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Gallery1988 Celebrates The Book Launch Of “Movies R Fun” By Pixar Artist Josh Cooley In Style With A One Day Only Gallery Event

Gallery1988 are knocking it out of the park with their releases as of late, so it is of no real surprise that they are once again showcasing another amazing artist’s work. This time it is Pixar artist Josh Cooley’s turn in the spotlight. His new book Movies R Fun is a superb retelling of famous movies done in the style of old nursery rhyme and story books for children. You may have seen his prints floating around the internet for some time now on blogs and memes so it’s great that he can finally showcase his work through Gallery1988. The event which will be held at G1988 West in Los Angeles will showcase some of Josh pieces so if you can attend the opening on February the 22nd at 8-10pm you should scout on over there pronto. For further information click the link here.

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Alas if like me you cannot get to this event because you are predisposed (or live in another country!) then do not despair. His book goes on sale February 25th through Amazon.com  so we can all get a piece of the action.

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Gallery1988 also has a selection of Josh’s prints for sale and they are stunning. The style is so familiar because it is something that we have all grown up with but also his spin on it and some of the adult only movie moments he turns into children’s pieces really knock you out with their originality.

josh cooleys movies r fun book alien

$25.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 11 x 8.5 inches signed, open edition.

josh cooleys movies r fun book blues brothers

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book die hard

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book donnie darko

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book jaws

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book mad max 2

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book pans labrityth

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book predator

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book pulp fiction

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book pyscho

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

To keep up to date with all things Josh you can keep an eye on his blog here. I for one cannot wait for the book to come on sale and here is hoping it becomes a success and he can expand on the ideas he so expertly presented in the images above.

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We have a chat with Joshua Budich as he reveals his ‘Crazy 4 Cult’ print, ‘Is This A Kissing Book?’ inspired by ‘The Princess Bride’!

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With Gallery 1988’s ‘Crazy 4 Cult’ opening this weekend we are starting to see some great prints pop up on the web. One of the most exciting is Joshua Budich’s The Princess Bride print, ‘Is This A Kissing Book?’.
Joshua also kindly took some time out to have a little chat with us about his tremendous year!

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‘Is This a Kissing Book?’ (Princess Bride), is an 18″x24″, 4-color screenprint on French 100lb Madero Beach paper; signed and numbered limited-edition of 100 (50 will be available at the show). The print was expertly produced by Danny Askar.

Firstly, congratulations on what has been a fantastic year for you. Both Of your Star Wars prints for ‘Art V Cancer’ have been exceptionally well received and you have contributed towards a number of gallery shows this year including ‘Hero Complex Gallery’s’ Jaws inspired gallery, ‘Smile You Son Of A Bitch’ and ‘Gallery 1988’s’ ‘Say Hi To The Bad Guy’.

For Gallery 1988’s Crazy 4 Cult, what led you to choose The Princess Bride for your print ‘Is This A Kissing book?’
After 6 years of being in this crazy print-game, I had yet to pay homage to what is undoubtedly one of my favorite movies of all time, “The Princess Bride”. So, when I was asked to participate in C4C this year, and PB was on the list of movies to choose from, I jumped on it!

Having tackled a number of famous movies with great results, what is left that you are dying to take a crack at?
I’m dying to finish up my Star Wars OT print series, and perhaps tackle the Prequels; debatably one of the least favorite topics for any print designer. But, now that Eps 7-9 are on their way, we all need to come to grips with Ep 1-3. There’s parts of them I really really love. So, I’m hoping, that if I just focus on them… well… it’s a challenge to say the least! I’m also a huge fan of comedies, so perhaps something under that topic. And, of course, there’s always more Wes Anderson. 😉

You have a knack for capturing great likenesses in your pieces, has there ever been a character that has given you particular difficulty?
Harrison Ford is known for having a very weird face to draw and get a good likeness. Now that I’ve tackled him about half-a-dozen times, I’d have to agree. What an awkwardly handsome man.

With 2013 having been such a great year, what would you say has the been the highlight for you?
The OSCARs print for 88, working with the Apatow folks for charity, various projects for Spoke Art, beginning the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series. It’s been a fantastic year! I can’t complain.

So, give us a tease. What does 2014 have in store for Joshua Budich fans?
More Star Wars. More Indy. More of my Bad Guys series. More of what I want to do… personal pieces, for myself and my family. My son is a constant source of inspiration for me, as I vicariously relive my childhood through him. There seems to be an endless fountain of great ideas when I picture prints I’d love to hang on the walls of his room.

Thanks for taking the time to complete this Joshua! Have a great time at Crazy 4 Cult.

What a nice bloke! Joshua will also be attending Crazy 4 Cult on it’s opening night which is this Friday, December 13th, with an opening reception at 355A Bowery (at Bowery & 3rd) from 7-10 PM. Regular gallery hours will be 12-7 everyday from Saturday, December 14th, through Saturday, December 21st.

Be sure to head on over to Joshua’s website to check out more of his awesome work as well as following him on Twitter to keep up to date with what he is up to!

To keep an eye on what else is coming to Gallery 1988’s Crazy 4 Cult, check out #Crazy4Cult on Twitter and Instagram

New Dan Mumford ‘Thanatos’ print now available!

London based artist Dan Mumford has today announced the release of  ‘Thanatos’, a follow up print to ‘Thalassa’. ‘Thanatos’ comes in three amazing colour ways, blue, orange and black and white. Each print is A3 in size (16.5″ x 11.7″), digitally printed in high quality on 300 gsm recycled card, stamped, signed and numbered and will come in an edition of 35 priced at £25 each or a bargain £60 for all three.

Thanatos Blue

Thanatos Red

Thanatos

Announced over at his blog and Facebook, Dan also posted a few more images as well as detail shots. You should really head on over there and check them out. They look great. Chances are you have probably seen some of Dan’s work in the past as he provided the artwork for the poster and DVD cover for the 2012 rerelease of The Wicker Man. This was later made available as a print through Dark City Gallery. Dan also had an amazing piece of art featured in Hero Complex’s ‘Smile, You Son Of A Bitch’ Jaws themed show titled ‘Gone Fishing. You can still purchase those prints over at Hero Complex’s store!

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Make sure you check out Dan’s store and website for more amazing pieces of art as well as t-shirts. Follow Dan on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with new releases.

 

 

Andrew Swainson’s ‘Smile You Son of a Bitch’ piece ‘Come on in the water’ now available on his site!

Artist and graphic designer Andrew Swainson produced a great piece recently for Hero Complex Gallery’s Jaws inspired ‘Smile You Son Of A Bitch’ show called ‘Come on in the water’. That piece quickly sold out over on their site. But fear not, it is safe to go back in the water, Andrew has a few copies as well as a sketch variant edition available via his webstore.

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This artist edition screen print is limited to 20 copies of the regular version, produced for the ‘Smile You Son Of A Bitch – An Art Tribute To Jaws’ at Hero Complex Gallery in LA, November 1st-3rd 2013. The piece is sized at roughly 30″ x 12″ (762mm x 304mm), 4 colours – split fountain and printed by Lastleaf Printing, Pueblo, Colorado, USA. All prints are hand signed and numbered and will cost you £25. The sketch variant edition of 10 will cost you £45.

Be sure to check out some of Andrew’s other stuff while you are over there, ‘his Horror of Dracula’ is great, as well as please taking the time to find out about the charity Andrew runs called Hollies Footprint. You can also follow Andrew on Twitter.

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