Friday, August 30, 2013

Cool Art: 'A Warrior's Dreams' by Anthony Petrie

'A Warrior’s Dreams' is a four part series of posters by Anthony Petrie, based on the romanticized vision of the samurai. Each poster is his interpretation of specific Jisei (Japanese Death poems) written by actual samurai before they committed the act of seppuku.

Each poster is a 12” x 36” five-colour screen-print on Madero Beach French Paper and will cost $25 each.

If you're at the 'Damn The Torpedoes' show at Narrow’s Gallery in Fall River, MA from September 7th - October 25th, he'll have some copies available with him there. He'll also have a limited amount of copies at his web store after the gallery show is over.

Check out the four breathtaking posters below along with their specific Jisei.

'A Warriors' Dream' Part I
“Like an old tree
From which we gather no blossoms
Sad has been my life
Fated to bear no fruit”

- Minamoto Yorimasa

Cool Art: 'Khaleesi' by Adriana Melo

'Khaleesi' by Adriana Melo

You can buy this 'Game Of Thrones' inspired poster as a 11" x 17" print on semi-gloss 110lb paper from her web store for $20.

Cool Art: 'Star Trek: Nemesis' by Matt Ferguson

Cool blog CromeYellow finish up their 'Reel Rewind' series of the Star Trek movies with 'StarTrek: Nemesis'.

You can check out their exclusive poster from Matt Ferguson below, and go here to see what CromeYellow thought of the movie!

You can now purchase Matt's Star Trek TOS movie posters from the 'Reel Rewind' series as officially licensed 12" x 24" prints from Bye Bye Robots.

50th Anniversary Doctor Who Trailer

Not the 50th anniversary episode trailer, but a special two minute trailer from BBC Worldwide in celebration of fifty years of Doctor Who.

Featuring clips of all eleven Doctors, including from the very first episode 'An Unearthly Child' right up until 'The Name Of The Doctor'.

Cool Art: 'How Time Slips Away' by JC Richard

'How Time Slips Away' by JC Richard, is a 10″ x 26.5″ 5 colour greyscale screenprint, that is on sale today (Friday, August 30) at 2pm EST.

This is what he has to say about the print:
Solitary adventures are nice to have every so often, but without a companion to share them with (human or otherwise), sublime moments like this one just don't seem to mean as much... 
This scene is dedicated to a friend who has been constantly either underfoot or at my side for 13 years now. He's an old man by canine standards, but still the best pup there ever was..
Visit his blog or follow him on Twitter @microcosmcmedia for more details.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

New 'Grand Theft Auto V' Trailer

Los Santos: a sprawling metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap cable TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals risk everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.

'Grand Theft Auto V' is out September 17, 2013

Cool Art: 'GoldenEye' by Mike Mahle

Another cool James Bond pin up poster by Mike Mahle.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cool Art: 'Transformers: The Movie' by Tom Whalen

'Transformers: The Movie' by Tom Whalen.

This is a 24" x 36" 7 colour screenprint available in both regular and variant flavours that’ll be released Thursday August 29 at 12.30pm EST through AcidFree Gallery. The variant is a limited edition of 86 and costs $75. The regular is a timed edition, which will be available from Thursday until Sunday September 1 with AcidFree Gallery printing as many as are ordered. It will cost $50.

Check out both prints below.
Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'The Hobbit' by Matt Ferguson

'The Hobbit' by Matt Ferguson.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cool Art: 'Medusa' & 'Cyclops' Prints by Jason Edmiston

These Ray Harryhausen inspired prints were part of Jason Edmiston's first solo art show 'A Rogues Gallery' that opened on Friday at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Tx.

The 'Medusa' print is currently available as a 18" x 24" screenprint at Mondo for $40.

Check out some of the other prints that were at his show below too.

Cool Art: 'James Bond' Posters by Mike Mahle

Another cool set of James Bond posters by Mike Mahle.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Cool Art: 'Dragon Age: Inquisition' Concept Art by Matt Rhodes

Matt Rhodes has been posting some new concept art from Bioware's upcoming 'Dragon Age: Inquisition' video game on his blog, and as with his concept art from the 'Mass Effect' video game series, these are simply stunning. Can't wait to see and play the finished game.

Check out concept art below, and you'll want to click to embiggen these beauties.

'How Pacific Rim Should've Ended'

While the scientists are unlocking the keys to the inter-dimensional bridge, Raleigh and Mako rethink the Jaeger defensive strategy after discovering the effects of their classic Kaiju killing weapon.

Mass Effect - Series 3: Episode 5 'Ascension' & Episode 6 'Eve'

Continuing with the serialisation of Matt Beaudette's TV show style edit of the Mass Effect trilogy with another double episode of the third chapter of the Mass Effect saga. (If you've not played the games, there be spoilers ahead!)

Episode 5: "Ascension"
After a brief stop by the Citadel to check on Ashley's condition, the Normandy receives a distress call from Grissom Academy, an Alliance funded school for gifted and biotic children.

Episode 6: "Eve"
The war summit is ready to commence, with representatives from the Turians, Krogan, and Salarians all set to meet aboard the Normandy to discuss the possibility of an alliance to retake Palaven and Earth.

Cool Art: 'Star Trek: Insurrection' by Matt Ferguson

Not long back off my hols, had an awesome week in Ibiza! But whilst I was over there I caught a glimpse of this simply stunning 'Star Trek' poster on my blog feeds. This was featured on cool blog CromeYellow as part of their 'Reel Rewind' series of the Star Trek movies. This week they turn their attention to 'StarTrek: Insurrection'.

You can check out their exclusive poster from Matt Ferguson below, and go here to see what CromeYellow thought of the movie!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Off On My Hols, I'll Be Back In A Week!

I'll be jetting off on my hols today for a week of sun, sand, sea and fun in Ibiza! Been going there for the last few years now. Of course, this means I won't be able to post to this blog when I'm away, in fact I won't be near a computer for most of the time either - it'll be torture, but I'll keep calm and think of Ibiza!

When I'm there I will be posting photos up on my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter during the week and once I'm back home in a week, I'll go through all the rest of the photos and videos I'll post more to Flickr and my video channels on YouTube and Vimeo.

So I'll leave you with some videos below that I put together from my trip to Ibiza last year.

See you in a week!

Friday, August 16, 2013

DC Nation Animated Short: 'The Bat Man Of Shanghai'

This. Is. Awesome!

I first saw this short last year, but after seeing the new 'Wonder Woman' DC Nation short, I thought I'd look for these and post it again!

Set it to full screen HD, sit back and enjoy 'The Bat Man Of Shanghai'.

'Wonder Woman' Kicks Ass In These Awesome DC Nation Animated Shorts

I'm loving these stylised 'Wonder Woman' animated shorts by Robert Valley (Tron: Uprising) for DC Nation. 'Wonder Woman' is definitely super cool! I would watch the hell out of this if this was made into a series!

Check out the preview then watch the three shorts below.

Cool Art: 'Star Trek First Contact' by Matt Ferguson

Cool blog CromeYellow is back again with their 'Reel Rewind' series of the Star Trek movies. This week they turn their attention to 'StarTrek First Contact'.

You can check out their exclusive poster from Matt Ferguson below, and go here to see what CromeYellow thought of the movie!

Cool Art: 'Jack' by Tankball

Check out this awesome papercraft statue, yes papercraft, of Jack from Mass Effect 3! It took Deviant Art user tankball around 4 months and $150-$200 in paper, wood, and ink to make. It looks stunningly lifelike! He's also planning to upload the files and a video too, so you can have a go too!

Go here for some up close detail shots.

'Fables: The Wolf Among Us' Video Game Teaser Trailer

This looks pretty good, as if it's straight off the pages and onto the screen!

From Telltale Games, the makers of 'The Walking Dead' video game series, comes 'The Wolf Among Us', a video game series based upon the DC / Vertigo (and one of my favourite) comic book series 'Fables'by Bill Willingham.

Not much details out there yet, but I think I'll be keeping tabs on this!

Happy Birthday, Hugo Gernsback - Founder Of 'Amazing Stories'

Today marks the 129th anniversary of the birth of Hugo Gernsback (August 16, 1884 – August 19, 1967), one of the most influential figures in the history of science fiction.

He's best known, in April 1926, for launching the first magazine fully-dedicated to science fiction, Amazing Stories, the debut issue featured works by HG Wells, Jules Verne and Edgar Allen Poe and although Gernsback lost control of the publishing rights in 1929, the magazine was in publication up until 2005, and has been resurrected online since 2012.

Gernsback was noted for his sharp (and sometimes dodgy) business practices, and for paying his writers extremely low fees or not paying them at all. HP Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith referred to him as 'Hugo the Rat'.

He is also credited as first coining the phrase ‘scientifiction‘, which would later become the term we know and love. His definition of the term being - "a charming romance interwoven with scientific fact and prophetic vision."

The Hugo Awards or 'Hugos', the annual achievement awards presented at the World Science Fiction Convention, were named after him, Gernsback himself received a special Hugo Award in 1960 as 'The Father of Magazine Science Fiction'.

In honour of the birth of one of the most influential figures in the history of science fiction, and as I totally love the artwork, here are a few of my favourite covers from 'Amazing Stories', starting with the very first issue.

What If 'Star Wars: Episode II' Was Good

I'm liking this hypothetical of what if about 'Attack Of The Clones. I totally get the swapping of Naboo for Alderaan (forgotten detail he intended to mention for Episode I), and the whole Obi Wan / Anakin bromance thing too.

I've often felt that the pacing of the movie just fell a bit flat, especially the sequences on Naboo and Coruscant. Michael Barryte of Belated Media's shake up certainly addresses that point and a lot more. Would have loved to see this version instead.

You can see what he'd change from Episode I here.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cool Art: 'Priss' by Becky Cloonan

'Priss' from 'Bubblegum Crisis' by Becky Cloonan.

Cool Art: ‘Inception’ By Grzegorz Domaradzki

‘Inception’ By Grzegorz Domaradzki.

These are 24” x 36” screen prints with metallic inks, with silver and copper editions of 10. They were created for a private commission, so unfortunately not for sale. Still awesome though!
Silver Edition
Copper Edition

Cool Art: 'I Love You, I Know' by Joshua Budich

'I love you. I know.' is Joshua Budich's contribution to Art v Cancer’s forthcoming 'Beyond Time & Space' Charity Group show, opening August 30th in Manchester, UK.

The Art V Cancer project was set up by artist Chris Thornley (aka Raid71), who was diagnosed at the age of 37 with a rare incurable form of lymphoma.

This print is an 18″ x 24″, 4-colour screenprint on French Madero Beach paper; signed & numbered, limited-edition of 100. The entire edition will only be available at the Art v Cancer show, and any remaining prints after the show will be available on their site.

New Trailer For '300: Rise Of An Empire'

60 seconds of Greek and Persian epicness!

'300: Rise Of An Empire' is out in cinemas March 7 2014.

Cool Art: 'Kes' by Nick Rhodes

'Kes' by Nick Rhodes is the new release from Dark City Gallery's British Cinema Series of prints. It's a 4 colour screen print in a limited edition of 100. It goes on sale soon, so follow @darkcitygallery on Twitter for news when it goes on sale.

Cool Art: 'Bad Job Bub' by Tim Doyle

'Bad Job Bub' by Tim Doyle , a mashup of the Catbus from'My Neighbor Totoro' and another interwebs Meme - Lil BUB, is a new watercolour on paper painting for the Lil BUB art show and book signing in September at the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco.

The print is a 20" x 16" giclee and is available in a limited edition of 150 copies, each print comes signed and numbered by the artist and costs $40.

Go here to buy.

As a special bonus, Spoke Art are offering both the 'Lil Bub' and 'Grumpy Cat' prints together for a discounted price of $70.

Cool Art: 'Escape From New York' by Midnight Marauder

'Escape From New York' by Midnight Marauder.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

'Blade Runner' As An 8 Bit Video Game

8-bit Cinema "gamifies" your favourite Hollywood Blockbusters into 80's arcade and NES inspired action!

This week: 'Blade Runner' retold via old-school 8-bit (and a little 16-bit) game tech. No quarters or controllers required!

Cool Art: Gallery1988 (West) presents 'The OFFICIAL Edgar Wright Art Show!'

Gallery1988 (West) is proud to announce their upcoming show "The OFFICIAL Edgar Wright Art Show!"

This very special show features a huge lineup of amazing artists, all depicting their favourite scenes and characters from the films of Edgar Wright. To celebrate this show, Gallery1988 will have an exciting opening reception on Tuesday, August 20th from 7-10pm with several special guests you definitely want to meet in person!

The show will run through September 7th at Gallery1988 (West), 7308 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Check out a preview below.

by Anthony Petrie

Cool Art: 'Mako Mori' by Sherry X (symphonikaa)

'Mako Mori' by Sherry X (symphonikaa)

You can buy this 'Pacific Rim' inspired art as a print through her Deviant Art page.

Cool Art: 'Justice Magazine' Harley Quinn Covergirl Pinup by Stanley Lau

Stanley Lau is back with a new 'Justice Magazine' cover. This time with cover girl Harley Quinn.

You can check out Stanley's previous 'Justice Magazine' covers here.

Cool Art: 'Heat And Conflict' 'Predator' Variant Print by Chris Garofalo

'Heat And Conflict' 'Predator' Variant by Chris Garofalo

This variant features a thermal red colour scheme along with Glow In The Dark Ink! It's an 18" x 24" 3 colour screenprint, signed and numbered edition of 30, available first at a special screening of 'Predator' on August 30. Any remaining prints will be available in the QFS web store.

Follow Chris @QFSChris on Twitter for more.
Red Variant
Glow In The Dark Layer

Cool Art: 'Darth Heisenberg' by PJ McQuade

Breaking Bad's Walter White has gone over to the Dark Side, for reals. He is the one who knocks. He is the danger! Most importantly, he's in the Empire business.

This 'Breaking Bad' / 'Star Wars' mashup by PJ McQuade is available as a 13"x 19" full bleed, hand signed and dated giclée print on 300 gsm fine art rag with Chromolife 100 Archival Inks. It's also available as a slightly cropped 8.5" x 11" version for $20. He's also including a free 3" x 4" 'Darth Heisenberg' head waterproof sticker with every print purchased.

Go here to buy.

Check his website for up close print shots.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cool Art: 'The Grandmaster' by Vania Zouravliov

Mondo will have a new print out soon for 'The Grandmaster' by Vania Zouravliov.

The poster goes on sale August 23. Follow @MondoNews on Twitter to find out when.

Check out the regular and Chinese language variant below.
Regular Edition
Chinese Language Variant Edition

Cool Art: The Films Of Kurt Russell by Chris Weston

These awesome posters by Chris Weston, are a private commission for a collective of film poster fans.

Cool Art: 'Devastator' by Laurent Durieux

Acidfree Gallery's  latest Transformer print is 'Devastator' by Laurent Durieux. This is a 24″ x 36″ numbered 8-colour screenprint, limited edition of 184, and costs $65. The variant edition is printed with metallic inks and in a limited edition of 84 and costs $80.

They will also have a very limited number of the regular 'Soundwave' prints (the companion piece to the 'Devastator print') from the numbered edition that they held back just for this release. This is a 24″ x 36″ numbered 8-colour screenprint, limited to 275 and costs $65.

They will be on sale Thursday, August 15th at 12:30pm EDT (9:30am PDT).

'Devastator' Regular Edition

Cool Art: 'Queens Of The Stone Age' Gig Posters by Rhys Cooper

I love the artwork of Rhys Cooper's gig posters and these 'Queens Of The Stone Age' Vampyre prints are no different!

These are available in two flavours, the regular Red and a variant Blueblood. They're both 12″ x 36″ signed and numbered, 5 colour screenprints with metallic inks, both in a limited edition of 350. The regular costs $40 and the variant $60.

Go here to buy.

Cool Art: 'Batman Black and White #3' Cover Art by Olly Moss

'Batman Black and White #3' cover art by Olly Moss.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Cool Art: Mondo Celebrates Alfred Hitchcock With Three New Prints

Tomorrow (August 13), Mondo celebrate the birthday of one of the most important filmmakers of all time, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, with the release of three new prints dedicated to the master of suspense.

There's Tomer Hanuka's 'Psycho, and two 'Vertigo' prints by Ghoulish Gary Pullin. The prints are 24" x 36" hand numbered screen prints. Tomer's 'Psycho' is in a limited edition of 290 and costs $45. Gary's two 'Vertigo' prints are limited to 240 copies each and they both cost $40.

Follow them on Twitter @MondoNews for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Tuesday, August 13th

'Psycho' by Tomer Hanuka
'Vertigo' by Goulish Gary Pullin
'Vertigo' by Goulish Gary Pullin

Cool Art: 'Daenerys Targaryen' & 'Ned Stark' by Doodle-Mon

These 'Game Of Thrones' inspired prints by Doodle-mon will be available at the Japan Expo this month.

Mass Effect - Series 3: Episode 3 'The Primarch' & Episode 4 'From Ashes'

Continuing with the serialisation of Matt Beaudette's TV show style edit of the Mass Effect trilogy with another double episode of the third chapter of the Mass Effect saga. (If you've not played the games, there be spoilers ahead!)

Episode 3: "The Primarch"
After receiving no support from the Council, the Normandy crew heads to the Turian homeworld, Palaven, to attempt to extract the Turian Primarch from Palaven's moon. If the upcoming Summit is to succeed in gathering support for Earth, Turian support is a necessity

Episode 4: "From Ashes"
After dealing with some technical issues aboard the Normandy, Shepard returns to Eden Prime, the place where it all started, after getting reports of Cerberus activity; possibly involving a Prothean artifact.

Cool Art: 'Out Of Service' by Tim Doyle

'Out Of Service' by Tim Doyle is a new 'My Neighbour Totoro' Catbus / Grumpy Cat mashup print via Spoke Art.

It is a 16″ x 20″ fine art archival giclee of an original watercolour painting, and is signed and numbered in a limited edition of 150, and costs $40.


Cool Art: Two New Prints By Luke Butland: 'The Legend Of Zelda' & 'Breaking Bad'

Luke Butland has a couple of new prints out.

The first is inspired by 'The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time'. This was created in collaboration with composer Marcus Hedges, and with every purchase of this print you will receive a digital download of the music Link learns on the ocarina re-composed for Orchestra by Marcus Hedges.

This print is available as a 11.7" x 30" Giclee Print on 240Gsm Natural white paper, it's in a limited edition of 20 and costs £20.

The second print, 'The One Who Knocks', is inspired by 'Breaking Bad' and features Walter White. This print is available as a 11.7" x 11.7" Giclee Print on 240Gsm Natural white paper, it's in a limited edition of 50 and costs £20.

Check out both below and go here to buy.