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Bottleneck Gallery Preview “Turtles In Time”: An Official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Exhibition‏, Opening TONIGHT!

For those of us that grew up in the late 80’s and 90’s, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles helped define our childhood. Along with other cartoons such as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, G.I Joe (or Action Force, if like me you are British) and Tranformers, TNMT were a institution. TNMT always felt different. Cooler. Unlike the others, they were a bonifide comic and cartoon series, along with a brilliant movie. They were born from something.

Bottleneck Gallery, those New York based mavericks of pop culture art, will be celebrating the Heroes in a Half Shell with a group show dedicated to the different iterations of the TNMT, “Turtles in Time”. Opening tonight, Friday October 3rd, from 7pm-10pm at 60 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249. The entire exhibition will run until October 26th. Take a look at some of the amazing artwork that will be on display by reading on!

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Ka-Pow! Posters Continue Timothy Pittides’ ‘Rogues’ Series With “Dragon”!

A little while ago we featured Ka-Pow! Posters collaboration with Timothy Pittides on his Batman villain inspired ‘Rogues’ Series. Ka-Pow! and Timothy are now ready with the second installation in the on-going mini series with “Dragon”, inspired by Killer Croc in one of his old school incarnations.

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Harlan Elam and 411 Posters Take On “The Legend of Zelda: Level One” This Thursday

Even though computer game graphics have come on a fair bit over the past 20 years, kids nowadays, with their Call’s of Duties, will never know the excitement we had making these little colourful square blobs from the 8-bit video games from my childhood leap from left to right on a tiny, fuzzy screen. 8bit video games of the 80’s and 90’s make perfect subjects for screenprints as visually they are captivating and the colours look amazing.

Having grown up with a Sega Mega Drive and a SNES, this really pulls on my nostalgia and it makes a refreshing change for artists to think of new takes on cult classics. The world of screenprint collecting tends to be dominated by movies and gig posters so it is great to see Austin artist Harlan Elam continue his “Level One” series this week with his upcoming 411 Posters print, “The Legend of Zelda: Level One”; on sale this Thursday, April 3rd at 9am PDT. “The Legend of Zelda: Level One” will be limited to 50 prints and come signed and numbered.

 

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“The Legend of Zelda: Level One” by Harlan Elam – Edition of 50, $45, 12×16″ 8 color screen print on Cougar White, $45

 

The second in his “Level One” series, the first being “Super Mario Bros: Level One”, Harlan seems to have a real passion for the subject. Here is what Harlan had to say on the project over on his Website:

Super Mario Bros. came bundled with my first NES and started my life long obsession with gaming. Everyone privileged enough to play it probably remembers level one more than any other. The idea here is to capture those memories of the level we played the most and offer them up as framed nostalgia, or paper Nintendo.

“The Legend of Zelda: Level One” goes on sale Thursday, April 3rd at 9am PDT. at 411 Posters. To check out more of Harlan Elan’s work and to keep ahead of new prints and further entries in his “Level One” series, head on over to his Website, Facebook and Twitter.

‘The Art of Laurent Durieux’, A Preview Of The Exciting Solo Mondo Gallery, Opening This Friday!

The time is nearly here for Mondo to lift the lid on their first gallery show of the year, a solo show dedicated to ‘The Art of Laurent Durieux’. Opening Friday February the 7th and showing through to March the 1st at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas, this will be Laurent’s very first solo show and so far all the previews we have seen look awesome! Laurent is certainly one of my favourite artists and has a knack of capturing the pathos of a movie through his imagery.

Following on from the announcement of ‘The Art of Laurent Durieux’ last year, Laurent was kind enough to chat with me about what he was looking forward to most about his upcoming solo gallery.

[I will] meet all the poster enthousiasts in person and meet the Mondo guys as well, be able to put faces on all these names. Of course, as an artist it would be lying to say I’m not interested with the response to my work. I’ve been working (almost) like a slave 😊 for the last 6/7 months full time on those posters and I hope the hard work will live up to it, that the collectors and fans will dig them.

You can read the full article here.

There have been a few posters revealed so far ahead of the gallery officially opening tomorrow and there certainly seems to be a Hitchcock flavour to the gallery as his adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, The Birds has 3 prints as well as Rear Window and Vertigo also being represented. Other prints include a tribute to Fred Wilcox’s classic sci-fi Forbidden Planet, a loose adaptation of Shakespear’s, The Tempest as well as those Back to the Future posters that were teased a little while back, too!
These posters have great use of colour and suit Laurent’s style brilliantly.

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Forbidden Planet by Laurent Durieux 24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition size to be determined

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Forbidden Planet by Laurent Durieux 24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Variant Edition size to be determined

Laurent told Mondo on working on Forbidden Planet

“Man, I love this movie! So retro-futuristic, so naive, so kitsch! That’s really my dope! Robby the Robot is iconic which is why I had to put it as THE star of the movie poster. The original poster is just sublime, the colours are just so vibrant, and so I tried to emulate that impression on my own take of this science fiction classic. This poster is the piece that took me the longest to finish, almost 2 months! I think it was worth the effort and the number of layers!”

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The Bird’s by Laurent Durieux 24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 325

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The Bird’s by Laurent Durieux 24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Variant Edition 150

Laurent told Mondo his thoughts on working on The Birds

“The bloody beak of the crow is a direct reference to the scene where the neighbour is found in his bedroom by Jessica Tandy with his eyes missing. I originally wanted to place an eyeball in the crow’s beak, but I thought it was a bit too gory for a Hitchcock movie… so I toned it down a notch. I really love the variant on this one,”

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The Birds (Portrait) by Laurent Durieux, 24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 375

Laurent Durieux Vertigo Mondo

Vertigo by Laurent Durieux  24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 375

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Vertigo by Laurent Durieux  (Variant), 24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 175

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Rear Window by Laurent Durieux, 24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 375

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Rear Window by Laurent Durieux  (Variant), 24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 175

Read more at Collider.com for the full scoop.

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Stay tuned for more poster reveals as we get them. This show is shaping up to be amazing. Laurent’s style certainly is sympathetic to the movies they represent and the style and colours are wonderfully retro. I can’t wait to see what he has planned for Back to the Future Part III as well as what other movies he will be representing. I did hear rumour there was an L.A Confidential… hmmm.

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Harlan Elam and 411 Posters Beat “Super Mario Bros: Level One” This Friday

It makes a refreshing change for artists to think of new takes on cult classics. The world of screenprint collecting tends to be dominated by movies and gig posters so it is great to see Austin artist Harlan Elam put the focus on video games with his upcoming 411 Posters print, “Super Mario Bros: Level One”; on sale this Thursday, January 23rd at 9am PST, “Super Mario Bros: Level One” and limited to 50 prints.

 

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“Super Mario Bros: Level One” by Harlan Elam – Edition of 50, $45, 12×16″ 8 color screen print on Cougar White, printed by Lady Lazarus

The 8bit video games of the 80’s and 90’s make perfect subjects for screenprints as visually they are captivating and the colours look amazing. Having grown up with a Sega Mega Drive and a SNES, this really pulls on my nostalgia. Kids nowadays with their Call’s of Duties will never know the excitement we had making these little colourful square blobs leap from left to right on the screen.

Harlan seems to feel the same way and certainly looks to have a passion for the subject. Here is what Harlan had to say on the print over on his Website:

Super Mario Bros. came bundled with my first NES and started my life long obsession with gaming. Everyone privileged enough to play it probably remembers level one more than any other. The idea here is to capture those memories of the level we played the most and offer them up as framed nostalgia, or paper Nintendo.

If all goes well, Harlan hopes to make “Level One” and on-going series of 8bit inspired prints, the next on his list being “The Legends of Zelda: Level One”. I can’t wait to see what other prints Harlan has up his sleeve. If he was up for taking requests, personally I would love to have a print dedicated to the original Grand Theft Auto. While a good decade after Mario, the original GTA was unique in its graphics and gameplay and would certainly be complimentary of his style.

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“Super Mario Bros: Level One” goes on sale Thursday, January 23rd at 9am PST. at 411 Posters. To check out more of Harlan Elan’s work and to keep ahead of new prints and further entries in his “Level One” series, head on over to his Website, Facebook and Twitter.

Bottleneck Gallery Announce ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Timed Edition Prints By Marko Manev – Coming This Friday! UPDATED WITH FULL REVEAL!

Renowned for his excellent ‘Noir’ series of prints, Macedonian conceptual artist, graphic designer & illustrator Marko Manev has once again joined up with Bottleneck Gallery to bring us a new trilogy of prints based on everyones favourite sci-fi operatic action epic, Star Wars.

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What we do know is that the series will be a timed edition coming this Friday and will be available over at the Bottleneck Store. I am a fan of timed edition prints and I think it’s great that Bottleneck and Marko have chosen to go this way with these prints. Next month Bottleneck Gallery will also be opening ‘It Came From 1984’, a gallery celebrating the 30th anniversary of movies from what is possibly the best year for cult movies.

For more information and to keep abreast of news, make sure you follow Bottleneck Gallery on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their Website.  You can also find out more about Marko Manev and his fantastic work over on his Website and by also following him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Gallery 1988 invites you to the magical world of ‘Fairy Tales’, a new gallery show opening Tonight

Variety is the spice of life and it is great to see Gallery 1988 branching out into new territory with a magical new exhibition ‘Fairy Tales: a print show’, which opens at Gallery 1988 West in LA tonight, Friday January the 10th.

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For this exciting new exhibit, artists have created a variety of magical works inspired by their favourite childhood fairy tales including Snow White, Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood. With contributors including Ridge, Rocco Malatesta, Dave Perillo, Clark Or, Glen Brogan, Barry Blankenship, Dave Quiggle and many, many more, it’s great to see so many artists let loose in such a creative manner producing such a huge variety in tone and style, making it quite unlike anything we have seen of late. . Take a look at some of the pieces that have already been teased ahead of the show opening to give you an idea of what to expect.

‘Fairy Tales: a print show’ will launch with an opening reception held from 7-10 PM at Gallery 1988 West, 7308 Melrose Ave and then run through to February 1st with an online drop usually the day after opening.

Follow Gallery 1988 on TWITTER for more information.

For a limited time only RIPT Apparel have turned their best T-Shirt art into Posters and Coasters, just for you

The on-line T-Shirt market has become a hot commodity recently, especially for all fans of great artwork. Sometimes overlooked by art lovers, the T-Shirt market has come along in leaps and bounds with some stunning pieces of mash-up art now on the market. Now I am not sure when this particular trend first started, but in the last few years it has certainly sky rocketed in popularity, possibly more so than buying a trademarked image T-Shirt. People love the creativeness behind these shirts and pretty much anything is far game design wise. As a fan I own quite a few myself but the one thing that also makes me a little sad is that these great mash-up designs only seem to stay on T-Shirts and never quite make the jump to something I can look at on my wall.

Well hopefully all this is starting to change because RIPT Apparel have put up some of their favourite designs and turned them into some great poster art. Each poster is available in a choice of two sizes, 18″ x 32″ or 24″ x 32″ and will set you back $15 or $30, respectively. The printing is giclee’ quality with resolution of 12o0 dpi and a smooth matt finish on 192 gsm paper.

Here are some of our favourites!

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Cartes Du Bouffoun – Poster

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Starry Knight – Poster

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Skele-Tour ’83 – Poster

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Marty McPrime – Poster

As an added bonus, RIPT Apparel are also doing fandom based coasters so you can admire your posters while having a cheeky brew and not have to fear about getting stains on the table. Each Coaster is 4″ by 4″ and is cork backed printed on Italian Bottocino marble tiles and cost $25 a set.

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Grand Theft Phone Box – Coaster Set

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Sounds of the 80’s – Coaster set

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These items are only available throughout December, so time is very limited. The good news is that this could be a start of great things if other T-Shirt providers decide to follow suit and branch out into poster art too. Companies like Red Bubble have already been leading the charge in this area, giving customers the freedom to have their artwork printed as they wish, be it, T-Shirt’s, coasters or mugs so fingers crossed with this sales decision by RIPT Apparel we could be the birth of a whole new trend.

Print Club London release alternative movie poster series for Soho House’s Electric Cinema

Done right, alternative movie posters can be fantastic works of art. Done wrong, they look like minimalist Olly Moss rip offs. Thankfully Print Club London’s Soho House commissioned series is the former.

Print Club London are currently curating a selection of illustrations and print 12 alternative film posters commissioned by Soho House for their Electric Cinema venue in Notting Hill. Artists Hattie Stewart, HelloVon, Anthony Burrill and Ed Wood have created unique works inspired by World War Z, Lincoln, The Great Gatsby, Gangster Squad, Rush, Anchorman 2, and a few more.

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World War Z By Hellovon, edition of 100, £60

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Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Hattie Stewart, edition of 100, £60

Print Club London state on their website that “The poster series was inspired by Soho House designer Ed Wood’s weekly illustrated posters for the Electric Cinema, which soon developed a fan-base of people wishing to buy and take home his designs.”

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Anchorman 2 By Hellovon, edition of 100, £60

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Ganster Squad By Edward Wood, edition of 100, £60

Head on over to the Print Club London website to have a look at the full series.

Ka-Pow! Posters announce Timothy Pittides’ ‘Rogues’ series mini-subscription service.

Many poster companies and galleries offer a subscription service for new prints nowadays. It’s a great way for fans to ensure they get the prints that they want.
Ka-Paw have just announced their own mini-subscription plan for the Pittides’ ‘Rogues’ Series.

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The subscription plan includes the already released ‘Poison’ and the next three prints in the series, scheduled to drop in March, June, and September of next year. By purchasing the subscription you will also receive matching numbers on all 4 prints, an important option for any collector.

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Subscriptions cost $150 plus $40 shipping. That’s a total savings of $70*, that’s all four prints for the price of three, what a bargain!

Hurry though, there are only 50 of these available. To Subscribe head on over Ka-Pow! posters where you can also find out more information!

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