Video games and movies have gone hand in hand for a while. Movies have increasingly looked toward the gaming industry for inspiration and story properties, while video games have become increasingly cinematic as they stress good storytelling along with cool graphics and gameplay. That trend has spread into the art world too, where some of the most popular artists in the movie poster game have begun to make art based on video games.
Nowhere is that better seen than at the Los Angeles iam8bit gallery, which debuts its latest video game centric show on June 7: The iam8bit Entertainment System. Over 80 artists from across the globe have tackled all kinds of popular game properties. /Film is proud to give you a sampling of work in the show. We also have the exclusive debuts of work by artists Olly Moss, JC Richard and the team at Phantom City Creative. Each is probably best known for the work with Mondo or Gallery 1988, but here they’ve each tackled old-school video games with their own unique style and sensibility. Check out their work, and much more, below. Read More »
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Back in 2010, Marvel hired artist Olly Moss to make a special poster for the cast and crew of Thor. The resulting image, never available for public purchase, blended a bunch of iconic imagery from the film into the outline of Mjolnir. Last year Moss was asked to do similar work for the sequel, Thor: The Dark World. Now that the first trailer has debuted, he has debuted the finished product to the public.
As with work for most sequels, Moss was even more ambitious this time around. He settled on one main image, but for each principal cast member Moss drew custom versions of their character and inserted them into their own poster. Below, see a selection of the images. Read More »
Oscar nominees might have a gut-wrenching experience waiting to hear their name called (or not) during the Academy Awards but at least they don’t have posters to buy. For the second year in a row, Mondo has announced they’ll be selling posters by multiple artists for different Oscar-nominees. The first three have just been revealed and, with them, you’ll see this series is not just limited to Best Picture nominees. After the jump check out:
- Les Miserables by Olly Moss
- The Master by Laurent Durieux
- Paranorman by DKNG
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How would you depict every single winner of the Best Picture Oscar, if you had to render each one as a slightly altered version of the well-known Oscar statue?
Artist Olly Moss was tasked with depicting a reference to every single Best Picture on one poster, for the 85 Years of Oscar one-sheet. As you can see from the hint above, he took a fun, and detail-oriented approach to the task. What’s the blank pedestal in the middle? Well, how would you depict A Beautiful Mind? See the full image below. Read More »
Here at /Film, we’re big fans of pop culture artist Olly Moss. Peter has been writing about his Threadless t-shirts from the earliest days, I was quoted on his first book and the guy continues to amaze with his work both for Mondo and other clients as well. Earlier this year, he gave a talk at Offset 2012, a UK based conference, and took the audience through a tour of his career. From his earliest drawings as a 15 year old boy, through full concepts for some of his most famous work at Mondo (The Evil Dead, Star Wars), video game covers, his first art show (above) and much more. Did you know he designed the opening credits for The Losers? What was his first screen print? If you’re a fan of Moss’s, or movie posters and art in general, it’s a fascinating watch. Check it out below. Read More »
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No matter how simple or elaborate a piece of art is, chances are the artist behind it made twenty different versions before arriving at what you see. Other times, they work on something and are forced to scrap it for one reason or another. This happens with everything: music, movies, posters, books. Most artists would never let the public see their unfinished works, but in the case of pop culture artist Olly Moss, he decided to let us in on the process.
Moss recently blogged about several projects he was working on during 2012 that either were either cancelled, scrapped or completely reimagined. Projects that weren’t even close to complete, just ideas and simple sketches. Normally, you’d think, “who cares?” But Moss was working on some truly incredible stuff: A Lawrence of Arabia poster, an Akira poster, a Blade Runner poster, Dr. No, Mad Men and more. It leads one to wonder why most of this stuff didn’t happen.
We asked Mr. Moss for comments on all of these posters and he was happy to oblige. After the jump, check out Moss’s incomplete work and read his comments on each. Read More »
Earlier this summer, Mondo announced they’d acquired the rights to The Lord of the Rings. Short of Star Wars or Star Trek, this was probably the most exciting major franchise out there for the company. Immediately, poster fans thought forward to this week, and the opening of a new film in the franchise. What would the release of The Hobbit bring? The answer is Olly Moss.
The incredibly popular and increasingly influential artist has applied his unique style to the fantasy franchise, with beautiful results. Somehow, Moss was able to encompass the entire franchise in one image, something many would find impossible. I think it’s Moss’s best work since My Neighbor Totoro, and that’s saying something.
After the jump, check it out and find out when and where you can buy it. Read More »
Poster fans had two hours blocked off this Black Friday morning as Mondo promised several surprise drops via their Twitter account. As usual, they didn’t disappoint. Olly Moss joined the Universal Monsters club with his rendition of The Bride of Frankenstein, Daniel Danger celebrated the opening of Hitchcock with a stunning depiction of Psycho, Todd Slater captured the essence of RoboCop and Gianmarco Magnani (Silence TV) continued the Mondo Back to the Future series with the futuristic sequel, Back to the Future Part II. Check out all the posters below. Read More »
Update: The print is now on sale for anyone and everyone to buy on the Mondo website until midnight CST on Wednesday night. Buy it here now.
Everyone complains that Mondo posters sell out too fast. People believe they’re a hipster, elite company that only makes art for super fans. Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Mondo is making sure that won’t ever be said again. Olly Moss – one of the most popular artists going today – has done an awesome poster for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises and Mondo is giving every person in the world (literally) a chance to get one. From 12:01 a.m. CST Wednesday July 18 until 11:59 p.m. CST, if you go on Mondo’s site and order a poster, you’ll get it. Done. Mondo will print as many posters as are ordered in 24 hours.
This is Mondo’s thank you to everyone who has ever wanted to buy a poster and they’re doing it with the biggest film of the year and one of the their biggest artists. Of course, this in contrast to almost everything Mondo stands for so we talked to both the artist himself and creative director Justin Ishmael to explain the idea behind it. After the jump read their quotes, see the poster and find out not only how to buy one, but how to get Moss to do an original for you, for free. Read More »