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G1988 + Cartoon Network Adventure Time

Stoked to be a part of Gallery 1988‘s official Cartoon Network Adventure Time art show.

Even more stoked that my poster made the flyer!

I went a bit crazy with their arms; which is exactly what my favourite thing is about the show: Finn & Jake’s NOODLE ARMS!

Noodle Arms
18 x 24″ Screen Print
Numbered edition of 35
$60

It’s the first poster I’ve designed after quite some time, and I couldn’t be more thrilled that it’s for Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. The show opens on April 3rd, 2014. If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out!

Art Spring Cleaning

I finally made time to go through the monstrosity that took over my closet (that was once for my clothes). Each box contained unopened artist proofs from various shows/galleries from 2012. I need to make room if I want to create new art, so here are the last remaining copies that I have been selfishly hoarding.

Please note, the prices reflect the extremely limited quantities I have in my possession. This is it folks! The rest are sold out and selling for much more on ebay (if you can find them).

The sale starts Friday, March 22nd at 12:00pm EST on my SHOPippo.

Ok, here’s what I found.

FFOX Standard

Fantastic Mr. Fox: Standard (AP)
Only 5 available • $60

FFOX NYCC

Fantastic Mr. Fox: NYCC Exclusive (AP)
Only 5 available • $80

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Standard (AP)
14 available • $60

GP Variant

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Variant (AP)
9 available • $100

Hair-Raising Hare

“Hair-Raising Hare” (AP)
Only 4 available • $60

Zoot: Saxophone (AP)
Only 3 available • $150

Floyd: Bass (AP)
Only 3 available • $150

Janice: Guitar (AP)
Only 3 available • $150

Dr. Teeth: Keyboards (AP)
Only 3 available • $200

Electric Mayhem: Complete Set of 5 (AP’s)
Only 3 sets available • $850

LSOH Creative Process

A friend recently asked me to share a bit of my creative process; specifically with the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ print. Depending on timelines, it varies from project to project, but this is how I tackled this design.

I always start by creating an inspiration board.

Inspiration Board

I roughly sketch as many ideas as I can think of until I’m happy with one concept.

Rough Idea

Using Illustrator, I create all of my elements as vector objects to start experimenting with layout, color & typography.

Layout

Once I decide on overall direction of the poster, I redraw everything from scratch; this time with more precision.

Leaf Detail

Once the main work is done, I start refining typography.

Logos

Lastly, I add all the page detail (aged effects).

Page Effects

VOILA!

LSOH Final

Crazy 4 Cult: LSOH

This is my contribution to G1988′s Crazy 4 Cult show; based off one of my all time favorites, Little Shop of Horrors.

I wanted to try something a little different (than my usual bright colored artwork); something a bit more dark and gritty. After all, the movie is about a man eating plant!

This is how I imagine the film if they ever released an ’unrated director’s cut’. Haha. I think my main inspiration came from Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse movie posters.

8″x12″ giclee print on Hahnermühle German Etching
Signed and numbered edition of 25
Unframed: $40
Framed: $100

Gallery1988 NYC Pop-up Store
64 Gansevoort St., NY, NY 10014
August 9 – September 1, 2012

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.