star wars art show

When Lucasfilm and Disney announced the Star Wars “Art Awakens” initiative, it was revealed they were working with Los Angeles-based art gallery Gallery1988 on an official Star Wars: The Force Awakens art show. This got the whole art and screen print community excited. And now we have the first real details and a sneak preview of just a few of the pieces of art which will be available at the show. Hit the jump for the info.

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Mark Englert Aladdin screen print

As we’ve noted before, Cyclops Print Works is quickly becoming one of the best pop culture screen print companies out there. Not only do they have the official license for Disney properties, but they are employing a bunch of incredible and popular artists to create some great limited edition screenprints. We’ve written about their prints a few times in the past (D23 ExpoInside OutFeast and JC Richard’s Cinderella).

Today Cyclops Print Works have announced their 6th print, artist Mark Englert‘s Aladdin-inspired print titled “You Ain’t Never Had a Friend Like Me.” Find out more details about the Mark Englert Aladdin print, see it in full and find out when and where you’ll have a chance to get it, after the jump.

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D23 Expo 2015 Prints

D23 Expo 2015 kicks off on Friday in Anaheim, California, and pop culture screen print collectors should take note as the convention will see a ton of new officially licensed screen print releases from top artists like Mark Englert, JC Richard, Dave Perillo, Joe Dunn and more. We’ve covered some of the prints already on the site, but so many new prints have been posted since, I thought it was time for a good round up of what is available and where. Hit the jump to see the D23 Expo 2015 print releases.

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Mark Englert's Star Wars: The Force Awakens metal print

Okay, so I know we might be in Star Wars news overload right now with Entertainment Weekly yesterday releasing new Force Awakens photos, details on the film’s villain Kylo Ren, details on why JJ Abrams wanted to direct Episode 7 and talk of mapping out the new Star Wars trilogy of films. But the Star Wars bits must march on. Here is what you can find it today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Details about the upcoming Star Wars: Rise of the Empire anthology of novels, which includes three new short stories.
  • Star Wars: Rogue One is set to shoot on location at Pymmes Park, Edmonton, London
  • Star Wars: Art Awakens competition and art show announced for November at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles.
  • Rumors that a new Star Wars ride could be coming to Tomorrowland in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
  • ILM shows off their Star Wars virtual Reality experience at Siggraph.
  • How we will be handling coverage of Star Wars toys in the future.
  • Watch an official Disney unboxing of the Star Wars Disney Infinity starter box.
  • Hotel Reservations for Star Wars Celebration Europe.
  • And a first look at the first piece, a mini metal prints from Gallery1988’s Star Wars: Art Awakens and artists Mark Englert and DKNG.

All that and more, in today’s Star Wars Bits!

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Jurassic World Barbasol 3

“What no menthol?” Dennis Nedry’s interaction with the mysterious Dodgson in Jurassic Park is one of the film’s funniest and most memorable scenes. Dodgson is paying Nedry to steal dinosaur embryos from the park and gives him a special Barbasol shaving cream can that doubles as a cooling container.

You’ve seen it. You know the scene. It’s hilarious and in a brilliant marketing twist, Universal has teamed with Barbasol again, this time to release limited edition Jurassic World Barbasol shaving cream cans with art by Mark Englert. Find out more below. Read More »

mark englert Simpsons Springfield Gorge

“I’m gonna make it. I’m gonna make it! This is the greatest thrill of my life! I’m king of the world! Woo hoo! Woo hoo! I…AHHHHHHH.”

It’s one of the most iconic moments in the history of The Simpsons. The episode is called “Bart the Daredevil,” which first aired in 1990. Bart begins to gain some fame as a daredevil and decides his crowning achievement will be to jump Springfield Gorge. Just as he’s about to do it his father, Homer, tells him it’s a bad idea. In fact, it’s such a bad idea, Homer will show him. This is the genius of Homer Simpson.

Down the ramp he goes and through the air he flies. He’s going, he’s going, the above quote comes out of his mouth. And then…the most epic crash in the history of television, followed by an ambulance, and then another series of falls.

Now, Acme Archives and artist Mark Englert have immortalized this perfect moment in an officially licensed, limited edition screenprint that’ll be available February 16. Good news too, it’s a timed edition. See the image, some close-ups, and find out how to buy “Springfield Gorge” exclusively here on /Film. Read More »

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Best Screenprinted Movie Posters of 2014

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 »

Jurassic World Mark Englert header

Briefly: Jurassic World will be at Comic-Con. Maybe not with a full panel, but there will be a limited edition poster designed by popular artist Mark Englert. The poster will be available “to a resourceful few,” according to writer/director Colin Trevorrow. See the Jurassic World poster below. Read More »

Acme Stroke of Midnight

The stroke of midnight is pretty important in Disney stories. It’ll soon be pretty important to Disney fans, too. Acme Archives will release twelve new posters beginning Friday June 20, and keep them on sale until the stroke of midnight the second following Monday. The posters run the gamut of Disney properties, from Frozen to Lilo and Stitch, The Muppets, Alice in Wonderland, Malificent and others. It’s a pretty impressive spread of Disney work, highlighted by Mark Englert‘s awesome Little Mermaid piece. Check out all the posters, and get all the info, below. Read More »