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We’ve featured many of artist Eric Tan‘s creations in past Cool Stuff columns: we’ve spotlighted his work for past Pixar productionsX-MenLOST, among other things. Tan has been creating a series of posters for the Indiana Jones film series. You can see his Raiders of the Lost Ark and Temple of Doom posters in our linked Cool Stuff articles. Last month Disney published new posters from Tan of two of Disney’s animated classics, which he created specifically for The Art of Disney Princess book. Tan explains his process on his blog:

Little Mermaid came out when I was in high school and reinvigorated the entire Animation studio which influenced me to want to get into field that as a career. Although I found I didn’t have the chops for animation, it led me down the path to my current position with Disney and it’ll always be one of those films that reminds me of how I fortunate I am to end up where I did. Sleeping Beauty was just an amazing piece of artistic vision. The look of the film made an impact on me as a kid and I remember trying to draw the Maleficent dragon over and over with less than stellar results.

No word on when Disney will release these wonderful posters as art prints through ACME Archives, although we know it has to happen sooner or later. Check out both posters, in a larger resolution, after the jump.

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Cool Stuff: Retro Up Posters

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Correction: Apparently Eric Tan did not create all these posters, I was wrong in that assumption. He created  “Journey into the Wild” (with the dogs), Craig Foster did the SAA South American Air (with the Lama), Erik Evans did the “Paradise Falls” (with the bird), and Paul Conrad did the five remaining posters.

To celebrate the November 10th DVD & Blu-ray Combo pack release of Pixar’s Up, Disney has released high resolution copies of Eric Tan’s awesome retro posters which were created during the development of the film for inspiration, and were hung in Pixar Animation Studios during production.

We’ve featured many of artist Eric Tan‘s creations in past Cool Stuff columns: we’ve spotlighted his work for past Pixar productionsX-MenLOST , among other things. Tan has been creating a series of posters for the Indiana Jones film series. You can see his Raiders of the Lost Ark and Temple of Doom posters in our linked Cool Stuff articles. Check out the Up posters after the jump, and click on the images to enlarge.

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The DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear.com Lost-Inspired art viral is still going strong. The first frame was a Hurley-inspired print by Tim Doyle. Two weeks ago they revealed a new Locke-inspired poster created by UK artist Olly Moss. And last week they revealed a Dharma Van print by Methane Studios. Today Lostites were directed to visit Crumbs Bakery on Wall Street store or the LA Larchmont store for a clue, which turned out to be employees wearing the Dharma jumpsuits. The suits included the url to the newest art site : ICanGetYouPeanutButter.com, which features a poster by Eric Tan. “The Crash” is printed on 18 x 24 inch paper. It will be available for purchase at noon eastern time for $50, hand signed, limited edition of 300. Check out the full print after the jump, and as always, click to enlarge. This one is sure to sell out fast.

We’ve featured many of artist Eric Tan‘s creations in past Cool Stuff columns: we’ve spotlighted his work for past Pixar productions, X-Men, among other things. Tan has been creating a series of posters for the Indiana Jones film series. You can see his Raiders of the Lost Ark and Temple of Doom posters in our linked Cool Stuff articles. See the full poster after the jump.


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We’ve featured many of artist Eric Tan‘s creations in past Cool Stuff columns: we’ve spotlighted his work for past Pixar productions, X-Men, among other things. Tan has been creating a series of posters for the Indiana Jones film series. You can see his Raiders of the Lost Ark and Temple of Doom posters in our linked Cool Stuff articles. His latest poster if for the third film in the original trilogy – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (a film title which use to be really clever because it meant two different things at the same time… use. to. be.) See the full poster after the jump.

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Cool Stuff: Beastie Boys Inspired Art

The Beastie Boys aren’t exactly movie related, but their music videos (some by Spike Jonze) have inspired very cinematic images. Gallery 1988 has a Beatie Boys inspired art show titled “Under the Influence” at their Los Angeles gallery, which will be open until January 29th 2009. I thought we’d take a look at some of our favorite pieces (particularly the more sci-fi and 70′s movie inspired pieces) from the show.

The piece above is from /Film favorite Eric Tan. You might remember Tan’s work on some of the conceptual Pixar posters a while back. “Fly To Tokyo” is inspired by the old vacation posters. The original art is sold, but 123 limited edition prints are available on archival paper for $100 each. Contact Gallery1988 for more details (gallery1988@aol.com or 323-937-7088). More art after the jump.

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Cool Stuff: Eric Tan’s Up Poster

We somehow missed this at Comic Con, but Eric Tan has created another wonderful retro-styled poster, this time for Pixar’s upcoming film Up. I’m a huge fan of Tan’s art, and in the past we’ve spotlighted his work for past Pixar productions, Indiana Jones, and X-Men. Like Tan’s work form WALL-E, the new art seems to be partly inspired by the old ride attraction posters at Disneyland, as well as retro styled travel posters. Also of note, the creases are actually part of the art.

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We first discovered Eric Tan through a cool UFA German inspired X-Men cinema poster he created for a Stan Lee art show event. We were lucky enough to score a print of this, and it sits framed on the wall next to my computer. Tan has done some incredible design work for Pixar which we’ve spotlighted in the past. Tan is doing a series of Indiana Jones movie posters for Acme Archives (check out his kick ass Raiders poster). The second poster in the series, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, is now available for $150.00 unframed.

Tan writes: “Of the first 3 films, it’s the one I’ve seen the least so I had to go back and watch it a bunch of times as a refresher. As a kid, I remembered it as being my least favorite of the series, but It’s pretty kick-ass when you’re older and haven’t seen it for a while. So much is packed into it. At times, it might feel a bit segmented and even rushed once the action gets going in the mines, but it’s still better than 98% of the films they make nowadays.” … “I ended up adding a bunch of elements that tied it more into the Raiders poster such as the logo, the limited color scheme, the large ‘head’ in the upper right, the little ‘filmed in color’ banner, and the action scene at the bottom right. I figured these changes would make a more cohesive series in the end. Throughout the design process, I constantly move things around to find that balance. Short Round and Willie moved from right to left, top to bottom, and I even separated them where she was on the upper right and he was at the bottom where the mine cars are.”

Check out Tan’s initial sketch after the jump.

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I’m a huge fan of Eric Tan’s retro styled art. In past editions of Cool Stuff we’ve featured Tan’s Raiders of the Lost Ark poster and a limited edition X-Men print he made for a Stan Lee art exhibition, both of which I own. Tan has worked with Pixar creating some great art which you may have seen some of his designs in various products such as apparel, trading cards, giclee prints, etc. Since we’ve never featured it, I thought we’d take a look at Eric’s work on WALL-E, The Incredibles, and Ratatoullie. The Rat and WALL-E art are now available to buy through ACME Direct. I wish I could get my hands on his Incredibles design.

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The WALL-E designs were used as promotional postcards passed out at San Diego Comic Con 2007. Like most of Eric’s art, you can also see these designs hanging in the main lobby of Pixar Animation Studios in Emmeryville (that is, if you’re lucky enough to enter the gates.

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Eric writes: “For inspiration, the guys at Pixar once again pointed me in the direction of those Disneyland attraction posters. They are in LOVE with those posters, which is fine cuz I am too. Just to differentiate these from the Incredibles, I added a 50′s advertisement twist.”

The Incredibles artwork came packaged with the action figure line and as tin signs. Tan created the series as a tribute to his favorite tv show growing up – That’s Incredible!

“The bright colors and flat shapes were inspired by the Disneyland attraction posters you see when going through the tunnels at the entrance of the park. Even when I was 6, I remember thinking those things were amazing, so getting to reference them for this project was a thrill in itself.”

Tan’s Ratatouille art is inspired by A.M. Cassandre’s French Dubonnet posters.

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You can purchase some of the WALL-E and Ratatouille limited edition prints on ACME Direct. Check out Eric Tan’s website at erictanart.blogspot.com.

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