Anthony Petrie Charts 2 - Godzilla

While this weekend brings Mass Hysteria 2 to Gallery 1988 with some outstanding new pieces from 100% Soft, next weekend brings another sophomore show from one of our favorite artists. Anthony Petrie is known for his details maps and charts artwork, and he rounded up a bunch of them for his first art show last year. Simply called Charts, the show features incredible pieces paying tribute to Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters and more. And now he’s back with more.

Charts 2 brings Anthony Petrie back to Gallery 1988 with a whole new batch of artwork inspired by films such as Up, Godzilla, Rocky, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Grand Budapest Hotel and even television shows such as The Walking Dead. We have all those pieces available for you to check out after the jump, a couple of which haven’t been seen anywhere else until today. Read More »

100% Soft - Mad Max: Fury Road

The artwork of 100% Soft is unmistakable. The artist just has a way of creating the most adorable versions of characters from film and television, always giving proper respect to even the largest roster of characters. And his latest exhibition opening this weekend is no different.

Gallery 1988 is proud to present Mass Hysteria 2, the latest show featuring artwork by 100% Soft, aka Truck Torrence, and ahead of the opening of the show on Friday in Los Angeles, some of his pieces featuring the characters of Harry Potter, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Walking Dead and Mars Attacks! have been revealed online.

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Star Wars vinyl mash-up albums - Prince

Presumably, there’s a whole galaxy that is chock full of eclectic music in the Star Wars universe. However, fans have only heard a very limited amount of it in the Star Wars movies. There’s Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes (aka the Cantina Band) from Star Wars: A New Hope, Sy Snootles and the Max Rebo Band from Return of the Jedi, and the unnamed Star Wars: The Force Awakens band in Maz Kanata’s cantina which is composed of Taybin Ralorsa, Infrablue Zedbeddy Coggins, Ubert “Sticks” Quaril, and Sudswater Dillifay Glon.

But what if the rest of the characters we know in the Star Wars universe all had albums of their own inspired by a variety of popular albums from Earth? One artist has recreated some familiar album covers from the likes of Eminem, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Band, Queen, Rage Against the Machine, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, but using characters from the Star Wars universe in place of the artists and their album artwork.

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Brittney Lee Frozen Prints - Brittney Lee - Elsa

Even though the hype surrounding Frozen has died down since it was released late in 2013, that doesn’t mean the love isn’t still there for Disney’s popular musical from Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Plus, the hype will return once Frozen 2 gets into full swing. We just heard the cast is waiting for the script to be finalized before they start recording sometime this year. In the meantime, there are also some LEGO Frozen animated shorts on the way. But if you need your Frozen fix now, we’ve got something cool for you.

Cyclops Print Works has collaborated with artist Brittney Lee to create two different Frozen prints featuring Anna and Elsa. What’s cool about these particular prints is that Brittney Lee was also a visual development artist on Frozen, having designed all of Anna’s dresses and hairstyles, not to mention Elsa’s signature braid, shoes and parts of her dress. So these two Frozen prints come straight from one of the artists who made these characters look stunning on the big screen. Check them out below. Read More »

Modern Movie VHS Covers

Even though VHS tapes have long been dead, there are plenty of people who miss the unique cover art that used to come with them. There was something special about the VHS covers that we would see lined up on the shelves of our local video stores, and it’s just not the same with all the glossy, Photoshopped covers we see on most Blu-ray and DVD releases today.

Thankfully, another artist named Steelberg has decided to make even more modern VHS covers for movies released in the past couple years, and they’ll make you wish you could stumble upon these movies, take them home, forget to rewind them and pay a late fee. After the jump, you’ll find modern movie VHS covers for Stranger Things, Ready Player One, Creed, It Follows, The Final Girls, Pacific Rim and more. Read More »

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Print - Marq Spusta

This past summer marked the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and there were various screenings of the film here and there to celebrate the milestone, but otherwise it’s been a pretty quiet celebration. It’s certainly nowhere near as buzzworthy as the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future last year or Ghostbusters the year before that. That’s a real shame, because this John Hughes classic is one of the best coming of age comedies of all time, and it deserves some celebratory love. That’s where artist Marq Spusta and Dark Hall Mansion come into play with a new Ferris Bueller’s Day Off print that you can get today. Read More »

Joey Spiotto's Storytime

We’ve written about Joey Spiotto‘s artwork many times over the past five years, from Gallery1988’s Crazy4Cult art shows to the Star Wars Art Awakens gallery show, Joey’s tabletop book Alien Next Door to a series of solo exhibitions focusing of Joebot’s Little Golden Book inspired pop culture covers. Now Joey is trying to collect his famous children’s book covers into a full-color 135-page artbook, and he needs your help to do so.

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Francesco Francavilla mondo show

The distinctive work of artistĀ Francesco Francavilla has becomeĀ a common sight within the pages of the comic book world and on the walls of various pop culture galleries. Now, he’s getting his own solo show courtesy of Mondo, who are dedicating their next gallery show to his comic book work, spotlighting his work for Marvel, DC, and Archie Comics. Four posters from the event, featuring the likes of Batman, Captain America, Groot, and Jose and the Pussycats, have been unveiled in advance.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Print

Undoubtedly the most important thing to Peter Jason Quill is the recorded tape called Awesome Mix Vol. 1, a mixtape of music given to him by his mother on her deathbed. The tape is so important to him that he takes on a prison guard in The Kyln because he won’t just put it away with the rest of his personal effects. Then when he and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy escape from the prison, he hangs back to make sure he can get it back.

Now this moment is immortalized (albeit with some modifications) in a new Guardians of the Galaxy print by the artist Florey. The outstanding piece of work features Star-Lord blasting through space with his walkman in one hand and the orb that contains an Infinity Stone in the other. But it also features some elements you won’t find in that scene in question. check it out below. Read More »

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Big Trouble in Little China 35th anniversary print

Not only does this year mark the 35th anniversary of Escape form New York, but it also marks the 30th anniversary of one of John Carpenter‘s other beloved films starring Kurt Russell. Yes, it’s been 30 years since Big Trouble in Little China hit theaters, and if you happen to be in Brooklyn, New York today, August 4, then you can celebrate with a special anniversary screening and a very special print of the iconic poster by beloved artist Drew Struzan.

Get the details on the Big Trouble in Little China 35th anniversary print after the jump. Read More »