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So… I was asked by Mondo (who are basically THE BEST producers of movie posters in the world) if I wanted to illustrate a movie poster. I said yes, obviously, and they have allowed me to illustrate a poster for one of my outright favourite movies, Rian Johnson’s Brick.
Not much else to say about that, except that I am of course stupidly excited this happened and still pinching myself a bit. These will be on sale TOMORROW at some point. If you want to know when, i would get following Mondo on Twitter for the drop details.
Oh and for what it’s worth, i have seen the print in real life and the quality is AMAZING. The colors pop like crazy.
An uncolored panel from Zero #7, courtesy of Matt Taylor, whose website you can find right here.
I rarely retweet other blogs, but this is my drawing so that makes it alright.
Issue 7 of Zero. Coming in the spring.
hey tumblr, seeing as some of you have been very kind and very enthusiastic about my drawings, maybe i could direct you towards my new website which is filled with illustrated things.
you could click that picture up there, or follow this link to www.matttaylor.co.uk
there are AT LEAST three things that I’ve finished, but can’t quite share yet so it will be updated with some regularity in the future. i hope you like it.
New year, new art!
Actually, it’s not that new seeing as I drew it in the summer, but I completely forgot to post it, and I was reminded when I saw it on a book cover the week before Christmas, so there you go.
This is for the UK edition of John le Carré’s The Night Manager, and my first original cover for the UK - all the previous covers were for Penguin USA, even though some of them have been used all over (fun fact - some will soon be seen in Korea).
And as you can see, it’s inspired by the utterly wonderful Princess Mononoke. Not much else to say really other than this was doubly inspired by both loving the film AND having just hung the great great Olly Moss Mondo print in my lounge, so seeing it every day has meant it’s on my mind.
This is a four color screen print (printed by the good folk at Half and Half), and will be on sale from FRIDAY at the Gallery1988 pop up space at the corner of Bowery and 3rd, New York and online sometime over the weekend in an edition of 30.
So, almost exactly one year ago, I was in Paris with my wife having a discussion about how I wasn’t really loving my job and wanted to get back to freelance illustration again. I came back off holiday and handed in my notice, and one year later the last piece of work I did at ilovedust is out there in the world (which once again serves as an illustration of the kind of lead times on some of the projects i work on).
This was part of a pair of snowboards for Sims - the other is out there too if you want to track it down, but this one was my favorite. That was mainly because the brief was pretty much free reign to draw what I wanted and it turned out quite nicely.
Fun fact, this is actually the second time I have tried my hand at this illustration - the first time around it was for Waste, and I’m glad I got the chance to do it again, because I don’t thinkI did it justice the first time around!
Although sadly I don’t think i can justify the expense of buying one for the archive, this is now available to buy from all reputable and disreputable retailers.
It’s that time of the year again… Gallery1988 are throwing another of their Crazy 4 Cult shows (which i have been very happy to contribute to in the past), and this time around they are celebrating the bad guy.
I decided to turn my pen to Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and do a piece featuring the Tybalt Capulet - a great bad guy from a really genuinely five-star-great movie. I watched it again recently, and I think it’s fair to say that it’s the definitive big screen take on the text. I wanted to try and capture the Miami by way of Mexico vibe of the fictitious Verona Beach setting and it’s unflappably cool bad guy.
This will be available as a giclee print that you can buy from this Friday when the show opens at Gallery1988 West and soon after that online.