You probably know Matt Ferguson‘s work. He did the popular Guardians of the Galaxy/Star Wars mashup. He did these beautiful Star Wars and Lord of the Rings prints. He’s got an great eye for pop culture but, more important, the space a pop culture character inhabits. That’ll be the focus of his first solo show, Distant Lands, which opens Friday March 27 at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Ferguson has created 10 new screenprints and 24 original pieces all showing pop culture characters in various, vast environments. Some of these – like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings – you’ve probably already seen. However, /Film is happy to exclusively reveal the bulk of the show including pieces for The Fifth Element, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Superman, The Hobbit, The Neverending Story, Forbidden Planet and Silent Running.
See the Matt Ferguson Bottleneck Gallery solo exhibit below. Read More »
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Update from editor Peter Sciretta: I have added the new designer video from LEGO, featuring senior designer Marcos Bessa and graphic designer Chris Bonven Johansen showcasing the impressive detail work that went into creating the LEGO Kwik-E-Mart convenience store set from The Simpsons.
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A new chapter in the Star Wars universe unfolds in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:
- J.J. Abrams commented on the intense scrutiny and spoilers surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Read about some early concept art of Kylo Ren.
- The synopsis of the canon Clone Wars book, Star Wars: Dark Disciple, is now out.
- Find out how Poe Dameron and Finn fit into the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- The Star Wars Celebration schedule is coming soon.
- Code names for the Force Awakens Lego sets.
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Sideshow Collectibles sent me a sample of Hot Toys’ Star Wars Stormtrooper Sixth Scale Figure. Lets unbox this figure and take a look at whats inside the box. After the jump you will find photos of the Hot Toys Star Wars Stormtrooper Sixth Scale Figure, alongside my thoughts on the product.
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Los Angeles has a double-dose of great pop culture art debuting Friday night. Gallery 1988 has their postcard show (check it out here) and the Hero Complex Gallery has Cut It Out: The Silhouette Art of Jordan Monsell. Monsell uses scissors to create the outlines of pop culture icons from TV movies and more. Almost every piece in the show is an original work and there’s something for everyone.
Cut it Out opens from 7-10 p.m. March 20 with a bunch of cool giveaways and remains on display through March 29. Check out a small preview of the pop culture silhouettes below. Read More »
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Movies transport us into another world. Sometimes that world is familiar, other times it’s not but in both cases, they’re often places you’d like to go to. And while we might not ever really be able to visit Hill Valley from Back to the Future, Cybertron from Transformers, or Walley World from National Lampoon’s Vacation, the new show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles lets you take home a souvenir.
The show is called Postcard Correspondence and features over 100 artists creating actual pop culture postcards from their favorite locations in movies, TV, music and more. Some of the locations are real, some are fake, some are specific, some are general, but all are awesome, super affordable and actual postcards. You can send them, frame them, whatever you want.
Postcard Correspondence opens March 20 at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles, CA and you can see more of the work – including 10 exclusive reveals – below. Read More »
We’ve been featuring the Poster Posse on the site for a while now. As you know, the collective group of artists create an online art show for highly anticipated upcoming movies. Past examples include Godzilla, Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Pacific Rim and Big Hero 6. Poster Posse has announced their next digital art show is for George Miller‘s Mad Max: Fury Road, which I think we’re all very very excited for, right? Check out the first batch of Mad Max Fury Road art posters after the jump.
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Mondo has just announced they’re doing a series of posters based on the films of Terrence Malick. It’ll take place over the course of the year but it’s starting in the same place Malick did, the 1973 film Badlands. Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek starred in the story of a young girl who takes taken on a killing spree by her boyfriend. Artist Tomer Hanuka did the poster and it goes on sale March 19. Below, see the full image of the Mondo Badlands poster. Read More »
Star Wars has the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, and soon we’ll see the sequel trilogy. Before that new series bows, however, we’ll get the book trilogy. One of the first books announced for the large-scale publishing event Journey to the Force Awakens is called Star Wars Aftermath. We’ve previously written about the plot of the book, which centers on a lone Rebel scout who learns of a secret Imperial meeting after the Battle of Endor, and we’ve covered the author, Chuck Wendig.
Now we know Aftermath is the first book in a trilogy that will answer some crucial questions about the Galaxy immediately after the destruction of the second Death Star on the way to the events of The Force Awakens. We also know a bit more about the plot, which characters will or will not appear and clues about The Force Awakens. Read about all that, and see the full book cover, below. Read More »