Paste Magazine celebrates that lovely intersection of visual art and music—the band logo—with 50 of their favorites. You can scroll through the gallery to count down to the greatest band logo of all time.
Check them out HERE.
HERE is the history and evolution of logo designs from 21 well known Corporations.
The Brazilian comic book artist decided to open his first commission list, allowing 10 lucky people to choose their favorite super hero/heroes for Grampá to render in his unique detailed style.
The result would be ten one of a kind drawings inked over pencils on 11×17 strathmore paper finished with Grampá’s distinctive “character head” signature.
The cost of the art piece was dependent on how many figures Rafael drew. A full body, single figure cost $1,000, two characters $1,800 and three characters $2,400.
Smart fans, savvy art collectors and shrewd investors immediately seized the rare opportunity to own an original piece by Grampá considering that the illustrator doesn’t sell any of his original work.
Within hours the ten spots on the list were full. Below are the commissioned drawings plus a couple of bonus pieces. Congratulations to the fortunate owners and hopefully time permitting Rafael will continue with more commissions!
Ironman, Captain America and Spiderman
Here is Rafael’s second commission – Batman emerges from the smoke, cape billowing, grappling gun in hand ready to take on an unseen assailant! Apparently Rafael liked the rendering so much, he had a hard time parting with it. I love the details of the gloves, boots, gun and cape. The smoke provides an element of mystery and danger. Thank you Rafael, for doing such an amazing job. I will cherish this forever!
Yes, I am the lucky owner of commission # 2 and I feel like Charlie must have felt after he found the golden ticket in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.
Batman and the smoke
Batman versus Joker
Lone Wolf and Cub for Ivan Freitas Da Costa – Bonus Commission
The Dark Knight Returns
This Frank Miller inspired Dark Knight and Robin was commissioned by David Mandel, screenwriter of Sienfeld, Saturday Night Live and executive producer and director of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Marv, Nancy and Gail from Frank Miller’s Sin City
Wolverine: Weapon X
Batman and Scarecrow
Batman & Batgirl
Here are some additional commissions from Rafael…
Batman V. Superman
From his site:
If you have yet to try and carve a pumpkin in a 3-D manner, you need to. Its fun and everybody enjoys a cool pumpkin. Unfortunately they begin to rot less than a week after carving so be sure to take plenty of pictures. You can experiment with ways of preserving them but I find nothing works better than a nice photo. Some chefs that I have carved for put lemon juice on the faces to help slow down the natural molding process that will occur.
Picking out the right pumpkin is very important. You need a pumpkin with a thick wall. To get this kind you will have to choose one that is very heavy for its size. Also avoid perfectly round pumpkins and opt for ones that have a protruding ridge that sticks out on one side. These shapes make nice faces as you could imagine how difficult it would be to carve a 3-D face onto a shallow flat surface.
Modern Vintage will open on December 6, 2013 at Gallery 1988 East. The opening reception will run from 7-10PM and both of the artists will be present.
Gallery 1988 East
7021 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Gotham Library By Tom Whalen
Size: 12″ x 24″
Medium: 3-color Screenprint
Stock: French Pop Tone Lemon Drop 100C
Edition: Limited, 60
Texas Butcher by Tom Whalen
Spinner Shop Manual by Tom Whalen
Planet X by Tom Whalen
June 1990 by Tom Whalen
Protect Your Pet, Inspect For Foreign Organisms by Tom Whalen
Safety, Your Prime Directive… by Dave Perillo
Reading, It’s Groovy by Dave Perillo
Mambo for Bats by Dave Perillo
While On Shore Leave, Stay Safe by Dave Perillo
M & L’s Step by Step Guide Book on Home Plumbing by Dave Perillo
The Game of Thrones by Dave Perillo
Kevin offers a little insight into the making of the poster and published a video of his process. Check it out HERE.
Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. This poster will be available online at a random time on Tuesday, November 5th.
Gravity poster by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 375. $45