The Mad Max franchise is the pinnacle of post-apocalyptic science fiction and paved the way for countless other films and fiction that followed. With all the buzz around Mad Max Fury Road, and my excitement at an all-time high, I decided to take a retro art styled approach to some pixelated fan art for the film. Using the Retrospecs iphone app, you can create photos that would appear as though they were from consoles of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s (commodore 64, BBC micro, IBM EGA, SNES, Gameboy, Sega master System etc.). The images use different combinations of systems, dithers, and filters to give them a nostalgic look and feel. Check out the images below and see what Mad Max Fury Road might look like if it were a retro game!
The conclusion to HBO’s True Detective left us with our jaws dropped. No one expected a show like this to rise from the earth but we were thankful that it did. Right before the season’s end, Spoke Art released an amazing limited edition screen printed poster by artist Josh Budich. This amazing piece titled “Time is a flat circle”, is drawn and colored in true Josh Budich fashion. Like much of his past work, his choice of color and incredible attention to detail really capture the tone of that we have all grown to love about True Detective. The piece is a limited edition 18×24 4-color screen print on french lemon drop paper and was available until March 7th through Spoke Art, but will likely be available on Ebay and other similar marketplaces. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on one and will likely post photos of the poster in the near future. Any fan of the show would kill for this piece of collectible artwork for their apartment and i foresee the value of this piece rising over the next few months.
Check out Spoke Art for more artwork by Josh Budich – http://www.spoke-art.com/
Mondo has always been at the forefront of cult movie artwork and this years screen print’s did not disappoint. In 2013 we have seen some incredible stuff from emerging artists and veterans alike – Kilian Eng, Kevin Tong, Randy Ortiz, Drew Struzan, and Jay Shaw to name a few. If you know anything about Mondo’s releases, you know they are extremely hard to get a hold of. Following them on Twitter is definitely the best way to get your hands on any of these great pieces. Randomly, they’ll tweet out that a poster will be on sale soon. Then, at an undisclosed time, they will tweet that the poster is available for purchase. At that point, everyone and their mother rushes to the website to order them as fast as possible. I have never actually been able to get my hands on one, but i will never stop trying!
If you loved 2013’s poster collection, check out last years great Mondo Posters.
- Mondo Black Friday Offerings Include Marvel, ‘Lost Boys,’ ‘The Fly’ And ‘Sightseers’ (slashfilm.com)
- 31 Days of Horror: The artwork of Mondo (mattmulcahey.wordpress.com)
- MONDO To Release Gravity Poster By Kevin Tong On Tuesday, November 5, 2013 (firewireblog.com)
It has been another amazing year in the world of screen printed cult movie art work. One of the best sites out there is Mondotees.com, they work with tons of artists across the globe and have created a collective dedicated to putting artistic spins on your favorite movie posters. They put together art galleries and also do a lot with the Alamo draft house which has many screenings for fans of 80’s horror and sci-fi cult flms. This is an extensive collection of all my favorite screen prints from this past 2012 year! enjoy!
- MONDO To Release The Lord of the Rings Prints By Olly Moss On Thursday, December 13th (firewireblog.com)
- Mondo So Far…So Good (mancave.cbslocal.com)
- Remakes of Movie Posters from Mondo (homeprojectionist.com)
So i had the pleasure of dropping in to the Crazy 4 Cult art gallery (http://nineteeneightyeight.com) this past Sunday with @the__donovan and boy were happy with the turn out! One hundred great artists from all over the country have come together to create some of the best cult movie inspired art work to date. I was stoked to see that a lot of the west coast cult art work is starting to make it’s way to the east coast. Bring it. We love it. The galleries running for about a month, so if you have a chance and are in the NYC area, make a pit stop asap, you will not be upset that you did! The info about the gallery is listed below as well as a ton of art you can view as well as purchase!
Opening Reception: Thurs, August 9th from 6-9pm
Gallery1988 NYC Pop-up Store
64 Gansevoort St., NY, NY 10014
Hours: Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm
August 9 – September 1, 2012
Wednesday thru Sunday – 11am to 6pm
Everyone is waiting patiently for the upcoming Christopher Nolan Batman film, The Dark Knight rises. The third installment of this modern batman epic is looking to be pretty interesting and is hopefully just as psychologically stunning as the last two films. An all star cast (Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and Anne Hathaway) and a dark, noir styled Gotham will hopefully satisfy fans of classic batman comic books as well as new comers to the character. These promotional posters were just released earlier in the week and look fantastic. Enjoy!
It’s 3am and i find myself wired on a Saturday night channel surfing only to come across one of favorite childhood blood-fests: Robocop. This movie was one that my parents never wanted me to watch, especially because of many explicitly violent gun battles. It’s funny, in the 80’s did everyone think that Detroit and Seattle would become the most crime infested, dangerous places on earth, where the criminal underbelly ran wild and plotted to destroy the established order? Apparently. Robocop was a movie with a great blend of character development, bad ass action, and hardcore violence. It was every 15 yr old’s dream come true. A lot of artists have posted Robocop screen printed posters, so here they are for your viewing pleasure:
oh yea and here’s the most violent scene in the movie:
your gonna be a bad mother fucker!
This coming summer 2012: DC is publishing a seven part interconnected prequel to the popular WATCHMEN graphic novel, written by Alan Moore. This is an interesting idea considering the popularity and importance of the graphic novel, however i personally feel that Watchmen is not a story that needs any more then it already has. Alan Moore also has no part in any of the writing of these mini stories, so this could bring about a lot of controversy from fans. Brian Azzarello and Len Wein are two popular names on board for the project so it may be worth checking out, but waiting for reviews and hear say might be a better option for this one. Once the fans get a hold of this one, their may be a large backlash. Here are all seven images of the cover art for the books!
These just went up two days ago at Mondotees.com. All original screen prints for the first five planet of the apes films (some of my personal favs) and a limited edition”Go Ape” print. Posters by Martin Ansin, Ken Taylor, Rich Kelly, Phantom City Creative, Florian Bertmer and Jason Edmiston. Unfortunately they sold out in under 15 minutes so i could not get one. If you can get your hands on any of these please contact me!