I really hope poster collectors aren’t sick of me yet, because I have ANOTHER new print coming out with Mondo. And the subject this time around is Star Trek - specifically the original series.

This now joins the likes of Rich Kelly, Tomer Hanuka and Olly Moss who have also produced prints for Star Trek episodes, and I am hugely honoured to join that roster. Speaking of the wildly talented all-round good dude Mr Moss, he was the art director for this piece and his steady hand helped guide it to its finished state. Surely you all know Olly by now, but if you don’t then acquaint yourself with him.

This will dropping at some point tomorrow alongside AN AMAZING PRINT BY KEVIN DART and as usual you can find the release details at the Mondo twitter feed.

Photos courtesy of Billy Garrett and Mondo

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I did another print for Mondo! As part of the annual Oscar celebrations, I was asked to design a print for the already-award-winning and come Sunday, sure-to-be-Oscar-winning Dallas Buyers Club. It was a really great movie with some staggeringly good performances and a pleasure to do a poster for.

These six colour screen prints will be on sale tomorrow at a random time from Mondo, priced at a very reasonable $45. 

[Beautiful photos courtesy of Billy Garrett and Mondo]

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Have you been watching True Detective? If you’re in the UK then unless you are a no-good illegally-downloading lawbreaker then the answer will be ‘I have not, but I sure am excited about seeing it when it starts this weekend on Sky Atlantic’.

Well True Detective is GREAT, and here is a little editorial spot i did to accompany it’s launch. I promise the girl in the antlers will make more sense when you see it, but i was pretty happy with how this turned out.

For those of you without Sky, i recommend you take the law into your own hands and track down the five (of eight) currently aired episodes, if only for the staggering six minute tracking shot that concludes episode four. Amazing stuff.

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It’s been one of those months when all I’ve been drawing is projects that I can’t share yet and it’s left my tumblr fairly neglected. 

Luckily, the Washington Post asked me to draw something for their Sunday edition to coincide with the all-in-one-go launch of season two of House of Cards on Netflix (which come Friday I will be hastily devouring, as the the first season was aces). This is the sort of editorial job I love doing - smartly art directed and a nice quick turnaround.

I’ve attached a couple of sketches here as well so you can see the progression. I’m just about done with my current longer projects so expect to see more life in this blog from next week…

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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.

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.

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Here’s a little something that I haven’t gotten around to tumbling yet.

I was lucky enough to be asked by the good folk at Penguin Classics to illustrate a new cover for Sagittarius Rising, Cecil Lewis memoir about life in the Royal Flying Corps during WW1. I was encouraged to go bold with the colours, and the end result turned out rather nicely.

This will be on sale later in the year in the US - details here.

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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. 

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. 

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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).

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).

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I dropped a little tease of this last week, but seeing as it’s only days to go until Gallery1988 open the doors for the latest installment of Crazy 4 Cult, i figured it was time to share it properly.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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I think every illustrator has a list of dream clients. Pretty close to the top of mine was The New Yorker - so many of my favorite artists works have graced their pages. Last year whilst I was at ilovedust I was able to produce something for them - the Looper illustration above - and whilst it was a very enjoyable experience (and one that won an award!), the fact that the byline read “illustration by ilovedust’ meant that it wasn’t fully satisfying.

So I was over the moon when I was asked to do a piece for this weeks issue to accompany a review of Gravity (which, seriously, is my most anticipated picture of the fall). I’m very happy with how it turned out, and I can’t wait to see a copy in my hand.

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Here’s a brief insight into the lead times on some of the projects that I do: the last two things I worked on whilst at ilovedust before I left last winter are just now popping into existence. One isn’t quite out yet - but when it is, i’ll blog like crazy because i’m SUPER proud of it - but this 8” Dunny for Kidrobot hit the virtual shelves yesterday and you can gosh-darned buy it now!

It’s rather nice to see something that only existed as a page of drawings in real life, and I look forward to having one of these for the archive at some point in the near future.

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My former workplace ilovedust have recently updated their website and have included a little personal project I worked on last year.

I had an itch to do something Norse themed, so drew up these three guys to dress the bottles of the fictitious Vargold vodka brand (Vargold is the name given to the end of days - or wolf age - in Norse myth and I stand by the fact that would be a GREAT name for a vodka maker). So we have Odin and his raven, Vidar battling Fenrir, and the unnamed eagle atop Yggdrasil - the world tree.

Someone very kindly mocked these up on to bottles so they look pretty fantastic, and you can see these along with plenty of other work (some of which I worked on, a lot of which I didn’t) on the website now.

 

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