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There are undoubtedly some places from motion pictures that we wish really existed. Whether it's The Grid from TRON or Hill Valley in the year 2015 from Back to the Future Part II or Walley World from National Lampoon's Vacation. Unfortunately, it's just not possible unless you happen to have been able to be on the set of those films. But even then, it's not real. However, a new art show from Gallery 1988 pretends that these locations are real in Postcard Correspondence, which features postcards from various fictional places (some real) from film and television. I would love to get these in the mail. Look!
If there are any Terrence Malick fans out there looking for more ways to display their love for the filmmaker's unique work in cinema, Mondo now has you covered. The collectible arthouse just announced that there's a whole series on the way that will honor the films of Malick, who has directed movies such as Tree of Life, The Thin Red Line and forthcoming films like Knight of Cups. But one of the more beloved films from Malick's filmography is Badlands, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. And the two stars are front and center on a colorful new print by Tomer Hanuka that is vibrant and just plain cool.
Yesterday we featured a round of stunning posters created by the talented artist's who partook in paying tribute to this summer's forthcoming blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road over at Poster Posse. There were some incredible contributions that we highlighted, and today comes the second and final phase of their artwork releases with even more gorgeous work. Tom Hardy is prominently featured, but so are the orange desert landscapes and warm colors. It's a shame that real movie posters can't look like these pieces nowadays. There's absolutely no reason artists can't be hired to create the posters for movie studios. Look!
A few weeks ago we ran a post featuring some of the artwork from Canadian artist Jason Edmiston that he made for a show Mondo is hosting called "Eyes Without a Face". It features prints created by Edmiston in 3:1 aspect ratio, inspired by the field of vision of a standard rearview mirror in a car, showing only the eyes of pop culture characters of all kinds. It's an amazing, amazing show with some incredible work and tons of favorites. If I had the money, I would've bought a few of these. And the originals are now on sale via Mondo for those who do have the cash. In addition to the batch we featured a few weeks ago, I've tossed up a few other favorites from the show this weekend (including the Medusa one that involves a mirror). Take a look!
The summer isn't too far away, which means we're getting very excited to see Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and more in Mad Max: Fury Road in May. The most recent international trailer and theatrical trailer were chock full of beautiful imagery and absolutely insane action. This is going to be something to behold on the big screen for sure. And to keep the hype alive, Poster Posse has unveiled a batch of posters in honor of George Miller's latest return to the desert. There's some incredible artwork here, and this is just the first batch. We'll post more when they become available, but it's a great start. Look!
Most of the original artwork we feature is paying tribute to specific films, featuring settings, characters and more from the stories we love. However, artist Julian Rentzsch has decided to pay tribute to the filmmakers themselves with some beautiful portraits that also pay tribute to their filmography. There's only a few portraits he has done right now for Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch, but he's planning on making more. And once you see how incredible these portraits are, you'll be glad that's the case. Each also includes a quote from the filmmaker being illustrated. And you can even get ahold of one!
We already know there's the Ultimate Marvel Marathon making a comeback at very select AMC Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group locations leading up to the debut of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. And now the former theater chain has just unveiled three limited edition prints that fans will be able to get their hands on. We know for sure one will be handed out at the double feature of The Avengers and its sequel, and we're assuming one will be handed out at the massive Marvel marathon, and the other one will go to fans who attend the first screening of The Avengers: Age of Ultron in the evening of April 30th. Look!
Director Robert Rodriguez has possibly come up with the coolest idea for a TV interview show, especially for fans of cinema. "The Director's Chair," airing on Rodriguez's El Rey Network, shows the Desperado filmmaker sitting down for a casual chat with some of the best filmmakers alive. Previous episodes already showed discussions with John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro, and a Quentin Tarantino two-parter. For his fifth and latest installment, premiering this week, Rodriguez talks with director Francis Ford Coppola, one of the greatest maverick filmmakers who gave us some of the very best the art form has to offer.
Another week, another cool collection of magnificent artwork from the collectible arthouse Mondo. This time it's artist Jason Edmiston with his exhibition called "Eyes Without a Face," with about 150 paintings focusing only on the eyes of some famous figures of pop culture. They're all 3:1 aspect ratio inspired by the field of vision of a standard rearview mirror of a car, but the sizes of the paintings themselves vary in size as Edmiston told BuzzFeed, "I’ve got tiny characters that are a half-inch wide all the way up to a seven-and-a-half foot wide painting. It’s quite a range." These are pretty fantastic pieces. Look!
"When he grows, he will grow strong." Better than Part 1? It's an endless debate… Which is better - The Godfather: Part 1 or Part 2? Well, if you're partial to Part 2, you might want to take a look at this. French artist Laurent Durieux has created a new screen print for Francis Ford Coppola's iconic 1974 sequel The Godfather: Part II. Odd City Entertainment will be releasing the print in limited quantities starting this week, including a special edition printed on wood (!) with 12 colors that will go for $300. Again, might be worth it if you're partial to Part 2. This is one gorgeous poster and the quote at the bottom really tops it off.
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!