Last week Cult Collective were not the only ones to launch a brand new website. The Poster Posse launched their own dedicated website alongside their latest project, and official collaboration with Disney to celebrate their upcoming animation Big Hero 6.
Inspired by the Marvel Comics series created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau in the late 90’s, Big Hero 6 follows in the footsteps of Disney and Marvel’s other recent super hero team movie, Guardians Of The Galaxy as another example of how the mouse house are putting faith into lesser known Marvel characters.
Check out some of the great posters that the Poster Posse have created!
Dioramas may not be the first port of call when it comes to collectors displaying their figures, but even the die-hard fan have to admit that they certainly add character to what would be an otherwise uninspiring work top or glass cabinet display. At the end of the day, as much as I like my action figures boxed and hanging on my wall, they were made for the most part to be played with.
Whether it be for a small child or a childish adult, we can all get a little buzz out of checking out the latest figures points of articulation. Marvel and other companies certainly think so and have contributed to this field in the past, putting toy lines out that came with their own little mini diorama (the Punisher action figure with arcade smashed diorama had a thug with a grenade in his mouth!). For the most part though they never looked quite like these creations by Louise Townend of Craft Geek Dioramas.
Recently it seems there have been a ton of Disney related mash ups appearing in the art world and on the Internet. People like James Hance have been doing this kind of thing for years, mashing up favourite pieces of fandom into Disney styled pieces. When Disney bought the Marvel brand however, artists far and wide could hardly contain them-selves, knocking out tons of different Disney/ Marvel related pieces.
However with Fernando Mendonca’s work, I saw something different. With his pieces it looks like you are actually looking at an animation cell, like a slice of the film has been taken off the reel and put directly in front of you. Now I know most film is digital now so the description does not entirely work, but you get the idea. His work is animated is the point I am making!
What Fernando has done is taken core characters from fandom and re-created them in a new and exciting way. The Game of Thrones pieces are spot on (and hopefully more of them will arrive on the internet in the future), but his take on things like Scooby Doo and Jack Sparrow are also hugely entertaining. Below is a selection of his work from his Deviant Art page. Below is a selection of some of my favourites from his Deviant Art page. At this present time I could not find any sites that sold his prints. If, however you dear reader find some links for them, then please feel free to post them in the replies section below so we can all check them out.
Fernando has his own Twitter feed, but alas it is not in English making it difficult for me to see what he has in the works. Still feel free to check it out, I will keep popping on just in the hope that he finishes off those incredible Game of Thrones pieces!
Most of the time when I am compiling these artist showcases I do it from either memories of artwork I have seen in the past or internet art which regularly flashes up on my Facebook wall or turns up on Youtube. So it makes a refreshing change when a previously unknown artist (well to me anyway) is brought to my attention. This time it was thanks to our very own Cult Collective creator James Henshaw, so I had a feeling it would be a fun one to do. My instincts were correct.
Brian Taylor (AKA Candykiller) is a Scottish artist who has taken the influences of his childhood and turned them into some pretty incredible art. The influences seem to come mostly from early Disney features from the 40’s onwards, but also Hanna Barbara and Tex Avery cartoons pop up in his work. This fun, yet slightly chaotic and anarchic style also reminds me of the underground comix book era (70’s – 80’s) with its use of bold colours and strange, sometimes even disturbing imagery not only been incredible to look at, but also truly unique.
His website store seems slightly on the bare side at the moment (with tons of stuff been sold out), but here are some of the cooler items I saw on there.
Signed and Numbered ‘Beast’ Letterpress Print. Size – A4 (210mm x 297mm / 8.3in x 11.7in) . Two colour inked letterpress. Printed on Somerset off-white 300gsm 100% cotton art paper. Signed and numbered edition of 100. $20 / £12 (approx) including shipping.
Original painting : hand-painted in acrylic on watercolour paper. Painted area 29cm x 38cm / 11.5″ x 15″. Signed in pencil on surrounding paper. $280 / £170 (approx) including shipping.
Original painting : hand-painted in acrylic on watercolour paper. Painted area 27cm x 36cm / 10.5″ x 14″. Signed in pencil on surrounding paper. $280 / £180 (approx) including shipping.
Original painting : hand-painted in acrylic on watercolour paper. Painted area 31cm x 38.5cm / 12″ x 15.4″. Signed in pencil on surrounding paper. $160 / £100 (approx) including shipping
Original painting : hand-painted in acrylic on watercolour paper. Painted area 26cm x 36.5cm / 10.3″ x 14.4″. Signed in pencil on surrounding paper. $220 / £140 (approx) including shipping.
What is not in short supply though is this guy’s volume of work. He has created tons of items from figures, art prints to trading cards and plushies. Here are some of my favourites from my search on the World Wide Web.
Recently Brian has been doing some great alternative film posters, with a his recent Aliens poster selling out exceptionally quickly and becoming a huge hit over at the Candykiller Facebook page. Below is a handful of this art which will hopefully result in a full set of sci fi movie posters. (Hensh – That Blade Runner needs to be a poster soon!)
Candkiller also produced this brilliant Hellboy/ Breaking Bad crossover piece and will be featured in Hero Complex Gallery’s upcoming Hellboy 20th anniversary celebrations.
You can keep up to speed with all of Brian’s work via the usual social networking avenues Facebook and Twitter as well as his website. With an art style that reminds me of Ron English’s work (not sure if it is just me on this!) it smacks you straight in the face with artistic joy. Now I am hooked on Brian’s work I cannot wait to see what he creates in the near future.
So more and more previews of Mondo and Oh My Disney’s ‘Nothing’s Impossible’ are being previewed today over at various sources including the Austin Chronicle.
Snow White by Anne Benjamin
The Sword In The Stone by Rich Kelly
Alice In Wonderland by Ken Taylor, Mr Incredible by Mike Mitchell, Finding Nemo by Tom Whalen, The Nightmare Before Christmas by Graham Irwin
Opening at the Mondo Gallery at 3pm this Friday and runs through until March 11th ‘Nothing’s Impossible’ stands to be one of Mondo’s biggest of the year! Here’s hoping a few of these excellent pieces make it to an online drop!
A little while ago we brought you details of Mondo and Oh My Disney’s gallery show ‘Nothing’s Impossible’. Since the show was announced a few weeks back excitement has been running high waiting for pieces to be previewed for the show which opens at the Mondo Gallery at 3pm this Friday and runs through until March 11th. Over the past few days we have been given our first glimpse at some of the pieces we can expect to see at the gallery, and we must say our excitement was truly justified, the pieces look INCREDIBLE!! Take a look..
Sleeping Beauty by Billy Baumann
The Rescuers by David Petersen
Aladdin by Tom Whalen
Alice In Wonderland by Ken Taylor
With plenty more pieces to still be revealed by a number of big names such as Aaron Horkey and Olly Moss, expect more updates over the next few days.
And because Disney is, you know, for the kids, this Saturday, March 8th Mondo invite families to enjoy art, activities and entertainment as we will celebrate the magic of Disney with a family in a special child friendly event from 9AM to 11AM.
Frankly, I wish I lived somewhere close enough to be able to get to this one as Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty are both fantastic pieces that NEED to be in my personal collection! Alas, a swim across the Atlantic is a little shy of how far even I will go for this obsession! If you are going, enjoy the amazing pieces on show and be sure to get in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook with photos!
Mondo have been releasing some excellent Disney screen prints for a while now. Notable pieces are Tom Whalen’s Toy Story and The Little Mermaid. It only seems natural then that Mondo should dedicate a whole show to Disney movies.
Well, that time is now! Mondo have partnered with Disney’s “Oh My Disney” blog to unveil “Nothing’s Impossible,” a gallery event at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, from March 7 – March 11, 2014. The gallery will open to the public on March 7 from 3:00-10:00 p.m. with regular hours to follow for the show’s duration.
The line up is exciting, too. Including Tom Whalen, Aaron Horkey, Phantom City Creative, Jason Edmiston, Martin Ansin, Jeff Soto, Jason Edmiston, Mike Mitchell, Ken Taylor, Rich Kelly and many more, ‘Nothing’s Impossible’ will be a unique gallery as far as most Mondo galleries go, with multiple films by multiple artists.
I do hope we get pieces for Robin Hood and The Lion King
In the meantime we have this excellent preview of Ken Taylor’s offering for Alice In Wonderland
Over on the Mondo Blog, CEO Justin Ishmael said “Disney has a special way of bringing out the magic in all of us and we’re very excited to bring that feeling to Austin at this year’s gallery event,” “Having worked with Oh My Disney over the last year, we know the site celebrates reinventing timeless stories and we hope our work sparks the imagination of both Disney and Mondo fans.”
One suprising omission from the show card was Olly Moss. It had been rumoured for a while that he had put together a Disney print and Olly has now confirmed via Twitter that he WILL be taking part in Mondo and Oh My Disney’s “Nothing’s Impossible” Disney Gallery at South by Southwest.
Last night he also posted a tease of his piece over on Instagram. It doesn’t take Basil, the great mouse detective to figure out which film it’s for.
Oh My Disney and Mondo will release posters digitally every week leading up to the gallery’s opening on March 7th.