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Nautilus Art Prints Return With Their Third Epic Ode To European Literature, “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” By Jonathan Burton

Since bursting onto the scene earlier in the year, Belgium based Nautilus Art Prints have continued to craft and publish carefully screen printed, limited edition posters focusing on re-interpreting great moments of European popular culture. By working with carefully selected artists, based on their field of work, fame and style, Nautilus have created pieces that truly reflect our rich and broad European popular culture.

For their third poster Nautilus Art Prints have now teamed with artist Jonathan Burton to create a stunning limited edition screen printed poster for Jules Verne’s ‘20.000 Leagues Under The Sea’. This stunning poster will be on sale Monday the 15th of September. Read on for the full reveal!

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Richey Beckett Slays It With His Upcoming Screen Print Release: “Goliath”

I am ashamed to say that before Wednesday I hadn’t heard of Richey Beckett. When Mondo announced that they were to release an Army Of Darkness poster by him, I had to check out his work. Since then I have been looking at as much of his stuff as I can find. The majority of the Wales based artist’s work is produced in pen, and the detail is amazing. It is no wonder that his clients include Metallica! It also seems I was a little late to the party as he has an impressive 22,ooo Facebook followers!

Following on from his Mondo Army of Darkness poster, which were released earlier this week, next Wednesday, August the 20th, Richey will be releasing “Goliath”, a limited edition screen print.

 

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U.K Based Poster Company Black Dragon Press To Release ‘Nosferatu The Vampyre’ By Nicolas Delort

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Black Dragon Press is a brand new London, UK based online gallery based who are focused on offering affordable high quality limited edition prints.

For their first release Black Dragon Press have teamed up the incredibly talented Nicolas Delort to produce a poster based on Werner Herzog’s haunting epic Nosferatu The Vampyre which will come in a regular and variant edition. The prints will go on sale this Friday June 6th at 2pm GMT via the Black Dragon Press website.

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Nosferatu (Regular) by Nicolas Delort

2-colour 18″ x 24″ hand-pulled screen print.
270gsm Superfine Softwhite Eggshell Archival Paper.
Hand numbered. Edition of 200.
Printed by White Duck Screenprint.

£40

Delort Nosferatu VariantNosferatu (Variant) by Nicolas Delort

4-colour 18″ x 24″ hand-pulled screen print.
270gsm Superfine Softwhite Eggshell Archival Paper.
Hand numbered. Edition of 50.
Printed by White Duck Screenprint.

£65

Canadian and French illustrator Nicolas Delort grew up in the Ontario wilderness before moving to France as a teenager. After studying illustration in Lyon, he moved back to the grey and rainy suburbs of Paris where he lives and works. Awards include a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal and more recently a Spectrum Fantasy Art Gold Medal for his cover of the novel The End of The Road. Clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Games Workshop, Solaris, Mondo and now Black Dragon Press.

Nicolas did this video on the process of creating the poster:

Nosferatu The Vampyre  is a particular haunting print which is gloriously captured in this piece that was developed with the blessing of the movie’s director, the inimitable Werner Herzog.

You will be able to pick these beautiful pieces up this Friday June 6th at 2pm GMT via the Black Dragon Press website. In the meantime make sure you follow Black Dragon Press on Facebook and Twitter.

Acid Free Gallery To Release 30th Anniversay ‘Transformers’ Foil And Metal Screen Prints By Tom Whalen

With Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction hitting theatres later this year, it may be easy to forget that the revolutionary little plastic toys actually celebrate their 30th anniversary this year. Is it me or is everything amazing cracking on to 30 years old… even me?

Anyway, to celebrate Acid Free Gallery will be releasing two amazing, official Hasbro licensed screen prints by fan favourite, Tom Whalen. So what makes these releases so special? Well, this will be the first time that Tom Whalen has ever had a piece produced on foil and the results are stunning.

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“TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary” Foil Variant by Tom Whalen

24×36, 9 colors on Holographic Foil

Limited Edition: 150 – $80.00

Signed by the artist and hand numbered

Produced by Acidfree Gallery

Printed by D&L Screen Printing

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“TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary ” Metal Variant by Tom Whalen

24×36, 9 colors on Metal

Limited Edition: 12 – $250.00

Signed by the artist and hand numbered

Produced by Acidfree Gallery

Printed by D&L Screen Printing

Here is what Acid Free Gallery have to say over on their blog:

We are excited to finally release these amazing variant prints by Tom Whalen celebrating the 30th anniversary of TRANSFORMERS! Robots in disguise have been a part of our lives for 30 years and what better way to celebrate than to “roll out” an amazing set of limited edition screen prints! This is the first time Tom Whalen has ever released a screen print on foil and it looks amazing. This isn’t just a variant print, this is a completely updated 9 color screen print remastered for printing on foil and metal. We have these in hand and ready to ship.

We want to help celebrate 30 years, so with EVERY order that includes a Whalen 30th anniversary print, you will get one free random print from our collection! YES, free print with every order! We have some really nice prints held back for this release, even some rare number one prints from previously sold out editions. More details about the release below! Don’t miss out!

 

It’s fantastic to see that Acid Free will be including some extra special freebies with every order. They certainly have a lot of fantastic work to choose from. Have a quick look at the gallery below for some of their previous releases to give you an idea of what may be included.

 

Tom Whalen’s Transformers screen prints will be release Monday the 12th of May at 12:30 PM EST. Make sure you follow them on Twitter and Facebook, as well as Tom Whalen, for news of future releases and art work.

Be sure to keep up to date with future news and articles by following Cult Collective on Facebook and Twitter, too!

 

 

Nautilus Art Prints Launch With A Fantastic ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’ Print By Laurent Durieux On Sale Sunday March 30th

Over the past few years there has been a meteoric rise in the number of outstanding prints, posters and art dedicated to the world of popular culture. This rise in popularity is in no small part due to the exceptional talent of artists and designers who are able to share their work through social media. Nautilus Art Prints, the newly formed, Belgium based company embraces this growth and will be supporting the continued popularity by publishing and selling carefully screen printed, limited edition posters, that aim to re-interpret great moments of European popular culture.

European popular culture inhabits us all. In movies, books, fairy tales, music as well as our personal backgrounds. Even beyond the language barriers, our memories are filled with emotions that bind us and make us all Europeans. Conceived in the heart of Europe, a few stones away from European institutions in Brussels, Nautilus Art Prints embodies the European ideal by creating art that mirrors our common imagination.

Nautilus Art Prints will be working with carefully selected artists, based on their field of work, fame and style, to create pieces that truly reflect our rich and broad European popular culture.

Founded by brothers Thomas and Jack Durieux, each a talented graphic designer in their own right and Phillipe Romaine, founder of the advertising and digital agency ‘Shake’ as well as publishing house ‘Altitude 100’, Nautilis Art Prints has a strong and experienced team at its helm.

For their first release Nautilus Art Prints have worked with Laurent Durieux to work on a passion piece for Jules Verne’s 1865 classic “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”, on sale March 30th at 1pm EST.

What better way to introduce Nautilus Art Prints to the world of poster collectors than by releasing a Jules Verne’s classic novel poster? “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”is the first of a series we hope to be as complete as possible.

Nautilus is very proud to introduce to you our very first screen print made by the talented Laurent Durieux. Laurent has once again outdone himself on this breathtaking take of Jules Verne’s classic novel published in 1865.

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Laurent Durieux

Size: 24×36 inches / 61X91cm

Colours: 9

Edition size: Open edition available for 72 hours from 1PM EST March 30th

Price: 45 Euro/ $62

Signed and numbered

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Variant by Laurent Durieux

24×36 inches / 61X91cm

Colours: 9

Edition size: 90

Price: 65 euro/ $90

Signed and numbered

The release date is this Sunday, March 30th, at 1PM and the regular edition will be available for 72 hours with the variant strictly limited to 90 copies. Keep tabs on Nautilus Art Print’s Website and Facebook for more info. Nautilus Art Prints also have one more special treat up their sleeves. To celebrate the launch of Nautilus Art Prints and their collaboration with Laurent Durieux, one lucky collector will pick up the original ink artwork by Laurent!

Laurent Original

Journey to the Centre of the Earth Original Ink by Laurent Durieux

Size: 18 x 27 cm, 7.1 x 10.6 inches

Born in 1970 in Waterloo, near Brussels in Belgium. Laurent has been an illustrator and a graphic designer for over 20 years, and when he doesn’t teach graphic design, he spends most of his time creating posters for movies,old and recent.

In 2010 he directed his first short animated movie titled Hellville for Canal+ and produced by renowned directorJean-Jacques Beineix.

In 2011, Laurent was selected by the prestigious Austrian magazine Lürzer’s Archive as one of the 200 World’s best illustrators. Laurent’s clients are publishers like Criterion, Dark Hall Mansion, Phone Booth Gallery, Acid Free Gallery, Hero Complex Gallery, Mondo.

In early 2014, Laurent was invited to present a selection of his work for the first ever Graphic Design festival in Paris, France. He also had his first solo show held at the legendaryMondo Gallery in Austin, Texas.

Some of Laurent’s posters can be seen at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, (Los Angeles) and in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris) as well as in many private collections worldwide.


As a huge fan of Laurent Durieux (I have his Die Hard variant framed in my hallway), I think this print looks stunning. Personally I am pro open editions and feel the variant still gives the piece that collectibillity factor, too. Nautilus Art Prints certainly seem to have a great ethos, “Art that mirrors our common imagination” and have made a pledge to with collaborators on the promotion of the posters as well as holding themed exhibitions and organise events that will raise the artist’s profiles. I am really excited to see what they have up their sleeves for future releases.

Keep up to date with Nautilus Art Print’s via their Website and Facebook for further details.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth will be released this Sunday, March 30th, at 1pm EST and the timed edition will be available for 72 hours.

New Poster Company ‘Grey Matter Art’ Launches With An Amazing ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ Poster By Randy Ortiz

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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.

 

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Cannibal Holocaust Poster by Randy Ortiz

“Welcome to the Jungle”

Regular Edition of 250, Priced at $45.00

Printed by: The Half & Half

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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- Thanks! With being a huge fan of movies and music, getting into collecting gig and film posters was really inevitable, it really is a great hobby. It integrates everything we love and are passionate about, and we are excited to share that with others. We are proud to represent such an amazing and talented community of artists.

CC- There are a few galleries and online studio’s at the moment, what do you feel really makes Grey Matter Art individual?

Mike-You are right, there are many galleries and online poster companies out  right now, and they are doing some very cool things. I try to go to most and  support the scene as much as I can, but I really believe we are doing  things that are different or have not been done by other companies.  First thing we are trying to do is accommodate the artists as best we  can. You really want the artist to be as passionate about a project as  you are, and with that, you know you are going to see something  fantastic as an end result. We are also working on acquiring some films  that have not been done, and I would love to tell you some of them,  but I probably shouldn’t right now…

CC – On the site it says that Grey Matter Art is wanting to take industry  standard techniques and take them to a new level. Can you give us a hint as to what you have planned?

Mike-Aside from poster art and limited edition apparel, we are going to be doing screenings for select films in and around New York. I think we need something like that in this area, I mean it’s New York, and we barely get any of that around here. We would like to eventually do a couple of galleries and conventions as well. We were also entertaining the thought of some sort of polling on our website. We are always eager to hear fans and collectors thoughts on what they would like to see. We were thinking of possibly getting together a couple of film titles and a list of artists, and they can tell us who they would like to see tackle a specific property.

Jared- A big part of what we want to do is keep everyone guessing what we might do next, and hopefully it is something they wouldn’t expect. We are very excited to start attending conventions and screenings to coincide certain poster drops.

CC – Something that  always excites me is introducing new and upcoming artist, will Grey  Matter Art be giving lesser known artists a pop at bigger titles as well as the big guys?

Mike-We are definitely into the lesser known artists and the up and comers, there is so many talented ones to choose from and we will be giving them a chance to take on some projects in the future.

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-sixa 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.

Nautilus Art Prints Launch With A Fantastic ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’ Print By Laurent Durieux On Sale Sunday March 30th

Over the past few years there has been a meteoric rise in the number of outstanding prints, posters and art dedicated to the world of popular culture. This rise in popularity is in no small part due to the exceptional talent of artists and designers who are able to share their work through social media. Nautilus Art Prints, the newly formed, Belgium based company embraces this growth and will be supporting the continued popularity by publishing and selling carefully screen printed, limited edition posters, that aim to re-interpret great moments of European popular culture.

European popular culture inhabits us all. In movies, books, fairy tales, music as well as our personal backgrounds. Even beyond the language barriers, our memories are filled with emotions that bind us and make us all Europeans. Conceived in the heart of Europe, a few stones away from European institutions in Brussels, Nautilus Art Prints embodies the European ideal by creating art that mirrors our common imagination.

Nautilus Art Prints will be working with carefully selected artists, based on their field of work, fame and style, to create pieces that truly reflect our rich and broad European popular culture.

Founded by brothers Thomas and Jack Durieux, each a talented graphic designer in their own right and Phillipe Romaine, founder of the advertising and digital agency ‘Shake’ as well as publishing house ‘Altitude 100’, Nautilis Art Prints has a strong and experienced team at its helm.

For their first release Nautilus Art Prints have worked with Laurent Durieux to work on a passion piece for Jules Verne’s 1865 classic “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”, on sale March 30th at 1pm EST.

What better way to introduce Nautilus Art Prints to the world of poster collectors than by releasing a Jules Verne’s classic novel poster? “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”is the first of a series we hope to be as complete as possible.

Nautilus is very proud to introduce to you our very first screen print made by the talented Laurent Durieux. Laurent has once again outdone himself on this breathtaking take of Jules Verne’s classic novel published in 1865.

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Laurent Durieux

Size: 24×36 inches / 61X91cm

Colours: 9

Edition size: Open edition available for 72 hours from 1PM EST March 30th

Price: 45 Euro/ $62

Signed and numbered

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Variant by Laurent Durieux

24×36 inches / 61X91cm

Colours: 9

Edition size: 90

Price: 65 euro/ $90

Signed and numbered

The release date is this Sunday, March 30th, at 1PM and the regular edition will be available for 72 hours with the variant strictly limited to 90 copies. Keep tabs on Nautilus Art Print’s Website and Facebook for more info. Nautilus Art Prints also have one more special treat up their sleeves. To celebrate the launch of Nautilus Art Prints and their collaboration with Laurent Durieux, one lucky collector will pick up the original ink artwork by Laurent!

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth Original Ink by Laurent Durieux

Size: 18 x 27 cm, 7.1 x 10.6 inches

Born in 1970 in Waterloo, near Brussels in Belgium. Laurent has been an illustrator and a graphic designer for over 20 years, and when he doesn’t teach graphic design, he spends most of his time creating posters for movies,old and recent.

In 2010 he directed his first short animated movie titled Hellville for Canal+ and produced by renowned directorJean-Jacques Beineix.

In 2011, Laurent was selected by the prestigious Austrian magazine Lürzer’s Archive as one of the 200 World’s best illustrators. Laurent’s clients are publishers like Criterion, Dark Hall Mansion, Phone Booth Gallery, Acid Free Gallery, Hero Complex Gallery, Mondo.

In early 2014, Laurent was invited to present a selection of his work for the first ever Graphic Design festival in Paris, France. He also had his first solo show held at the legendaryMondo Gallery in Austin, Texas.

Some of Laurent’s posters can be seen at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, (Los Angeles) and in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris) as well as in many private collections worldwide.


As a huge fan of Laurent Durieux (I have his Die Hard variant framed in my hallway), I think this print looks stunning. Personally I am pro open editions and feel the variant still gives the piece that collectibillity factor, too. Nautilus Art Prints certainly seem to have a great ethos, “Art that mirrors our common imagination” and have made a pledge to with collaborators on the promotion of the posters as well as holding themed exhibitions and organise events that will raise the artist’s profiles. I am really excited to see what they have up their sleeves for future releases.

Keep up to date with Nautilus Art Print’s via their Website and Facebook for further details.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth will be released this Sunday, March 30th, at 1pm EST and the timed edition will be available for 72 hours.

Alan Campbell kicks off 2014 in style with a ‘Mystery Tube Sale’

Whether you are new to print and art collecting, are a seasoned, hardcore veteran or just pick up the odd piece ‘Myster Tube Sales’ are a fantastic way for you to bump up your collection and possibly pick up some rarities along the way.

One of our favourite artists, Glasgow, Scotland based Alan Campbell, is starting 2014 off with a bang by putting together his own ‘2014 Mystery Tube Sale’.
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The 2014 Mystery Tube Sale’ Wednesday January 8th 2014 at 5pm GMT, 12PM EST, 9AM PST, and the tubes will come pretty jam packed with  upwards of 7 pieces per tube at only £50/$82 + Shipping. The tubes which will be a selection of screenprints (Including our personal favourite – ‘Cosmic Death Owl’), test prints, rare variants, sketches, originals, collages, samplers and photographs will go on-sale through Alan’s online store.
Inside each tube will also be an exclusive 8″x10″ screenprint (edition of 10) with 5 ap’s with one special  tube also getting an 8×10″ ink commission slot.
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So what else could you get? Well, Alan certainly hasn’t held back and aims to make these tubes as special as possible. He has dived into his archives to dig out  five hand printed darkroom photo prints from his time in japan, each of these are 8″x10″ paper size. Four other photographic prints, scanned from medium format slide film negatives on a hasselblad x5 and printed museum grade paper at 24″X 24″ exhibited at street level gallery in Glasgow, Photos taken in Vienna, New York and Tokyo which will be divided among the tubes.
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For those of you who already collect Alan’s work or already own a few pieces, to make things extra special, you are also welcome to send him a list of what you have already and he’ll customise your tubes! How great is that?
Alan is an exceptionally talented and unique artist as well as a nice guy to boot. Make sure you head over to Alan’s online store this Wednesday and pick yourself up an extra special bargain that is guaranteed to brighten up your walls in these bleak, wintery months! Keep track of Alan Campbell, his work and his world by following him on Twitter and over on his website too!

Mondo reveals first pieces from ‘The Art of Laurent Durieux’ gallery plus a video on the MMMXI, ‘Die Hard’

Last Saturday Mondo held their eleventh mystery movie screening at The Crest theatre in L.A. The screening, to no ones surprise, was for the festive action classic, Die Hard. What was surprising however was their choice in artist, Laurent Durieux, who knocked it out of the park with what I have chosen as one of Cult Collective’s 10 top picks of 2013.

The Mondo team also put together this fantastic video on the event, too.

After the screening Mondo announced that from February the 7th through to March the 1st at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas that they would be holding a gallery titled ‘The Art of Laurent Durieux’, his first solo show!

On Sunday morning Laurent was kind enough to chat with me about that poster and what about his upcoming solo gallery he was looking forward to most .

[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.

Mondo have also revealed two of the prints for the show, one for Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, The Birds and the other for Fred Wilcox’s classic sci-fi Forbidden Planet, a loose adaptation of Shakespear’s, The Tempest. Mondo also teased a Back to the Future poster 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,”

So it’s time to get those plane tickets to Austin booked as Laurent will also be there in person for a chat with his fans. An opportunity you can’t miss!

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We chat with ‘Die Hard’ Mondo Mystery Movie XI artist Laurent Durieux!

Last night Mondo held their eleventh ‘Mondo Mystery Movie’ event and this time it was in Los Angeles at the Crest Theatre. There was plenty of speculation beforehand as to what the movie would be and who the art for the customary poster would be by, not least by us. Mondo certainly did not disappoint.

As we predicted, ‘Mondo Mystery Movie XI’ was indeed Die Hard, the greatest action/ christmas movie of all time and the poster was by the always amazing Laurent Durieux. Laurent has done a great job with this poster. The simple yet effective image captures so much of the movie, both tonally and in reference. The poster came in a regular edition of 450, a variant of 150, metal variant of 80 and a super glass printed variant, given to one lucky guest.

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Laurent was kind enough to have a quick chat with me this morning about the artwork and what he and Mondo aimed to capture and represent with the poster.

Justin, Mitch and Rob know I always try to bring something more to a poster either an idea, concept or some sort of pathos. With Die Hard, obviously the pathos thing was out as it’s what I call a muscle movie. My main concept was that I wanted to use Christmas in L.A. And the snow bubble was a good way for me to do that, sort of cheesy and humoristic like the movie, also of course the broken glass refers directly to the scene in the film. So it is a concept more than a poster with dozens of portraits and key scenes you usually see in countless posters, I always try to come up with something people won’t expect and from reading the feedback from the people online, looks like I did just that.

I also asked Laurent for a poster to truly represent Die Hard, what did he feel would need to be included.

[To] truly represent Die Hard, you would probably have to go for explosions, blood, etc… And that’s not what I really want to do you know, I think other artists would do this much better than I ever would, so I would say that my take on the film is probably not spot on but it’s just different and to me that is, as an artist, really important. What’s the point of doing something so many people can/would do?

Laurent Durieux’s art always amazes me. He has the knack of being able to represent a movie without having to have the main character front and centre. His Jaws piece for example is a brilliant, and highly sought after, piece of art and is probably the only Jaws poster not to feature a shark.

Below are some pictures of the prints that were given out to attendees based on their ticket package. These pictures come courtesy of Amer Nizam.

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Die Hard regular, edition of 450 by Laurent Durieux

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Die Hard Variant, edition of 150 by Laurent Durieux

Mondo went to the extra effort of making sure that the night was special by inviting fans to go an a limo ride, with fully stocked liquor cabinet, to the original ‘Nakatomi’ building featured in the movie. They also dressed up the movie theatre with fake glass and signs asking to fans to remove their shoes in a nice little nod to one of Die Hards memorable set pieces. As an extra little bonus, Mondo also produced this cool bearer bonds in reference to Hans Gruber’s scheme to steal $640 million.

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If that wast enough, Mondo also went to the effort of producing ‘Al Powell’ handbills by Tyler Stout. Reginald Veljohnson who played ‘Al Powell’ in the first three Die Hard movies was also in attendance at the event to introduce the movie alongside Mondo’s Justin Ishmael.

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‘Al Powell’ Die Hard Variant handbill by Tyler Stout.

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‘Al Powell’ Die Hard Regular handbill by Tyler Stout.

As part of the ‘Super Variant’ package, guests were also lucky enough to get another unique piece, a replica sweater from another of Die Hard’s memorable moments. This picture is taken from eBay.

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Finally, with Laurent Durieux producing the truly brilliant poster for the movie, Mondo took the opportunity to announce that they would be hosting ‘The Art of Laurent Durieux’ a gallery dedicated to his work opening the 7th of Feb and running until the 1st of March at the Mondo Gallery, Austin. Mondo even previewed a great piece by Laurent for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
I asked Laurent what he was most looking forward to ahead of his gallery ‘The Art of Laurent Durieux’

What I’m looking forward to? [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.

Based on the popularity and quality of Laurent’s work, it is bound to be a fantastic gallery. Stay tuned for more details on that.

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Again a huge thank you to Amer Nizam for the permission to use the pictures.