These Are the Original TNMT...

  Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael.  Ask anyone under the age of 12 who they are and they would say “Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles”.  Ask any adult with a liberal arts education and they would all chime unanimously “famous Italian Renaissance painters.”        Sure the four turtles get their source name from the four great painters.   It’s an Easter Egg for the first generation of Turtle devotees who saw them in comics and tv series before the age of the computer, iphone and streaming media.       Back then in 1984, when the TNMT debuted,  the computers were all MS-DOS or its Apple cousin (Apple DOS).  Big old 8 inch and 3.5 inch floppy disks were the rule.  And all the phones were land lines.  Cell phones were just a twinkle in an AT&tT engineer’s brain.  The  mobile phones that existed had to be hardwired into a car’s electrical system and battery.       New York-based New Zealand Artist Owen Dippie doesn’t want anyone to forget the original “Fantastic Four”  that were the source inspiration for TMNT.  Dipple is a fan of both Renaissance art and the TNMT.  So naturally he combined these two passions and created a wall fresco featuring the Italian painters with turtle masks.   Dipple’s creation can be seen by anyone riding the Bushwick, Brooklyn subway transit line.       For Dipple it is  all a matter of respect, for all kinds of arts–  whether it is comic book or classical.       “I am a child of popular culture and am inspired by my heroes,” said Owen. “By involving them in my art I pay my utmost respect to them in the best way I know how,” Dipple noted...

Famous Movie Icons Get Their Cartoon Portraits...

  Belgian freelance graphic designer and illustrator, Jeroen Van Zwol also known as Zwoltopia, has created an illustrated series of famous movie icons. His impressive illustrations are drawn like portraits and are captioned with that character’s most memorable quote. Zwol lends a big eye anime quality to almost all of the illustrations. His caricatures gain an intelligent curiosity and courage that softens some of the jaw clenched determination of his harder drawn edges. Let me know your favorites in the comment section. To see more of Zwoltopia’s work see his Tumbler page. E.T. “Phone Home” Voices of Pat Welsh and Debra Winger (E.T.) Eliott “I’m Keeping Him” Henry Thomas (E.T.) Woody “There’s a Snake in My Boot.” Voice of Tom Hanks (Toy Story) Buzz Lightyear “To Infinity and Beyond.” Voice of Tim Allen (Toy Story) Sam “I Love You, But You Don’t Know What You Are Talking About.” Jared Gilman (Moonrise Kingdom) The Brain Gremlin “Now Was That Civilized? No, Clearly Not.” Voice of Tony Randall (Gremlins 2: The New Batch) Ryan Stone “Don’t Let Go, Don’t let Go!” Sandra Bulloch (Gravity) Matt Kowalski “You Have to Learn to Let Go.” George Clooney (Gravity) The Iron Giant “No Atomo…/Superman” Voice of Vin Diesel (The Iron Giant) Spock “The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few.” Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek II) Seymour “Please, Grow for Me.” Rick Mouranis (Little Shop of Horrors) Ellen Ripley “Get Away from Her, You Bitch!” Sigourney Weaver (Aliens) Miranda Priestly “Florals? For Spring? Ground Breaking. Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada) How to Draw Caricatures  ...

The Minion Fashion Show

  Minions are everything but fashionable.   Bob, Stuart, Kevin and the others  get working man overalls in the Minions movie.  If it gets colder they don leather parkas.   The preferred Minion fashion statement would be to wear nothing.    With two costume changes every millennium or so Minions may be cute but probably smell worse than months old rotting fish.  Large amount of perfume might cure Minion Retch.  Only a good designer and some good, top-notch, properly fitting clothes can cure Minion Fashion blah.   In the spirit of exploiting the Minion craze the folks over at Complex.com, a lifestyle and fashion site, have decided to makeover Kevin, Stuart and Bob in the best Spring/Summer 2016 Men’s Couture collection from various high-end design houses: Acne Studios, Dries Van Noten, Rick Owens, Engineered Garments, and Thom Brown.   David Park is the digital illustrator responsible for painting on the attire.    Acne Studios Spring 2016     Minion Bob in Acne Studios Spring 2016 See the original look at   http://www.complex.com/style/2015/06/acne-studios-spring-summer-2016-collection Dries Van Noten Spring 2016     Minion Stuart in Dries Van Noten Spring 2016 See the original look at:  http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashion-shows/spring-2016-menswear/dries-van-noten/collection/15 Engineered Garments Spring/Summer 2016     Minion Bob in Engineered Garments Spring/Summer 2016 See the original look at http://www.complex.com/style/2015/07/engineered-garments-spring-summer-2016-collection Rick Owens Spring 2016     Minion Kevin in Rick Owens Spring 2016 See the original look at http://www.complex.com/style/2015/06/rick-owens-spring-2016 Thom Browne Spring 2016     Minion Kevin in Thom Browne Spring 2016 See the original look at  http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashion-shows/spring-2016-menswear/thom-browne/collection/27 Let me known which Minion (kevin, Stuart or Bob) definitely wore the look the best in the comment section.   Fantastic Man: 70 Men of Great Style and Substance...

This Artist Creates Black Velvet Masterpieces of Your Favorite Pop Characters...

  Bruce White takes a derided style of painting, Black Velvet, and elevates it to a truly great piece of craftsmanship. You’ll find lots to admire here, just minus the velvet Elvis-es. Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles will be hosting an exhibition of Bruce White velvet paintings titled “Cult of Personality“ that runs until July 25th. Adam West as Batman Yvonne Craig as Batgirl Edward Herman as Herman Munster Yvonne de Carlo as Morticia Bruce Campbell as Ash Patrick Swayze as Bodhi Bruce Lee Chevy Chase as Dusty Bottoms Pee Wee Herman Mandy Patankin as Inigo Montoya Will Ferrell as Ron Burgunday David Bowie as The Goblin King Peter Dinklageas Tyrion Lannister John Travolta as Vinnie Vega Harold Ramis as Egon Spengler Dan Aykroyd as Ray Stantz Bill Murray as Peter Venkman Mothra Godzilla The Alien Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice Max Shrek as Count Orloff Tim Curry as The Lord of Darkness Ron Perlman as Hellboy Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked With of the West Roddy McDowell as Cornelius Maurice Evans as Dr Zaius James Gregory as General Ursus Kim Hunter as Zira William Shatner as Captain Kirk Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard Leonard Nimoy as Spock Nichelle Nichols as Uhura Michael Dorn as Worf George Takei as Sulu The Enterprise Alec Guiness as Obi Wan Kenobi Harrison Ford as Han Solo Chewbacca Bobba Fett A Jawa R2D2 Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Yoda CP30 Stormtrooper Tusken Raider Darth Vader Iron Man Robocop Christopher Reeve as Superman Terence Stamp as Zod T800 from Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator Elsa Lanchester as The Bride of Frankenstein The Creature From the Black Lagoon Boris Karloff as The Creature Bela Lugosi as Dracula Boris Karloff as The Mummy Black Velvet Masterpieces:...

Disney Princesses Chop Their Locks!...

The anonymous Tumbler artist known as the Nameless Doll is back again with a Disney Princess series that shows how they would look with short hair. Her previous Princess efforts demonstrated what the Princesses would look like without chubby cheeks and baby faces. Other projects include what the mother of Disney Princesses would look like. Another imagined some Disney animal characters re-imagined as human beings. Artist quotes are taken directly from her Tumbler page.  Let me know which Princess you think wears short hair the best in the comment section.   AURORA     I sat for a long time and wondered how this movies would have portrayed a shaved head. And then I went on a hunt for how ears looked in this style, but I could for the life of me not find any ears on the women, so I used Philip as a model. ARIEL     Woke up early today due to the heat and made this. I think it’s safe to say that you can expect more short haired princesses from me. 😛 BELLE     Did you know that Belle’s hair length changes though out the whole movie? 😀 Anyway, here the inspiration was one of my hair styles from before – Short, short in the neck, and then longer locks towards the collarbone to frame the face (now tied into a tiny tiny bun). CINDERELLA      Something small I did last month! 😀 Ever since I got my pixie cut last year, I wanted to make a little Photoshop series where I gave all the Disney princesses short hair, but I never actually tried it out until this summer. My goal was to try and mimic the movie’s style as much...

This Star Wars Star Got Caught Doing It With Amy Schumer...

  If you haven’t seen the latest GQ magazine and you’re a Star Wars fan, maybe you should close your eyes when you come across the men’s magazines latest cover on the newsstand. One of the great droids of the Star Wars Universe is caught en flagrant delicto with Amy Schumer, star of Trainwreck (which opens this Friday). Are your eyes still closed? You can open them now. Look below and marvel at what you see or don’t want to see. Amy Schumer and CP30 as lovers! Sure, the cover and “main spread” feature were done for GQ’s upcoming comedy issue. The risque cover features Schumer in full Princess Leia slave outfit gently sucking the metal phalanxes of our beloved CP30. The images get even weirder, raunchier and funnier the more you gently open the spread. Fully opened to the middle is this shocking image that has R2D2 joining in on the action in the weirdest and funniest hardware to software triple assemblage in cinematic history. What is CP going to do or has done with that butane torch? The way Schumer is fondling R2s peephole certainly bodes ill for the droids continued friendship. Certainly 50 Shades of Gray, Metallic and White are in these three future. Not to mention more trips to the O-side of the force. To finish it off Schumer performs fellatio on the blue glowing wand of Obi Wan. There are more shocking and funnier images in the issue that comes out Thursday. Just keep your light-sabers holstered and your hands to yourselves. And remember to use The Force in good and appropriate ways. Amy Schumer Unauthorized & Uncensored (All Ages Deluxe Edition with Videos)  ...

Famous Shades and the Stars That Wore Them...

If clothes make the man than a good pair of sun shades make for an even greater face.    The digital illustrator known only as Capitoni has devoted a whole tumbler page to cataloging the most famous cinematic eye wear and the actors that wore them.   What can a great pair of shades make you believe?  In the case of Geordi Laforge (Levar Burton) from Star Trek: The Next Generation it convinced me that only this particular blind man can pilot the Enterprise.   For all the other mortals that inhabit other cinematic universes, a great pair of Ray-Bans will do, the most popular being Wayfarer.   Let me know your favorites in the comments.   Tom Cruise From Risky Business in Ray-Ban Wayfarers     Natalie Portman From The Professional in Ray-Ban RB3447 (most likely option)     Johnny Depp from Donnie Brasco in Ray-Ban Aviator     Clint Eastwood From Sudden Impact in Gargoyles Ansi Classics     Steve Buscemi From Reservoir Dogs in Ray-Bay Wayfarer     Tim Roth From Reservoir Dogs in Ray-Ban Clubmaster     Harvey Keitel From Reservoir Dogs in Ray-Ban Wayfarer     Michael Madsen From Reservoir Dogs in Ray-Ban Wayfarer     Quentin Tarantino From Reservoir Dogs in Ray-Ban Predator     Elijah Wood From Sin City Wearing Two Generic Circles In the Dark     Al Pacino From Donnie Brasco in Cazal 968     Rody Piper From They Live in Ray-Ban Drifter     Robert Duval From Apocalyspe Now in RAndolph Engineering Aviator     Peter Weller From Robocop in a Beta Version of Google Glass (not!)     Will Smith From In Focus in Sama Loree Rodkin Hunter     Steve McQueen From The Thomas Crown Affair in Persol 714    ...

The Real Reason There Are No Female Minions...

Minions make millions at the box-office. They are cute, adorable and– exclusively male.     Why is that? And no, they are not gay.     The Minion source, voice and director Pierre Coffin says there is an obvious reason for Minions being an exclusively all male club. “Seeing how dumb and stupid they often are, I just couldn’t imagine Minions being girls,” Coffin told Beatrice Verhoeven of the entertainment site The Wrap.     Coffin, who is French, and a little bit chauvinistic, is also a visual comedian. The Minion movie plays like a silent film at times. The gags don’t depend on puns for their effect, even though Minionese has its moments of verbal slapstick.     Visual comedy depends on slapstick, chaos and incongruence. That demands a certain kind of lumpishness, simplicity, naivety– and yes, all out stupidity.     Females, at least in Coffin’s view of them, are too smart to ever get into the comic predicaments that these male Minions get into. Kevin, Stuart and Bob are essentially the Three Stooges. Coffin emphasizes the connection by having the Minion trio clothed in the working denim the Stooges often wore in their shorts and features.     On occasion the Minions have worn female clothing. In Despicable Me 2 one Minion vacuums in a French maid’s outfit. In Minions, another uses a pair of starfish to cover his nipples when coming out of the sea.         Coffin has said that Minions cannot reproduce or divide themselves. So how do they duplicate?       There seems to be two competing fan theories on Minion reproduction.   One is that ordinary humans are turned into Minions by a Minionizer.  The machine is shown...

Nice at First Sight: Alternative Posters Thought Through Only Once....

The Movie Poster Archive is a Tumbler page created by Nicolas Ortega devoted to building an repository for his posters based on a “first sight” interpretation. Now that can mean one of three things: 1. The first sight interpretation is based on the original release poster. 2. An interpretation based on seeing the original trailer just once. 3. Based on an interpretation of seeing the actual film just once. All three it turns out. Ortega’s “archive” encompasses take-offs of the original poster art, snippets of things shown in the trailer and compressed visual theme of the whole film. The results are wonderful and obviously have a lot of detail and first and second and third thoughts put into them. You can find more of Nicolas Ortegas’ work at his Tumbler page. A BAND CALLED DEATH ABOUT TIME BIRDMAN BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR CONTACT DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES DELICATESSEN DJANGO UNCHAINED DOGVILLE ENOUGH SAID FOXCATCHER FULL METAL JACKET GODZILLA HAPPINESS HER I ORIGINS I SAW THE DEVIL I’M A CYBORG BUT THAT’S OK INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS INTERSTELLAR JURASSIC WORLD LADY VENGEANCE LOST IN TRANSLATION LUCY MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT MOOD INDIGO NEVER LET ME GO NYMPHOMANIAC VOLUME I NYMPHOMANIAC VOLUME II PRIDE AND PREJUDICE RIO SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN SNOWPIERCER THE HITCHHIKER GUIDE TO THE GALAXY THE HOST THE NOTEBOOK THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL TOKYO! UNDER THE SKIN WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN WHIPLASH X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Via Design Taxi.   Alternative Movie Posters: More Film Art from the Underground  ...

The Pin Up Girls Of Indiana Jones...

‘The Pin Ups Of Indiana Jones’ by Dave Nestler, are an officially licensed limited edition print release from ACME Archives. The three prints each feature the leading lady from the Indiana Jones trilogy, and are available in two editions: a 13″ x 19″ giclée print on paper in a hand-numbered limited edition of 125 for $89, and an 18″ x 24″ giclée on canvas in a signed and hand-numbered limited edition of 95 for $295. They both come with a Certificate of Authenticity. Go here to buy. “Let Me Choose” by Dave Nestler Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade interpretive artwork featuring Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody) Trivia: Elsa Schneider is a frequent appearer on IGN’s list of the best bad girls in film. Empire Magazine noted that Alison Doody “achieved the unlikely feat of making a Nazi sympathiser sympathetic”. Alison Doody has acted alongside three actors (Roger Moore, Sean Connery, and Pierce Brosnan) who have portrayed James Bond. “Do You Have Something Simple, Like Soup?” by Dave Nestler Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom interpretive artwork featuring Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) Trivia: The character was named after Steven Spielberg’s dog. Kate Capshaw died her hair blonde for the role so she would be seen as a complete contrast from Marion Ravenwood, Indy’s girlfriend from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Capshaw and Spielberg married. She still is the leading lady in his life. the couple will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary next year. “Indy… The Torch is Going Out” by Dave Nestler Raiders of the Lost Ark interpretive artwork featuring Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) Trivia: The screenwriter for Lost Ark, Lawrence Kasdan named Marion after his wife’s grandmother. Her last name comes from one of the local streets (Ravenwood...

Capturing the Celebrity Pose...

Conrado Almada, a Brazilian artist, imbues every caricature he draws with his own unique comic style. Almada has a unique way of capturing the lightness of being of celebrity existence and essence of the roles they have created for the screen. You can find more of Almada’s work at his Instagram page. Poet Charles Bukowski Robin Wright Kevin Spacey Stephen King Heath Ledger as the Joker from Batman Charlize Theron as Furiosa from Mad Max Fury Road Immorten Joe from Mad Max Fury Road Nicholas Hoult as Nux from Mad Max Fury Road Bob Dylan Danny Trejo as Machete from Machete Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance from the Shining Jeff Bridges as the Big Lebowski from The Big Lebowski George Lucas Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden from Fight Club Michael Keaton as Riggan from Birdman: Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance Helena Bonham Carter Popeye the Sailor Man Elvis Presley the King of Rock N’ Roll Bill Murray Sean Connery as James Bond from James Bond movies Malcolm McDowell as Alex from A Clockwork Orange Clint Eastwood Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers/The Swan Queen from Black Swan Bruce Lee Angelina Jolie as Maleficent from Maleficent James Dean Audrey Hepburn Robert DeNiro as Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean Johnny Depp as Edward Scissorhands from Edward Scissorhands Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone from The Godfather Christopher Walken HOLLYWOOD- Caricatures of celebrities by Ygua...

These Videos Show How Little Minorities Matter in Hollywood....

    Dylan Marron has generated 12 videos that prove one shocking fact: how severely under represented minorities are in mainstream Hollywood and Independent films. The series is called “Every Single Word Spoken By a Person of Color“. The facts speak for themselves. Of the close to 23 hours of screen time presented between the 12 films only a little short of 6 minutes is devoted to minority characters with any dialogue. That is less than a 1/2 percent of all screen time. Clearly some things need to change, especially with audiences expressing a preference for more films with minority characters according to a study done by The Hollywood Reporter.   The most egregious offenders on the list- Into the Woods and Noah with no minorities at all.  Zero dialogue.  Zero screen time.  Zilch. Nada.   Another offender is American Hustle.  Its ABSCAM based plot promises a wealth of minority roles.  Still, only 54 seconds of its close to 2 hour 18 minute running time has any dialogue delivered by a minority.   Clearly a film that does not want to show the diversity it promises.    Marron who is a Venzuelan American has experienced being turned down for a role because he is the wrong type for the lead role.    To root it just in terms of I’m proving why I can’t get work — Marron notes in a Wahington Post piece– this isn’t just a cause I’ve struck up for the labor issues. This is a systemic problem I’ve noticed since I was a kid. I’m telling you all of these things about the meetings with agents because it’s a way I’ve confronted it directly. But it’s just a problem I’ve been noticing for a really...

Star Wars and 80’s Horror Icons Show Their Soft Side....

Artists have always known that the most intimidating things can be made cute by drawing them small, soft, squishy and round. It is the secret for the Funko Pop figures huge success. Buenos Aires, Argentina based digital artist Luciano Laborde whose digital art agency is called Indicius, has made a name for himself doing just that. Laborde’s first big splash came when he released a series of cudly round caricatures of famous celebrities, artists and directors. He has since added musicians. His latest project takes on the Star Wars Universe ( Bobba Fett, C3P0, Chewbacca, Creedo and Darth Vader) and 80’s horror icons (It, Freddy Kreuger, Michael Myers, Pinhead and Jason Vorhees). Laborde is striving to create ultimate avatars using the dominant visual short hand of our time: comic books and caricature. There is no better way to take the fear away from something by taking away its edge and giving it a curve. Let me know your favorites in the comments section. You can find more of Luciano Laborde’s work at his Facebook page. Bobba Fett: He’s No Good to Me Dead C3P0: I Suggest a New Strategy, Artoo. Let the Wookie Win. Chewbacca: RRRAARRWHHGWWR!!! Greedo: El Jaya Kulpa Intick Kuny Ku Suwa Darth Vader: I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing It: Beep Beep Richie Freddy Krueger: Welcome to My World, Bitch. Michael Myers: I Like the Mask Because It Hides My Face Pinhead: We’ll Tear Your Soul Apart Jason Vorhees: Chi Chi Chi Chi Ah Ah Ah Ah Via Design Taxi. The Basement: Retro 80s Horror Collection  ...

See the Evolution of 5 of Your Favorite Superheroes...

  Halloween Express, the costume mega-store, has created a nice series of GIFs that shows the cinematic evolution of the actors who have played some favorite Marvel and DC characters: Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and Captain America. The GIF go back some ways to include actors who played superheroes in black and white serials. In addition is included a list of actors who have played these superheroes on the small, big and cartoon screens. Let me know your favorite/favorites in the comment section. The Evolution of Batman   via Halloween Express The actors who have played Batman: Lewis G Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck. That is eight actors. The Evolution of Captain America via Halloween Express The actors who played Captain America: Dick Purcell, Sandy Becker (voice only), Chris Evans, Reb Brown (voice only), Matt Salinger. That is five actors. The Evolution of the Incredible Hulk via Halloween Express The actors who played the Hulk: Fred Tatasciore (voice only), Rick D Wasserman (voice only), Chris Lofing, Lou Ferrigno/Bill Bixby (Bruce Banner), Edward Norton, Eric Bana, Mark Ruffalo. That is seven actors. The Evolution of Spider-Man via Halloween Express The actors who played Spider-man: Paul Soles (voice only), Neil Patrick Harris (voice only), Andrew Garfield, Christopher Daniel Barnes (voice only), Tobey Maguire, and the newest- Tom Holland. That is six actors. The Evolution of Superman via Halloween Express The actors who played Superman: Kirk Alyn, Christopher Reeve, George Reeves, Tim Daly (voice only), Ben Affleck, Brandon Routh, Henry Cavil and Beau Weaver (voice only). That is eight actors. Via Halloween Express DC Comics: a Visual History   Marvel Year by Year  ...

Witness the Birth of DOTMU: Dogs of the Marvel Universe...

Dog are certainly man’s best friend. Now they can be defenders of the planet and the galaxy. For those unrepentant shoe eaters, sofa clawers, dumpsters divers and territorial markers, well, someone has to fulfill the evil genius/super villain role. Saint Paul, Minnesota based digital artist Josh Lynch has taken his love for dogs and Marvel superheroes and villains and smashed them into the mutt-iesh fan mashup ever made. Lynch has taken 16 canines and turned them into their respective good and bad dog Marvel counterparts. He calls this unique breed of superheroes and villainsDOTMU: Dogs of the Marvel Universe. In this universe boxers,bulldogs and pugs do double duty as heroes and villains. They can be Thanos or Hulk; Doctor Octopus or Spider Man; Modok or Wolverine. Daschunds (X-Men), Labs (Cyclops), Golden Retrievers (Thor), Chihuahuas (Iron Man), Greyhounds (Silver Surfer) and King Charles Cavalier Spaniels (Dr Strange) being inherently good defenders of humanity and of their territory get to be the superheroes. It is kind of off to have a loveable Great Dane play the evil Galactus and a Doberman to play Ghost Rider. Yet, this reversal and play against type of typical dog personalities still works. No matter what side their on, these fetchers and messer are dog-gone cute. You can see more of Josh Lynch’s art at his website. Red Skull German Shepherd and Captain America Pug The Punisher Pug Ghost Rider Doberman Wolverine Boxer Dr Strange King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Silver Surfer Greyhound The Incredible Hulk Bulldog Spider-man Pug Thor Golden Retriever Galactus Great Dane Iron Man Chihuahua MODOK Bulldog Dr Octopus Pug Thanos Bulldog Cyclops Labrador Retriever X-Men Dachshund Via Design Taxi.     NEW Avenger Marvel SuperHero Dog Tag 10...

Their Weapons of Choice

Poster Posse member, U.K.based digital illustrator Luke Butland, has been doing an ongoing art series called “Weapons of Choice.” The series takes a look at the weapons used by movie and comic book characters. Butland loves the weapon from the Marvel Comic Universe, Star Wars, Spaghetti western and gritty action dramas. On his website Butland acknowledge his inspiration: Weapon of choice is simple, you pick a character / person who has used a weapon in some way or another. For example it could be James Bond and his gun or even a football player who’s weapon would be the ball.” Butland breaks the series up into classic movies, Marvel and Star Wars tributes. You can see more of Luke Butland’s work at his website. Weapon data comes from Internet Movie Firearms Database and assorted Wikipedia resources. Classic Movies Lee Van Cleef as Sentenza/Angel from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Weapon of Choice: Remington 1858 New Army Adam West as Batman from the 1960’s TV Series Weapon of Choice: Big Bomb and Bat Utility Belt Graham Chapman as King Arthur from Monty Python and The Holy Grail Weapon of Choice: The Sword Excalibur Danny Trejo as Machete from the Machete Movie Series Weapon of Choice: Machete Tank Girl from Tank Girl Comic Weapon of Choice: Either M1A Abrams Tank or M51A Stuart Tank William Shatner as Captain Kirk from Star Trek TV Series Weapon of Choice: Phaser Rifle Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard from Blade Runner Weapon of Choice: Blaster Gun blend between a Steyr-Mannlicher Model .222 SL receiver with custom-made amber grips that has been attached to a dual-trigger Charter Arms .44 police bulldog double-action revolver and sports 6 “futuristic” LED lights (2 green and 4 red),...

How to Make A Minion

  There are hundred of licensed Minion products out there for your capitalist consumption needs. For those anti-capitalist, or Minion lover on a budget there is the DIY route. All you need is a Kinder Surprise Egg, a European candy novelty known for its hiding toy surprises inside a yellow plastic egg around a delicious chocolate outer coating. In addition, you will need a metal washer, some plastic doll eyes, yellow pipe cleaners and rubber bands, sticky denim tape, a solid color drinking straw and some thin wires to make Minion hair. Just follow the instructions from Dave Hax video which is at the bottom of this article. Kinder Surprise Eggs do make licensed Minion versions as well as Disney andMarvel characters versions also. That licensing applies to the foil packaging only. The included toy is a standard Kinder play thing. Kinder plastic egg have a wavy middle ridge that resembles a smile. They also have the perfect U shape of a Minion. Other plastic eggs do not. Unfortunately, true Kinder Surprise Eggs are banned from being personally imported to the United States by the FDA because the eggs contain an inedible toy with small moving parts that present a choking hazard to small children. So you will have to go the Amazon.com route to get a true Kinder. An American and entirely FDA approved version of the Kinder Surprise Egg is made by Candy Treasure LLC. Choco Treasure as the treat is known was also designed with the cooperation and input of the Consumer Products Safety Commission to ensure that the toy inside meets all CPSC guidelines for small children toys. Choco Treasures are sold at Target and Supervalu. Choco Treasures are bigger than Kinder Surprise Eggs. Their shells...

Classic Novels Get Updated Pop Culture Covers...

          British based digital illustrator David Hamilton aka WinterSixFour found something interesting to do with the immense amount of Penguin Classic Edition masterpieces he collected  while earning a Liberal Arts degree many years ago.   He decided to do redo their stodgy covers with modern pop references so a new generation can read and enjoy them and hopefully see them in new ways.    The results are neat and very much spot on.  Most are pretty obvious if you think about the title long enough.  Fathers and Sons is pretty much the whole Star Wars six pack in a nutshell.  The Beast Within echoes The Hulk as much as The Man in the Iron Mask echoes a Tony Stark origin story.  Of course their is only one person you can put on a novel titled Indiana. Some like the Nostromo cover with its wink to the Alien inspired title ship acknowledge their imaginative source.   You can discover the other links for yourself.   To see more of WinterSixFour’s work go to his website.   Mikhail Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time Depicted as a Die Hard Movie      Wilkie Collins’ Basil Depicted as a John Cleese Comedy     Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment Depicted as a RoboCop Movie     Fanny Trollope’s Domestic Manners of the Americans Depicted as a National Lampoon Vacation Comedy.       Ivan Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons Depicted as a Star Wars Movie     Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness Depicted as a Star Wars Darth Vader Origin Story     George Sand’s Indiana Depicted as an Indiana Jones Movie     Alexandre Dumas’ The Man In the Iron Mask Depicted as an Iron Man Origin Story...

The Wonky Movie Poster Show...

  Hollywood Studio Movie Posters have a standard look because of the legal restrictions imposed on them. Stars and directors can contractually restrict where their facial placement can go, how big it can be, even the size of fonts. Most are boring collages of properly sized images with little more than background credits and a tag line. Alternate movie posters, not being officially sanctioned Hollywood product, don’t obey these restrictions. They are lovingly composed pieces of fan art. Most are often better than the originals. Faye Moorehouse, a British illustrator, tries to break free of legal and composition restraints by designing flowing posters that are rough quaint and entirely uncorrected. “I find that most modern movie posters are quite boring, and often use photography,” she told The Huffington Post. “I wanted to show that illustration could do the job just as well,” she said. The Wonky Movie Poster Show is what Moorehouse calls the water color illustrations she created. They were displayed between April1-May15th at Faye’s Espresso Bar in San Francisco. Another Faye owns the bar and loaned her the space when she saw Moorehouse’s work on Instagram. “I paint just films I like, either because they are really crap or really good!” “My illustration style is very messy and immediate,” she explained. “I don’t do roughs. I aim to capture the “emotion and character”.” “I just wanted to make people laugh or squirm.” Moorehouse hasn’t totally rejected the possibility of a Hollywood studio style collaboration. “I would love to”, she said when asked the question. Moorehouse designs book and album covers for a living. You can find more of Faye Moorhouse’s illustrations at her website. A Bug’s Life Back Draft Beasts of the Southern Wild Bitter Lake Django...

Capturing the Bloom of Celebrity...

  Santa Catarina, Brazil based digital artist Marcelo Monreal delights in finding the bloom of celebrity. He dissects famous faces to expose the natural beauty inside or at least the blossoming of flora and skin that he depicts it to be. Most of his blooming celebrities are stars of the fashion runway. The genetically endowed are easy subjects for the grafting of flora and fauna that Monreal strives for. This beauty is as beauty does idea produces striking images even if it short-changes their emotional depth a small bit. Not all models are lovely inside. They all have a small bit of rot hidden in them. In that they are exactly the same as everyone else. Even at their worst the female celebrities maintain a haunting beauty. The male celebrities don’t fare as nicely. The classically handsome come off as striking. The rugged and average (John Malkovich and Christopher Walken in particular) just look slightly creepy– almost a seedy aberration left to decompose in a serial killer corpse farm. Monreal’s art stems naturally from his daytime job. He develops embroidery for a label factory. Monreal facial floral photographs also stand out as a contrast to other famous photo collage artists. Matthieu Bourel’s vintage celebrity photo collages slice and dice Golden Era celebrities (Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Sophia Loren) into almost alien creatures from a B grade sci-fi movie. Rocio Montoya’s stunning experimental photos of women in balance with nature and a natural floral balance imposed upon them also come to mind. To see more of Marcelo Monreal’s work go to his Facebook page. Via Design Taxi. Cecil Beaton – Portraits and Profiles...

Inside Out Would Have Been More Outside In If This Original Ending Had Not Changed...

  Doing a movie that depicts the conflicting emotions and the unique state of mind of a teenage girl is hard enough in traditional live action story telling. Animating these emotions and uniting them into a cohesive human personality is particularly tough and presents its own set of story problems. Disney Pixar’s Inside Out took five years to develop. A few of those years were spent straightening out character and plot problems that prevented Inside Outfrom moving forward in a thematically cohesive way. The director Pete Doctor (Up) whittled the teenage experience down to five basic emotions each with its own character: Joy, Fear, Sadness, Anger and Disgust. The story revolves 11-year old Riley and her emotional adjustment to moving to San Francisco. Joy (Amy Poehler) is the lead emotion which has “Headquarters” in Riley’s brain. Inside Out’s editor Kevin Nolting described some of those changes in an interview with Carolyn Giardina of The Hollywood Reporter. “The concept was so great, but the plot was hard to pin down,” Nolting told The Hollywood Reporter. “We went through two or three major story lines before we landed on the one we have.” “In earlier versions, Riley [already] lived in San Francisco, and the story was basically about growing up and having the arc be Joy realizing that the emotions have to work together. The appreciation of Sadness came much later,” related Nolting, who also edited Docter’s previous Pixar film, the Academy Award-winning Up. “In the second version it was Fear who went off with Joy, and Sadness didn’t play that big of a part in the story,” Nolting continued. “It was about Joy clinging to this childhood version of Riley. On her first day of middle school, Riley would embarrass...

David Ayer Thinks the Shoot for Suicide Squad Would Be So Grueling That the Cast Might Need This....

David Ayer (Fury) is a director who demands a high degree of realism in his movies and from his cast.  He would seem to be the perfect director for the currently shooting Suicide Squad.   Ayer once did a stint as a Navy Submariner.  He grew up in the rough and tumble streets of South Los Angeles.  That gritty life-experience  infuses his two   best movies:  Fury and End of Watch.     Among his next projects, Ayer plans to write remakes of Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch (1969), set in modern day Mexico, and André De Toth’s Crime Wave (1954), a crime drama set in the tough parts of L.A., with Ethan Hawke. “Keeping it Grounded.  Keeping it real,” is the Ayer mantra.       Ayer is always pushing his actors to get the best and most authentic performance he can from them.   According to an interview in E! Online with Adam Beach, who plays Slipknot in Suicide Squad, Ayer was concerned that his cast of  actors portraying DC Villains might actually slip permanently into their roles in real life.  To avoid this Ayer made sure that his cast always had access to this one important thing during shooting.    “David Ayer is about realism. So if your character is tormented, he wants you to torment yourself. He wants the real thing. We kind of have like a therapist on board if you fall off the wagon and really are villainous. There’s a friend of [Ayer’s] that’s very unique in making sure we have our ground. Us actors explore very fine thin lines going to the dark side and he wants to make sure we finish a movie and don’t disappear somewhere and then don’t show...

The Ant-Man Post Credit Scene Foreshadows This Cataclysmic Event in the MCU....

  If you haven’t heard by now it has been revealed that the upcoming Ant-Man (coming July 17th) has two credits scenes attached– a mid credit scene and a post credit one. If you want to know the contents of those two credit you can find a Moviepilot article spoiling the contents of those two scenes here. Read it a your own risk. Without being overly spoilery, the first scene teases a new hero.  The second alludes to the upcoming Captain America:  Civil War.    In an interview with io9, Marvel President Kevin Feige explained how the post credit scene came to being:   I was watching Civil War dailies and said, ‘Whoa, that could be the tag.’ The second credit scene contains an actual scene from Captain America: Civil War.  It is essentially a teaser piece.       Civil War is being directed by the Russo Brothers and is schedule for release in May 2016.  It is no secret that Ant-Man as well as every other Avenger will be featured in the movie.  It is not subtitled Civil War by accident.   Director Peyton Reed originally scripted and almost shot  a more comical post-credit scene.  Reed acknowledged that the teaser scene would be a perfect closing for Ant-Man and great setup for Civil War.        There has been speculation that Marc Ruffalo would be returning as the Hulk in Civil War.  That is based on a rumor that had Robert Downey Jr relaying that fact to an incredulous Ruffalo.   Feige commented about the rumor to io9:   [Hulk] is not a primary part of Civil War. He may not be a part at all. Funko POP Marvel: Ant-Man Action...

Proof That There Are Minions In Every Movie Ever Made!...

  The latest Minion fan art has Minion Stuart, Kevin and Bob popping up as Disney Princesses. Even the Universal Studios marketing folks are trying to catch the Minion frenzy by releasing 10 posters that have the Tres Minion-igos as sitting models for some classic and modern art masterpieces. Spain based Deviant Art contributor AlecX8 makes another case for the eternal and omnipresence of Minion-kind. He has cleverly inserted Kevin, Stuart and Bob into some classic movie posters– essentially making Minions the stars of every feature made since the 1970’s. Minions being so yellow and cute and cuddly can never really wear-out their welcome. Alice in Wonderland as Alice in Minionland     Shaun of the Dead as Minion of the Dead     Inception as Minion Inception     Men in Black as Minions in Black     Jaws as Minions     Mars Attack! as Minions Attack     Gremlins as Minions     Terminator: Apocalypse as Terminion: Apocalypse     Saving Private Ryan as Saving Private Minion     Valentine’s Day as Minions’ Day     Scot Pilgrim VS. The World as Scott Minion VS. The World     How to Train Your Dragon as How to Train Your Minion     Precious: Based On the Novel by Sapphire as Precious: Based On the Novel by Gru     Precious: Based On the Novel by Sapphire as Minion Is Precious: Based On the Novel Menacing by Gru     The Hangover as The Minion Hangover: This Is Not My Movie     Hot Fuzz as Minion Fuzz     Man On the Moon as Minion On the Moon     Despicale Me as Minions: Despicable Me     Via Deviant Art   Despicable Me 2 8inch...

Minions Show Their Artsy Side...

        As proof that the Minions have existed long before the dawn of mankind the folks over at Illumination Entertainment (a part of Universal) have created a set of classic art masterpieces showing that the Minions were the original sitting models.   The particularly funny evolution of Minions and their search for the perfect Evil Genius to follow is highlighted in the movie’s latest trailer:        The Minions can be seen everywhere where there is a really big canvas on July 10th.  Minion Mona Lisa (Leonardo da Vinci)     Sitting Model: Kevin  Minion Self Portrait (in the style of Vincent Van Gogh)     Sitting model:  Stuart Minion Scream (Edvard Munch)     Sitting Model:  Stuart Minion Still Life on a Pedestal Table (Pablo Picasso)     Sitting Model:  All Three (Hey, it’s a Picasso.)  The Persistence of Minion Memory (Salvador Dali)     Sitting Model:  Stuart Minion Against an Abstract Tree (Piet Mondrian)     Sitting Model: Kevin  Minion Swirl (Jackson Pollack)     Sitting Model:  All Three (only Pollack knows who) Minion Loves a Banana (Roy Lichtenstein)     Sitting Model: Stuart Le Fils de L’Minion (Son of Minion) (Rene Magritte)     Sitting Model:  Bob Marilyn Minion (Andy Warhol)     Sitting Model:  Kevin Official plot synopsis: The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out...

3 Horror Prints By Mondo Designed to Scare You Three Times Over...

  Mondo, the art poster division of the Alamo Drafthouse cinema chain, is great at finding young up and coming talents to do their posters. New York based graphic illustrator Sam Wolfe Connelly is the latest to be given a Mondo commission. Connelly’s earlier works are filled with momento mori references, portraits that function as death masques, before and after suicide moments, depressives, demon limbs, hovering aparitions, and witches. And those are the happy paintings! You can see a gallery of them here. Connelly did an earlier Scanners soundtrack cover that is more monotone than the shocking red one that he re-imagined for the Mondo folks. That was probably the one piece that convinced Mondo that he had the talent to do seriously creepy and scary versions of the Thing and The Brood. That and an a thing for the seriously dark and horrific that borders on the obsessive. The Thing poster is shocking in the way Connelly manages to show blood without actually using the color red. Every shape, swirl and shade functions as an echo of being dragged to hell. The Brood poster gets a serious creepy vibe through Jesus and Mary Madonna echoes, a hint of Gustav Klint’s portraits of the eternal feminne, and a dose of Princess Leia hairstyles that makes one wonder if the child in the belly is Satan or Darth Vader. To see more of Sam Wolfe Connelly’s works visit his website. Follow on https://twitter.com/MondoNews for the on sale announcement. The Thing (18″ x 24″ screen print in hand numbered limited edition of 275 and costs $40.) Scanners (18″ x 24″ screen print in a hand numbered limited edition of 175 for $40.) The Brood (18″ x 24″ screen print in a...

These Movie Posters Will Spoil You to Ever Watching a Movie Again...

  There are plenty of bad movies that have spoilt my expectations of them. I just live with those. There are going to be times when a movie is just going to rob you of two hours of your life. You know what makes up for them? All the great movies I will see that seem too short. Great movies can survive being spoilt. At least that is the premise of these posters by Dawid Fratczak. Fratzczak wants, like all good movie buffs, for Hollywood to make films so good that they survive a spoiler review– make movies so deep and satisfying that new things and new meanings are revealed with each viewing. Great movies are good enough to play forever fresh in one’s mind and live deeply in one’s soul. To see more of Dawid Fratczak’s work go to his Behance page. Star Wars (Darth is Luke’s old man) 300 (299 will die) 127 Hours (He cuts his arm after 127 Hours) American History X (Black kid killed main character in the toilet) Donnie Darko (Donnie Darko will die in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds) Kill Bill Volume 2 (The five point palm exploding heart technique – ultimate weapon to Kill Bill) The Number 23 (Main character wrote The Number 23 book) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (One does not simply survive to the end of the movie R.I.P Boromir) A Beautiful Mind (His friends are all a part of his Beautiful Mind) Via Design Taxi. Spoiler Alert: Bruce Willis Is Dead And 399 More Endings From Movies, Tv, Books, And Life...

Star Wars Rebel Fighters Have Crashed Into Our Major Cities!...

  The above is only Photoshop true.   Paris based digital illusionist Nicolas Amiard is the evil mastermind that harnessed the Dark Side of the Force for this Rebel Alliance disaster.    They are pretty cleverly done.       Paris      Unknown Saudi Peninsula city     Hong Kong      London      Moscow     Rio      San Francisco      Venice Via Design Taxi. LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and...

Tim Doyle Gives Us Nine Great Movie Locations of the Mind...

  Actors are always the star of their movies but sometimes a place or a habitation can take on such a strong presence that they almost become a supporting character. Haunted Houses like the Amityville abode are obvious examples. San Francisco haunts and informs Vertigo’s every frame. Hogwarts lives and breathes so much magic that it walls and paintings talk, making it seem that it is the real source of all that magic. Austin based illustrator Tim Doyle has spent the last four years visualizing this “Unreal Estate“. The first three were devoted to famous TV houses and place. This year, Doyle has decided to give the movies a try. Doyle has created 10 paintings (along with two or three variations) that echo these imagined film locations of the mind. The top 10 the Shire from The Lord of the Rings movies, the Ghostbusters firehouse, the Star Wars rebel bases, Jack Rabbit Slims from Pulp Fiction, the majestic palace on the sea from Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, Hogwarts from the Harry Potter films, Lou’s Bar and Tavern from Fight Club, the rain drenched and teched-up Los Angeles streets of Blade Runner, the Royal Tenenbaums mansion and Pizza Planet from Toy Story. The Exhibit occupies all of the Spoke Art Gallery (816 Sutter St) in San Francisco from July 2nd-July 25th. The hours are 6pm-10 pm. Let me know your favorites in the comments. Blade Runner     Fight Club     Ghostbusters     Harry Potter Movies     Spirited Away     Pulp Fiction     Star Wars     The Lord of the Rings     The Royal Tenenbaums     Via io9 Cheap Thrills: How to Make Your Own Movie on 0,000 or Less...

Steven Spielberg Stopped Director Joe Dante From Doing This Terrible Thing in Gremlins...

  Gizmo from Gremlins (1984) is probably the most cuddly creature to ever splash the silver screen. He is a good soul forever trying to stop and make amends for his evil Gremlin Brethren.     Gizmo fate could have been very different.   The Furby toys when they were introduced in 1998 had such a strong Gizmo-like resemblance that Warner Brothers, the studio that owned Gremlins, was considering an infringement lawsuit  against the Furby parent company, Tiger Electronics and the toy’s creators,  Dave Hampton and Caleb Chung.  The Furby rights now are held by Hasbro.       An original 1998 Furby In a Reddit AMA interview held last week with with Gremlins director Joe Dante, (his new film Burying the Ex comes to VOD this month) Dante noted that he and scriptwriter Chris Columbus originally had very different plans for Gizmo.  It was producer Steven Spielberg who pushed for the one essential script change that made all the difference.   He was originally supposed to turn into Stripe, before Steven Spielberg took a shine to him and decreed he should be the hero’s pal for the run of the story. That sent the FX people into a tailspin, as he was designed only for the first few reels. But then he ended up the star of the show!       Was this Gizmo’s original fate?  Can you imagine how many kids would have cowered in fear if the cuddly Gizmo turned into the villain that tried to murder everyone? Or, worse yet, can you imagine a world without the deliciously weird and fun Gremlins II: The New Batch, which we obviously would never have gotten if Gizmo had become the bad guy? Although it didn’t happen...

Jack Kirby’s Argo Drawings Get a Trippy Fill-In...

  The Ben Affleck directed Argo (2012) featured concept art for a sci-fi movie of the same title drawn by lead Marvel artist Jack Kirby.   The drawings were part of an elaborate CIA backed plan that involved a fake movie shoot to free American hostages hiding in the Canadian Embassy in Iran.   The fake movie was an actual spec script written by Barry Geller originally titled “Lord of the Light” but renamed Argo to get around the Ayatollah’s religious censors assigned to root out the least bit of imagined Muslim blasphemy and idolatry.   The Kirby concept art was black and white and has been widely seen and admired.   The art is kind of psychedelic, almost a big trippy adult coloring book waiting to be filled in with the perfect  day glow colors.   The folks over at Heavy Metal, the world’s premier illustrated magazine for science fiction, horror and fantasy, hired digital illustrator Mark Englert to fill in the colors and turn eight of Kirby’s drawings into back-light posters.   Here is the official press release announcement:  As we said earlier today, some big Jack Kirby Heavy Metal news. Here you go: Before the King of Comics’ debut in the pages of our hallowed (and now humbled) magazine, we present this mind-blowing artwork in a series of limited edition blacklight prints! Barry Geller & Jack Kirby’s “LORD OF LIGHT” artwork is set to appear in color for the first time Heavy Metal #276, and to celebrate, we’re giving Comic Con attendees a chance to own a piece of history in bold psychedelic blacklight! These Pieces by Geller & Kirby, mostly unseen before now, are part of American history as they were the artwork used by the...

Chic Illustrations for Some Real Movie Inspired Drinks...

  German based illustrator Julie Jah got an enviable assignment for an artist and cineaste. She was commissioned to do the drawings for some movie inspired Cocktails/drinks for the Berlin Grand Hotel. The only requirement was that the movie have a hotel involved in the plot or be shot mostly in one. The 21 illustrations Jah came up with play like a magnificent game of Casino 21 where you always have the winning hand. What concocts the inner workings of the drinks I leave to your imagination. Leave your imagined cocktail/drink recipes in the comments section if you are inclined. The Grand is a welcome friend that has been part of the Berlin cityscape in various incarnations since 1812. It was formerly a school. After a 25 year vacancy The Grand reopened in 2012 as a boutique hotel that features a spacious bar and a sumptuous dining room. You can find more of Julie Jah’s work at her Facebook page. Léon the Professional / Cocktail name: Mathilda     Unknown Identity / Cocktail name: Unknown Identity     Pretty Woman / Cocktail name: Vivian Ward     Hangover 2/ Cocktail name: Crystal     Beverly Hills Cop/ Cocktail name: Rosewood Negroni     Lost in translation / Cocktail name: Bob & Charlotte     Casino Royale / Cocktail name: The Pupp     The Grand Budapest Hotel / Cocktail name: Zéro Mustafa     Crocodile Hunter / Cocktail name: The kissing Crocodile     In Bruges/ Cocktail name: Harry Waters drink     Ocean’s Eleven / Cocktail name: Danny Ocean Swizzle     Shining / Cocktail name: The Overlook Hurricane     The Bellboy / Cocktail name: The Bellboy     Four Rooms / Cocktail name: Four Rooms  ...

The Amazing Alt Posters of Krzysztof Domaradzki...

Hand drawn art often has its own dramatic reality. There is a sadness to it that reflects the ennui in every soul. It is an antic restlessness contained within a frame– anger and violence struggling to break out. In the posters of Krzysztof Domaradzki this balance between sadness and anger is what gives them their dramatic impact. There is tension and conflict, the essence of all action in a state of permanent inaction. The characters remain forever pissed off or melancholic, always in a near state of fervid emotion. In Domaradzki’s No Country for Old Men poster it becomes a pyramid of conflicting yet plateauing emotions. It is a hell of frozen rage and violence wanting but never exploding. The Dirty Dozen portrait of a stoic Lee Marvin crackling into embers at the edges is just another way to show this static emotional hell. There is nothing worse than to be hell bent on doing something and never being allowed to do it. The same for The Last of Us image, a portrait to a video game that catches a potent dose of apocalyptic fury. There is a mourning for what the world has become in the countenance of the child (almost woman) gazing towards a vacant future. Moments of sadness “like tears in the rain” loom large over the expanding show down opening all around Rachael (Sean Young) the android maybe human in the startling Blade Runner poster. And if you need portraits of the Devil himself there are no better ones than Domaradzki’s glowing “Lucifer”-resecent Clint Eastwood or a nonchalant “The Master” Phillip Seymour smoking on a cigarette and looking heavenward desiring to be God. You can find more Krzysztof Domaradzki works at his StudioKXX site. Heat...

10 Beautiful Posters for Season 5 of Game of Thrones: All Beautiful Deaths....

  George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire series): A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons   Graphic artist Robert Ball has been doing artistic interpretations of each episode of Game of Thrones for every one of the HBO series 5 seasons. He calls the series “Beautiful Death” and that is in deed what they are. The poster are released just shortly before each episode airs. Still, they are best viewed as an assemblage. With the series finale airing a week’s back, season 5 is now complete and so is Robert Ball’s work. At least for this year. Ball captures the contrasting moods and feelings of the series with a skillful balancing of cool and dark colors and juxtaposition of visual proportions. Big backgrounds or big characters are balanced with the little shadows, lights and images that are this week’s “Beautiful Death”. The fury of the violence never overwhelms the poignancy of the death or deaths being rendered. Like every episode of Game of Thrones everything is balanced on the knife blade between revenge and sorrow. Robert Ball lives in London, England. You can see more of his art at his Beautiful Death website. Season 5, Episode 1, “The Wars To Come”     Season 5, Episode 2, “The House of Black and White”     Season 5, Episode 3, “High Sparrow”     Season 5, Episode 4: “Sons of the Harpy”     Season 5, Episode 5: “Kill the Boy”     Season 5, Episode 6: “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”     Season 5, Episode 7: “The Gift”     Season 5, Episode 8: “Hardhome”  ...

These Frozen Darlings Broke the Internet...

It is the moment of a lifetime when a photographer gets to snap that one viral image that can break the internet. That’s what happened when professional photographer and full-time mom, Betsy Wagner-Gregory, took a team photo of her daughter Avery’s (who plays catcher) softball team. The darling nine are known as “Freeze.” The Freeze play in a 4-5 year old T-Ball league in Edmund, Oklahoma. The Frozen inspired team was the brainchild of the team moms. They suggested that their daughters create a Frozen inspired moniker to get the girls interested in playing T-ball. Many names were batted about, including the Sparkling Elsas, before they collectively settled on Freeze. And no the team does not play in Disney Designer Elsa dresses. As can be seen in the photo above, their team uniforms feature ice blue baseball jerseys with the team name and oversize falling snowflakes. The Elsa dresses were brought out for the end of the season photo shoot. The Freeze unfortunately finished dead last in their league, so the photo shoot was a delightful compensation for trying hard and having fun. The team photos went viral after Wagner-Gregory posted them on her social media pages and the Sports Illustrated for Kids site. In a Huffington Post article Wagner-Gregory hoped that the photos will be seen as a motivating message for “Girl Power” in action. “What started as a little spark of imagination has turned into something much greater. What a great memory this will be for these girls many years down the road!” Wagner-Gregory hopes her photo will show young girls that “it is really OK to try anything” and that they don’t have to choose between “being a princess and getting dirty.” Via Bored Panda, Huffington...

A Poster Posse Salute to 40 “Jaw”-ful Years– Plus Trivia and Cool Shooting History Facts...

Jaws was released 40 years ago on this very date (June 20th) in 1975. The oft troubled production would become the biggest blockbuster of its time, which started the summer blockbuster feeding frenzy. It would be the first film ever to make $100 million at the box office and it initially opened in just 400 theaters. So the Poster Posse is naturally celebrating this milestone by releasing glorious poster creations that will still keep you from entering the water this Summer holiday. In between images is some delightful Jaws trivia and history mostly summarized from Carl Gottlieb’s making of book “The Jaws Log“. Paul Shipper John Williams Jaws theme is now an iconic piece of music. When Williams first played the theme to director Steven Spielberg he laughed. “That’s funny, John, really. But what did you really have in mind for the theme ofJaws ?” he said to Williams. Matt Needle According to writer Carl Gottlieb, the line “You’re gonna need a bigger boat” was not scripted but improvised by Roy Scheider. Orlando Arocena Roy Scheider wasn’t Spielbergs’ original choice to play Chief Brody. Spielberg wanted Charlton Heston for the role. The director changed his mind because Heston was too identifiable as an action hero. Spiellberg wanted to cast an actor who the audience would think might possibly lose in the movie’s epic shark battle. Charlton Heston was so annoyed with being rejected for the role of Brody that he later made disparaging comments about Steven Spielberg and vowed never to work with him. Heston later turned down Spielberg’s offer of the role of General Stilwell in 1941 (1979). Steven Spielberg cast Roy Scheider based on his performance in The French Connection (1971). The studio was wary of having...

These Extraordinary Vietnamese Avengers Are Ordinary Made...

It is not really ironic that a Communist country like Vietnam can compose something so bourgeoisie. This set of eight Avengers were made from perfectly ordinary objects: a fountain pen, balm tin, a bottle of medicated oil, a lighter, lychee fruit, a matchbox and felt. In the hands of 25-year-old improvisational Vietnamese artist Nguyen Quang Huy they not only become superheroes but extraordinary objects of creation. Seeing the beauty and art in even the most ordinary of things is the sign of a great creative soul. Huy invests his creations with a wry and gentle humor. Everyone of his pieces echoes a childlike joy just in the fact of its existence. Only a troll would quibble about the lack of Hawkeye in this group. His nonexistence is due to a probable lack of supplies than a lack of creative spark. Also you have to ignore the obvious communist star on the body of Iron Man. The star is probably just another demand from the ruling Party Leaders put on every piece of Capitalist consumables. But then its simple existence shows a keen ability to outwit the evil villains of his country– the super censors. Black Widow (Made From a Black Fountain Pen) Captain America (with is balm tin shield) Hulk (Composed of a bottle of green medicated oil) Iron Man (Made from a lighter) Spider Man (His head is made from a lychee fruit) Thor (Hammer made from a matchbox) Wolverine (Hair made from colored felt) Via Design Taxi Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron 2-Disc BD Combo Pack (3D BD+BD+Digital HD) [Blu-ray]   Which Avenger Is the Best?  Black Widow 0 VoteCaptain America 0 VoteHulk 0 VoteIron Man 0 VoteSpider Man 0 VoteThor 0 VoteWolverine 0...

Presenting: The Minion Princesses in All Their Glory!...

  Minions are everywhere you look nowadays. Kevin, Stuart and Bob may be looking for an evil leader to follow and help take over the world, but all they have to do is to become adorable plush figures which melt everyone’s heart and in the sweet embrace – viola! – instant world domination. Kevin is the tall two-eyed one. Stuart is the short one-eye. And Bob is the diminutive two-eye with no hair. They will have you wanting to speak Minionese. Just another step towards conquering the world. Of course the movie has them trekking to Orlando as part of the plot. The Minion belongs to that other famous studio attraction not called World, and which does not own the Star Wars franchise and dozens of other smiling, enchanted Princess properties. Oddly enough, the Minion Studio theme park has a Spider-Man ride and Hulk roller-coaster as well as assorted Marvel gift shops even though the big D Studio owns the comic book and movie rights. Ultimately world domination means beating the evil D Empire at its own game.Jurassic World just had the biggest world-wide opening weekend ever. They also own most of Godzilla. Now all the Minions have to do is find a way to usurp all the adorable Princesses. The folks over at Buzzfeed have provided the solution. They have turned Kevin Stuart and Bob into nine of the most notable D Princesses. Jen Lewis, a Buzzfeed staffer is the one responsible for photoshopping minion heads onto the Princesses’ bodies. Minion Stuart as Ariel Minion Kevin as Mulan Minion Kevin as Jasmine Minion Kevin as Snow White Minion Kevin as Cinderella Minion Stuart as Belle Minion Kevin as Tiana Minion Bob as Sleeping Beauty Minion Kevin as Pocahontas...

Batman Villains Go High Style...

Last week I portrayed horror icons in 2014 runway couture. Illustrations were courtesy of London graphic designer David Murray. This week Batman villains take over the runway, all wearing the latest 2015 high style designs. Again David Murray is responsible for the art-work. Runway captions are taken from the fashion patter posted on HighSnobiety.coma fashion site dedicated to displaying the best and latest in men’s and woman’s clothing. The Riddler in Burberry Prorsum For a man obsessed with mystery, choosing an outfit for the Riddler was surprisingly straightforward. Burberry Prorsum’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection was awash with the emerald shades so favored by Nygma throughout his appearances in Gotham City, setting off that shock of orange hair in a clash of colors so bold it really does border on the insane. Bane in Boris Bidjan Saberi It’s not easy finding fashion to fit a frame such as Bane’s, but Boris Bidjan Saberi’s summer outerwear has proportions wide enough to accommodate his unfeasible physique, while the accented leather waistcoat bears strong resemblance to his own beloved body harness. The Joker in Haider Ackermann While countless depictions of the Joker have placed him in that unmistakable purple suit, we think a combination of the luxe finery of the Nicholson-era and Heath Ledger’s more disheveled take on the man of a thousand punchlines would be right at home in Haider Ackermann’s loosely draped satins and silks. Mr. Freeze in Alexander Wang Seen here in Alexander Wang – perhaps the “coolest” designer of 2014 – the tonal flurry of indigo is the perfect complement to Freeze’s own frosty complexion, while the military accents very much suggest a man who is on the warpath, ready for conflict. Two-Face in Maison Margiela While Harvey Dent is...

Now You Can Be a Marvel Artist With These 3 Marvel Adult Coloring Books...

  For those who are artistically inept but who can still color within the lines there have always been coloring books.  Some stressed out parents would borrow their children’s activity books do a few connect the dots and start furtively painting them in.  The stress would melt away and they could face another day of being example parents again.    It is no secret that adult coloring books have been the rage for a few years now.  Color therapy via painting stress free plant, animal and religious designs is a close to a half billion dollar industry.  Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns has been an Amazon multi-million copy bestseller for months at a $10.61 cover price.  That is over twice the average $3.99 for a Marvel comic.    Annual comic book sales in the U.S.  usually come close to a $1 billion a year.  Adult activity books are a serious challenger for the Marvel and DC dollar.  So it is not surprising that Marvel is trying to gain a small part of that market share by introducing three new adult coloring books:  an Age of Ultron Coloring Book (coming this October); A Little Marvel By Skottie Young Coloring Book (out February 2016); and a Color Your Own Civil War Coloring Book (out April 2016).  Here are the covers and some line art featured in them, along with their original Marvel blurps.      AGE OF ULTRON COLORING BOOK 72 Pages….$7.99 – On Sale in October!     First, the Avengers face their darkest hour as the metallic menace Ultron stands over a ravaged Earth in the AGE OF ULTRON COLORING BOOK. Only a few of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are left standing. And it’s up to you to put...

If Some of These Batman Movies Had Been Made George Clooney Would Have Been the Best Dark Night Ever...

  George Clooney has long apologize for Batman and Robin.  Clooney had this to say about the consensus fan and critical opinion that marks that 1997 Joel Schumacher movie and Clooney’s performance in it as the worst cinematic batman episode and Cape Crusader performance.   “I think since Batman that I’ve been disinvited from Comic-Con for 20 years. I see the comment sections on all you guys. I just met Adam West there [referring to behind the NYCC main stage] and I apologized to him. Sorry about the nipples on the suit. Freeze, freeze, I apologize for that.” It wouldn’t be until 2003 that shooting on another Caped Crusader saga, Batman Begins would start under  the direction of the young British filmmaker, Christopher Nolan. Nolan’s reboot released 10 years ago this month has become a classic, while the Clooney version is the Batman every one wishes to forget.    During those lost years from 1997-2003 an unsure Warner Brothers went through five different versions of Batman written by eight writers (one of them being Frank Miller who penned the graphic novel that Nolan liberally borrowed thematic elements from) and with four different directors attached– Schumacher, Darren Aronofsky, Boaz Yankin and disaster movie auteur Wolfgang Petrerson.    This is the history of these lost Batman adventures.   Batman Unchained     Batman Unchained was to be the follow-up sequel to Batman and Robin with Clooney and Chris O’Donnell  returning as the Dynamic Duo and Joel Schumacher directing the trifecta.  The script by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend)  was commissioned while Batman and Robin was still being shot.   The script had a surprise cameo for Jack Nicholson returning as the Joker.   “Joel wanted to tie up all of the...

A FANtastical Avengers Redesign...

    The Avengers characters often get fan redesigns. They’re mostly costume redo’s: give Iron Man a new set of armor or Thor a more flowing cape and hair. There is no attempt to relocate them outside of their space and time. The better ones will place them in another world– steampunk them up, futurize them some. The latest enjoyable Avengers re-imagining comes from Malaysian based digital artist Daniel Kamarudin who takes the art name The Durrrrian. The Durrrrian has placed the Avengers crew squarely in the fantasy genre, historically somewhere near a darker Medieval period. He has roughed them up, given them a darker and sadder edge that makes you wonder about their origin stories. Actually this a redesign of a 2012 redesign that The Durrrrian had done. My favorites: A kilt clad Hulk adorned with tribal mutilations and full flush facial brush. An avian looking Hawkeye with a magically phosphorescent bow and arrow. A pensive, armored to the hilt Black Widow with deadly double blades. An anatomically distressed looking Ultron armored only in leather flares. A dark knight Captain America dressed in clad armor and a flowing regal cape. Perhaps a unlawfully disposed king or price fighting to get back his rightful kingdom? A more Odin looking Thor. A Man in the Iron Mask looking Iron Man looking for revenge on his former jailers. Which are your favorites? Iron Man, The sorcerer of snark Almighty Thor Captain New World Ultron the stringless Black Widow Hawkeye The Vision, Knowledge incarnate Scarlet Witch Hulk the bloodied titan Quicksilver the Wraithbrand   Duck Brand 281867 Avengers Printed Duct Tape, 1.88 Inches by 10 Yards, Single Roll...

Let’s Check Out the Jurassic Park Mondo Art Museum...

    Jurassic World Dinosaur Field Guide (Jurassic World) Dinosaurs may no longer rule the earth but they certainly will be ruling the box office when Jurassic World opens Friday June 12th.  Short of a massive meteor strike hitting the earth nothing will keep this massive beast from reaching north of $100 million its opening weekend.   The folks over at Mondo, the art poster specialty house of the Alamo Drafthouse chain,  have decided to take advantage of the future by going back to the past.  They have commissioned over 37 artists to do their own particular take on the original behemoth that started it all– Jurassic Park.   The Steven Spielberg movie was noted as the first motion picture that realistically depicted full scale CGI dinosaurs on the big screen.   If Jurassic Park had been done the old-fashioned stop-motion way it would have taken the whole Mesozoic era to finish.  And it would have been released well after the human apocalypse had brought all life to a halt.   When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth will run from June 12-27th at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas.   The full list of artist includes:  Dan Black, Frans Boukas, Becky Cloonan, Sam Wolfe Connelly, DKNG, Jason Edmiston, James Flames, Francesco Francavilla, Ken Garduno, Nicole Gustafsson, Brandon Holt, Aaron Horkey, Jock, Rich Kelly, Kilas, The Little Friends of Printmaking, Dan McCarthy, Seb Mesnard, Drew Millward, Gary Pullin, Arik Roper, Neal Russler, Tiny Kitten Teeth, Todd Slater, Stan and Vince, Ken Taylor, John Vogl, Teagan White, Erica Williams, NC Winters, Wocco. Enjoy the preview art! Francesco Francavilla (Poster)     Stan & Vince (Poster)     Gary Pullin (Original)     Nicole Gustafsson (Original)     Dan McCarthy (Poster)    ...

How not to confuse celebrities who look alike...

  It’s no fun being a celebrity that looks or sounds like another one. Cases of mistaken identities noted by the Huffington Post over the past few years include: Andy Samberg and Andrew Garfield     Andy Samberg was mistaken for Andrew Garfield on a honeymoon layover in Dubai (destination: Maldives) when the local airport authorities thought he was the Spdier-Man actor. Meryl Streep and Glenn Close     Glenn Close and Meryl Streep are often confused. “On behalf of Glenn Close and me, who are often mistaken for each other, there should be no illusions,” Meryl Streep told the New York Times in 2012. “I adore her, and I adore her films.” Eva Longoria and Kim Kardashian     Even the famous mistake Eva Longoria and Kim Kardashian. Brett Michaels had to delete a birthday tweet to Eva when he uploaded a picture of Kim Kardashian with it. Elizabeth Banks and Chelsea Handler      Elizabeth Banks often assumes the hidden identity of Chelsea Handler when she is out on private shopping sprees. “I don’t mind being compared to Chelsea Handler at all. It helps when someone says, ‘Oh, you’re Chelsea Handler,’ and I say, ‘Yes I am.’ That gives me one more gain of anonymity,” Banks told Fox News in 2012. “We met at a party and were both aware people compared or confused us. She’s a great broad, real wit.” Zooey Deschanel and Katie Perry     Zooey Deschanel had to issue a publicity release once denying that she is not Katie Perry. “It’s a little bit annoying, to be totally blunt,” Deschanel told MTV in 2009 of people constantly mistaking her for Perry. “The only similarity that we have is that we look a little...

Horror Icons Get a Fashion Upgrade...

    Horror villains create their own deadly style. Their is not much overlap in murder techniques. Freddy Kruger only uses nightmares to kill. Hannibal Lecter never kills anything less than delicious. Leatherface would never think of using a machete over a chainsaw. Vice versa for Jason Vorhees. Pennywise wouldn’t hurt a fly without his makeup on. They also all wear the same identifiable costume, proving the cliche that evil is not only mundane but pretty boring fashion-wise. London graphic designer David Murray has set out to change that. Murray has upgraded a dreadful seven of horror icons (Freddy Kruger, Hannibal Lecter, Leatherface, Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, Pennywise and the Frankenstein monster) in high style fashion duds from signature designers. Freddy Krugger gets to wear a 2014 collection Junya Watanabe jacket. Hannibal Lecter dons a stylish Union Jack adorned blazer from Walter Van Beirendonck. Leatherface slays in a leather coverall from Rick Owens. Michael Myers kills the runway in a running jacket of grays and vital splashes of blue from Dries Van Noten. Jason Voorhees looks stylishly lethal wearing a Hood By Air. Pennywise reminds us that he is not just a Ronald McDonald wannabee as he eloquently poses a golden arches red sweater beauty from Moschino. And finally, the Frankenstein monster looks anything but dead in a trench coat from Juun.J. All seven are certainly dressed to kill. You can see more of David Murray’s work at his Behance page. Frankenstein’s Monster wearing Juun.J Pennywise wearing Moschino Jason Voorhees wearing Hood By Air Michael Myers wearing Dries Van Noten Leatherface wearing Rick Owens Hannibal Lecter wearing Walter Van Beirendonck Freddy Kreuger wearing Junya Watanabe Via Crome Yellow.    ...

Reimagining Classic Movie Posters As Classic Portraits...

Details are what makes a portrait.  And in these alternative movie posters by Flore Maquin that replace classic poster images with images of their stars it’s the little details that elevate them.   The reflections in sunglasses:  the objects of the past that fixate in Django eyes (Jamie Foxx) in Django Unchained, the horror of the present reflected in the eyes of Chief Brody from Jaws, the glimpse of a future protege in the glasses of Colin Firth in the Kingsmen poster.   Then there is the quick sizing you up look from Immortan Joe on the Mad Max: Fury Road poster, Uma Thurman’s pensive pierce from Pulp Fiction that makes sucking a milkshake so much more erotic and mysterious,  and the enigmatic blank stare from Mila Jovovich on The Fifth Element portrait, the intensity of hurt and pain caught in the stare of Sylvester Stallone on the First Blood image.  There is much to admire emotionally in the Janus poses of Brad Pitt and Ed Norton in the Fight Club poster and of Jessica Chastain and Matthew McConaughey on the Interstellar print and the classic portrayal of the two great movie Jokers:  Heath Ledger and jack Nicholson.   Flore Maquin is a graphics artist based in Lyon, France.  You can see more of Flore Maquin’s work at her website. Django Unchained: Jamie Fox as Django Fight Club: Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden and Ed Norton as the Narrator The Two Great Jokers:  Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson Jaws: Roy Scheider as Chief Brody Kingsman: The Secret Service: Colin Firth as Harry Hart/Galahad Back to the Future:  Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown Interstellar: Matthew McConaughey as Cooper and Jessica Chastain as Murph Mad Max: Fury Road: Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe Pulp...

This Gremlins Fan Film Is Almost As Good As the Original Two....

The Gremlin movies were the first time, to my knowledge, where the movies tilted towards meta-fiction. Not only were the Gremlins aware of the havoc they were causing all around them, they were aware of the havoc they were causing in the movie going audience. They knew they were fictional creatures and took great delight in subverting their assigned story roles to the point of taking over the directing of the movie. In Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) there is a three minute sequence of absolute meta lunacy where the Gremlins take over the projection booth and replace their movie with a nudie flick. At least that is what happened in the original theatrical version. You can see it below. Gremlins 2: The New Batch original theatrical difficulty scene: This sequence was changed in the VHS home video release. The Gremlins are seen shredding a tape of their movie and replacing it with a John Wayne Western. You can see it below also. Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Alternate Home Video Sequence: When the film was re-released on DVD and Blu-Ray no meta scene was shot for the newer technology. That is where Gremlins mega fan Sacha Feiner, a Belgian animator and puppeteer, decided to correct this error and do one himself. Gremlins 3 Warm Up can only be described as the ultimate post credit sequence. It has the evil greenies hacking a DVD/ Blu-Ray menu and inserting themselves into other classic films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Batman, and Goonies. You can watch it below. Gremlins Fan Films- Gremlins 3 Warm Up: Feiner hand-painted and sculpted all the Gremlins that appear in the short. The film was made in 2008 and was a little seen labor...

The Scooby Doo Gang Time Travels a 100 Years of Fashions....

The Scooby Doo gang normally travels in faux supernatural realms while solving their mysteries. The irrational part of the gang (Shaggy and Scooby Doo) were  unfashionable.  Scooby being a dog wore nothing. Shaggy never seemed to change his clothes, always wearing the same t-shirt and pants.  The rational part of the gang (Velma, Daphne and Fred) was always confident, unfazed and in style.  Their confidence, intelligence and fashion sense were the unbreakable armor that the faux supernatural villains could never pierce.  The whole gang would make great time travelers– and probably do it very stylishly.  As proof I present the work of Julia Wytrazek, a digital designer based in England.  She dresses the gang in 10 decades of 20th Century fashion styles all while keeping their personalities and familiar color schemes.    All quotes come from comments on Wytrazek’s website.   In this illustration, I took the liberty of giving both Velma and Shaggy coats – I imagined Velma as an adventuring archaeologist, and her conservative and practical outfit followed. Shaggy I felt would be a bohemian artist, spending his days lazily in cafes and opium dens. The fashionable Daphne would be the quintessential Gibson Girl, with an ample quiff and fashionable dress. Fred’s little sailor uniform from the original show inspired me to cast him as an actual marine – the uniform is not entirely historically accurate, mind you, but as close as I felt I could get whilst still retaining Fred’s original look.   Velma’s outfit (and pose) I based entirely on an original fashion illustration from the 20s, I loved the outfit instantly and thought it fit her sensibilities, hat, scarf and all. Daphne’s look is a cross between a flapper dress and her original costume with...

The Fully Updated Poster Posse Officially Licensed Pixar Tribute to the Inside Out Voices in All of Us....

Inside Out, Pixar’s new film about the animated emotions that make up a teenager breaks some serious movie precedents. The five emotions (Joy, Fear, Disgust, Anger and Sadness) are portrayed as five characters and voices in the teen’s protagonist head telling her what to do, think and feel. Voices in the head, depicting several personas emanating from one mind movie-wise are usually reserved for the mentally ill and criminally insane. So Pixar has a rather large obstacle to overcome if they don’t want to portray the rebellious adolescent years as a psycho time or early formative years of a serial killer. Parents of a rebellious teen would have a hard time thinking differently. Pixar has made a career of turning fears into soft and plushy animated conceptions. They after all turned nightmares and monsters in the dark into Monsters Inc. The Poster Posse, the rebel collective known for its striking alternative posters, has joined together with Pixar in an official collaboration to bring those voices in the head out into the open. Salavador Anguiano, a Mexican digital artist with the majority contribution takes particular delight in outing the emotions. Others artists deconstructing teen angst are Kaz Ooomori, Matt Needle and The Dark Inker, Oli Riches, Fernando Reza, Doaly  and Adam Rabalais. Also included, for the emotionally repressed are five clips that illustrate the better part of each emotion. This includes all Phase 1, 2, 3 and 4 posters released over a couple of  weeks. Pixar’s “Inside Out” stars the voice talents of Amy Poehler – Joy, Bill Hader – Fear, Mindy Kaling – Disgust, Phyllis Smith – Sadness, Lewis Black – Anger, Kyle MacLachlan – Dad, and Diane Lane as Mom. Inside Out opens everywhere June 19th. Andy Fairhurst...

The Poster Posse Salutes Ant-Man In a Big Way...

Of all the Summer Marvel releases Ant-Man may turn out to be the most surprising. It endured a director and screenwriter switch– from Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish to Peyton Reed and a hodgepodge of four writers that includes credits for Wright’s and Cornish’s contributions but also that of script re-witer Adam McKay and Ant-Man star Paul Rudd. McKay was approached to direct the film but turned it down after Edgar Wright and Marvel had a parting of the ways due to the usual “differences in their vision of the film.” Half of the originally announced cast also left: Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerald, and Kevin Weisman. The movie also lost its cinematographer (Bill Pope) and composer (Steven Price). In a BuzzFeed interview, Evangeline Lilly gives more context for Wright’s departure, saying his version of the movie “would have been such a riot to film [and] it would have been so much fun to watch. [But] it wouldn’t have fit in the Marvel Universe. It would have stuck out like a sore thumb, no matter how good it was.” In an interview with EW.com Paul Rudd notes “The idea, the trajectory, the goal, and the blueprint of it all, is really Edgar and Joe, but that “[w]e changed some scenes, we added new sequences, we changed some characters, we added new characters.” The first trailer for Ant-Man went viral, propelling the movie in the public eye from troubled to highly anticipated. In that spirit of high anticipation the folks over at the artist collective known as the Poster Posse have come up with this unofficial tribute to the cinematic Ant-Man. The project was released in two phases over two days. Both phases are included here. Enjoy! Andrew Swainson : Ben...
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