Mike Mitchell And Mondo Make Their’s Marvel This Friday!

Artist and epic beard owner Mike Mitchell is renowned for his fantastic ‘Portraits’ and ‘Just Like Us’ series and last year even held his own gallery show based on the series over at the Mondo Gallery in Austin. Following on from the success of that gallery and the popularity of those pieces Mondo and Mike Mitchell have again teamed up for a new gallery, this one dedicated to the heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe!

Mondo Showcard

 

“Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo” kicks off 7pm this Friday at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX and will run from April 25 through May 17. Marvel ran a great interview with Mike and Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael over at their Website today. Check it out.

 

Most of the previews so far have centered around Mike’s ‘Portraits’ series, but today the Austin Chronicle previewed some of his excellent ‘JLU’ pieces. With over 50 pieces in total, Mike has been busy pulling all of this together and so far it looks as if he has done an amazing job!

To make the event extra special, if it wasn’t enough already, Mondo will also be hosting a cosplay contest during the opening night reception of the show (Friday, April 25th from 7PM – 10PM) with prizes being awarded to the winners. Who doesn’t love a good cosplay? Mondo have even dressed the gallery up to celebrate the occasion!

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For more information and show teases follow Mondo and Mike Mitchell on Twitter!

Grey Matter Art Tease Their Next Release, The First Ever Officially Licensed ‘Escape From New York’ Screen Print By Gabz

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Last month new poster company Grey Matter Art launched with a phenomenal poster for Cannibal Holocaust by Randy Oritz. Reception to the piece was extremely positive with very few remaining over in their online store

Grey Matter Art are now prepping the release of their next piece which will be for John Carpenters masterpiece, Escape From New York which will be created by rising star Grzegorz Domaradzki A.K.A. Gabz.

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Gabz and Grey Matter Art’s poster marks the first time that Escape From New York will get an official screen printed poster and will come as a 24×36, 6 colour screen print and a variant 5 colour. The piece will be printed by D & L Screen Printing.

Here is what Gabz had to say on working on the piece:

“When Mike Gregory, co-founder of Grey Matter Art offered me an opportunity to work on John Carpenter’s “Escape from New York” I didn’t hesitate much. My main intention was to deliver something a little bit different from what I’ve been known for until now… something less character based more focused on the movie’s atmosphere, and true to the original poster artwork. Being a fan of the original and iconic poster, my print also has post-apocalyptic streets of New York City, gang members, and the majestic Statue of Liberty (or what was left from it) dominating the skyline. Except Snake Plissken, in my version is all by himself: tired, hurt, on the run and fighting against all odds. Perceptive viewers should also notice Snake’s plane crossing the red walls of the New York City prison and the bottom grid which is intended to be a tribute to visual effects used in the movie”.

 

-Gabz

 

This is all very exciting and we can’t wait to see the full reveal ahead of the release on April 30th. Gabz is a truly brilliant artist and Grey Matter Art seem to be choosing brilliant titles to give the poster treatment.

Head on over to the Grey Matter Art online store to pick up Randy Ortiz’s Cannibal Holocaust print while you still can and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for future print details.

Alice Tams Presents Delightful Birds In Hats………And Star Wars!

I went to London recently with my wife and was been given a guided tour of the market places by brother in law and Londonite (if that is how you describe a person living in London), watching with delight as my mind was truly blown by all the creative stalls that were right in front of me. It was while walking around Brick Lane market that I came across an amazing thing. It was a thing so simple and genius that I was surprised to see it and more surprised that I had not seen it before. I am referring to Birds in Hats, a simple artistic premise which just looks frikking awesome.

The lady behind Birds in Hats is Alice Tams who I had the pleasure of having a quick chin wag with about her work. However her Twitter feed gives us a little bit more information about the artist in question than I gleamed from our short chat.

Illustrator, mainly (entirely) of the anthropomorphic. Coffee, gin and beard loving person.

Now I did not see any gin on show at her stall but I saw plenty of animals. Whole heaps of them covered to the brim in hats. The great thing about these pieces is that the hats suit the animal so well it now seems odd to imagine them without it. A Pigeon with a top hat and monocle seems just right to me. But then the same can be said for a Penguin with the same get up! The Budgie with the glasses on takes me right back to watching Timmy Mallet on Wide Awake show for some reason! Alice’s art style reminds me of the bird portraits I have seen around market stalls before, but the simple element of adding a hat to them just adds that little bit more character to each piece. Below is a selection of her works that can be bought through her shop on Etsy. These are the A4 prints but there are a few A3 on the site as well as card sized prints.

All prints are archival quality digital prints, created using the original illustration. Professionally printed onto A4 190 gsm, acid free paper. All prints are signed and dated on either the front or back. All are priced at £10.00.

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Here a few others that have popped up on her Facebook page.

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Aside from the places listed above you can also check out Alice’s work on Twitter and her official Birds in Hats page. Now if you feel like your fandom urges have not been satisfied with these cute creations then do not panic because Alice has a sideline of sorts. She also draws Star Wars pieces. These pieces like the Birds art are great fun and retain that cute aspect to them. They are only currently available at her market stall but as she said to me via email they are “only an email away”. If you can wait Alice will soon be setting up a website to buy these from so keep checking the usual channels for information on that and enjoy the Star Wars pieces below.

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London’s Graffiti Art On The Move: Art I Saw On My Travels!

So even writers get to have holidays and this writer is no exception. I have always been fascinated by Graffiti art and so it was lucky for me that my recent holiday trip was a destination filled to the brim with it, the city of London. Now London is well known for its Graffiti art and for the now huge Graffiti star Banksy, but on my travels away it was not these pieces that I saw or actively sought. No the fun for me was finding Graffiti pieces in the wild, turning a corner and just seeing a piece of art unexpectedly leap into my face while shopping. This happened a lot.

So Cult Collective seemed to be the perfect place to share this collection of photographs. Though I do not know any of the artists involved in these pieces I hope they will be happy in the knowledge that I, if no one else, enjoyed their pieces. Though a handful of these photos were taken elsewhere most of them were taken around the market places of London, where it seemed this Graffiti originality was at its most creative. So without further ado here is a collection of some of the more interesting art pieces I saw.

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I have been to London a few times and each time I am confronted with new Graffiti. The enduring quality of Graffiti has to be its constantly changing nature. Many of these pieces had all ready been modified by other Graffiti artists and no doubt when I go again a whole new batch will be in its place. So it is great to be able to catalogue at least a few of these pieces for future viewers to see. No matter on whether you feel Graffiti is a destructive element or a means for creative freedom, it will always be there and hopefully it will at least be as entertaining and none offensive as these pieces I saw recently.

We’re Ready To Believe That Gallery1988′s ‘Ghostbusters 30th’ Gallery, Opening This Saturday, Is Going To Be Awesome

O.K, enough teasing already! Gallery1988 have finally revealed more artwork from their ‘Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Tour’ Gallery event along with how you can get your hands on some. But it won’t be easy!

We have already seen the reveals of Joshua Budich’s and Anthony Petrie’s pieces which we revealed last week, now we can feast our eyes on works by Mike Mitchell, Nicole Gustaffson and DKNG.

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It’s great to see Mike Mitchell dabbling in a different style and I really hope to be able to get a copy of that one. It even comes complete with a little Mike Mitchell Skully in the centre bottom left.

It all kicks off properly in New York City THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, from 7-10 PM at 69 Leonard St., near the famous firehouse from the film.

The stour kicks off in New York City this Saturday, April 19th, from 7-10 PM at 69 Leonard St., near to the famous firehouse from the movie.

As for how to get a hold of the pieces, most of the artwork will ONLY BE AVAILABLE by attending one of the galleries in-person. A very small allotment of prints has been set aside for each city, with a smaller selection at the final Comic Con stop. Gallery1988 have promised that there will be small surprises at each stop as well.

However, a special set of commemorative series of 30th Anniversary screen prints will be made available online at ghostbusters30th.com. These will be released sporadically over the next month and will include Mike Mitchell’s poster as well as prints by Phantom City Creative, Anthony Petrie, Tom Whalen, Tara McPherson, Dan Mumford, Dave Perillo, Lora Zombie, Godmachine, Rich Kelly, Mark Englert, DKNG and Joshua Budich.

If that isn’t enough, Gallery1988 also will have very small amounts of collaborative t-shirts from LRG, Johnny Cupcakes, Homage & Rebel8 at each stop.

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The New York Ghostbusters gallery opens SATURDAY NIGHT, April 19th, with an opening reception from 7-10 PM. We will be open everyday through April 26th, from 11-7 PM. Their next stop is Gallery1988 (West) in Los Angeles on May 17th.

To keep yourself ahead of the curve, tune in to @galleries1988 on Twitter, and their Facebook page, for more sneak previews and all other information throughout the tour.

Fancy A Jock ‘Black Mirror’ Batman Screen Print? Of Course You Do!

Earlier in the week Jock teased on his Twitter that at some point before the Easter weekend he would be releasing a Batman print via his online store. Today Blurppy exclusively revealed that it will be a timed edition based on a fantastic panel for ‘The Black Mirror’ storyline written by Scott Snyder.

There will be two screen print timed editions, a purple and a black and white, both printed by the exceptional D and L and both will go on sale at some point on April 16th for 48 hours!

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24×36″ Screen Print

Printed by D+L Screenprinting

$65

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24×36″ Screen Print

Printed by D+L Screenprinting

$50

 

In my opinion ‘The Black Mirror’ is one of the best Batman storylines of the past few years and Jock’s art really captures the mood. Take a look at Jock’s original page which the screen print is taken from then go out, buy the graphic novel and read it. The hardback edition features a great back up story with art by Francesco Francavilla exploring a mystery from Jim Gordon’s past.

 

Batman the Black Mirror Jock Panel

 

Batman: The Black Mirror will go onsale at some point tomorrow, April the 16th, for 48 hours in Jock’s online store. Follow Jock on Twitter for the exact on sale announcement.

 

Fright Rags Team Up With Ghoulish Gary Pullin And Jason Edmiston For A Misfits Double Feature!!

Since 2003 Fright Rags have been committed to producing the best Horror inspired t-shirts and art. Working with some of the best artists from around the world, their t-shirts have become must haves for anyone remotely a fan of anything horror related.

 As fans of The Misfits and two of the best monster and horror artists out there, it only seems fitting then that Fright Rags have worked with Ghoulish Gary Pullin and Jason Edmiston to produce two amazing pieces of art, available as both t-shirts and limited edition prints, for The Misfits!

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“HYBRID MOMENTS” art by Gary Pullin

Limited to 150 numbered prints, $30
7 color print on French Pop Tone Sweet Tooth #140
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“MOMMY, CAN I GOT OUT AND KILL TONIGHT?” art by Jason Edmiston

Limited to 150 numbered prints, $30

8 color print on French Pop Tone Sweet Tooth #140

Both the t-shirts and prints are available to pre-order now over at Fright Rags,  and you can keep up to date with Fright Rags by checking them out on Twitter and Facebook!

Joshua Budich Celebrates Gallery1988′s 10th Anniversary With 12 New Pieces For ‘The Subtle Art Of Pop-Culture’

Yesterday Gallery 1988 kicked off their 10th anniversary celebrations with ‘The Subtle Art Of Pop-Culture’, a gallery dedicated to their 10 year history as the daddies of pop-culture inspired art. Cult Collective favourite Joshua Budich pulled out all the stops and pulled together 12 prints celebrating pop-cultures most recognisable brands!

Each print is a 5-color, 6″x6″ screen print on French 100lb Madero Beach paper and cost just $10 each. As well as being available at the gallery show, they should also be available online at some point over the weekend. JoshuaBudich_FictionalFood-Preview With #1 starting top-left and moving left to right we have: 1. “Oh, my porridge is too hot! Oh, wawawa!” (Insanity Pepper, The Simpsons) 2. “Together at Last!” (Nuts & Gum, The Simpsons) 3. “Precious Venus” (Gummi DeMilo, The Simpsons) 4. “Great twin-suns mornings start with milk!” (Bantha Milk, Star Wars) 5. “Cold banana in delicious brown treat.” (Frozen Banana, Arrested Development) 6. “Funyuns are awesome!” (Funyuns, Breaking Bad) 7. “Ahhh, Dessert.” (Chilled Monkey Brains, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) 8. “You Can’t Drink Just Six.” (Slusho, Cloverfield/Bad Robot Easter-egg) 9. “Skeletor seems to like it. Bottoms up! ” (Dharma Initiative Beer, LOST) 10. “For children with very little pocket money.” (Everlasting Gobstopper, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory) 11. “If you don’t eat food from this world, you’ll disappear.” (Sakuma Drops, Spirited Away) 12. “Damn fine cup of coffee.” (Black coffee & cherry pie, Twin Peaks)

For more work from ‘The Subtle Art Of Pop-Culture’, check out Gallery 1988 on Twitter. Make sure you follow Joshua Budich too for more of his work.

Matt Ferguson’s Latest Screen Print Introduces Us To The Galaxy’s Biggest A-Holes, “You’re Welcome”!

Don’t you just hate it when one of your favourite artists takes months between releasing new prints? Well thankfully that isn’t the case with Matt Ferguson, easily the U.K’s most productive pop culture artist!

Matt’s latest screen print, “You’re Welcome”, focuses on the Galaxy’s biggest A-Holes and measures in at a wall pleasing 24″x36″. This  4 colour screen print is on sale as a timed edition until 10pm of Sunday the 13th of April, so be quick and head on over to Matt’s online store now!

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Keep track of Matt Ferguson and all of his work by following him on Twitter and Facebook. Shoot over to his Website too for a gander at his whole portfolio of work.

Discover The Striking Work Of Designer Orlando Arocena

One of the best places on the web for anything pop culture related is Blurppy, and the work that their Poster Posse put out for their print projects is truly incredible and makes me wish that more of it was available to buy. Recently Blurppy and Poster Posse put together a Captain America: The Winter Soldier project, you can see the Part One and Part Two sets if you follow the links, and I was really impressed with the work of an artist I hadn’t heard of before, Orlando Arocena.

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“The Winter Soldier” by Orlando Arocena

17″ x 23″ Limited Edition Giclee
Hand Signed & Numbered
Edition size : 100

$40

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“The Winter Soldier” by Orlando Arocena

17″ x 23″ Ultra Limited Foil Edition
Hand Signed & Numbered
Edition size : 5

$100

Orlando Arocena is aMexican-Cuban-American vector artist who has worked with some of the world’s most renowned brands while also pursuing his own artistic endeavors including working with Blurppy’s Poster Posse. Orlando has made a lot of the work that he has produced for the Poster Posse available on his website, the very awesomely monikered MexiFunk, for you to buy. This includes the Godzilla and Days of Future Past projects!

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“X-Men 2014″ by Orlando Arocena

Dimensions: 17″ w x 23″ h
Edition size: 50
Hand signed: yes

$40

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“Atomic Godzilla” by Orlando Arocena

Dimensions: 17″ w x 23″ h
Edition size: 50
Hand signed: yes

$40

 

What I found really enjoyable to look through was Orlando’s Behance site. Orlando keeps this page updated with all his latest work but also posts the vector process as he goes along. It’s a great way of seeing how an image is really pulled together.

Much of Orlando’s work is available to buy through his Online Store, so pop along and have a look. Also as it is Orlando’s birthday week, as a week long celebration you can also get FREE SHIPPING with the use of the code: HAPPYBIRTHDAY

Make sure you also pop along to Orlando’s Facebook page too!