Marvel Studios commissioned Tom Whalen to create a poster as a gift to the cast and crew of Thor: Ragnarok. I’ve been a fan of Tom’s work for years and this vibrant piece really showcases his creative, colorful and fun style!
Introducing Sparrow Mart, Lucy Sparrow’s felt reimagining of the LA supermarket, open August 1-31st at The Standard, Downtown LA. It’s her largest exhibition to date, with over 31,000 hand-painted and sewn versions of every grocery item imaginable, all available for purchase (some even as low as $5!).
Think fruit, vegetables, sushi, fish, meat, frozen food, candy, liquor, and a health and beauty department. Sparrow Mart even has a VHS section, featuring ’80s classics like ‘Footloose’, ‘Dirty Dancing’, and ‘Short Circuit’.
By day, Keith Lapinig works as an Interactive Design Manager at Disney, but his passion for his work doesn’t stop after office hours. In his spare time, Lapinig creates whimsical paper cutouts of classic Disney characters and holds them up to real life scenes at Disneyland parks. The artist then photographs each paper art composition and posts them on Instagram, creating his own fairytale narratives.
Inspired by the work of other paper cutout artists, Lapinig’s series began in May 2018 with the desire to “bring that paper magic into Disneyland.” From the Maleficent dragon towering over Sleeping Beauty’s castle to Snow White fetching water at her wishing well, each paper silhouette is carefully cut from black card. “This style with its interaction between the paper illustration and the environment intrigued me,” Lapinig admits. “When translating to my art, I wanted the cutouts to interact with an entire environment, but a detailed illustration would get lost in the composition so I resorted to using a solid color.”
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This month Mondo is stoked to invite TMNT fans to celebrate everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, pizza-obsessed crime fighters and their cast of heroic allies and evil arch enemies in their next gallery show, Heroes in a Half Shell: A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Celebration!
The gallery show kicks off with two events – both are free and open to the public. The opening night reception will be held Friday, August 17 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, followed by a special TMNT Family Day party on Saturday, August 18, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM featuring pizza (of course!) and other TMNT-inspired treats, face painting, a photo booth, and other fun activities!
Following these events, the show will run during regular gallery hours, Tuesdays – Saturdays from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, through August 25. Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe Street in Austin, TX.
“We’ve worked with Nickelodeon a number of times in the past, and we’ve always loved making TMNT posters, but this is our first time really diving into the depth and breadth of the property,” said Mondo Co-Founder and Creative Director Mitch Putnam. We’re honored that a handful of our favorite artists feel as passionately about pizza eating, skateboarding turtles as we do. See you there!”
This Friday night, August 3rd from 7-9 PM, join Gallery 1988 for the opening of their newest show, Papercuts, featuring the incredible work of Britni Brault, Meghan Stratman, Jackie Huang and Cameron Garland.
Filled with pieces all cut from paper, each piece is more and more impressive! The pieces will first be available on Friday night, then online the following day at gallery1988.com. Don’t miss out on this unique showing…
This show will be on display through August 18th.
A rare Star Wars concept poster printed for the 1980 sequel The Empire Strikes Back sold Sunday for $26,400 at Heritage Auctions, setting a world record as the most expensive movie poster from the space opera ever sold at auction.
The poster was estimated to sell for between $5,000 and $10,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Movie Poster Auction, which realized more than $1.6 million.
“This poster is considered to be one of the more rare posters in the entire Star Wars trilogy,” said Grey Smith, Director of Vintage Posters at Heritage Auctions. “This poster is unique as it features the complete Kastel artwork in the original color palette for the second in George Lucas’ trilogy.”
One of a handful of original examples known to exist, the poster was a trial run featuring art by artist Roger Kastel. Kastel took inspiration from a poster for Gone with the Wind for the film’s 1974 re-release. That poster features an image of Clark Gable carrying Vivien Leigh surrounded by flames. In Kastel’s poster, characters Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa share a similar embrace while surrounded by action scenes and a menacing visage of villain Darth Vader.
Perhaps done as a test printing of the International edition of the poster, this version includes images of Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett, Cloud City and more. When the studio made their final revisions, those additional elements were removed from the original Kastel design, as they were considered too busy.
The studio also went with a darker color scheme of mostly blues and purples, losing the vibrant reds and oranges from Kastel’s original vision.
To celebrate 50 years since it first aired in the US, Vice Press has revealed their Prisoner print by legendary poster artist Paul Mann. The officially licensed, limited edition print for the 60’s television classic will be released on Friday, July 27 exclusively at the Vice Press website.
“The Prisoner” print is sized 20 inches x 27.5 inches, is available in a hand numbered edition of 150 and will cost £40 (roughly $50 American dollars). This print is a fine art print produced using the classic offset lithograph print method and printed on 324gsm Mohawk Eggshell Superfine Ultra white paper.
For more than 40 years, Paul Mann has been an active illustrator and professional artist in the Salt Lake City area. He has perfected his craft through numerous publications, gallery pieces and commission projects. Through his timeless composition and proven technique he has set himself apart as a premier artist within the industry.