Now that it’s December, there’s no better time to get Gremlins out for a little holiday viewing. It’s not usually a big part of the array of holiday movies that hit TV like A Christmas Story, Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and so on, but it’s an outstanding Christmas movie for those who don’t need all the faux holiday cheer and would rather see little monsters wreak havoc on a small town.
In honor of Gremlins, the folks over at Mondo have released a couple new collectible prints from Matt Ryan Tobin and Glen Brogan. The two prints pay tribute to both Gremlins and the wacky, unabashed sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and they’re both outstanding. Plus, there’s a batch of Gremlins enamel pins you can add to your collection.
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For collectors of pop culture artwork, there’s a treasure trove of fine prints available to buy every single week. It’s enough to empty one’s bank account over and over again. This week we have some stunning new artwork from artists Matt Taylor, Matt Ryan Tobin and Matt Ferguson. No, they haven’t all joined forces for some kind of Matt-centric gallery, but they just happen to have some great pieces paying tribute to Tarzan of the Apes, A Princess of Mars The Fly and Star Trek Beyond.
Check out all of the new Matt Taylor, Matt Ryan Tobin and Matt Ferguson artwork after the jump. Read More »
Hero Complex Gallery presented an art show last week titled “Quattro With A Shotgun,” a collaboration show featuring work from James Rheem Davis, Matt Ryan Tobin, New Flesh and Vance Kelly. The four artists worked for over a year on the art in the show, which is a celebration of Action, Science Fiction, Horror and Pulp screen prints. After the jump you can take a look at our favorite pieces from the show, which will run at Hero Complex Gallery (2020 South Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles) for some time (Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-6pm).
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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 »
“Keep the change, ya filthy animal.”
There’s a moment with art when sometimes a lightbulb goes off in your head. You’re looking at a piece and then, BING, you get it. It’s not obvious but you get it. Personally, those are my favorite kinds of pieces, especially in pop culture art. If someone sees a piece of art and we both get it, odds are we have lots in common.
With the holidays coming up, artist Matt Ryan has created an awesome example of this. He’s releasing a poster for Angels With Filthy Souls. Now, that’s not a real movie but fans know what it is. It’s a movie that was made inside the movie Home Alone. And once you get that, this poster blossoms because it’s packed with clever references to that blockbuster hit.
Matt Ryan’s Angels With Filthy Souls poster is on sale as a timed edition now through Wednesday December 10. Check it out below. Read More »
When people talk about their favorite Quentin Tarantino movies, some ask “Does True Romance count?” Directed by Tony Scott, True Romance was one of Tarantino’s earliest screenplays and though he didn’t direct it, it totally feels like him. The tale of a slacker named Clarence (Christian Slater) and the love of his life Alabama (Patricia Arquette), is exciting, surprising, violent and hilarious. It’s filled with passion, pop culture, realism and an almost unbelievable cast of supporting characters.
The film celebrated its 20th anniversary last year but as that milestone seemed to slip by many people, this year it’s having a bit of a renaissance. There’s a huge celebration happening in Los Angeles and Odd City Entertainment has an officially licensed poster coming online Friday. Check it out below. Read More »