Oh man, some days a job comes along and it’s just GREAT. I was invited by a group of connoisseurs of illustrated movie posters to illustrate a movie poster for them! I had pretty much free rein to choose a film from a LONG list they had assembled - and i’ll be honest, I could have happily done any of them.

So I chose Lost in Translation, because I hadn’t watched it in a while and it’s one of my favorite movies. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Another illustrator friend had shown me something with a 70’s style frame border which I gleefully stole because it seemed apt, matching the timeless tone of the movie.

If only all jobs were as much fun as this one…

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Gallery1988: we all know the score by now, right? Pop culture artwork show originators, awesome events, etc. Good.

So no surprises, they’ve got an awesome show opening tomorrow night at their new Melrose location. The theme this time around is posters advertising ficitional products from movies, and seriously everything from Red Apple Cigarettes (from every Tarantino movie ever) to Oceanic Airlines (if I have to tell you, you don’t deserve to know) is represented alongside my contribution, Dapper Dan men’s pomade.

Once again screen printed by the wonderful Parliament of Feathers, this is a two color 11 x 14” screen print on heavyweight cream card. It will be available in an edition of 50 priced at a very reasonable $40. You will be able to pick it up at the show and then online at some point over the weekend.

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Gallery 1988 are throwing another of their Under the Influence shows celebrating someone they think would make for great art and they have kindly invited me to take part this year. This time around the subject is the bespectacled East Coast master of neurosis - Woody Allen.

I don’t think you can really separate Woody Allen from his native city, so it would have been remiss of me to do anything but take it as a subject (and it sits quite nicely alongside this Hitchcock piece from last year). I tried a few new techniques and brushes on this, and while I wont be using them all the time, they turned out alright here.

This will be on sale on Friday at Gallery1988 Venice (and at some point soon after at the Gallery 1988 online store) - it’s an 11 x 14 giclee print in an edition of 20 and they will be $40 each.

(also, and this is of no real interest to anyone but me, this is my 100th tumblr blog - which works out at about one a week for the last two years. not too shabby, and hopefully more blogging this year!)

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