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French Paper Art Club Release The Next In Their Series Of Officially Licensed Batman Screen Prints

I have said it before, I am a sucker for Batman. As we reported a couple of weeks ago, French Paper Art Club have partnered with Geek-Art to work with Warner on an art project celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Dark Knight; “One Year of Batman”.

Working with artists from the around the World, French Paper Art Club will be releasing a series of projects sharing their vision of the Batverse. Their next two releases in the series of officially licensed Batman prints are recreations of two famous comic covers, depicted by Carlos Olmo and Jorge Zaffino, which you can see further on in the article.

 

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French Paper Art Club Release Their First Officially Licensed Batman Print: “Gotham Police Department” By Tim Doyle

As a huge fan of both Batman and the artwork of Tim Doyle, we really dropped the ball on this one! Earlier in the week French Paper Art Club announced that they had partnered with Geek-Art to work with Warner on an art project celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Dark Knight; “One Year of Batman”.

Working with artists from the around the World, French Paper Art Club will be releasing a series of projects sharing their vision of the Batverse. Their debut release in the new series of officially licensed Batman prints is “Gotham Police Department” by artist Tim Doyle, which you can see further on in the article.

 

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Grey Matter Art And Kilian Eng Team Up To Take On The ‘Night Of The Living Dead’

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When it comes to producing alternative movie posters based on true cult cinema, Grey Matter Art know their stuff. Having emerged on the scene this year during what seems to be a screen print poster boom, Grey Matter Art have focused on lining up licenses for great properties interpreted by very talented artists.

For their next release Grey Matter Art have teamed up with Kilian Eng for the granddaddy of cult cinema genre’s, the Zombie movie, with an officially licensed poster for George Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead.

 

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Grey Matter Art Reveal Two New Posters For TromaDance 2014; ‘Toxic Anvenger’ By Godmachine Plus We Interview ‘Cannibal the Musical’ Artist Timothy Pittides

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New York based poster company Grey Matter Art recently launched with two fantastic posters for Cannibal Holocaust by Randy Oritz and Escape From New York by Gabz and are now back with their next two releases!

A couple of weeks ago Grey Matter Art teased of not one but two posters for, in my opinion, Troma’s best movies by Timothy Pittides and Godmachine. Now, we can finally reveal these two wonderful posters which we are really pleased to say will be available globally, so us U.K folks can also bag one, too!

Cannibal the Musical Timothy Pittides

 “Cannibal! the Musical” by Timothy Pittides
8 Colour, 24×18 Screen Print, Numbered
Regular Edition of 135
Printed by VG Kids on 100# French Paper

 Timothy Pittides has taken on Cannibal The Musical by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The film, originally titled Alferd Packer: The Musical, was created by the pair while studying at University and released by Troma in 1993. I originally saw this movie around 1998 at the age of 12, just after South Park hit screens in the U.K. I was amazed by it. I had never seen anything so, to be frank, fucked up! It was hilarious. Me and my friends just ate it up. Since then I have lapped up anything by Matt Stone and Trey Parker and recently discovered a similar kind of magic when I saw The Book Of Mormon in the west end.

We recently spoke to Timothy who was kind enough to spare some time to talk about the poster and the awesome vintage style which he adopted for the piece.

Grey Matter Art will shortly be releasing your excellent poster for Cannibal The Musical at this years Troma Dance in Brooklyn. How did you feel when they asked you to tackle Cannibal the Musical?

Mike of Grey Matter contacted me regarding this film before they released their first poster. It was quite a honor that they had me in mind the entire time. I was happy to do it. And to have it debut at Tromadance 2014 is the extra icing on the cake.
The movie was the first by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker and later picked up by Troma for release. I remember watching it on a scuzzy copy back in the 90’s. Was the film something’s you personally were a fan of?

You know, I never saw the film until Grey Matter asked me to do the poster! I knew about it but never had the chance to view it. So I immediately ran into the living room and logged into Netflix and hoped it was available for streaming, which it was. I watched it and laughed my ass off. It was even better the second time around. I must have watched it four or five times before I even started the artwork. Brilliant film and it has become a favorite of mine.
Cannibal The Musical is set during the 1880’s in America and your posters style is very befitting of the era and unlike many posters released today, alternative or otherwise. What led you to making this style choice?

The retro parody poster idea was not the first idea at all. When I sat down and began thumbnailing the poster, the original idea was a 12″ x 24″ window panel to give it that old time play feel. When I began to pencil it out, it became clear that 1. the composition was feeling too cluttered. and 2. that the film deserved something better and bigger size wise. I went back to the sketch book and did some research. Being that the film was a parody of “Oklahoma!”I began to look at advertising and posters for that film which would lend itself well to parody. I found a great poster and began to work off of it. I had some much fun doing this. Posters from that time period are so great and vibrant, just pleasing to the eye. I may have to do this retro style again. It was that much fun.
This vintage style seems to be really underused and certainly lends itself to other movies. Would there be other films you would like to represent in this style.

I would love to try and do Robert Rodriguez’s Desperado in this style. Nacho Libre too. As well as some 70’s and 80’s horror films.
When you sit down to produce a poster or print, how do you initially approach the subject and decide on content and composition?

It varies from print to print. It really comes down to tone and story. Certain films are character based, which of course means likeness but other films do not require that. I felt that way about The Exorcist. Sure, I could have done Linda, or the priests, but to me, that is not what the film is about. Which is why I went in the direction I went in. I am trying to stay away from basic likeness collages for future prints. I believe you need to tell a story in the work. Combining both characters and story in one print while finding my own groove is going to be a goal of mine in the future.

Grey Matter art are certainly doing some great work and picking cult properties that often aren’t touched by other companies making them very unique and exciting. What was your experience working with them and will we be seeing more from you at Grey Matter?

Mike and Jared over at Grey Matter are some of the best people in this community. They are fans first. They truly care about the art and the artists who produce it. It is refreshing. They supported me in every direction and decision I made and working with me was one of the best working environments I have been in. Yes, I am a member of their roster and will be doing some more work with them in the near future.
You previously mentioned Desperado and Nacho Libre, for our last question, what would be the one film or property that you have yet to tackle that your are chomping at the bit to do?

The Shining. I have such a wonderful idea for the film that requires no likeness rights at all. Just hope I can translate it to paper.

On the back of his recent solo show at the Flood Gallery in London, U.K artist Godmachine has tackled arguably Troma’s most well known movie, 1984’s The Toxic Avenger. Directed by Lloyd Kaufman, acting under the pseudonym Samuel Weil, The Toxic Avenger spawned three sequels and a television cartoon, Toxic Crusaders. Remember that super catchy theme tune? At one point Arnold Schwarzenegger was lined up to star in a remake by Steve Pink, let’s hope that never transpires!

 

Toxic Avenger Godmachine“The Toxic Avenger” By Godmachine
5 Colour 18×24 Screen Print, Numbered
Regular Edition of 150
Variant Edition: 75/5 Color, GID Layer
Printed By Valhalla Studios On House Natural Paper

“The Toxic Avenger” Glow In The Dark Variant By Godmachine
5 Colour, With GID Layer (Shown) 18×24 Screen Print, Numbered
Variant Edition of 75
Printed By Valhalla Studios On House Natural Paper

 

Both of these pieces will be available at Grey Matter Art table at the 15th annual TromaDance film festival at the Paperbox in Brooklyn, New York on the 27th and 28th of June. Any remaining copies going online on Tuesday, July the 1st between 1pm and 2pm. As a special incentive, Grey Matter Art and Timothy Pittides will also be offering a giveaway for the original 12×12 pencils for Cannibal the Musical.

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Head on over to the Grey Matter Art online store to pick up what is left of their previous releases and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for future print details.

Grey Matter Art And Dave Perillo Team Up For A New ‘Buck Rogers In The 25th Century’ Print, Available Worldwide!

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Grey Matter Art  certainly have hit the ground running these past few months. With their initial Cannibal Holocaust by Randy Oritz, Escape From New York by Gabz and the recently teased Toxic Avenger by Godmachine and Cannibal the Musical by Timothy Pittides, they have had a brilliant start. Some of these posters you can still pick up in their online store

Grey Matter Art have now released details of their next print, an officially licensed Buck Rogers In The 25th Century by Dave Perillo.

Dave Perillo Buck RogersBuck Rogers In The 25th Century by Dave Perillo
Regular Edition: 130/$40.00
Details: 18×24 5 color Screenprint 
Printed By: Seizure Palace
Paper Type: Regular/Cougar Natural

Variant Buck Rogers Dave Perillo

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Variant by Dave Perillo
Variant Edition: 60/$45.00
Details: 18×24 5 color Screen print with 2 metallics
Printed By: Seizure Palace
Paper Type: Variant/Bright White

The first release in a two part series, this piece by the very talented artist, Dave Perillo will be released on Tuesday, June 17th at 1:00 PM EST. on the Grey Matter Art Online Store and it will be their first piece to be made available worldwide!

Here is what Dave Perillo had to say on working on the piece.

“When I was asked by Grey Matter Art to do a poster for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century I couldn’t be more excitied, especially since it was from the 1980’s series. I have so many fond memories of watching that show, being a huge Star Wars fan like many other kids in the late 70’s, shows like Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers were the next best thing. It was like Star Wars but on TV, this all before I had cable or a VCR so the only way to watch stuff was going to the movies or TV, and being 6 years old going to the movies over and over again wasn’t an option.

The things that really stood out to me about the series was the wicked cool designs of the ships and the great humor that was interjected into the show. Gil Gerard’s portrayal of Buck was great, like a cross between Han Solo and James Bond. I am just so glad I got to create this print and give my self a reason to go back and watch the series again, I hope fans of the show enjoy the print as much as I had working on it.”

The second piece in the series, to be released at a later time, is by the fantastic James White!

Head on over to the Grey Matter Art online store to look at which other prints Grey Matter Art still have available and grab yourself a copy while you still. Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter for future print details.

You can also follow Dave Perillo on Twitter, too!

Grey Matter Art Tease Two Exciting New Troma Posters By Timothy Pittides And Godmachine For Tromadance 2014

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New York based poster company Grey Matter Art recently launched with two fantastic posters for Cannibal Holocaust by Randy Oritz and Escape From New York by Gabz and are now back to tease their next release!

Grey Matter Art have just released a tease of not one but two posters for, in my opinion, Troma’s best movies by Timothy Pittides and Godmachine..

CANNIBAL THE MUSICAL TEASE TIMOTHY PITTIDES GREY MATTER ART

 

Timothy Pittides will be tackling Cannibal The Musical by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The film, originally titled Alferd Packer: The Musical, was created by the pair while studying at University and released by Troma in 1993. I originally saw this movie around 1998 at the age of 12, just after South Park hit screens in the U.K. I was amazed by it. I had never seen anything so, to be frank, fucked up! It was hilarious. Me and my friends just ate it up. Since then I have lapped up anything by Matt Stone and Trey Parker and recently discovered a similar kind of magic when I saw The Book Of Mormon in the west end. I am really excited to see the full reveal and can’t wait to speak with Timothy about this.

TOXIC AVENGER TEASE GODMACHINE GREY MATTER ART

On the back of his recent solo show at the Flood Gallery in London, U.K artist Godmachine will be tackling arguably Troma’s most well know movie, 1984’s The Toxic Avenger. Directed by Lloyd Kaufman, acting under the pseudonym Samuel Weil, The Toxic Avenger spawned three sequels and a t.v cartoon, Toxic Crusaders. Remember that super catchy theme tune? At one point Arnold Schwarzenegger was lined up to star in a remake by Steve Pink.

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Both of these pieces will be available at the 15th annual Tromadance film festival at the Paperbox in Brooklyn, New York on the 27th and 28th of June and revealed shortly before. Any remaining copies going online on Tuesday, July the 1st.

Head on over to the Grey Matter Art online store to pick up what is left of their previous releases and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for future print details.

Grey Matter Art Reveal Their Next Release, The First Ever Officially Licensed ‘Escape From New York’ Screen Print By Gabz

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Last month new poster company Grey Matter Art launched with a phenomenal poster for Cannibal Holocaust by Randy Oritz. Reception to the piece was extremely positive with very few remaining over in their online store

Grey Matter Art recently teased their next piece by Grzegorz Domaradzki A.K.A. Gabz  for for John Carpenter’s masterpiece, Escape From New York, with this excellent image which sent the heads of alternative movie poster collectors everywhere into a spin with excitement.  

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Grey Matter Art and Gabz, in collaboration with StudioCanal, have now lifted the veil and fully revealed the limited edition screen print that marks the first time that Escape From New York will get an official poster.

Creative Director Mike Gregory also had this to say on the poster:

“When we had the chance to obtain the rights to “Escape from New York,” I was very excited and honored to have a shot at it. This movie, in my eyes is a true 80’s classic, which still holds up to this day. Snake is such an iconic character, and I wanted to have this movie presented in a way that does it justice. Being this is the first authorized art poster based on the film, there was only one artist in my eyes that I wanted to take on this project, and that was Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz). Though most collectors are probably used to his multiple character compositions, I think he did a great job that separates this from his other work, focusing mainly on Snake, when he is injured, and at his lowest. Gabz depicted this perfectly, and we are very proud to have such a great poster to release to the public. People have been waiting for this movie to have an official poster for it, and I think this is the one.”!

 

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Escape from New York – “Call Me Snake”
Artist: Gabz
Regular Edition: 325/ $50.00
Printed By: D & L Screen Printing

Gabz Escape From New York Variant

Escape From New York – “The Name’s Plissken”
Artist: Gabz
Variant Edition: 175/$75.00
Printed By: D & L Screen Printing

Here is what Gabz had to say on working on the piece:

“When Mike Gregory, co-founder of Grey Matter Art offered me an opportunity to work on John Carpenter’s “Escape from New York” I didn’t hesitate much. My main intention was to deliver something a little bit different from what I’ve been known for until now… something less character based more focused on the movie’s atmosphere, and true to the original poster artwork. Being a fan of the original and iconic poster, my print also has post-apocalyptic streets of New York City, gang members, and the majestic Statue of Liberty (or what was left from it) dominating the skyline. Except Snake Plissken, in my version is all by himself: tired, hurt, on the run and fighting against all odds. Perceptive viewers should also notice Snake’s plane crossing the red walls of the New York City prison and the bottom grid which is intended to be a tribute to visual effects used in the movie”.

We also had a chance to catch up Grey Matter Art Co Founder with Jared Dobbs:

“When we first had the opportunity to work on a project with Gabz, “Escape from New York” was a top choice for both of us to tackle. This really seems to fit perfectly into Gabz’s signature style, from the post-apocalyptic feel, to the 80s special effects. He really picked up on every nuance of the John Carpenter classic, and reinterpreted it in a very special way. We are so very honored to bring you this poster, and think everyone will really enjoy it!”

This is such a great poster and Grey Matter Art really are pulling out all of the stops when it comes to the right movies coupled with crazy talented artists. Both versions of the Escape From New York poster will be released on Wednesday, April 30th between 1pm and 2pm EST at the Grey Matter Art online store , where you can also still pick up Randy Ortiz’s Cannibal Holocaust.

Make sure you also follow Grey Matter Art on Facebook and Twitter for future print details. You can also find Gabz on Facebook, too!

Grey Matter Art Tease Their Next Release, The First Ever Officially Licensed ‘Escape From New York’ Screen Print By Gabz

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Last month new poster company Grey Matter Art launched with a phenomenal poster for Cannibal Holocaust by Randy Oritz. Reception to the piece was extremely positive with very few remaining over in their online store

Grey Matter Art are now prepping the release of their next piece which will be for John Carpenters masterpiece, Escape From New York which will be created by rising star Grzegorz Domaradzki A.K.A. Gabz.

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Gabz and Grey Matter Art’s poster marks the first time that Escape From New York will get an official screen printed poster and will come as a 24×36, 6 colour screen print and a variant 5 colour. The piece will be printed by D & L Screen Printing.

Here is what Gabz had to say on working on the piece:

“When Mike Gregory, co-founder of Grey Matter Art offered me an opportunity to work on John Carpenter’s “Escape from New York” I didn’t hesitate much. My main intention was to deliver something a little bit different from what I’ve been known for until now… something less character based more focused on the movie’s atmosphere, and true to the original poster artwork. Being a fan of the original and iconic poster, my print also has post-apocalyptic streets of New York City, gang members, and the majestic Statue of Liberty (or what was left from it) dominating the skyline. Except Snake Plissken, in my version is all by himself: tired, hurt, on the run and fighting against all odds. Perceptive viewers should also notice Snake’s plane crossing the red walls of the New York City prison and the bottom grid which is intended to be a tribute to visual effects used in the movie”.

 

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This is all very exciting and we can’t wait to see the full reveal ahead of the release on April 30th. Gabz is a truly brilliant artist and Grey Matter Art seem to be choosing brilliant titles to give the poster treatment.

Head on over to the Grey Matter Art online store to pick up Randy Ortiz’s Cannibal Holocaust print while you still can and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for future print details.

Gallery 1988 ‘Crazy 4 Cult 7’ preview spectacular; Part Deux! UPDATED!

Gallery 1988’s ‘Crazy 4 Cult 7’ is only a few days away, opening this Friday at 355 A Bowery, New York. Following our amazingly spectacular preview a few days ago, we are now starting to see many more preview and teases hit the web!
Earlier on today we previewed Joshua Budich’s new ‘Is it A Kissing Book’ Princess Bride print, and we thought we would share with you a few more gems to look forward to!

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Glen Brogan’s official Gallery 1988 ‘Crazy 4 Cult 7’ poster

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Tom Whalen’s Godzilla inspired piece

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Rhys Cooper’s Dark Knight Rises inspired piece

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Anthony Petrie’s 3D lenticular Aliens inspired poster, ‘Xenomorphobia’ is a signed, one of kind 24″ x 36″ poster and it can be yours for $800! A 24″ x 36″ glow-in-the-dark, signed and numbered version will be available in a limited edition of 100 for $35.

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Matthew Skiff’s The Thing inspired print

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Matt Taylor’s Princess Mononoke inspired is four color screen, printed by Half and Half, in an edition of 30.

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Kiersten Essenpreis Clue inspired print.

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Matthew Braziers Goonies inspired print, ‘Hey You Guys’

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Adam Limbert’s Goonies inspired ‘The First Goonie’ will be available as a 16” X 20” giclee print in a signed and numbered edition of 15

Here at Cult Collective, we are big supporters of Gallery 1988 and their ‘Crazy 4 Cult’ shows. They offer a unique way of celebrating both art and film and how other peoples creativity can inspire creativity in others. It is also a fantastic way to support and showcase up and coming new artists as well as offering more established artists the chance to produce work for some of their favourite movies!
Glen Brogan’s official poster is brilliant too. I love the cartoon style that he has chosen to depict some of cult movie hero’s and villains. There seems a definite swing towards the 80’s on here too, which makes sense as that decade produced some pretty iconic cult movie’s. Many included in the show!
Here’s what Glen said over on his site about working on the piece;

It was an absolute blast having free reign over the design of the poster and getting to pick and choose all the movie characters I wanted to include. But it was a challenging piece as well; mostly because I was very excited about being asked to do it, and I was feeling the self-inflicted pressure that comes with such a cool assignment.

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Samuel Ho’s Robocop Inspired print ‘Nemesis’, featurind ED209

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Bennett Slater’s Monty Python’s The Holy Grail inspired print.

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Aled LewisBattle Royal inspired side scroller piece is bloody awesome!

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Mike Mitchell’s Crazy 4 Cult offering is a 16×20 Screenprint, edition of 100.

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Scott C’s They Live Inspired print

Gallery 1988’s ‘Crazy 4 Cult 7’ will be running Friday, the 13th until December the 21st at 355 A Bowery, New York, NY, 10003. Follow the hashtag #Crazy4Cult on Twitter and Instagram for more sneak peaks from the artists!