We have been following the progress of movie poster documentary Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six by filmmaker Kevin Burke with keen interest here at Cult Collective. As avid fans of alternative and illustrated movie posters, we just can’t wait to see the movie!
Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six, which was funded through a very successful Kickstarter campaign, features a whole host of top talent from the industry, from artists to filmmakers including Ghoulish Gary Pullin, Jason Edmiston, Phantom City Creative, Andrea Alvin, Joshua Budich, Justin Ishmael of Mondo, Paul Ainsworth, Matt Ryan Tobin and many, many more.
Director Kevin Burke recently got in touch to share with us a brand new trailer for the movie, produced by Post No Joes, that we are excited to share with you!
Here is a nice surprise for a Tuesday, Olly Moss has just put up a set of cute Guardians Of The Galaxy prints in his online store. You need to be quick though as these guys will only be on sale for two hours!
Featuring Rocket Raccoon and Groot, “What a bunch of a-holes” is a set of two 5×5″ giclee prints on heavy, textured watercolour paper, made with archival inks. Each of the prints will come hand-numbered and the set will cost you $20!
San Diego Comic Con is in full swing and if, like me, you are sat at home swelling with jealousy, here is a choice selection of what those lucky, lucky nerds will be able to pick up this weekend.
As you would expect, Mondo are basically owning the con from a poster perspective, and with good reason. Having already released their plans for a toy line last week, which you can see at SDCC, Mondo are slowly releasing a series of awesome posters including this fantastic poster for Pans Labyrinth which Jock and Guillermo Del Toro teamed up at the Mondo booth to sign!
Since series one a few years ago, Game Of Thrones has proved to be one of the more popular choices for artists to interpret. Having had numerous galleries and shows dedicated to its eclectic and ever changing rosta of characters, Game Of Thrones continues to offer new and inspired choices.
Hero Complex Gallery and Peter Breese are continuing their line of timed editions with a set of three prints titled “Fuck The King”.
Each 8″ x 10″ Giclee print costs $25 plus shipping and will be on sale for two weeks and can be purchased at the Hero Complex Gallery Online Store NOW.
Hero Complex Gallery are also giving you the opportunity to pitch your favourite characters for Peter to tackle over on their Facebook Page. Every Sunday up to the finale of season 4, Hero Complex Gallery and Peter Breese will be revealing a new character or two, roughly around the broadcast time of the show, giving you the opportunity to own more pieces and characters in this wonderfully simple, portrait style.
Follow Hero Complex Gallery on Twitter for news of future releases.
As Game of Thrones season four kicks off this weekend, Olly Moss fans have a little something else to celebrate as the British graphic designer will be releasing a special set of his “lil’ dudes” to celebrate.
Over the past 18 months this “Lil’ Dudes” style that Olly has developed to show his love for both computer games and t.v series has become a real hit with the fans. Often released as timed editions his Breaking Bad and True Detective sets went into the thousands. Ever aware of the collectability of these things, Olly often produces very limited, secret prints that are thrown into random orders.
All in all Olly has produced thirty different designs and each will come hand-numbered as a 5″x5″ giclee prints on textured watercolour paper using archival inks to match previous editions.
This is a timed edition and will be available until 10pm GMT Monday 7th April and will never be reprinted after that
These prints come in a full set of 30 at $250, are available separately in 5 different sets of 6 at $60, or random individual prints at $12 each and you can pick them up in his Online Store now! For more news and details of future work, keep an eye out on Olly’s Twitter feed!
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!
Over the past few years there have been a number of British artists who have found acclaim on the US pop culture art scene. Jock, Olly Moss, Adam Simpson, Matt Ferguson and Matt Taylor, to name a few, have all succeeded across the Atlantic. Much like with comics in the mid 90’s, there seems to be an appetite for our particular breed of artistic talent.
Sussex based illustrator and designer Matt Taylor has a particular eye for Americana inspired illustrations reminiscent of the classic comic book art of the fifties and sixties, which may go some way to explaining his popularity. Last week Matt had another excellent poster released through Mondo for the Oscar nominated Dallas Buyers Club, which was another successful sell out!
Matt kindly took time out to chat to us here at Cult Collective about his inspiration, style and process as well as his thoughts on the UK pop art scene.
Dallas Buyers Club Poster by Matt Taylor.
Your artwork is very bold, colourful and eye catching, What was your inspiration when you were first developing your style?
I’ve been illustrating professionally for about twelve years now, so my current style is an accumulation of the influences that have shaped me as an artist. Early on in my career I was focused on doing very comic book style work – pen and ink outlines and palettes that used every color available. I wasn’t really happy with the kind of work I was doing or the clients I was reaching, so I decided to strip back my work to a simpler and bolder style (influnced by guys like Paul Blow, whose art was very influential to me). I lost the majority of my clients, but I stuck at it because I was so much happier with the work i was doing and slowly the work started to roll back in again. I was looking at lots of screen print artists like The Small Stakes and was really impressed with how much they could do with so little color, and so I tried to emulate that.
If I can i’ll watch the movie and just see what speaks to me the most. Sometimes it will be a specific scene, sometimes more the mood, usually a combination of the two. While I watch i scribble notes and doodle ideas and then it’s just a case of drawing them on the computer to see what’s working best.
Brick – Mondo
Having produced artwork for comic book’s (Image Comic’s Zero), novels ( Penguin’s John leCarre series), gallery pieces, including both Gallery 1988 and Mondo, as well as a number of magazine and editorial illustrations, what would you say is your favourite medium and where would you like to take your artwork next?
I think book covers and movie posters are my favorite mediums to work with, because they usually require a single strong image to work, and they have to sell the idea and the tone imediately to the viewer. I was lucky enough at my last ‘day job’ before i went self employed to work on illustrations that were used on just about everything from drinks cans to snowboards. Honestly i’m just happy to be paid to draw for a living, so i’ll put my art on just about anything that is sent my way. That said, I have really enjoyed my baby steps into comic art and there are definitely more comics on the horizon. I’m aiming to split my time between commercial illustration and comics over the next twelve months.
Are there any in particular movies that you would love to produce a poster or piece of artwork for?
Top of my wish list at the moment would be: Almost Famous, The Brothers Bloom, Planet of the Apes, and Dazed and Confused.
There have recently been a number of British artists breaking through in the states such as yourself, Jock, Olly Moss, Matt Ferguson and Adam Simpson. Being a fellow Brit, what are your thoughts on the UK pop art scene and do you think there is scope for it to become as popular over here as it is in the states with the likes of Mondo and Gallery 1988?
I’m so new to this ‘scene’ that I dont really feel qualified to comment, but there’s definitely a growth in popularity happening. I was at Thought Bubble in Leeds last November and the queue for Olly, Jock and Mondo started the night before the convention and ran around the side of the building they were in, so i think that’s a good indication. Most of the work that i’ve been offered has come from the US, but there are people like 5 Reel Film who are doing some interesting things in the UK, so it will be good to see the scene grow.
Princess Mononoke Inspired screen print produced for Gallery 1988’s Crazy 4 Cult exhibition
So, what’s next on the cards for yourself that you are able to share with us?
More drawing. Most of my time is taken up with illustration jobs – book covers, magazine editorials, etc – but there’s some more things in the pipeline with Mondo (including one which is about my favorite thing i have drawn). I hope everyone else likes it that much too.
One thing is clear, Matt is a focused guy and is passionate about the work that he produces. I have to admit, it would be great to see Matt round out a Rian Johnson trilogy with pieces for both Brothers Bloom & Looper. As a comics reader, it’s also great to see that Matt will steadily be increasing his work in that medium, too.
For more of Matt Taylor’s work and to keep up to date with future projects, check out his Website and drop him a follow on Twitter.
Everyone knows that the poster wizards at Mondo produce excellent alternative movie posters. Well, this week Mondo switch mediums and will be releasing posters for two of T.V’s best detective programs.
First up, on Thursday the 13th of February, Mondo will be releasing a poster for NBC’s gruesome yet wildly engaging Hannibal by Kevin Tong.
Mondo Hannibal by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 275. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45
Onsale at a random time Thursday the 13th of Feb.
Just in time for Valentines day, this Friday Mondo will also be releasing a poster for HBO’s latest, True Detective by the always amazing Phantom City Creative. Hypable.com got the exclusive on this one.
Mondo True Detective by Phantom City Creative. On sale at a random time Friday the 14th of Feb.
On the subject of Mondo and Kevin Tong, from March 14th until April 12th at their Austin Gallery, Mondo will be holding a joint gallery dedicated to both Kevin Tong and Martin Ansin. If the showcard is anything to go by, then we are certainly in for some retro goodness!
Both artists are quite rightly among Mondo’s most popular and a joint gallery makes a lot of sense as in many ways their styles seem quite complimentary of each other. With Laurent Durieux’s current show, Mondo and Oh My Disney’s upcoming show, Mondo-Con and now this, the Austin based gallery certainly seem to be pulling out all the stops to make 2014 one to remember!
Mondo will officially announce the Hannibal and True Detective drops by Twitter, but if I were you I would already be logged into my account and F5’in away waaaaaayyy before then!
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.