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Scholastic’s New Headquarters Is Unlike Any Corporate Office You’ve Ever Seen

Clifford the Big Red Dog, Harry Potter, and Captain Underpants are staples of any kid’s bookshelf, courtesy of the New York-based book publisher Scholastic. So when the publisher redesigned its headquarters in 2018, it was only natural to decorate the walls with these famed characters.

But that posed a problem: children’s book illustrations look fantastic in context, but they can seem childish when blown up on the walls of a publishers’ office. “It looks great small, in a book, but if you blow it up on vinyl it becomes tacky looking,” says Paula Scher, the Pentagram partner who designed a series of supergraphics for Scholastic’s HQ in New York. “It feels like a promotional piece in a store–if you were at a retail [store] and they blew up a giant image from the book that’d be on some kind of cheesy stand that you threw out in five minutes.”

To elevate the classic imagery, Scher decided to approach the space as if it were a contemporary art gallery and then display each illustration in the style of a modern art piece. A Harry Potter illustration, which decorates the ceiling above the receptionist desk, looks almost like stained glass–a stylistic nod to U.K. artists Gilbert and George. An illustration of the crime-fighting characters Dog Man and Cat Kid looks like a giant comic book, inspired by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.

Others are just downright playful. The Magic School Bus comes to life in the form of a giant yellow pegboard with 15,000 dowels. Clifford the Big Red Dog’s portraits are actually shaggy with red fur. A large sculpture of Captain Underpants explodes through one of the walls. In fact, that wasn’t Scher’s original vision. “I wish I could have had Captain Underpants completely as Jeff Koons,” she says, though ultimately she decided that the reference wouldn’t come across to her audience.

Beyond the graphics, Scher’s crowning glory in the space is the reception desk, which is encased in what looks like a floating bookshelf. The 800 books are all replicas of titles from the Scholastic library, with Pentagram-designed fonts along their multi-colored spines.

To achieve the illusion that they’re floating, the Pentagram team pinned all of the books to the desk itself, making the appearance as magical as the contents. “Those are their heroes on the shelves,” Scher says.

    

Fast Company Story Link HERE.

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Suntup Editions To Release The Covers Collection – The Dark Tower Print By Michael Whelan

Suntup Editions is very proud to introduce their latest addition to The Covers Collection. The first of two spectacular cover art prints signed by artist Michael Whelan, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger.

This magnificent cover art graced the first US edition cover of The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King, published by Donald M. Grant in 1982. This is the second piece of artwork Whelan was commissioned to create for King. According to the author’s web site, King was so impressed with Whelan’s work the first time around that he suggested him for The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, the first book in The Dark Tower series.

Whelan’s cover art depicting Roland and Jake in their escape from the Slow Mutants only appeared on 20,000 copies of the trade hardback — its first and second printings. By the third printing, the cover art was changed. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger is widely considered to be one of the most sought after books by Stephen King collectors.

This officially licensed print went through several rounds of color corrections with the artist to make sure that it is as close to the original as possible. Now, you can enjoy Michael Whelan’s dazzling artwork presented here without cover text.

These prints are hand-signed by Michael Whelan and limited to just 50 copies per size, worldwide. 

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 3 Artist Proofs and 3 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: January 2, 2019
Available for Pre-Order: December 15, 2019

Large Size: 16.25″ x 24″ ($225)
Small Size: 11″ x 17″ ($150)

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Grey Matter Art To Release True Romance Print By Tyler Stout On December 13, 2018

Under license from Morgan Creek, Grey Matter Art will release an officially licensed, limited-edition screen print by Tyler Stout for True Romance. Written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott, the 1993 romantic crime film is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. 

The True Romance print goes on sale Thursday, December 13th at 1PM (EST), in the GMA Shop.

Regular Edition of 750/ $65.00

Variant Edition of 300/ $110.00

Gold Variant Edition of 300 (Sold via Tyler Stout’s Shop TBA)

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Bottleneck Gallery To Release Superman: Action Comics # 1 80th Anniversary Cover Print On December 11, 2018

In June of 1938, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, and DC Comics released the single most important and iconic comic book ever: Action Comics #1. Action Comics introduced Clark Kent/Superman to the world, and to celebrate The Man of Steel’s 80th anniversary, Bottleneck Gallery is releasing the first officially licensed, high quality, limited edition screen print of Joe Shuster’s legendary comic book cover!

For 80 years, Siegel and Shuster’s alien turned farm boy turned superhero has been massively influential on pop culture, and we’re super excited to team up with DC Comics to release Shuster’s seminal cover for Superman’s first published adventure! 

Action Comics #1 will be available for purchase on Tuesday December 11th at 12PM ET on bottleneckgallery.com!

Action Comics No. 1 – Cover
Screen print
18 x 24 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 200
$50
Officially licensed by DC Comics

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Crazy For Cult 12 Opens On December 7, 2018

For the 12th consecutive year Gallery 1988 will open Crazy 4 Cult, the original movie themed art show. 

This year, come see over 200 artists participate and pay homage to their favorite cult films. It’s a show that has spawned two published books and hundreds of memorable pieces to help usher in an entire movement of pop art. 

This year’s installment includes paintings, prints, sculptures, cross stitch, plush and pins. Work will first be available at the opening on Friday December 7th from 7-10PM, then remaining work will be online for purchase Saturday afternoon at gallery1988.com.

 

Art LINK

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Frank Miller’s Batman #62 Variant Cover Revealed

Legendary artist Frank Miller’s cover art for Batman #62 has been revealed. 

Miller is well-known for his contribution to the lore of Batman, having served as the writer and/or artist on Batman: Year One, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: The Dark Knight Knight Strikes Again . 

Batman #62’s solication information: 

The Eisner-winning creative team behind Mister Miracle is back together as artist Mitch Gerads rejoins the Bat team for a special issue! Professor Pyg is loose in Gotham, and you know that means things are going to get weird… and bloody!

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Check Out The New Shazam Poster

Zachary Levi shared the new Shazam! poster on his Instagram and also teased that fans can expect a new trailer coming in the new year.

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

The cast includes Asher Angel (Andi Mack) as Billy Batson, Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) as The Wizard, and Mark Strong (Kingsman) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. The film also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (IT) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton (Annabelle: Creation); Darla, played by Faithe Herman (This is Us); Eugene, played by Ian Chen (Fresh Off the Boat); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand (Hawaii Five-0). Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead) and Marta Milans (Killer Women) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez.

David F. Sandberg is directing for New Line Cinema. The Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation director will step behind the camera with Peter Safran producing. Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke wrote the script for Shazam!

Created in 1939 by artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, Shazam first appeared in Fawcett Comics’ Whiz Comics #2. By saying the world “Shazam,” teenager Billy Batson was transformed into the “world’s mightiest mortal” and given extraordinary abilities by ancient gods.

Shazam! will debut in theaters on April 5, 2019.

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Yule Believe In Miracles In New Once Upon A Deadpool Poster

20th Century Fox has released a new poster for Deadpool 2′s upcoming family-friendly and PG-13 cut titled Once Upon a Deadpool, featuring the titular anti-hero in a holy-themed look as he leads Fred Savage along with some angels into the heavens.

Once Upon a Deadpool will contain footage from Deadpool 2, but edited down to a PG-13 format which means cutting some of the violence and language. Fans can also expect new footage “in the form of a framing sequence” in the revamped film that Ryan Reynolds and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick devised for the project.

Fred Savage will reprise his role from the 1987 classic, The Princess Bride, in the new framing sequence alongside Reynold’s Deadpool. Eight scenes were filmed for the new footage in the upcoming project.

Additionally, the movie will raise money for charity. For every ticket sold, $1 will be given to F-ck Cancer.

Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 finds Ryan Reynolds reprises his role as the Merc with a Mouth alongside Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as the luck-manipulating mutant Domino and Josh Brolin as Cable, the time-traveling son of the X-Men’s Cyclops. Jack Kesy (The Strain, Baywatch) stars as Black Tom, with Japanese actress Shioli Kutsuna and Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) playing Yukio and Firefist.

Other stars returning from the first Deadpool include Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Stefan Kapicic as the voice of Colossus. The sequel was written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds.

Once Upon a Deadpool charms its way into theaters for a limited time starting on December 12 and ending on Christmas Eve.

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Life Is A Great Big Bang Up Spider-Man Limited Edition Serigraph By Shag

Shortly before he passed away, Spiderman creator and Marvel Legend Stan Lee collaborated with the artist Shag on a Limited Edition Silk Screen print featuring Stan’s most famous creation and a congregation of his most villainous foes. Stan oversaw, gave input to and approved the final product, but unfortunately left this world too soon to sign the print edition as he originally intended.

The Shag store is releasing this print, one of Stan’s final pieces of creative output, as tribute to this giant of comics and pop culture. As is tradition, Stan even asked to make a cameo appearance in the print!

Join the Shag Gallery on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm at the West Hollywood Store for Shag’s Tribute to Stan Lee and his “Life is a Great Big Bang Up” print in celebration of the 3rd Anniversary of the Shag store West Hollywood location. Complimentary cocktails and free and open to the public.

Can’t make it then get the pre-event print pricing HERE.

Life is a Great Big Bang Up
21 Color Hand-Pulled Serigraph Print
Size: Approx. 40″ x 26” (paper size)
Edition of 200
Hand Signed & Numbered by Shag
$599

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Suntup Editions Announces The Covers Collection – Night Shift Paperback Print By Don Brautigam

Suntup Editions has revealed another beautiful bonus print in The Covers Collection from the late Don Brautigam. This month, they have one of the highest anticipated and most requested covers, the art from the first US edition paperback of Night Shift.

The 1979 Signet paperback release of Night Shift features the first of many covers Brautigam would be hired to create for Stephen King. It is also one of his most iconic. The imagery of the eyes peering forth from the bandaged hand was inspired by King’s short story “I Am the Doorway,” which is included in this, his first ever short story collection.

A unique characteristic of the Night Shift first edition paperback is its stepback, or keyhole cover. Subsequent printings would reuse Brautigam’s artwork, but the first edition is identified by the outermost front cover’s “keyholes,” which open up to a full page color stepback graphic underneath. Now, this magnificent piece of artwork can be enjoyed for the first time without cover text as a beautiful giclée print — and you don’t even need to line up the eyes!

Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Authorized by Dan and Jim Brautigan.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 3 Artist Proofs and – 3 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: December 15, 2018
Available for Pre-Order: December 1, 2018

Large Size: 18″ x 24″
Small Size: 12″ x 17″

Order HERE.

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