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We just love original artwork, and every week there's always some kind of cool creation paying tribute to our favorite movies that's worth highlighting. This week is no exception, and there's actually a whole gallery to look forward to thanks to Hero Complex. Over in Los Angeles they have a new show called Quotes, Lines & Lyrics with art pieces inspired by just that, quotes from movies, lines from TV shows and lyrics from songs. Obviously, we're more interested in the movie quote inspired pieces, and there are plenty of those, ranging from Star Wars to Jurassic Park to The Blues Brothers and Forrest Gump. Look!
This weekend will reveal the winners of the 87th Academy Awards, and while Birdman has become the frontrunner, there could be some surprises among the major awards, including Best Director and Best Actor. And as we wait for the winners of the Oscars to be announced, the folks at Shutterstock have found a creative use for their image assets by asking their designers to create pop art style posters for all of the Best Picture nominees by re-purposing some of their stock photos. These are some pretty fantastic posters, some of which would have made for awesome official posters, especially that one for Whiplash. Look!
In a few weeks, we'll see if District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has another good sci-fi flick in him when Chappie hits theaters. So far, the trailers have me feeling mixed about the movie, because it has so many familiar elements from RoboCop, Short Circuit and more. But I'm hoping that maybe the trailer is just using those things to sell the movie to as general of an audience as possible. Of course, I hoped the same thing about Elysium and was a little disappointed. Anyway, to hype the sci-fi spring release, Poster Posse has created some new prints focused on the titular artificially intelligent robot, and there's great work seen here.
While the 87th Academy Awards won't be revealed until February 22nd, across the pond, the BAFTAs will be happening tonight, honoring what the United Kingdom's film industry believes to be the best achievements in film in the year 2014, though with a slight skew towards films from the country itself (we definitely do the same thing here in the United States). And as we wait for the winners to be announced, you can check out these awesome posters made to honor the BAFTA nominees like The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel and more. British creative agency Human After All and illustrator Malika Favre put these neo-noir pieces together for five of the nominees, and they're wonderful. Look below!
Just last fall we featured an adorable collection of artwork from a Los Angeles artist called 100% Soft. The series had a unique childlike style focused on movie MacGuffins, and now the artist, real name Truck Torrance, is back with a new exhibition at Gallery 1988 with a show called Mass Hysteria. For this series, Torrance focuses on big crowd scenes, using his signature, sweet little illustrated characters to bring scenes from The Avengers, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Kill Bill, Oldboy and more to life in a whole new way. They're almost like super cute Where's Waldo pages, and you can get your hands on some. Look!
Last year marked the 35th anniversary of Alien, the classic sci-fi horror film from Ridley Scott. There wasn't as much pomp and circumstance as their was for the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, but for fans of the film looking for some kind of commemoration, look no further than this new Mondo poster for the film designed by Tyler Stout. The print was unveiled at a special screening of Alien at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, and you'll have a chance to get ahold of your own copy at the end of this week. Of course, it's another awesome piece of work from Tyler Stout, and worthy of framing for any fan. Look!
We're just under two weeks away from seeing a new original sci-fi flick from the Wachowski siblings. Jupister Ascending looks truly out of this world, and even though it's getting dumped in February, I really hope people give it a chance, because it looks like the kind of epic, sci-fi adventure that doesn't get made anymore unless it's based on a book or comic. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the film, and while they've been featured on the posters for the film, some alternate poster artwork from Art Machine and Little Giant Studios make them look infinitely better than any of the official studio posters released to hype the film thus far. Why can't we get official movie posters that look this good more often? Look!
Just after we featured the Bottleneck Gallery release of Andy Fairhurt's incredible Back to the Future trilogy prints, we have another iconic trilogy getting the collectible artwork treatment over there, but this set will be much easier to get ahold of this time. Matt Ferguson has created an epic set of Lord of the Rings trilogy posters as part of his upcoming solo exhibition "Distant Lands," each representing Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King. These are just magnificent, and they're certainly a fine way to kick off a whole new year of art exhibitions at Bottleneck Gallery. Check them all out below!
Since it's 2015, we're going to get tons of Back to the Future related items throughout the year. Not only is that the year in which Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II, but it's also the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future. However, today we want to focus on the middle sequel, because Newsweek just did a feature story with "future consultant" Tim Flattery about some of the future technology that was imagined for the time traveling adventure follow-up. And with that story comes some concept art from Edward Eyth from items we never saw realized on the screen. Look!
There's been dozens of pieces of artwork done and featured online to commemorate the iconic time traveling classic Back to the Future. But it's been awhile since I've been so taken aback by a set of pieces like this. Artist Andy Fairhurst has a series called "Nerd's Eye View" where the imagery of a certain film is created from a bird's eye view from overheard the action. And when it comes to these prints for the entire Back to the Future trilogy, it's never worked better than this. Each print captures one of the pivotal moments where the DeLorean travels back in time, shown from where it's been to where it's going. Look!
There have been countless pieces of artwork paying tribute to some of the most popular genre films of all time. Films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park and Jaws have had nearly every facet of their cinematic worlds mined for artwork. But artist Anthony Petrie has come up with an awesome new approach to created some fantastic pieces commemorating these films. You may remember his Ghostbusters subway map in the shape of a proton pack, and now he's giving the same treatment to more of the aforementioned films with a new Gallery 1988 exhibition called Charts. Look!
We've featured some great artwork recently playing tribute to films like Alien and Pulp Fiction, not to mention holiday favorites like Home Alone and It's a Wonderful Life. Now Turkish artist Murat Palta has paid tribute to some iconic movies, both new and old, in a very unique style. Palta has used the historical Ottoman (also called miniature) painting style to illustrate films like Star Wars, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, A Clockwork Orange, Inception and more. They're impressive, detailed, and are even depicted in the past, exchanging cars for horses and carts, lightsabers for flaming swords. Look below!
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!