Monday, we exclusively premiered Mondo’s Tyler Stout posters for Captain America: The First Avenger. They were bold, brash, and exactly the kind of beautiful busy style we’ve come to expect from Stout. We also mentioned that, in addition to Stout’s Captain America posters, Mondo would be releasing additional Cap posters by /Film favorites, Eric Tan and Olly Moss. Besides being inspired by the same movie, the differences between Stout’s posters and these couldn’t be more significant. For one, Moss and Tan didn’t make movie posters. They each made a set of World War II propaganda posters, one for the Americans and one for Hydra. Which do you side with? Check out all the images and decide after the jump. Read More »
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If earlier this week you read our interview with soaring pop culture artist Olly Moss, saw the photos from his new Los Angeles exhibit Paper Cuts, and were disappointed that you couldn’t experience it for yourself, we’ve got the next best thing. The t-shirt company Threadless, which Moss has worked with for years, has created a beautiful video chronicling the opening. Short of heading to Gallery 1988 sometime before May 20, when the show closes, this will give you as good an idea as any of what the show is like. Read More »
When people think of a “pop idol” they generally think of someone who is young, talented, had a quick rise to fame and the kind of devoted loyal fan base who’d wait 24 hours on the street to see them. By those standards, and many more, U.K. based artist Olly Moss is now a pop idol. He rose to fame with his extremely popular designs for Threadless, began making insta-sell-out posters based on properties like Lost, Star Wars and The Evil Dead and quickly became one of the most in demand and influential pop culture artists today because of unique minimalist style and obvious passion for the material.
Moss was at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles this weekend to premiere his first solo art show, an event which had been shrouded in secrecy for months. Fans began lining up 24 hours beforehand to have a chance to snag a Moss original and as the opening drew closer speculation ran rampant. What would fans see when the doors finally opened? The answer ended up being not only incredibly brave and exciting, but a reminder that pop culture art is still, actually, art. Titled Paper Cuts, the show featured 300 laser cut, black Victorian silhouettes of pretty much every pop culture character you can think of from movies, television, comics and video games.
Moss exclusively spoke to /Film about his surprising show minutes before the doors opened. We discussed the concept, his rise to fame, favorite art, and the time his computer crashed trying to buy his own print from Mondo. After the jump, read the full interview, see photos from the show, the process and more. Read More »
If you live in Los Angeles and love pop culture themed art, this weekend is Christmas, Hanukkah, Spring Break and the Super Bowl rolled into one. Saturday, 24-year-old U.K. artist Olly Moss is having his first solo art show at Gallery 1988 Melrose. You may know Moss as the guy who did Locke’s Secret, last year’s Rolling Roadshow posters, some incredible Star Wars posters, the Thor cast and crew poster and a ton of classic t-shirts. Yeah, the guy is amazing (I own seven of his prints myself) and this show will feature almost 200 new pieces inspired by the world of movies, comics, music and more.
However, Moss’s show is top secret so we don’t have anything to show from that…yet. Luckily, Gallery 1988 now has two locations and their second show is equally as awesome. Thursday in Venice they’ll be opening The 3B Show, the sequel to last year’s epic 3G Show (which we then highlighted in four parts), featuring art by The Autumn Society. This year, the show features art from Back to the Future, Beetlejuice and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (and probably Bogus Journey too). Unlike the Moss show, there are a ton of images available from The 3B Show and you can check them out after the jump. Read More »
South by Southwest begins next week in Austin, Texas and besides incredible music and awesome films, the festival also has great art. Not only do they host a Flatstock, which is basically screenprint Comic Con, it’s in Mondo‘s hometown, so they get in on the festivities. They’ve commissioned a whole bunch of posters exclusively for SXSW screenings and today we’re got the first batch (with more coming next week). There’s one for the Simon Pegg and Nick Frost sci-fi comedy Paul, by Tom Whalen, and a pair based on the mind-bending work of Duncan Jones, Source Code and Moon, by fan favorite Olly Moss. The latter two also qualify as the next entry in Mondo’s Director’s Series, which previously featured Guillermo del Toro. Check out all of the posters, read a quote from Jones and more about after the break. Read More »
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Earlier today, we posted an Olly Moss poster that you can’t buy. Little did we know that mere hours later, he’d reveal three that you can at least attempt to buy. And they are exquisite.
The minimalist man behind some gorgeous Lost and Rolling Roadshow posters is the next artist in the Mondo Star Wars series and he’s not only created one, he’s created three 24 x 36 inch beauties for Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Each print has a pretty big edition size, 400 each, and cost $50 each. They’ll go on sale on Mondo’s site Monday December 20 at a random time. Follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the announcement. After the jump, look at the three images in all their glory. Read More »
Unfortunately, none of us will ever get a chance to own this beautiful Thor poster designed by Olly Moss. Moss was commissioned by Craig Kyle and Kevin Feige at Marvel Pictures to make a poster that would solely be distributed to the cast and crew of the upcoming superhero film, scheduled for release May 6. A very limited run of 100 of these posters were made and only one person who didn’t work on the movie has one.
Check out the full poster after the jump. Read More »
Earlier this year, floods raged across Nashville, Tennessee. Families were displaced, homes were destroyed and according to Newsweek, more than 30 people were killed with about $1 billion in damages. It was a national tragedy. Out of tragedy, though, comes the best of us. One example is an online raffle that’s being run by The Kharma Initiative. Organized by Lost fan Myrna Irene Brown-Kainth, it’s to benefit The Wayman Family, whose home was devastated in the floods, and features some amazing prizes ranging from an incredibly sought after Locke’s Secret print by Olly Moss that was personally signed and donated by Damon Lindelof, an original Lost sketch by Tim Doyle all the way down to collectible busts and figures from Star Wars, Iron Man and more. For more information, visit The Kharma Initiative or just click here to donate. But hurry up! The raffle ends October 24. We’ve got more of the prizes, many of which we’ve written about on the site, after the jump. Read More »
Alamo Drafthouse Films have given us an exclusive look at the movie poster for their first release, Four Lions. The minimalistic poster was created by Jon Contino and /Film favorite Olly Moss. The movie, which premiered at Sundance, is an British indie comedy about a splinter cell of bumbling jihadists. I got to see the film recently, and it’s equal parts laugh out loud funny and “wow, this is just wrong.” I’m just glad that a movie like this can actually get theatrical distribution in the U.S. Check out the full poster now after the jump, along with the previously released trailer and more information on where you can see this film on the big screen.
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