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This holiday season we've seen a couple of amazing pieces of artwork commemorating Home Alone (one from Mondo and another from artist Matt Ryan) and also a beautiful print paying tribute to the classic It's a Wonderful Life. Now we've just stumbled upon another wonderful original piece of artwork that honors another holiday movie that millions watch each and every year. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation chronicles one of the most insane and hilarious family holiday gatherings the big screen has ever seen, and now the Griswold family is immortalized on this amazing poster by Rich Davies. See it below!
Throughout the year, we've featured some cool artwork from Poster Posse hyping up films like Disney's Big Hero 6, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. But the latest efforts of artists paying tribute to films with their incredible art work is for a film that hit theaters decades ago. You may not realize it, but this year is the 35th anniversary of Alien, the sci-fi horror classic that introduced us to terrifying xenomorphs and the tough-as-nails Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), and Poster Posse has just rounded up some awesome pieces for the film's anniversary, and we've posted our favorites below. Look!
"Congratulations! We’ve made it through another spin around the sun." Indeed we have. Since we're at the end of the year, it's not uncommon to see endless tributes and retrospectives recapping the year. "Here's to 2014" is yet another, but it packs in more than just a few events. Made by the graphics company behind the 85 Best Picture Oscar Winners infographic we featured in February, called Beutler Ink, the graphic (seen below) includes references to nearly every major movie, pop culture moment, or news event, from Too Many Cooks to the death of Robin Williams, The Lego Movie, Interstellar and Ghostbusters, too. The only thing missing is some kind of reference to the Sony Hack, but The Interview guys may be in there. Take a look!
There's a good chance that you've already partaken in the annual tradition of watching It's a Wonderful Life this holiday season, and if you're a huge fan of the classic Frank Capra film starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, then you might want to check out this new print from artist Laurent Durieux that will be available for purchase from Dark Hall Mansion. This officially licensed print pays tribute to the holiday fantasy, and it won't be as hard to get ahold of as a Mondo print, since this will be a timed edition sold over three days. That means if you go to purchase during that time, you'll get one, but never again after that.
While there are marathons of The Hobbit trilogy happening around the country in some theaters today, the final installment, The Battle of the Five Armies, doesn't start playing until tomorrow evening. And to hype up the release, Mondo has come through with two new collectible prints for the first two chapters of the J.R.R. Tolkien film adaptations. Ken Taylor is responsible for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Nicolas Delort created one for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. If you're a huge Middle Earth fan, find out how you can try to get these prints to frame on your wall at home. Look below!
Just a few days after Warner Bros. Pictures announced they had delayed Jungle Book: Origins back to October of 2017, Disney felt like firming up their plans to release their own adaptation of The Jungle Book on October 9th, 2015. Production is underway on the film right now, and while we don't have a first look at the film from the set (likely because there will be tons of visual effects used to bring the animals to life), a piece of concept art has surfaced giving us a glimpse at Mowgli (played by newcomer Neel Sethi, the only actor who will be seen on screen) and the black panther Bagheera (voiced by Ben Kingsley). Look!
Highway to the danger zone... Gunna take it right in to the danger zone!! Now these are some must-have poster prints, if you're lucky enough to get your hands on one. Our friends at SlashFilm have posted photos of the new print for Tony Scott's 1986 action-drama classic Top Gun designed by Gabz being sold by Odd City Entertainment. The print is unique because it was printed on holographic "foil" paper, meaning it shimmers like it's metallic and can be flipped and both sides show the kick ass Top Gun artwork. So awesome. I'm a huge Top Gun fan, I mean, who isn't? Tom Cruise, fighter jets, Anthony Edwards, frickin' Tom Skerrit, it's the best. This art highlights the fighter jets above all and if you're a big fan, it's a must have.
After featuring an awesome, Mondo-esque print for Angels with Filthy Souls, the fake film noir from the movie Home Alone, the collectible arthouse has come through with their own release from DKNG honoring the John Hughes penned, Chris Columbus directed modern holiday classic. This screen print only touts four colors, and that's incredible when you see just how gorgeous this piece looks. It shows off the iconic McCallister home (which actually exists in a suburb just outside of Chicago), complete with some fun easter eggs that fans of the film will recognize immediately. It's such an awesome piece of work. Look now!
It's the holiday season again, so surely you're watching Christmas movies. One of my favorites since a kid has been Home Alone, and I watch it at least a couple times when the snow starts falling. Sadly, it's not the kind of holiday film that has any merchandise you can use to decorate your home for the season. But thanks to artist Matt Ryan, if you want to show your love for the film in cool cinephile fashion, you can. Ryan has crafted a movie poster for Angels with Filthy Souls, the faux film noir that Kevin watches ("I'm eating junk and watching rubbish!") after his parents have "disappeared," and it's just an awesome piece. Look below!
If you're not venturing out to catch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer this Friday, or waiting in line for ridiculous bargains, then you may want to be near your computer in order to grab Mondo's latest print, their first one honoring Quentin Tarantino's modern classic Pulp Fiction. Yes, believe it or not, this is the first time Mondo has released a print with artist Laurent Durieux commemorating the film. The print is chock full of references to various characters and events from the movie, and the good news is that you'll have a much easier time getting ahold of one than you normally would with Mondo's releases. Look below!
"Our new home." Now that Christopher Nolan's sci-fi spectacular Interstellar (Sound Off here) has been in theaters for over two weeks (which means we hope you've all seen it by now!), some great artwork and explanations are hitting the web. Last week we featured an excellent infographic timeline that nicely laid out the timeline as it intertwined with the plot of the film, following the crew of the Endurance as the embark on a mission to explore another galaxy. This new one, made by digital artist Sivakumar found on deviantArt, includes charming little sketches of the characters and the events that take place, really giving this a fresh, fun feel why making some sense of the plot. I really like this one, take a look. Oh and of course - spoilers!
As we head deeper into the 2014 awards season, more and more films start to hit cinemas all over, flooding the market with any and every possible contender. Which ones stand out? This one, to start with - Xavier Dolan's Mommy, the Quebecois filmmaker's fifth feature film that premiered at Cannes (my review) and played in Telluride and Toronto. It's Canada's officially entry into the Academy Awards and for good reason - it's one my favorite films of this year. Antoine-Olivier Pilon, seen below, stars as Steve in Mommy, a violent teenager who is sent to live with his mom, played by Anne Dorval, as they try to their feet back on the ground. Three gorgeous posters, square like the film's 1:1 aspect ratio, have debuted and we must share.
This weekend is when that cool art exhibition inspired by movie sequels that were never made opens up, but that's not the only place you can find awesome big screen artwork for your walls. Hero Complex Gallery is opening up their latest "Kung Fu Theater" show in Los Angeles, and while the title might indicate this will only focus on movies with martial arts, it's actually much more broad and includes a variety of Asian film tributes. From anime hits like Princess Mononoke and Akira to The Karate Kid, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and more. There's some impressive pieces here, and one is even on bamboo. Look!
File this one under "Classics". Odd City Entertainment has debuted some impressive artwork for a new print they're selling next week for the legendary cinema classic The Godfather. This new print by French artist Laurent Durieux is specifically for The Godfather: Part I (does that mean he'll be releasing Part II and maybe III eventually?) but is being sold in full-size 24"x36" screen prints which I'm sure will look beautiful in person. They're selling 325 prints of the regular edition for $65 each, and 150 prints of the red variant edition for $100 each. Even if this isn't your favorite film of all-time, it's still worth taking a look at the art.