Artists Dave Perillo and Tom Whalen are big fans of ’80s pop culture. We know this not only because it’s the theme of their current Los Angeles art show, but also because they’ve each tackled one of the most popular properties of the decade exclusively for New York Comic-Con. Whalen has done two posters for Transformers (Autobots and Decepticons) and Perillo has done two for G.I. Joe (Joe and Cobra), all officially licensed by Hasbro. The Acid Free Gallery will be selling them at the convention, taking place October 11-14. See the full images below. Read More »

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Much like the old school VH1 TV show, Gallery 1988 is having the best week ever. Their Melrose location currently has the amazing Return of the Great Showdowns exhibit on the walls and this coming Friday, September 28, their Venice location opens an insanely clever and cool exhibit by popular pop artists Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo.

The show is called Around the World In An ’80s Daze and is comprised of travel posters for locations from famous ’80s films and TV shows. Stuff like The Terminator, Caddyshack, Vacation, A Nightmare on Elm Street or Thundercats. Opening 7 p.m. September 28 at Gallery 1988 Venice, Around the World In An ’80s Daze remains on display through October 20.

While each artist has already revealed a few posters to tease the fans, /Film is proud to debut three new posters each for this super exciting show. Check them out after the jump. Read More »

ParaNorman is stop-motion animated zombie horror movie for families. Can you imagine a subject more ripe for different artistic interpretations? It makes perfect sense, then, that the team at Laika, who also did Coraline, would team up with Mondo to do a series of posters for their highly-buzzed about film, which opens August 17. After the jump, check out six different Mondo posters for ParaNorman. Read More »

San Diego Comic-Con is many things to many people. For collectors, it’s both an opportunity to find something they’ve long desired and pick up new things that will only be for sale those four days. Action figures, ornaments, books, comics; you name the category, and there’s a Comic-Con exclusive.

With the limited edition poster craze lead by Mondo, Gallery 1988 and others, posters are becoming highly-sought after Comic-Con exclusives. This year, Mondo will again have their own booth filled with limited edition, exclusive delights; artist Kevin Tong will have his own booth for the first time ever; and three popular artists, Tim Doyle, Dave Perillo and Tom Whalen, will have have limited editions screenprints at the Huckleberry booth.

Presented by popular retailer Toddland, the aforementioned artists have done prints interpreting the TV shows Land of the Lost, Yo Gabba Gabba. H.R. Pufnstuf and The Aquabats. We’re proud to exclusively premiere them below. Read More »

Dave Perillo is an artist we’ve featured on /Film for years. In fact, if the site goes down, it’s his art that comes up letting you know of the 404 status. He has an incredibly unique, geometric, retro-cartoonish style that lends itself very well to family-friendly fare. Breaking Bad, however, is decidedly not family-friendly. The juxtaposition of Perillo’s style and a subject like disposing of a dead body makes for a beautiful addition to the Breaking Bad Art Project. Check it out in full below.  Read More »

Los Angeles’s famous pop culture art gallery Gallery1988 will be launching a new show next week at their Melrose location called “Please Post Bills”, an art tribute to Bill Murray.  About 80 artists are involved in this group show that will be paying tribute to a comedic legend with prints, sculptures and original pieces.

The show will have its grand opening on Thursday November 3rd 2011, and will run through November 26th. But you won’t have to wait until the third to see some of the artwork as Gallery1988 have given us a bunch of images to premiere. We’ve also compiled some pieces around the internet. Check them out now after the jump.

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Cool Stuff: Crazy 4 Cult 5 Preview #1

This Friday, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles will hold the fifth Crazy 4 Cult art show, an annual exhibition which I’ve called the super bowl of pop culture art. I am so jealous of all my fellow Los Angelans who are able to attend this week. I’ll be away in Texas, but I can’t complain as I’ll be bringing back my girlfriend with me (the big move, exciting). The great guys at G1988 have given me a bunch of art from the show to premiere on the site.

After the jump you will find part one of our preview, which includes a new Back to the Future-inspired piece by the great Eric Tan, Monster Squad and Better Off Dead pieces by /Film favorite Dave Perillo, an incredibly multi-level Scott Pilgrim vs. The World piece by Jim Horwat, Alex Pardee‘s tribute to a new cult classic, Rubber, and more. So what are you waiting for?

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Cool Stuff: Quentin vs. Coens Art Show Preview #1

Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers are, without a doubt, three of the most revered filmmakers working today. The release of a new film by Tarantino or the Coens insights a Pavlovian response in most film fans as each writer/director has such an incredibly high success rate, we’re almost guaranteed to see, at the very least, a good movie, if not a great one. Pulp Fiction, Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski, Inglourious Basterds, No Country for Old Men, the list goes on and on.

Spoke Art, the team behind the recent Wes Anderson-themed Bad Dads exhibit in San Francisco is traveling across country to New York for their next big film-themed art show based on that fact. Quentin vs. Coens will be open from April 7-April 9 at the Bold Hype Gallery in Manhattan and includes work from over 100 artists who have interpreted their favorite films and characters from the films of Quentin Tarantino or Joel and Ethan Coen.

Keep an eye on the site as we’ll soon have more exclusive images from show but, for now, check out the first set of images – including art from Tim Doyle (exclusive to /Film), Brandon Schaefer, Joshua Budich, Dave Perillo, Lloyd Stas and many others – plus all the pertinent info after the jump. Read More »

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