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CRAZY4CULT 11 To Open At Gallery 1988 On November 17, 2017

Join Gallery 1988 for the 11th annual CRAZY4CULT exhibit, originally the first art show to ever celebrate cult films. Almost 200 artists will participate this year, contributing paintings, prints, plush and sculptures inspired by films like Bladerunner, Little Shop of Horrors, What We Do In The Shadows, Beetlejuice, Wizard of Oz and many, many more.

The opening reception, your first chance to buy work, will be tonight from 7-10 at 7308 Melrose Ave. The work will then become available the following day at gallery1988.com. This show will be on display through December 3rd.

  

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Suntup Editions Announces The Covers Collection Print of The Eyes of The Dragon By David Palladini

Suntup Editions started the year with the announcement of the publication of The Eyes of the Dragon Art Portfolio, so tit’s only appropriate that they close out the year with The Covers Collection print of The Eyes of the Dragon by David Palladini.

This is a gorgeous, vibrant giclée print, reproducing the famous dragon art from the cover of the 1st trade edition of the book, and all are hand-signed by David Palladini. Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

The large size measures 24″ x 18” and costs $175. The small size measures 17″ x 12.5” and costs $100. You can pre-order the print HERE. The publication date is December 1, 2017.

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Shepard Fairey’s Largest Exhibition, “DAMAGED” Opens In Los Angeles

Library Street Collective is thrilled to announce an exhibition in LA with artist/activist Shepard Fairey in his most ambitious show to date, aptly titled DAMAGED. It’s been nearly 10 years since Fairey’s last solo exhibition in his hometown of Los Angeles and the iconic HOPE imagery he created for then Presidential candidate Barack Obama. In this unprecedented political climate, Fairey’s message has changed from hope to purpose: “DAMAGED is an honest diagnosis, but diagnosis is the first step to recognizing and solving problems. I definitely think that art can be part of the solution because it can inspire people to look at an issue they might otherwise ignore or reject.”

Of late, Fairey has shifted more towards making artwork based on critical issues and less on distinct figures as he has in the past. DAMAGED still contains the portraits we know and love, but the people he illustrates are representative of diverse Americans most affected by current policies and social issues, rather than recognizable personas of prominence. Advocacy is something the artist has always encouraged through his art making and his many social, political and humanitarian platforms: “When greed and indifference are the status quo, it’s time for conversation.”

DAMAGED also takes aim at another hindrance to reformative communication: social media. For what should be the most meaningful platform for important discussion ever created, discourse has fallen secondary to self-indulgence and celebrity: “Even prior to the election, I’ve been troubled by the social media mentality of ‘construct your own reality’ in superficial terms, at least. The internet and social media are valuable for democratization, but as Marshall McLuhan warned with his—”the medium is the message”—the rapid pace and temporary nature of social media can lead to throwaway approaches from the consumer and the creator…”

DAMAGED will be on view in downtown Los Angeles from November 11 through December 17, 2017, 1650 Naud Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

  

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Dark Hall Mansion To Release Peanuts Seasons Prints By Chris Thornley On November 7, 2017

Dark Hall Mansion is pleased to share this Christmas, the holiday season, and indeed ALL seasons courtesy of our latest official Peanuts Worldwide licensed “Peanuts Seasons” limited edition prints and sets by artist Chris Thornley available this Tuesday, November 7th at 12:30 PM-PST!

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Peanuts Worldwide LLC, welcomes back artist Chris Thornley as he celebrates each lovely season as only Peanuts can! It’s Christmastime on a frosty lake with Charlie Brown, his beloved Christmas tree and the Peanuts gang so enjoy some icy skating as Linus goes airborne courtesy one very impassioned Snoopy while Pigpen builds a most personal snowman and Lucy, Sally and Schroeder smoothly cruise by (Lucy perhaps up to a bit of mischief), and don’t forget to look for some special references such as one particularly over decorated doghouse and certain classic and unforgettable dance moves are being worked on for the season.

Artist Chris Thornley celebrates all the seasons with 4 color filled and joyous prints that not only reference classic moments from the Peanuts films, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and “It’s the Easter, Beagle Charlie Brown” but also include unforgettable moments from Charles M. Schulz’s legendary Peanuts strips.

All 4 “Peanuts Seasons” prints are available individually or attractively discounted when purchasing a full set of all 4 seasons in full size or in a special smaller format set just in time for Christmas and holiday gift giving.

The  “Peanuts Seasons” limited edition prints and sets go on sale this Tuesday, November 7th, on DHM’s dedicated store page at: http://darkhallmansionstore.com at 12:30 PM-PST!

Fall Standard Edition of 180 in 18″ x  24″  $55

Winter Standard Edition of 180 in 18″ x  24″  $55

Spring Standard Edition of 180 in 18″ x  24″  $55

Summer Standard Edition of 180 in 18″ x  24″  $55

Fall Variant Edition of 50 in 18″ x  24″  $75

Winter Variant Edition of 50 in 18″ x  24″  $75

Spring Variant Edition of 50 in 18″ x  24″  $75

Summer Variant Edition of 50 in 18″ x  24″  $75

Set of all 4 Peanuts Seasons Prints: Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

Standard edition set of 100 in  18″ x 24″  $140 for all 4 prints 
Standard edition set of 50 in  9″ x 12″  $60 for all 4 prints 

Variant edition set of 50 in  18″ x 24″  $140 for all 4 prints 
Variant edition set of 50 in  9″ x 12”  $60 for all 4 prints 

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Jamie Hewlett Hardcover

From the legendary Tank Girl to live-action animations with Gorillaz, a Chinese contemporary opera to an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, artist Jamie Hewlett is one of the most energetic figures of contemporary pop culture.

With influences ranging from hip hop to zombie slasher movies, Hewlett emerged in the mid-1990s as co-creator of the zeitgeist-defining Tank Girl comic. With then-roommate Damon Albarn, he went on to create the unique cartoon band Gorillaz, a virtual pop group of animated characters, who have recorded five albums and mounted breathtaking live spectacles.

Since then, Hewlett has continued to collaborate with Albarn on projects including an elaborate staging of the Chinese novel Monkey: Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en, complete with circus acrobats, Shaolin monks, and Chinese singers. In 2006, he was named “Designer of the Year” by the Design Museum in London, and in 2009, Hewlett and Albarn won a BAFTA for their animated Monkey sequence for the Beijing Olympic Games. More recently, The Suggestionists, an exhibition of prints at the Saatchi Gallery in London, demonstrated an exciting new direction in Hewlett’s practice.

This TASCHEN edition, Hewlett’s first major monograph, illustrates his thrilling creative journey with more than 400 artworks from the Tank Girl era through Gorillaz and up to the present day. Through stories, characters, strips, and sketches, we trace Hewlett’s exceptional capacity for invention and celebrate a polymath artist who refuses to rest on his laurels, or to be pigeonholed into a particular practice.

The book will retail for $60 and be released in December 2017.

 

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1984 Publishing Announces Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin

On Friday, November 8, the Cleveland, Ohio-based 1984 Publishing will begin taking pre-orders for both the regular and deluxe version of its fifth book, Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin. Due May 8, 2018, the 208-page, full-color, lavish hardbound book is a comprehensive retrospective of artist and illustrator Pullin’s vivid career.

Ghoulish features his iconic alternative movie posters for beloved films, including horror classics (Halloween, Friday the 13th, Scream, Creepshow) and cult favorites (The Big Lebowski, Re-Animator, Monster Squad). In addition to spotlighting collectible pop culture movie posters, Ghoulish includes a range of Pullin’s magazine covers, special edition Blu-Ray packaging, album covers, enamel pins and monster-based illustrations.

“This book covers it all—from my early years as a budding artist and horror film fan and my thirteen-year stint at Rue Morgue magazine as their original art director to the present day, which finds me owning and operating my own company, Ghoulish Gary,” Pullin says. “I hope you enjoy reading my story and taking in the artwork as much as I enjoyed creating it. Perhaps it will inspire you to carve out your own path.”

Ghoulish is written by April Snellings (project editor for Rue Morgue magazine and a 2017 Rondo Horror Award winner), while Rue Morgue co-owner David Alexander will serve as editor. The book also includes forewords by Rob Jones, the co-founder of Mondo and a visual artist known for his work with The White Stripes, and Independent Spirit Award-winning horror director and actor Larry Fessenden.

The regular version of Ghoulish retails for $29.95 USD and will be available online via Amazon and local bookstores worldwide. Two deluxe, limited-edition versions of the book, each of which retail for $39.95 USD, will also be available:

A signed copy of Ghoulish packaged with a 12-inch exclusive single by the legendary progressive rock band Goblin. The LP, which is housed in a jacket featuring exclusive Pullin artwork, contains newly remastered live versions of their classic themes to Suspiria and Dawn of the Dead. Only 500 copies of the single will be pressed, split between two variants: 300 “stained glass” transparent blue + 200 “stained glass” transparent red. Fans can pre-order this version online at 1984 Publishing’s site on Wednesday, November 8 at 1 p.m. EST.

An Amazon-exclusive version (limited to 100 copies) featuring a signed 3D print of Children of the Corn by Pullin and special branded 3D glasses.

“I’ll never forget the first time I watched Dawn of the Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Thing, or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” Pullin says. “I was utterly terrified, but compelled to keep watching as I peered from behind a pillow. Or the last time I put down a Stephen King book and then immediately checked to see if anything was rising out of the bathtub—or the first time I heard Vincent Price as ‘The Curator’ on Alice Cooper’s Welcome to My Nightmare.

“It’s these sights and sounds that slowly, over the course of four decades, created a monster in me—and gave me an unstoppable desire to emulate them with pens and brushes and to breathe new life into old favorites, or to help new filmmakers and composers achieve their vision. It’s all led me to share my unpredictable art career with you and all of these ‘things’ that can never be unseen again, lurking in the shadows or leaping off the page.”

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The Art of Mondo Deluxe Edition

The Art of Mondo Deluxe Edition will premier at MondoCon. This special edition includes:

– 3 enamel pins featuring artwork by Mike Saputo
– 3 screen-printed 8”x10” hand bills featuring artwork by Daniel Danger, Mike Saputo & Jay Ryan
– Certificate of Authenticity designed by Bobby Dixon – Signed & Numbered

The book is limited to 1000 Copies and will be housed in a “Flat File” hard shell slip case designed by Alan Hynes. Pick up your copy for $200.

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Frankenstein & The Bride of Frankenstein Prints By Drew Struzan Available At 2017 MondoCon

The famed illustrator Drew Struzan will be in attendance at 2017 MondoCon and he will be offering two very limited edition prints featuring Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein.

MondoCon is a celebration of everything Mondo loves, including movies, art, comics, music, toys and food. It’s a weekend curated with fans in mind, featuring incredible artists and creators from around the world, panels, screenings, food trucks, live score and interactive events.

MondoCon will be from November 4-5 in Austin Texas.

Frankenstein by Drew Struzan
Edition of 150
18″x24″
$100

Bride of Frankenstein by Drew Struzan
Edition of 150
18″x24″
$100

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Brand Alphabet

Graphic designer Vinicius Araujo envisioned iconic industrial designs from electronics brands as Helvetica letter forms corresponding to their brand names. Check out the full alphabet in his Behance portfolio.

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Dark Hall Mansion To Release Sesame Street Prints By Tom Whalen On October 27, 2017

Dark Hall Mansion is honored to debut their latest official limited edition screen print release for a true and most beloved timeless classic, “Sesame Street” by artist Tom Whalen and available this Friday, Oct 27th at 12:30 PM-PST!

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Sesame Workshop, is so very pleased to take fans back to a simpler time, or perhaps allow them to share their own memories with family, friends and loved ones, but no matter which, there’s always love for “Sesame Street” and its inimitable classic characters. Artist Tom Whalen gathers all the old friends, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, the Count, Elmo and more, on the friendliest Street, the street and neighborhood where everyone is welcome! Tom’s limited edition screen print is a 14-color multi-monster explosion of joy with old friends and episode memories alike; Ernie’s rubber ducky, Bert’s bottle caps, Oscar’s little friend Slimey, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Super Grover in flight, Elmo and best friend Dorothy, the Count, well, counting, they’re all here! Anchored by three of the most unforgettable and beloved friends that have helped shaped lives for the better, brought smiles to millions of children worldwide and helped raise generation after generation, where would we be if not for one wonderfully cranky Oscar the Grouch, the friendliest Big Bird who reminds us all that kindness matters in this world and, of course, the irrepressible and irresistible charm of the one and only cookie crazed Cookie Monster! A legacy quite unlike any other, “Sesame Street” and its characters are a gift to us all, a gift to humankind itself.

“Sesame Street” limited edition Tom Whalen screen prints go on sale this Friday, October 27th, on DHM’s dedicated store page at: http://darkhallmansionstore.com at 12:30 PM-PST with prints available in Standard and Variant “Big Bird” colorway editions as well as two Foil editions printed on silver and gold foil substrate.

Sesame Street
Artist: Tom Whalen
Standard Edition of 280
18″ x 24″
Screen print
$55

Sesame Street
Artist: Tom Whalen
Variant “BIG BIRD” Edition of 50
18″ x 24″
Screen print
$85

Sesame Street
Artist: Tom Whalen
Silver Foil Edition of 10
(printed on silver foil substrate)
18″ x 24″
Screen print
$125

Sesame Street
Artist: Tom Whalen
Gold Foil Edition of 10
(printed on gold foil substrate)
18″ x 24″
Screen print
$125

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