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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Just in time for fall, the posters I created with Dark Hall Mansion based off the timeless Halloween classic, ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown‘ have finally been announced.

Standard

Variant

GP Variant

DHM explains my concepts better than I could, so here’s what they wrote:

Artist Michael De Pippo, drawing on his use of negative space and minimalist tones, has rendered two completely different and evocative prints for this year’s release. The Standard has Charlie in his full Halloween costumed glory reflecting on one of THE most quoted and classic lines of our shared childhood history, “I got a rock.”

And along that vibe, see Michael’s dynamic Variant print, rendered in a format that immediately recalls those beloved classic TV Guide ads that signaled to every kid that something THEY waned to see was just round the bend. From it’s old school wordmark logo to its stark interpretation of the moment, the moment that, well…

Sally Brown: You blockhead! You kept me up all night waiting for the Great Pumpkin, and all that came was a beagle! I didn’t get a chance to go out for tricks or treats. And it was all your fault! I’ll sue!…”

All editions are 18″ x 24,” strictly limited, numbered, and hand-pulled screenprints by the fine folks at DL Screenprinting with Editions as follows:

Standard: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (Edition of 280)
Variant: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (Edition 50) (Sally/Linus)
And a very select special run of just 10 of each style-Standard and Variant-printed on 18″ x 24″ wood:
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (Standard artwork) on Maple wood (Edition of 10)
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (Variant artwork) on Fir wood (Edition of 10)

Standard: $65
Variant: $100
Wood Editions: $225

All Editions on sale next Tuesday, Sept, 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM PST:
http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/

Crazy 4 Cult

I’m excited to be a part of G1988‘s Crazy 4 Cult show in NYC! I’ll be revealing my artwork based on one of my all time favorites, Little Shop of Horrors, closer to the date of the show. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, check out this amazing poster designed by Jason Edmiston. Epic.

Crazy 4 Cult

My Steve Martin Tribute

I’ve been a fan of Steve Martin for years, so I was honored to be a part of his upcoming tribute show, Excuuuuuse Meeeeeeeee, at Gallery 1988.

Besides his films, three things stand out to me the most about Steve:

  1. His iconic premature white hair.
    Apparently, he started going gray in his late 20′s, which makes him the original silver fox.
  2. He hasn’t aged in 40 years.
    Right? He looks exactly the same ever since I can remember. (Refer to #1)
  3. He has a million job titles.
    I mean, really. Is there anything Steve can’t do!?

Scroll down to see actual photographs. Danny Askar, same person who printed my Shit Golden Girls Say piece, did an outstanding job.

The Original Silver Fox
Classics Never Get Old
No Big Deal
No Big Deal Variant

No Big Deal 2

Photographs of Metallic Silver

Each 2 colour screen print (black & metallic silver) is 9″x12″ and will be sold for $30 US each on G1988‘s site starting Saturday, June 9th. As soon as I get copies for myself, I will post them for sale on my site as well (along with all of my other artwork).

Excuuuuuse Meeeeeeeee opens up Friday, June 8th from 7-10pm at Gallery 1988 Venice.
214 pier Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Next up: A Tribute to Steve Martin

Comedian/actor/author/banjo genius, Steve Martin, is a legend, so I’m really excited to be part of his upcoming tribute show. Excuuuuuse Meeeeeeeee opens Friday, June 8th at Gallery 1988 Venice. Stay tuned for my submission.

Steve Martin Quote

I randomly came across this today on ffffound while I was working on a portrait of Steve Martin for G1988‘s upcoming tribute show. Weird…

WB’s Television Out Of The Box

On my recent trip to Los Angeles, I was lucky to visit the Television Out Of The Box exhibit presented by Warner Bros. at the Paley Center For Media. It featured original props, costumes, set pieces and video clips of some of WB’s most iconic shows. But what I loved most, was the collection of original animation cels and vintage toys from some of my favorite cartoons: Bugs Bunny, Tiny Toons, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Animaniacs, Scooby-Doo, and more.

WB Animation Cels

WB Vintage Toys

If you’re in the L.A. area it’s worth checking out. My only wish was that it had a larger collection!

Shit Golden Girls Say

I’m really excited to be a part of Gallery 1988‘s 8 year anniversary show, MEMES, a celebration of the Internet’s best inside jokes. The show opens this Friday, May 4th at the Melrose location (7020 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90038).

I selected the Meme, Shit Girls Say.

Shit Girls Say is a single topic blog and a web series showcasing various cliches and verbal mannerisms that are commonly associated with teenage girls and young women. – Knowyourmeme.com

Originally, I wanted to create a piece with the creators, Graydon Sheppard and Kyle Humphrey. However, the original video inspired dozens of parodies so I wanted to create my own unique spin-off. ’Shit Golden Girls Say was born’. I had been forever searching for the right platform to pay tribute to my favorite show and G1988′s Memes exhibit was the perfect stage to bring the characters of Dorothy, Sophia, Blanche and Rose back to life.

Shit Golden Girls Say

All the quotes you see here are taken from various episodes of The Golden Girls. Even after 20 years, the girls are just as funny.

Dorothy

Sophia

Blanche

Rose

 

The print is 18″ x 24″ and is silk screened in 2 colours: Black and Gold. You can purchase it here.