Cool Stuff is your geekarific holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition, we take a look a look at Cuyler Smith‘s “Trading Cards 2” cards, Hasbro’s Star Wars Darth Vader black series centerpiece diorama, Batman vs Harley Quinn Battle Statue from DC Collectibles, Funko Pop takes on HBO’s Westworld, a beautiful three giclee The Princess Bride set from Disney Animation artist Lorelay Bove, Trollhunters action figures, and Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord Helmet and Thor‘s Mjolnir replica toy collectibles.
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This Black Friday Deals craziness has gotten far too big to cover on this site, but I wanted to spotlight some of the pop culture screenprint deals which will be going on post-Thanksgiving. As of this morning, three of the five biggest pop culture galleries have announced a slew of Black Friday deals, including Mondo in Austin Texas, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles California and Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach California. Hit the jump to find out all the limited and not so limited deals you will have the chance to purchase this Friday.
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Sheriff Brody might think Quint’s gonna need a bigger boat, but you’re gonna need a bigger house. “Why,” do you ask? How else could you possibly accommodate all of the incredible art in this week’s Jaws themed art show, “Smile You Son Of A Bitch?” It takes place for three days only, November 1-3, at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Proceeds go to PangeaSeed, an activism group which raises awareness for the preservation and conservation of sharks.
Below we’ve got more info on the event including your first look at over a dozen of the almost 100 different works based on Steven Spielberg‘s 1975 blockbuster, from artists like Craig Drake, Marko Manev, Joshua Budich, Cuyler Smith and many more. Read More »
AMC’s Breaking Bad might be gone, but their highest rated series comes back this week. We’re talking, of course, about
Low Winter Sun The Walking Dead. The bloody zombie apocalypse drama returns Sunday October 13 for its fourth season and we’ll finally find out what happens when Woodbury and the prison are forced to co-exist, with the Governor somewhere on the outside.
Continuing an ongoing trend, AMC has allowed a small gallery to host an official art exhibit to celebrate the premiere of the latest season. So, on Friday October 11, the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles will host a show full of art based on AMC’s The Walking Dead. We’re proud to exclusively reveal the first wave or art. Pieces below include work by JC Richard, Paul Shipper, Cuyler Smith, JJ Harrison, Evanimal and others. Check it 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 »
Glow in the dark inks on a poster can be hit or miss. In the best cases, they act as almost a night light, revealing a beautiful second image that’s invisible in the day time. On the other hand, some are so subtle and light, it’s almost as if they don’t glow in the dark at all. And maybe that’s a good thing.
The Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY will surely have a little of both in their latest exhibit, When The Lights Go Out, which opens April 12. Over 60 artists have made brand new pieces with glow in the dark inks, which will be displayed at all hours via a new installation of blacklights.
Some of the topics of the art include 2001: A Space Odyssey (above), The Shawshank Redemption, Alien, Game of Thrones, Band of Brothers, Where the Wild Things Are, Tron, Poltergeist, Time Bandits and more. It looks like a very fun show. Check out a selection of art below.
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