One of the most unique and unmistakable pop culture artists working today is 100% Soft. His adorable illustrations have brought cute flair to our favorite movies and television shows. His artwork is so delightful that the likes of Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm commissioned him to create the little emojis that appear on Twitter with certain character and title hashtags.
For his latest project, 100% Soft is getting a little trippy with his signature art style. The Gallery 1988 show Kaweidoscopes features 100% Soft’s familiar character designs, but in a symmetrical, circular pattern as if they were being viewed through a kaleidoscope. Not only are there regular prints of these new pieces, but there are also lenticular versions that make them all the more trippy. Read More »
The artwork of 100% Soft is unmistakable. The artist just has a way of creating the most adorable versions of characters from film and television, always giving proper respect to even the largest roster of characters. And his latest exhibition opening this weekend is no different.
Gallery 1988 is proud to present Mass Hysteria 2, the latest show featuring artwork by 100% Soft, aka Truck Torrence, and ahead of the opening of the show on Friday in Los Angeles, some of his pieces featuring the characters of Harry Potter, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Walking Dead and Mars Attacks! have been revealed online.
Check out the new pieces from the 100% Soft Gallery 1988 show after the jump. Read More »
When Lucasfilm and Disney announced the Star Wars “Art Awakens” initiative, it was revealed they were working with Los Angeles-based art gallery Gallery1988 on an official Star Wars: The Force Awakens art show. This got the whole art and screen print community excited. And now we have the first real details and a sneak preview of just a few of the pieces of art which will be available at the show. Hit the jump for the info.
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In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:
- The real reason director Josh Trank is no longer directing the Boba Fett Star Wars Anthology movie?
- See the first photos from the set of Star Wars: Rogue One.
- See the exclusive Star Wars merchandise that will be available at D23 Expo 2015 this week. It includes some new Star Wars: The Force Awakens pins, shirts and sweatshirts.
- Find out where you can get the awesome Star Wars emojis on your phone.
- Star Wars Steelbooks are now available for pre-order.
- A Star Wars Battlefront Developer Diary video gives us a better look at Fighter Squadron Mode and a new planet that was brought to life in the game.
- EA answers Battlefront questions on Twitter
- The first Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy has been sold prematurely.
- Learn more about what to expect on Force Friday: see the covers for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Monopoly and Battleship board games and get a first look at BB-8 and Kylo Ren watches.
All this and more, in today’s Star Wars Bits.
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If you grew up in the past half century, then your childhood was probably filled with toys made by Mattel. My childhood was filled with a ton of He-Man figures and those M.U.S.C.L.E. minis could be found all over my room. I always wanted the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots and a Mattel Overboard from Back to the Future Part II and childhood me would probably be shocked at which one of those officially released Mattel products future-Peter ended up owning.
A new art show will be opening up at Gallery 1988 next week called Mattel: A Tribute To 70 Years Of Toys. The show, curated by artist Dave Perillo, is a small group show that features different artists take on some of Mattel Brand most iconic toys from over the past 70 years. Hit the jump to find out more, see some artwork from the show, and learn what great artists (such as Dave Perillo and Tom Whallen — yes, thats his kick-ass Masters of the Universe piece above) are involved.
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They say opposites attract, and in art, the idea of mixing “cute” and “violent” helps prove the saying. 100% Soft, a California based artist, has a very distinct, very “cute” style where all the characters are small, sweet and cherubic. He’s had many pieces in lots of different shows but this week, he’s having his first solo show and the work is absolutely incredible.
The show is called Mass Hysteria and it’s a collection of art featuring massive gatherings and action scenes from your favorite movies, TV and music. It opens at 7 p.m. February 6 at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles.
Some examples of this “Mass Hysteria” is the end of The Avengers, the Crazy 88 in Kill Bill, the hallway in Oldboy, the finale of Raiders of the Lost Ark and many other mass gatherings in pop culture, all viewed through that cute little filter. The results are just beautiful and gory and awesome. In a phrase: mind-blowing. Check out a small sample of the 30 + images in the Mass Hysteria art show below. Read More »
Every artist has their own distinct style. Some styles are close to that of other artists and make them hard to distinguish. Others are so completely original, you know exactly who it is. Such is the case with 100% Soft, a Los Angeles based artist who makes work with tiny, simple, almost baby-like characters. It’s impossible to see a piece of art by 100% Soft and not know exactly who did it.
Which is ironic considering the topic of his latest exhibit. It’s called Lil Macguffins, which is the Alfred Hitchcock-coined term about an object in a movie that’s important to the story, but wholly undefined. Some famous examples are The Maltese Falcon in The Maltese Falcon, the briefcase in Pulp Fiction or the sled in Citizen Kane.
September 12, the exhibit will go on display at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, New York as part of a three person exhibit with Glen Brogan and Russ Moore. Below, read more about the MacGuffins exhibit by 100% Soft and see a bunch of the art. Read More »
The roots of most of the pop culture art companies and galleries out there today can be traced back to Crazy 4 Cult at Gallery 1988. The annual Los Angeles art show has been going on for the better part of a decade and is credited with sparking the imaginations of artists, fans and fellow curators alike to blend art and fandom. These days, there’s a similar exhibit happening almost every single week but Gallery 1988 did it first.
For their latest Crazy 4 Cult, they’ve changed things up a bit. This year is subtitled Say Hi to the Bad Guy, meaning all the art in this year’s show will be of famous movie and television villains. Such as the Ivan Drago from Rocky IV, seen above.
The show opens October 18 in Los Angeles. Below, check out a bunch of art from the exhibit including a slew of exclusive debuts. Read More »