In just over one week, Edgar Wright‘s fourth feature film, The World’s End, hits theaters in the US. That’s as good an excuse as any to look back at Wright’s previous films and celebrate our shared love of them. Those films, of course, are Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. There’s also the amazing TV show Spaced that acted as a precursor to those films.
Wright’s work has been immortalized in various media (such as Mondo posters, original paintings, and gig posters) and Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles is doing all that and then some. On Tuesday August 20, they’re hosting The Official Edgar Wright Art Show and we’re happy to share a pretty healthy sampling of works that’ll be on display including a few exclusive debuts. Read More »
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I’m going to go out on a limb here and say artist Alex Pardee, like many of us, is an Edgar Wright fan. Pardee did a “literally mind-blowing” poster for Wright triple feature back in 2011 featuring images from Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.Now, Focus Features commissioned him to do a follow-up.
The poster is for Wright’s upcoming release The World’s End, and it’s a striking, violent, but incredibly on-point visualization of the film. Check it out below.
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Legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was born on August 13, 1899. That’s makes tomorrow his birthday and though the director passed away 33 years ago, his legacy can still be felt today. To celebrate the Master of Suspense’s birth, Mondo is revealing brand new posters for two of his most well-regarded films.
Tomer Hanuka has taken a gruesome snapshot that immortalizes Psycho, while Ghoulish Gary Pullin has not one, but two, different takes on Sight and Sound‘s Best Movie of All Time: Vertigo. Check them out below. Read More »
The D23 Expo begins Friday in Anaheim, CA and /Film will be on the scene. We’re expecting to learn tons more about Frozen, The Good Dinosaur, Tomorrowland and maybe even Star Wars Episode VII. We’ll have updates here on the site as soon as possible, so keep checking back.
The only thing that may slow those updates down is the awesome Disney merchandise that’s on sale at the event. Since it only happens every two years, Disney retailers go all out for the Expo, creating all kinds of exclusive content. Toys, pins, hats, shirts and – you knew it was coming – posters. Acme Archives, which has the official Disney license, is releasing some very cool art for the event, including an awesome Ducktales poster, a new Star Wars painting and more. Check them out below. Read More »
Sometimes an artist comes up with an idea and rides it to greatness. Think Scott Campbell and his Great Showdowns (Link here for context). It’s a simple, clean idea that can be adapted to almost any movie. Mike Mitchell does something similar with his Super and Just Like Us series’ too. Same for Olly Moss’ Paper Cuts. These are all incredibly talented artists with distinct styles who develop a special way of immortalizing pop culture and choose to do it again and again.
Artist Cuyler Smith has found his own niche. A few months back, the Northern California based artist began doing pieces of famous pop culture figures in a unique, medium shot. It was unique because it goes from the upper thigh or waist to the middle of the face. No eyes or hair. These paintings quickly sold out at Gallery 1988′s Judd Apatow and Bad Robot shows and now, Smith has taken the idea and developed it as a full gallery show.
The show is called Cut Short and it opens Friday August 9 at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn NY. Well over 100 different characters from the world of TV and movies have been “cut short” and, after the jump, you can see just a small sampling of the affordable, original art. Read More »
Odds are, when you woke up this morning you didn’t think, “I hope I see a really cool new poster for that film that really creeped me out as a child.”
Odd City Entertainment has teamed up with Wisconsin-based artist Mark Lone to make a poster for The Secret of Nimh, the 1982 animated film directed by Don Bluth. It’s the story of the heroic rat Mrs. Brisby and the incredible lengths she goes to save her ailing child. Those lengths include some imagery that would probably garner a PG-13 in today’s world, but were rated G back in ’82.
Much of that imagery is on display in this jaw-dropping 10 color screen print which goes on sale Thursday August 8. Get more info, and check out the full image below. Read More »
Every poster has a story. But in the case of Mondo, sometimes they release so many posters, we never really get to hear much about them.
Mondo was out in force at San Diego Comic-Con, releasing almost two dozen brand-new posters (including variants) over the course of four days. So when I got a chance to sat down with creative director Justin Ishmael, I decided to learn a bit more about the creation of some of those posters such as Martin Ansin‘s Conan the Barbarian, Ash Thorpe‘s Pacific Rim and William Stout‘s King Kong. Then, of course, we got around to talking about how the poster game itself is changing, their exciting relationship with Studio Ghibli, the likely location of the next Mondo Mystery Movie (along with a tease of the film), Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, new records…and toy prints?
Check out the full interview below. Read More »
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Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost took Austin, TX by storm this weekend. They rolled into town to present the full Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End) and even came bearing a brand new, mind-blowing Mondo poster. It’s for their 2004 zombie romantic comedy Shaun of the Dead and it’s by the legendary Tyler Stout. Check out both the regular and variant images below. Read More »