(Artist Scott C is known all over the world for his charming and distinctive pop culture art, but he has outdone himself with the Back to the Future-inspired “Clock Tower Valley.” We invited the artist himself to share his process, including photos and videos, guiding us through the creation of this ambitious print. There are numerous references, characters, and locations scattered throughout this piece, each of them requiring care and attention to detail…and Scott offers us a step-by-step look at how it came together. For more of Scott C’s work and to pick up a print of “Clock Tower Valley” for yourself, you can visit his shop here.)
There are some films that should be held up to the sky and rejoiced. Back to the Future is one of those films. It is a world that I want to live within and explore, so I wanted to create a piece that celebrated every square inch of this film. I wanted it to feel like a Disneyland map or a medieval tapestry with flattened perspective, where one could get the lay of the entire land and decide where and who to visit.
I named it “Clock Tower Valley” and I would like to take you on the journey through it’s conception and creation. It is a valley of clock towers, prom dresses, undersea dances, cutting edge inventions, hazmat suits, wooden crate scooters, and VW vans. There is a famous orange vest in this painting and a car that travels through time. Let us embark.
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Raised By Rainbows is a new art show by Luke Flowers at Gallery 1988 that takes some of your favorite movies and cartoons and gives them a makeover that would make your inner child smile with glee.
With a series of prints that feel lifted from children’s books, you can watch characters from Star Wars, The Karate Kid, and Jim Henson play arcade games. Maybe you’d like an illustrated timeline of the first Back to the Future movie. Or perhaps you’d like to learn the alphabet from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Check out prints like that and much more from the Luke Flowers Raised by Rainbows art show below. Read More »
My favorite movie of all time is Back to the Future and one of my favorite artists of all time is Scott C –I probably have more of his prints on my walls than anyone else. So when I received an email from Scott asking for my advice on a Back to the Future-inspired painting he was doing, I freaked out. Heavy? Weight has nothing to do with it. We’ll have more on Scott’s process on creating this painting next week, but for now, I’ll just say I’m honored to have been asked to help out on this. Seeing the finished piece, I just can’t wait to hang it on my wall. It’s amazing.
And the good news is that this isn’t one of those super-limited edition prints that are impossible to get – it is a limited edition, but a timed limited edition. Below, learn how you can get one of these prints to hang on your wall, before the opportunity is…erased, from existence. Also, we are holding a contest for someone to win a Clock Tower pin pack!
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Ever since Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” came along, music videos have often tried to weave a narrative into some kind of short film set to the music in question. But sometimes, music videos just take cues from movies and TV shows to create something that merely captures a certain vibe and aesthetic for the hell of it. And that’s exactly what New Found Glory and Weezer have done in a pair of new music videos that are modeled after Back to the Future and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, the lightsaber fight between Yoda and Count Dooku from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones gets a cool animated remake. Plus, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have called a truce in their fake social media feud, and learn about the history of the DeLorean before and after it was turned into a legendary vehicle in Back to the Future. Read More »
Last night brought us the 76th annual Golden Globes, and during the ceremony broadcast cinephiles were treated to an extremely cool advertisement from Walmart. To promote their growing grocery pick-up service, the megastore utilized some of film and television’s most famous vehicles in an advertisement where the Batmobile from Justice League, the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, the Jurassic Park Ford Explorer, the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future, Lightning McQueen from Cars, and more are speeding to Walmart to pick-up their groceries.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- John Krasinski may not direct A Quiet Place 2
- Robert Zemeckis is still against Back to the Future sequels
- New details on a sequel Call Me By Your Name
- Pre-production has begun on Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
- Rumors have surfaced about some Zombieland 2 cameos
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Every year, Gallery 1988 hosts a new edition of their Crazy 4 Cult art show with artists creating prints, paintings, sculptures and other creations in honor of movies from all genres that have a cult following, whether it’s rather large or very small. This year’s brings the 12th iteration of the show featuring artwork paying tribute to movies like The Iron Giant, The Blues Brothers, Back to the Future, Taxi Driver, What We Do in the Shadows, Trainspotting, Gremlins, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Great Outdoors and many more.
Check out some of our favorite pieces from the Crazy 4 Cult 12 art show below. Read More »
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Doc Brown may have hit it on the nose when he wildly guessed that there was a problem with Earth’s gravitational pull in the future, because there’s something off in Hollywood in 2018. We’ve had an influx of remakes and reboots of well-known and little-known franchises, all for the sake of nostalgia. But for some reason, we’re clamoring for more.
A new poll reveals that the next movie franchise remake that audiences want is Back to the Future. That, and a slew of other titles like The Matrix and The Hunger Games, because we can’t ever let things die. See the results of the franchise remake poll below.
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With New York Comic-Con rocking the Big Apple this weekend, there are tons of new art prints going on sale paying tribute to your favorite movies and TV shows. We’ve already gotten a look at some of the prints coming from Bottleneck Gallery, and now Mondo has unveiled a batch of Back to the Future prints by artists DKNG and George Bletsis going on sale sometime Thursday, October 4.
Check out the new Mondo Back to the Future prints below. Read More »