Los Angeles, Austin and San Francisco aren’t the only cities with a pop culture art scene. New York is getting their own Gallery 1988 Crazy 4 Cult show next month and the Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle, WA has quietly been putting on very cool exhibitions featuring your favorite movies, television shows, video games and more. Their latest exhibit, Postalgia, is by an artist named Steve Thomas (who you might remember from his Star Wars tourism pieces), and features unique and cool representations of a whole bunch of Eighties and Nineties properties: Star Wars, Back to the Future, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Top Gun, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Beetlejuice are just a few.
The show opens this Saturday, July 28, but you can check out a preview after the jump. Read More »
It seems the coolest thing about Star Wars these days is not liking Star Wars. Bashing George Lucas and what has become of the Star Wars universe is certainly the latest craze and anyone who comes out and says they’re still a Star Wars fan probably feels like, well, what actual Star Wars fans felt like before 1997. In that long stretch between Return of the Jedi and the Special Editions, Star Wars wasn’t as despised as it may be now, but it certainly wasn’t cool like it was when the prequels came out.
So, it’s a testament to the long lasting positive legacy of the franchise that artists continue to design posters inspired by the series. There’s the awesome series now happening over at Mondo Tees, a whole bunch of minimalist stuff and now we have some really cool Star Wars tourism posters by artist Steve Thomas and released by Acme Archives Direct (they’re the cool art booth on the back wall at San Diego Comic-Con, if you’ve ever been). It’s an eight print series but only the first two have been released. The other six will be released two at a time over the next few months. Hit the jump for print specifics, full versions and a sneak peak at the remaining prints in the series. Read More »