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Along With A Brand New Website, The Poster Posse Launches Their Official Collaboration With Disney Animation For “BIG HERO 6″‏

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!

Sharm Murugiah Big Hero 6
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Blurppy Go “Interstellar” For The Latest Project From The Poster Posse!

Poster Posse, the supremely talented troupe brought together by Blurppy, are know for their projects dedicated to producing loving pieces of art for upcoming movies or fan favourites. This month the Posse have dedicated their skills to producing posters for the upcoming movie Interstellar from former architect of the Bat-Verse, Christopher Nolan.

We have collected a selection of the pieces from the project along with links to the artists Twitter so you can tell them how ace they are! Have a peak at just a few we have picked out!

Ben Mcleod

 

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Andy Fairhurst Rounds Off His “Superhero Kids” Series With His Last Three Little Heroes

 
As a devoted uncle, there is nothing more heart warming than  seeing your nephews and nieces playing dress up, acting as their favourite hero. Andy Fairhurst has tapped into that sentimentality in the cutest possible way with his series, “Superhero Kids”. Last year Andrew left the series teetering at 27 in total, which you can see here. Now, partly down to his disliking of the number 27 and partly down to sheer badgering, Andy has thankfully rounded the series off to 30 with 3 brand new entries in the series! You can see all three below!

 

Andy Fairhurst Groot Superhero Kid

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Blurppy And The Poster Posse Celebrate 75 Years Of The Bat!

Just in case we hadn’t drilled it home enough over the past few weeks, Batman hits the ripe old age of 75 this year. He doesn’t look bad for his age, does he? It must be all that Joker gas. Top it all off with Tim Burton’s Batman also hitting 25 and we have ourselves one Bat-centric year!

Poster Posse, the supremely talented troupe brought together by Blurppy, have focused this months project on celebrating the Dark Knights diamond anniversary. We have collected a selection of the pieces from last weeks 5 day long project along with links to the artists Twitter so you can tell them how ace they are! Have a look at our pics and then head on over to Blurppy for the full set!

Thomas Walker

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Andy Fairhurst And Bottleneck Gallery Take Us On A Tour Of A Galaxy Far, Far Away With Their Latest Print Release

It’s always great to see pieces of art based on classic movies interpreted in unique and different ways. Star Wars certainly is a movie that attracts its fair share of but Wales based artist Andy Fairhurst’s upcoming set for Bottleneck Gallery, titled “Planets”, is certainly unique and takes us on an exploration of some of Star Wars most well know locations and characters.

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Starting This Friday, Matt Ferguson Gives You A Second Chance To Get Hold Of His Batman, Lord Of The Rings, Doctor Who And Alien Inspired Prints With An EPIC Sale!

Last year was an awesome year for Sheffield, UK based artist and designer Matt Ferguson and this year shows no sign of slowing down. For a while Matt has teased that he will be holding an extremely limited sale consisting of artist proof’s and extra copies of his most popular prints and this Friday is the day they will drop!

The sale will include extra’s of both The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings inspired letter presses, “One Ring To Rule Them All” and “There And Back Again”, and artist proof’s of his Alien “Yin Yang” piece for Hero Complex Gallery, four full sets of his Bottleneck Gallery, Doctor Who prints and his Batman “He Stole My Balloons” and “I believe the word you’re looking for is “Aaahh” giclee’s.

Alien "Yin Yang"


A lot of these will be extremely limited, as few 1 in some cases, so it will be first come first served but to sweeten the pot further, Matt has also produced some exclusive Batman mini art cards that he will be randomly inserting into orders for free!

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Here’s what artist and designer Matt Ferguson had to say on working on his Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit inspired pieces;

“I always liked the circular nature of the adventures in the Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings stories, how by the end of the adventure everything is set right and the Hobbits go back home the way they came. So I found myself thinking about how that would make a good piece of art, the perfect summation of “There And Back Again”. Once the idea popped into my head it all seemed so simple, why not make it all one piece with the ring and then the different locations/events that happen on the outside of it all going round in circle. I then applied the same idea to the Hobbit but instead of using a ring I thought it would be cool to use a hexagon motif, as it reminded me of the angular aspect of Dwarf society, it also just so happened that I could fit some dwarf writing into that shape better as well. I really couldn’t believe no one had come up with a similar idea before! I love it when a plan comes together.”

Make sure you follow Matt on his TWITTER and FACEBOOK page for the on sale announcement which will be some time between 12 and 1pm GMT as well as to keep up to date with all his extraordinary Cakes and Comics artwork. Also, keep a look out on his ONLINE STORE where you will be able to pick these great prints up at a random time this Friday.

Find more of Matt’s work over at his Cakes and Comics WEBSITE where he has a whole raft of awesome geeky goodness for you to peruse!

 

Rich Davies Amazing ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Poster Posse Piece Gets Thumbs Up From Bryan Singer

Now I do not normally keep up with Twitter news. Being a bit of a loud mouth myself I find it tricky to relate my experiences in so few characters so I ramble to the lucky patrons on Facebook instead! But this discussion definitely caught my attention.

Artist Rich Davies who hails from South West Wales in the UK created a mind blowing piece of poster art celebrating the new movie X-Men – Days of Future Past as part of Blurppy’s Poster Posse project, check it out below and prepared to be amazed.

x-men days of future past Blurppy Rich Davies

Now, Rich’s poster and Blurppy’s Poster Posse Project’s are pretty cool in of themselves, but the story does not end here. Director Bryan Singer caught wind of Rich’s poster and personally gave him a heartfelt thanks for making such a stunning piece of work which you can see in this simple Tweet.

Keep your eyes peeled for an article on Cult Collective regarding Rich Davies’ work as we will be putting together  a celebration of his art and style which will be coming out in the near future, as this guys art needs to be showcased more often. We cannot wait to see what Rich next  pulls out of his hat and you too can keep up to date with his work via Twitter feed here, Facebook and Website.

Keep up to date with future Poster Posse Projects by following them on Twitter!

We Go “Back To The Future” With Three Excellent New Posters By Andy Fairhurst

One the best parts of collecting and writing about pop culture art is turning on your phone to be greeted by somebody sharing excellent artwork with you. That happened today when Blurppy exclusively revealed details of Wales based artist Andy Fairhurst’s exceptional posters for Robert Zemeckis’ Back To The Future series.

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Andy has done a great job of creating interesting and visually individual posters for a series of films which have had a number of posters produced in the past.  His talent doesn’t stop there, Andy is an exceptionally talented digital artist and as the proud parent of 3 children he has also created his own children’s novel series, the first of which,  The Battle Of The Blue Glacier: A Tristan Treezle Adventure, you can purchase over at Amazon for Kindle now!

As a fully fledged member of their Poster Posse, Blurppy had a great interview with Andy about his inspiration, which I urge you to read. You can also follow Andy Fairhurst over on Twitter, Facebook and more of his work by checking out his Website.

We Caught Up With Paul Shipper To Talk About His ‘Blade Runner’ And ‘Time Bandits’ Posters; “Do Androids Dream?” And “Memories, Friends and 8×10’s” For Hero Complex Gallery’s ‘Imagined Worlds’, Oh And The Cap!

Drew Struzan, John Alvin, Tom Jung, Charlie White and Saul Bass are all names that movie poster aficionados will know. They presided over an age when a movies promotional material alone could capture your imagination and transport you to different world, often to a greater degree than the movie itself.  Nowadays the movie making machine favour the cut and pasted, photoshopped mug shots of their leading men and women to draw in their audiences, which is a shame given the talents of modern day artists such as Paul Shipper whose traditional skills along with modern tools easily sits them among the movie poster artist Gods.

Paul recently produced a Blade Runner alternative movie poster to rival all other Blade Runner posters titled “Do Androids Dream?”, for Hero Complex Gallery’s ‘Imagined Worlds’ show which opened on Friday the 17th of January. Inspired by the original title of the source novel by Phillip K Dick, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, if there are any copies left of “Do Androids Dream?” along with his Time Bandits piece “Memories, Friends and 8×10’s”, which went up for sale yesterday on the Hero Complex Gallery Online Store along with pieces by other artists from the ‘Imagined Worlds’ show.

Paul Shipper Do Androids Dream Blade Runner

Paul Shipper – Blade Runner – “Do Androids Dream?” – Hero Complex Gallery – ‘Imagined Worlds’

Time Bandits Paul ShipperPaul Shipper – Time Bandits – “Memories, Friends and 8×10’s”  – Hero Complex Gallery – ‘Imagined Worlds’

Ever nosey and keen to find out what inspired Paul to choose Time Bandits and Blade Runner, we caught up with Paul who was kind enough to share his thoughts on the movies, what he felt it was important to capture in the pieces and where he drew inspiration..

The first film that popped into my head was Blade Runner. I’ve wanted an excuse to do something for many years! I was going down the route of having lots of characters on the poster at first, then I remembered a silhouetted Deckard with a noir feel that I have always loved. That was the catalyst to really try and simplify the poster keep the essence of the film without going overboard with painting all the characters. Which is most if the time unnessesscary

I thought about Terry Gilliam too. I didn’t have much time to work on a poster for the film so I thought it would be great to feature the time bandits in a candid shot from the film and treat it similarly to the Star Wars Good Guys 10×8 I did for Bottleneck gallery a while back. This may be the start of a collectible theme…

We certainly agree with Paul’s sentiment on the noir aspect of Blade Runner and certainly, less is more in this case. The Time Bandits piece is also quite unique and captures the humour and cheeky nature of the movie. This would certainly be a fun on-going series.

As part of Blurppy’s Poster Posse, Paul also created this brilliant Captain America; The Winter Soldier alternative movie poster which captures the dark, espionage fuelled tone that Marvel seem to be taking with the movie . Check out the Poster Posse’s Phase 1 and Phase 2 alternative movie posters for Captain America; The Winter Soldier. There is so much awesomeness!

Paul Shipper Captain America

Paul Shipper – Captain America; The Winter Soldier – Poster Posse Concept Poster

For Captain America, not having a great deal to go off but seeing the trailer helped to get a bit of a feel and now who should feature on the poster design. I was trying to fit in Cap on his motorcycle but it wasn’t working for the composition at the time so decided to leave it out. I loved seeing him ride his Harley in the trailer and it looks like an awesome film and can not wait to see it.

The Marvel movies are probably becoming my favourite superhero films by far. The way they all interlink has been incredible. Marvel, you’re Marvellous! It’s what we have all been waiting for since I was a kid. I would love it when characters would crossover and appear in cartoons and shows. This really brings that spark back to me from my childhood.

It still amazes  me, the level of detail, texture and different styles that Paul captures and uses in his illustrations. I just wish more studios would use this style of poster more frequently in their promotional material for moves. Then again, it does make pieces like this that bit more special when they are produced, and who doesn’t like being able to show something off to their mates once in a while?

Follow Paul Shipper over on Twitter, Facebook and his Website for more information on his work, which also includes an impressive number of comic covers!

Starting This Friday, Matt Ferguson Gives You A Second Chance To Get Hold Of His Batman, Lord Of The Rings, Doctor Who And Alien Inspired Prints With An EPIC Sale!

Last year was an awesome year for Sheffield, UK based artist and designer Matt Ferguson and this year shows no sign of slowing down. For a while Matt has teased that he will be holding an extremely limited sale consisting of artist proof’s and extra copies of his most popular prints and this Friday is the day they will drop!

The sale will include extra’s of both The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings inspired letter presses, “One Ring To Rule Them All” and “There And Back Again”, and artist proof’s of his Alien “Yin Yang” piece for Hero Complex Gallery, four full sets of his Bottleneck Gallery, Doctor Who prints and his Batman “He Stole My Balloons” and “I believe the word you’re looking for is “Aaahh” giclee’s.

Alien "Yin Yang"


A lot of these will be extremely limited, as few 1 in some cases, so it will be first come first served but to sweeten the pot further, Matt has also produced some exclusive Batman mini art cards that he will be randomly inserting into orders for free!

batsjump1

Here’s what artist and designer Matt Ferguson had to say on working on his Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit inspired pieces;

“I always liked the circular nature of the adventures in the Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings stories, how by the end of the adventure everything is set right and the Hobbits go back home the way they came. So I found myself thinking about how that would make a good piece of art, the perfect summation of “There And Back Again”. Once the idea popped into my head it all seemed so simple, why not make it all one piece with the ring and then the different locations/events that happen on the outside of it all going round in circle. I then applied the same idea to the Hobbit but instead of using a ring I thought it would be cool to use a hexagon motif, as it reminded me of the angular aspect of Dwarf society, it also just so happened that I could fit some dwarf writing into that shape better as well. I really couldn’t believe no one had come up with a similar idea before! I love it when a plan comes together.”

Make sure you follow Matt on his TWITTER and FACEBOOK page for the on sale announcement which will be some time between 12 and 1pm GMT as well as to keep up to date with all his extraordinary Cakes and Comics artwork. Also, keep a look out on his ONLINE STORE where you will be able to pick these great prints up at a random time this Friday.

Find more of Matt’s work over at his Cakes and Comics WEBSITE where he has a whole raft of awesome geeky goodness for you to peruse!