Heir to the Jedi

Star Wars Episode VII is filming and you can see the stars on set, find out about the shoot, read about rumors, buy posters and so much more in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.

  • Watch Harrison Ford talk about Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Young musicians The Healer Twins filmed a small scene in Star Wars Episode VII.
  • John Boyega and Daisy Ridley are filming in the Abu Dhabi desert, watch them travel to set.
  • Read a story about how Episode VII ended up in Abu Dhabi.
  • You can win some super limited edition Star Wars Episode VII merchandise.
  • Speculate about the potential Obi-Wan granddaughter role.
  • Drew Struzan addresses the rumors of him doing the Episode VII poster.
  • Potential Episode VII characters have been spotted in Iceland.
  • Marvel’s Star Wars comics could be coming later this year.
  • See new Star Wars posters from Mark Englert and Mark Hamill’s son, Nathan Hamill.
  • UCB is hosting The Star Wars Expanded Universe Funeral Celebration.

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May 4th is a day to celebrate Star Wars, to celebrate the pageantry, the action and the legacy George Lucas first brought to the screen in 1977. And while we all know J.J. Abrams is about to start a whole new trilogy of films, and we’re expecting something soon on that front (still!), many other places are celebrating “May the 4th Be With You” in their own way.

Among those outlets are the Acme Archives, the official fine art licensee for Lucasfilm. They’ve commissioned an impressive line up of talented artist to make limited edition posters that’ll be released to the world on May 4 and we’re proud to debut four of the seven pieces. There’s one by Mark Englert, Dave Perillo, Ian Glaubinger and Masey. Check out Acme’s May 4th Star Wars posters below. Read More »

Mark Englert - Ghostbusters

The four-city, 70-plus artist Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary art show kicks off this Saturday April 19 in New York City. Gallery 1988 is curating the event and they’ve slowly been releasing more and more looks at the show. Now it’s our turn.

/Film is proud to exclusively debut five brand new pieces from the show: Pieces by Mark Englert, Dan Mumford, Cuddly Rigor Mortis plus two super limited variants. That’s right. In addition to the commemorative series of screenprints that’ll be available in store and online, each one of those posters (by the likes of Tom Whalen, Mike Mitchell, Phantom City Creative and others) will have extra special variants that will only be sold in super limited quantities at each event. Below, you’ll get your first glimpse at two of those variants, the slimed editions of the previously revealed Anthony Petrie and Joshua Budich pieces.

After the jump, see all of that and find out when the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary art show rolls into New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Diego. Read More »

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Another year, another glow in the dark art show at New York City’s Bottleneck Gallery. Last year’s event drew massive crowds, there to admire pop culture art made with glow in the dark inks, and this year should be more of the same.

When The Lights Go Out 2 opens Saturday March 22 and remains on display through April 9. As is the case with most group shows, a huge number of artists tackled a huge variety of properties. What makes this one different is every few minutes, the Bottleneck team turns off the regular lights and turns on a barrage of blacklights to show the treasures hidden in every single piece.

Below, we’ve got a bunch of work from the show including posters for Preacher, Akira, Spirited Away, Big Trouble in Little China, Despicable Me and They Live. Plus, we’re proud to exclusively debut popular artist Mark Englert‘s piece for the video game Bioshock. It’s a stunning work that must be seen to be believed (that’s just a taste above). Check it all out below. Read More »

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The fourth season of Game of Thrones hits HBO on April 6 and will continue telling the story of George R.R. Martin‘s third book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Storm of Swords. To promote this momentous occasion, Martin himself is presenting a full Song of Ice and Fire art show at the Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington. It’s called Winter Is Coming, will open March 1 and remain on display through the 23rd.

The gallery is slowly releasing teases of the show and today we’ve got the exclusive debut of probably the most highly anticipated print in the show, Mark Englert‘s “Fist of the First Men.” It’s glow in the dark and will first be on sale at the gallery. Below, check out the full image, it’s glow in the dark elements and some detail shots. Read More »

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Friday July 26, Gallery 1988 will turn Melrose Avenue (the street) into Melrose Place (the party-centric TV show). Both their galleries are having major pop-culture art openings which are sure to turn the four blocks between them into a madhouse of strolling art fans. We’ll be posting art from both shows and here’s the first.

At Gallery 1988 East, Mark Englert will have his first solo show called Director Series: Kubrick. It’s an entire show of posters based on the films of the legendary director, and the first in a soon-to-be annual tradition of Englert applying his signature detailed landscape style to the films of a specific director. Below, we exclusively debut Englert’s posters for 2001: A Space Odyssey and Dr. Strangelove. Read More »

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SDCC 2013 Art

For the past few days, we’ve been drawing (pun intended) your attention to ton awesome exclusive art that’ll be available at San Diego Comic-Con. We’re shown you Mondo, Marvel, some movies, and if you read Page 2 or Superhero Bits, there have been several peppered in there too. With Comic-Con officially kicking off Wednesday night, we figured it was a good time to do show you a bunch more. This should, hopefully, help fans who are heading to San Diego find some cool pieces to target, and also give fans outside San Diego lots of variety to click through.

Gallery 1988 has a booth with some very cool exclusives including some official Sharknado posters and The Shining by Mark Englert. Olly Moss will be sharing a booth with Mike Mitchell and Scott Campbell, and each will be selling exclusive video game, movie and comic book art. Kevin Tong will debut some new work including Fritz Lang‘s Metropolis. Acme Archives has a ton of exclusives include some great Simpsons and Power Rangers stuff and Nerd HQ will debut their insane, star-studded Nerds Versus Aliens art work which will be available for charity.

Check out a huge gallery of images below. Read More »

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Have you noticed that most of the late night IMAX screenings for the past year or so have been giving out limited edition posters? That tradition will continue, and expand, will the release of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness. IMAX is launching a new program called IMAX FanFix, which teams up with talented artists and curators to give fans high-quality, limited edition art. The first poster in the series is an awesome poster by Mark Englert and Gallery 1988, which will be given to fans who attend 8 p.m. IMAX screenings on May 15. You can see a small tease above.

Below, find a link to all the participating theaters, see a brand new clip featuring a showdown between John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and find out how you can bid on a chance to meet  J.J. Abrams at the film’s Hollywood premiere. Read More »

Raid 71 - 2001 A Space Odyssey

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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