It’s not often we write about high street art galleries here at Cult Collective but this latest release was so exciting, we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share.
Castle Galleries, the UK’s leading group of high street art galleries, have just released a series of artwork for DC Comics flagship heroes Batman and Superman by legendary comic artist Alex Ross. Continue reading
As fans of companies that really push the boundaries and create brilliant, unique artwork Warpaint Press really push all the right buttons for us here at Collective. A limited run screen printed poster company started by poster fans who decided to turn their passion into a business and test the theory that “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life”. Warpaint Press have delivered a number of limited edition prints and apparel and whose artist rosta also boasts Dan Mumford and Godmachine along with their previously released “Icarus” piece by Drew Millward.
Warpaint Press are now proud to present their 20th piece, “Hail Destroyer” by Dan Mumford, is a modern take on your “monster destroys a city” theme popularised by 1950s and 1960s sci-fi movies. “Hail Destroyer” will be released tomorrow, May the 1st, at 10am EST via their Online Store.
“Hail Destroyer” by Dan Mumford
Edition of 125
Size: 18 x 24
5 Colour Screen Print printed on 100# French Banana Split
$30 USD + Shipping
Dan Mumford is a brilliant UK based freelance illustrator/designer/screenprinter who works out of Studio100 in central London, Kingsland road, and screenprint studio in Dalston. We have featured a few pieces by Dan before and you really should check out his Twitter, Facebook and Website.
Also, as a thank you to all of the fans that have supported Warpaint Press through the release of the last 20 poster designs, they are doing something extra special. While supplies last, customers who order “Hail Destroyer” will also receive a free copy of “Our Lady of the Dead”, Mumford’s first poster for Warpaint Press, which was released last year.
Size: 18 x 24
Paper Color: French Pop Tone Lemon Drop
Paper Weight: 100#
Number of Colors: 4
Limited to: 200 Prints
“Hail Destroyer” by Dan Mumford will be released at 10:00 AM EST 5/1 at www.shopwarpaintpress.com and you can also keep check of all Warpaint Press’ releases and news by following them on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure you follow Drew Millward on Twitter, too!
We should start this article with the obligatory “hold on to your butts” as Mondo finally reveal the details of the much teased release of John Williams’ iconic Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Jurassic Park, remastered for vinyl with gorgeous artwork for two packaging variations from artist JC Richard and a limited edition vinyl from artist Dan McCarthy (1,000 copies). The vinyl releases will be for sale only at MondoTees.com on June 11, 2014.
Here is what Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael had to say on the release:
“Jurassic Park occupies a rare place in the hearts of film fans worldwide. It’s one of the few seminal films that almost everyone can recall seeing in the theater for the first time in perfect detail. It’s a movie that fires on all cylinders – from the amazing sense of adventure, a realistic world of tomorrow, awe-inspiring special effects and of course one of the greatest scores that has ever been created. “There are few films where the experience of watching the film is matched only by experience of listening to it, and Jurassic Park is one of those rare films,”
There will be two editions of the score which sees Mondo continue its commitment to crafting beautiful packaging for scores they love and adds to an impressive collection of vinyl releases that now includes Gravity, Poltergeist, Oblivion, Halloween, Drive, The Omen, Coraline, Paranorman and more with several more releases on the horizon for 2014.
The full track listing for the score looks a little like this:
A firm favourite of ours here at Cult Collective is Drew Millward. Apart from being an amazing artist he is a truly nice bloke. I was fortunate enough to chat his ear off at the front of the Mondo queue at last years Thought Bubble while he was trying to grab a sneaky cig before the show started. Yesterday Warpaint Press released a new, limited edition screen print by Drew titled ‘Icarus’
Warpaint Press is a limited run screen printed poster company started as poster fans who decided to turn our love into a business. Trying to put to test the theory that “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life”, Warpaint Press deliver a number of limited edition prints and apparel and whose artist rosta also boasts Dan Mumford and Godmachine among others.
“Icarus” by Drew Millward
Edition of 125
Size: 18 x 24
Printed on 100# French Pure White
6 Color Screen Print
$35 USD + Shipping
We were a little late to the game on this one and the print was released yesterday so get yourself over to Warpaint Press now to pick one up! QUICK!
It’s always exciting to make announcements about new art prints, and especially exciting to make announcements on new poster companies too. Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to Grey Matter Art.
Founded in New York in 2013, Grey Matter Art is a limited edition, studio licensed film and entertainment poster company with many new and exciting projects on the horizon. We aim to take an industry inspired by pop culture, and reinvent it using the techniques that other companies have made successful, but take them to a new level. Our goal here is to bring our unique brand of creativity to the marketplace for collector’s items such as licensed posters, apparel, and other great merchandise. We also plan to be a very active and open contributor to the community and want to include fans and collectors in this process and know that everyone will have a forum to have their voice heard. In the end, we hope to create something special for the collector not only to enjoy, but to look back on and have fond memories of. Understanding how special these pieces of art are to collectors, we will put the utmost care and professionalism into packaging and shipping your items.
The passion of founders Mike Gregory and Jarod Dobbs is clear, they have a vision and intend to deliver unique and high quality collectible posters. The first of which“Cannibal Holocaust”. Released in 1980 and directed by Ruggero Deodato, Cannibal Holocaust is often referred to as “The most controversial movie of all time” and innovated the found footage style of narrative ﬁlm making.
Cannibal Holocaust Poster by Randy Ortiz
“Welcome to the Jungle”
Regular Edition of 250, Priced at $45.00
Printed by: The Half & Half
Cannibal Holocaust Poster by Randy Ortiz
“Welcome to the Jungle” Green Inferno Variant
Regular Edition of 125, Priced at $55.00
Printed by: The Half & Half
Grey Matter Art will be releasing Cannibal Holocaust “Welcome to the Jungle” by Randy Ortiz on Tuesday, April 08th at a random time between 1:00-2:00 PM. EST.
Grey Matter Art have really hit the nail on the head by bringing in artist Randy Ortiz to work on this print, and he has delivered quality in spades. This is what Ortiz had this to say about Cannibal Holocaust…
“I was a somewhat strange kid growing up. I had a morbid curiosity and was incredibly fascinated with the world of underground pseudo snuff cinema. I always kept this to myself and never shared the fact I had bootleg VHS tapes of classics such as Flowers of Flesh and Blood, the Faces of Death series, and Men Behind the Sun. Looking back at these ﬁlms as an adult, one could argue the disgusting brutal nature of these ﬁlms in comparison to Cannibal Holocaust are far and beyond, but for some reason it doesn’t feel that way to me. Even after all these years, I still ﬁnd Cannibal Holocaust to be very unsettling to watch. The incredibly offensive and controversial scenes drape over a powerful message about what we perceive as ‘reality’ in the media and that we should seek truth farther beyond what is presented to us. I feel that message is still important to this day. A ﬁlm crew fabricating a village slaughter who end up paying the ultimate price is something I wanted to capture in my poster as opposed to doing a rendition of the straight forward “impaled girl” that the ﬁlm is most known for. I feel going this route pays tribute to the more underlying story Ruggero Deodato wanted to convey to his audience. It’s a crazy ﬁlm that is deﬁnitely not for the majority, but it still is one of the few ﬁlms out there that has left a lasting, scarring impression on me.” !
Grey Matter Art founders Mike Gregory and Jarod Dobbs kindly took some time out to answer a few questions we had:
Cult Collective – Firstly, congratulations on Grey Matter Art. It’s always exciting to see a new company on the scene. What influenced you to set up Grey Matter Art?
Mike- Thank you so much for the kind words regarding our new poster company. We are very excited after months and months of very hard, but fun work to finally show everyone what we have been working on. What Influenced us to start Grey Matter Art, is that first and foremost we have a huge appreciation for gig and film poster art, I know it sounds kind of simple, but it’s true. We are both collectors, and it’s great to see what artists are doing, and see how their styles progress with each project that comes out. Aside from that, we really wanted to see specific properties that either haven’t been done before, or haven’t been done in while, and give those titles the correct treatment with the proper artists.
Jared-We are big fans of the underdogs which we feel we can really relate to. Many artists deserve a chance to do official projects and the more companies doing it the better in my opinion.
CC – Lastly, can you give us a clue as to what we prepare ourselves for and get excited about over the next few months?
Mike-While I can’t get into it now because we need to keep things a bit of a secret at the moment, we will definitely be revealing some projects in the very near future, that I think you will find very interesting.
Jared-One thing about our launch poster I will say, is that it I think it will turn some heads. It will be something that has not been done before, and it is really turning out to be a great piece. And as for the coming months, we will be teasing some pics of our upcoming projects.
If that isn’t enough, Grey Matter Art are also proud to announce their partnership with Post No Joes Productions as executive producers of Twenty-four by Thirty-six, a movie poster documentary by director Kevin Burke that we are very excited to see. Co-founder and creative director Michael Gregory, expressed his excitement over the companies ﬁrst ofﬁcial release and the documentary.
“When we had the idea of signing on with Kevin Burke for his Twenty-four by Thirty-six documentary, we really thought it was a great opportunity to be a part of something so important to the ﬁlm poster community. Kevin has been great in working with us and keeping us up to date on his travels to meet so many talented artists, as well as some of the best galleries out there doing this too. I think the documentary will cover a lot of different ground and also show the inner workings of what it takes to actually create a ﬁlm poster.”
The Cannibal Holocaust poster titled “Welcome to the Jungle” will be going on sale at a random time between 1:00-2:00 PM. EST. on Tuesday April 08th. Regular edition posters are $45.00 with a run of 250, and the “Green Inferno” variant will be $55.00 with a run of 125. For more information please visit the Grey Matter Art Website. You can also visit them on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. Grey Matter Art will have a few major projects to announce soon with some very talented artists attached, so be on the look out. Also, they plan to have select screenings to coincide poster drops in and around the New York area, and will be announcing the ﬁrst screening and artist soon as well. Sign up for the newsletter for all future updates.
Halloween is an iconic trend setting movie that since its inception in 1978 has shocked audiences around the world. Now this fact is all well and good but you may be thinking “this site is about incredible art not movies so what the heck is going on?” Well dear reader you may be interested to know that Fright Rags have combined these two mediums with this incredible Limited Edition Halloween set (limited to 800).
Limited Edition T-Shirt. Full Colour by Justin Osbourn. Printed on 4.5 oz 100 percent cotton shirts.
18×24 Screen Printed Poster. Gary Pullin Design. Printed on 140# French Cover Stock. 100 Glow in the Dark Variants Randomly Inserted.
Judith Myers Resin Magnet by Monte Ward. Prismatic Sticker of Original Halloween Art. Rabbit in Red Memo Pad.
All this comes in a great collector’s box to keep all of the items safe and secure until you need them. The whole package looks too amazing to touch, in fear that doing so would somehow sully the incredible things inside of it. Aside from this set general coolness it is also reduced in price. The retail (minus p and p) is $80.
Fright Rags have done these kinds of sets before and if you like this one then take a look at their Tarman set below from the movie Return of the Living Dead which is also on sale at $87.95 and has just as much attention to detail put on it that the Halloween set does. It comes with T-Shirt and Tarman mask.
Finally to end this article on a high here is the last set Fright Rags have created with Snake Pliskin taking centre stage. This is the Escape from New York set (800 copies). This retails at $57.95.
Limited Edition Full Colour T-Shirt by Justin Osbourn. On Super Soft 4.5 oz 100 Percent Cotton Shirt.
11×17 Replica Film Poster. Replica Offset Print on 80# Silk Cover Stock. Cobra Temporary Tattoo. Sanke Plissken Eye Patch. Prismatic Sticker of T-Shirt Art.