Action films in the Eighties were extremely distinctive. The featured big muscle-bound men accomplishing insurmountable tasks, decorated with squirting blood, massive guns and fists to the face. The names are legend: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jean Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris. The films are revered: The Terminator, Bloodsport, Commando, Cobra, Rocky III, RoboCop, Rambo, Aliens. And now Spoke Art has teamed up with artist Jon Smith to create an art exhibit that’s all about the craziest era in action film history.
It’s called Mucho Machismo: First Blood Part One and features works by Godmachine, James Flames, Tim Doyle, Methane Studios, Gabz, Alan Hynes and many others. The show opens in Oakland, CA Friday September 7 and will remain on display through September 28. Check out an exclusive gallery of images featuring all those films above and others after the jump. Read More »
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Whether you’re afraid of heights or spilling your beverages, three posters for classic movies came out Friday. Spoke Art has two brand new prints for Sight and Sound’s greatest film of all time, Alfred Hitchcock‘s Vertigo, created by Chuck Sperry and Sam Smith, which is screening in 70mm in San Francisco this weekend. The other is for The Coen Brothers‘ The Big Lebowski, curated by Poster Collective and drawn by Ghoulish Gary Pullin. Check them out below. Read More »
It hasn’t been the best week for Charles Foster Kane, as he lost the top spot on the Sight and Sound list of All-Time Best Films. But he’ll travel to San Francisco for screenings at the great Castro Theater. As a bonus, three artists have reinterpreted his film, the all-time great Citizen Kane, in poster form. It’s gonna be a great weekend at the movies.
Spoke Art is releasing Citizen Kane posters by Sam Smith, Chuck Sperry and Adam Juresko as well as The Big Sleep by Sperry and Gone with the Wind by Smith online today and at the theater this weekend. Check them all out after the jump. Read More »
On a daily basis I look at my walls and ask myself why artist Max Dalton isn’t more popular. His work is exceptional, taking popular pop culture iconography and giving it a unique and exciting twist, yet he’s nowhere near as revered as one would expect. The answer to my question is probably “he hasn’t done a Mondo poster yet,” but Dalton is still pumping out gorgeous work for Spoke Art.
He’s done James Bond, The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, The Royal Tenenbaums and his latest piece combines the killers from some of your favorite horror movies: The Evil Dead, It, The Blair Witch Project, Saw, Scream, Halloween, etc. Check out Horror Die Cut Collection after the jump. Read More »
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of James Bond and everyone is getting into the celebration. There are new Blu-ray sets coming out, a brand new film in the works as well as lots of looks back at the best films featuring 007 over the past five decades.
The Castro Theatre in San Francisco, CA is spending this upcoming weekend, April 20-22, doing just that with eight of the best Bond films playing in double and triple features as well debuting two exclusive posters created by Max Dalton and curated by Spoke Art. After the jump, check out the full schedule and posters for this weekend’s festivities. Read More »
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In a traditional sense, art is all about being displayed at a gallery. The art we feature here on /Film, however, is far from traditional. It’s bold, bright and usually pop culture themed. That kind of stuff has no place in a gallery. Or does it? Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles regularly hosts pop culture themed art shows and occasionally gives some of those artists their own show. Spoke Art in San Francisco, CA has followed suit with several pop culture themed shows of their own and, later this week, will showcase one the movements most prolific artists.
Tim Doyle‘s first solo show, Unreal Estate, opens Thursday February 2 at Spoke Art in San Francisco. It features art depicting locations from famous television shows such as The Simpsons, The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Sesame Street, King of the Hill, Arrested Development and more. It’ll be on display through February 23 and will go on sale online February 3.
After the jump, look at a bunch of exclusive images from the show along with Doyle’s personal descriptions of the process behind them. Read More »
One year ago, the Spoke Art Gallery burst onto the scene in San Francisco with a show of art centered on the evocative and beautiful films of Wes Anderson. That show was called Bad Dads and now, to celebrate Spoke’s one year anniversary, it’s time for a sequel. The second Bad Dads exhibit opens October 29 and 30 at the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco and we’re lucky enough to exclusively premiere several pieces from the show which are on sale now.
We’ve got three pieces by Joshua Budich, whose work you might recognize from Spoke’s Quentin vs. Coens shows as well as Crazy 4 Cult and several detailed views of the above, glow-in-the-dark piece by Max Dalton, whose work continues to be nothing short of remarkable. Check them out and find out more information on the show after the jump. Read More »
No matter what the judge’s score cards say about who won Quentin vs. Coens Rounds One and Two, the real winners are us. We, once again, get to enjoy awesome art based on the films of Quentin Tarantino and The Coen Brothers.
After two successful shows in New York and San Francisco, Spoke Art is pitting the Quentin against Coens one more time in Los Angeles this weekend. Quentin vs. Coens Round Three will be on display on October 1 and 2 at the Barnsdall Art Park in Los Angeles. After the jump, see a whole bunch of images from the show and get all the specific information on how to attend. Read More »
Last month, a battle between Quentin Tarantino and The Coen Brothers began on art gallery walls in New York City. Later this week, that battle continues in San Francisco as Spoke Art presents Quentin vs. Coen Round Two, a follow-up exhibit to their wildly successful New York show. Tons of recognizable artists have contributed new art based on the films of Tarantino and the Coens, and fans can see, and purchase it, for themselves, beginning June 2 through June 30 at the Spoke Art Gallery, 816 Sutter St., San Francisco.
We’ve got some exclusive images from Tim Doyle and Max Dalton as well as a video from the first show, information on how you can get free art and much more. This show looks awesome. Check it out after the break. Read More »