ll act as an appetizer to the Stout/Taylor show, both tied to South by Southwest 2013. Read More »
While most of the world was watching Seth McFarlane and the drama of the Academy Awards Sunday night, poster fans were refreshing Twitter waiting for Mondo to drop the rest of their 2013 Oscar posters. Last week they revealed posters for nominees Les Miserables, Paranorman and The Master. Then, during the show, they revealed posters for Argo, Moonrise Kingdom, Brave, Wreck-It Ralph, Zero Dark Thirty and two different posters for Django Unchained including one by Tyler Stout. Check them all out below. Read More »
2013 seems to be the year of Oscar-themed pop culture art. Gallery 1988 did an amazing event, Mondo is preparing their own extravaganza and Scott Campbell has been adding to his Great Showdowns.
All this week leading up to the 85th Annual Academy Awards, Campbell has been immortalizing some of this year’s Best Picture nominees as Showdowns. And they are just too cool. That’s Argo above but, after the jump, see Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lincoln, Les Miserables and Django Unchained as only Scott C could do them. Read More »
Oscar nominees might have a gut-wrenching experience waiting to hear their name called (or not) during the Academy Awards but at least they don’t have posters to buy. For the second year in a row, Mondo has announced they’ll be selling posters by multiple artists for different Oscar-nominees. The first three have just been revealed and, with them, you’ll see this series is not just limited to Best Picture nominees. After the jump check out:
- Les Miserables by Olly Moss
- The Master by Laurent Durieux
- Paranorman by DKNG
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Fans who may have had trouble snagging one of Mondo’s Jurassic Park posters over the past few months can rest easy today. Rising artist Mark Englert, whose latest print for Django Unchained caused quite a stir over the weekend, is releasing a Jurassic Park-inspired print called It’s A Dinosaur for the next 24 hours. Check it out in full below. Read More »
Among film fans, the Oscars often get a bum rap. Awards are generally bestowed to predictable, safe choices, and very often the films we really love get no joy from the Academy. But once in a while the Oscars gets it right. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won 11 Oscars. Star Wars won six Oscars. Raiders of the Lost Ark won four Oscars. Jaws won three Oscars. The Muppets won one last year. Even South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut can consider itself an Oscar nominee. What I’m saying is that despite all the Oscar black eyes, sometimes they give us something to smile about.
Those smiles are the subject of the second art exhibit by the Hero Complex Gallery. It’s called Oscars Legends and will showcase the Oscar-winning films we all know and love. Now, don’t get this mixed up with the Gallery 1988 show happening this weekend. That’s officially licensed and tied to the 2013 Oscars. The Hero Complex show is a retrospective and will be open February 15-16 in San Francisco.
After the jump, check out some of the images from the show. Read More »
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This Valentine’s Day, while everyone else is buying disposable greeting cards, why not buy something a little more lasting, like a limited edition print for (500) Days of Summer?
Get A Room is the latest show at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and it opens February 15. It’ll feature limited edition screenprints and original art, all created to immortalize some of the most enduring romances in pop culture. But we’re not talking Kate Hudson movies. We’re talking the romances that give some of your favorite cult films a heart. Tyler and Marla in Fight Club, Oskar and Eli in Let the Right One In, Frankenstein and his Bride, Neo and Trinity in The Matrix. They’ll even have one of the first prints (if not the first) focused on (500) Days of Summer.
Below, check out a selection of pieces from the show, as well as info on how to see them in person. Read More »