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Apr 14, 2014 / 158 notes

A nice little project from Penguin Books in the UK, I was asked to illustrate the cover for an upcoming novel by David Bezmozgis. 

I’ve included some of the sketches that didn’t make it to final - we went down a few different routes before settling on the final.

Type design and art direction by Richard Bravery

Apr 8, 2014 / 196 notes

I was invited by Mondo and Imax Fanfix to work on this promotional artwork for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2. 

This is going to be produced as a print for audience members at the first round of screenings of the movie on IMAX screens in America. You can find out where you can pick one up by visiting the IMAX blog here.

They also asked me some questions about the poster and some other things (including what super power i would want - it’s probably not what you think). You can read my answers here.

Mar 17, 2014 / 344 notes

That hair! Those clothes! THAT HAIR!

I’m acutely aware that i’ve been writing posts about posters at the rate of about one a fortnight, but this is the last one for a bit i promise (there is more on the way, of sorts). American Hustle was one of the big Oscar contenders, strong on nominations but light on awards on the night. Which doesn’t stop it of course from being any less of a fun, tightly scripted caper movie which you should check out if you haven’t already.

This will be on sale tomorrow from Mondo in an edition of 345 (so there’s plenty to go around). As ever, follow their twitter feed for the drop.

Mar 5, 2014 / 671 notes

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

Feb 27, 2014 / 257 notes

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]

Feb 20, 2014 / 3,705 notes

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.

Feb 10, 2014 / 257 notes

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…

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.
Jan 15, 2014 / 2,385 notes

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.

Jan 13, 2014 / 265 notes

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.

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. 
Jan 7, 2014 / 50 notes

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.