Admittedly, French filmmaker Jacques Tati doesn’t get a lot of love on this site. We’re always so focused on the future, there’s not a lot of time to look into the past. But every once in a while there’s a big, bright, beautiful reason to celebrate the history of film and today is one of those days. (If you don’t know Tati’s work, check out this great Playtime trailer.)
Popular and talented artist Laurent Durieux has teamed up with Nautilus to do a series of prints based on the small but tremendously impactful career of Tati. The first is, predictably, for Tati’s first film, Jour de fête. The poster is called François à l’Américaine, it’s officially licensed and goes on sale Friday March 13 as a timed edition. See the full image below. Read More »
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As a film fan, one of the eternal debates is The Godfather vs. The Godfather Part II. Both films won Best Picture and both films are all time classics. No one is disputing that. But forced to choose one, do you choose the rise of Michael Corleone as his father, Don Vito Corleone, passes on? Or do you choose the epic dual story of the Corleone family’s beginning, with Vito’s rise to power, alongside its expansion, as Michael broadens and splits the family? It’s a Catch 22, Sophie’s Choice if ever there was one and a debate that’s sure to go on forever.
On the poster side, though, this debate has been closed.
Last year, Odd City Entertainment debuted their official Godfather license with a beautiful piece by Laurent Durieux. Today, they’ve revealed part two of the poster trilogy, also by Durieux. And no knock on the artist himself, but his version of The Godfather Part II blows the original away. See the full Laurent Durieux Godfather Part II poster, and get all the details, below. Read More »
Screenprinted movie posters continued to explode in 2014. I drool over so many posters every year, it’s very difficult to pick favorites. With movies, at least you know what you like and you don’t like. Why something works and why something doesn’t. Physical art is more subjective. Some art just hits people one way and others another. Such it is with pop culture posters. Maybe I love one subject more than another and that makes the art seem better. Maybe the art is absolutely incredible but, if I don’t connect with the subject, it’s harder to appreciate. Long story short, ranking them in any definitive ways seems futile.
That said, we figured it would be fun to at least call out a few of coolest screenprinted movie posters of 2014. Fifteen personal favorites that stand out, for one reason or another, to me. Posters are are beautiful, unique and make me remember their subject in a new, vivid way. Check out my favorite screenprinted movie posters of 2014 after the jump. Read More »
The holidays are here and that means tons of people are going to watch Frank Capra‘s iconic film, It’s A Wonderful Life. Starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, this fantasy tale is a staple of the season and Dark Hall Mansion has decided to pay tribute in the best way possible. They’ve hired artist Laurent Durieux to do an officially licensed poster for the film, which will go on sale as a timed edition beginning Friday December 19 through December 22. There will also be more limited variant editions on paper, foil and wood. Below, see /Film’s exclusive reveal of the beautiful It’s a Wonderful Life posters and read all the details. Read More »
Oh I’m sorry, did I break your concentration? Mondo is finally releasing a poster for Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction and I guarantee you can buy one.
On Black Friday, Mondo will release Pulp Fiction by Laurent Durieux as a timed edition. That means they’ll make as many as they sell. You have from Friday November 28 through Monday December 1 to purchase the poster, with 10% of the proceeds from the sale going to the Sally Menke Fellowship.
There will also be a variant edition, on sale at a later time, which will be much more limited; 100% of the proceeds from that edition will go to the Foundation. Those prints will all be signed by Tarantino himself. See both Mondo Pulp Fiction posters below. Read More »
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Here’s an offer you can’t refuse. (Sorry, I had to). Popular and talented poster artist Laurent Durieux has tackled one of the most iconic films of all time: Francis Ford Coppola‘s The Godfather. The officially licensed poster will be available for pre-sale on Monday November 17 and, below, you can get all the details on the Laurent Durieux Godfather. Read More »
This week might have started with the Super Bowl, but it’s ending with a weekend of super art. Five art shows in four major cities open tonight and tomorrow. If you’re a fan of pop culture art, this is like Christmas. Here’s the breakdown.
- Thursday February 6: UnReal Estates III by Tim Doyle at Spoke Art in San Francisco, CA.
- Friday February 7: It Came From 1984 group show at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
- Friday February 7: The Art of Laurent Durieux at Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX.
- Friday February 7: Such Pixels by Aled Lewis at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles, CA.
- Friday February 7: Adventure Show by Nicole Gustafsson & Meghan Stratman at Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.
We’ve already written about each of those shows at those above links but, below, we’ll once again give you the info and feature a few new pieces from each show. Read More »
2015 is only a year away but you can have everyone’s favorite 2015 movie on your wall starting this Friday. Laurent Durieux, he of that excellent Die Hard poster, among others, is having his first solo art show at the Mondo Gallery in Austin TX on February 7. We’re delighted to debut one of the many pieces in the show: Back to the Future Part II.
We already knew Durieux, who flew in from Belgium for the show, did The Birds, Forbidden Planet and the first Back to the Future for the show (though that has yet to be revealed) but with this one image, he truly captures the time, place and tone of Robert Zemeckis‘ hit 1989 sequel. Check out both versions of the poster below. Read More »
“Please take off your shoes at the front door.” Was this a Japanese restaurant or a film screening? A sign with that request was on the door at the Crest Theater in Los Angeles Saturday night as Mondo host their eleventh Mystery Movie. The reason for shoe removal would become obvious seconds later as patrons entered the theater to see “glass” all over the floor. Yup, we were about to watch a 35mm print of John McTiernan‘s classic 1988 action film Die Hard and the glass on the floor was just one of the many surprises the Mondo team had in store, in addition to the poster.
Below, read more more and watch a video from the event. Plus, Mondo announces their latest gallery show, the first solo show of Laurent Durieux, featuring posters for The Birds, Forbidden Planet and Back to the Future. Read More »