"Art Appreciation" will feature all of the prints that I've taken a liking to recently, but for some reason or another haven't found the time to write about in detail. These posts will be light on text (minus this lengthy introduction) and heavy on artwork and release info. I plan on doing at least one of these posts every month, maybe even twice a month, and hopefully introducing Posterocalypse readers to some great artists and some beautiful artwork. Let me know what you think!
|"The Lords of R'yleh" Art Print|
16" x 24" - Numbered
$35 - Limited to 150
Another beautiful print from the artist Godmachine, this time celebrating the Dark Lord, Cthulu. The print is currently available through the Nakatomi storefront for a very affordable $35. "The Lords of R'yleh" print measures 16" x 24", is limited to 150 and costs $35. Head over to Godmachine's website at godmachinedesigns.blogspot.com or follow him @godmachineuk on Twitter.
|Salem's Lot Movie Poster|
16.5" X 23.5" - Numbered
£40 - Limited to 50
I'm not too familiar with artist Rodolfo Reyes, but I do really dig this Salem's Lot print, although I have to admit I've never seen the film OR read the book. Rodolfo's Salem's Lot poster is available through Dark City Gallery for £40 (or roughly $65). The print measures 16.5" x 23.5" and is limited to an edition of 50. You can check out Rodolfo's website at rodolforever.com and follow him @rodolforever.
|RIFFRAFF Movie Poster|
18" x 24" - Signed and Numbered
$25 - Limited to 100
While I'm not head over heels in love with the artwork, it's well done, and the idea behind the poster is a really cool one. You see, this print was commissioned by the people who made RIFFRAFF in order to promote the film as well as fund the next level of its distribution. That's pretty cool, right? I've yet to see the film, but evidently it's pretty good (Variety review, Chicago Tribune / Metromix review). The RIFFRAFF movie poster is currently available through the film's website at riffraffthemovie.com for $25. The print measures 18" x 24", is signed and numbered, and is limited to an edition of 100. For more information on the artist, Tim Doyle, checkout his portfolio at mrdoyle.com and his storefront / print shop at nakatomiinc.com. You can also follow Tim @NakatomiTim on Twitter.
Leslie Ditto, another artist I didn't really have any familiarity with prior to this post, has put together some really cool film-inspired prints for The Big Lebowski and The Princess Bride. Both posters are currently available through the Metro Orange Art website at metroorangeart.com. Leslie's "Big Lebowski" art print measures 12" x 22", is limited to an edition of 100 and costs $60. "The Princess Bride" print measures 14" x 20", and similar to the "Lebowski" print, is limited to 100 and costs $60. You can visit Leslie Ditto's website by going to leslieditto.com and follow her on Twitter @dittoart.
I'm a huge fan of Luis Fernando Cruz (please refer to my first "Concept Corner" post), so it should come as no surprise that I'm telling everyone to buy his posters. He recently set up a Society 6 shop, where you can purchase all of the prints pictured above in a variety of sizes and prices. I predict big things for this guy. To learn more about Mr. Cruz I'd recommend checking out his Tumblr page and following him @Fernando_TMC.
Another Doyle masterpiece. It's got color, it's got camp, but most importantly it's got Box (that's the name of the robot above the title)! These wonderful prints were commissioned by the always awesome Tommy Good and are somehow still available. While both versions measure 16" x 26", the regular edition is limited to 200 and costs $33, and the variant is limited to 60 and costs $53. For more Doyle-related shenanigans you can visit his portfolio at mrdoyle.com and his storefront / print shop at nakatomiinc.com.
|Suspiria Movie Poster|
24" x 36" - Numbered
$40 - Limited to 40
If you've never seen Supiria, you're really doing yourself a disservice. It's a GREAT film and integral viewing when it comes to Argento's filmography. Unlike the majority of prints listed in this "Art Appreciation" post, Derek Gabryszak's poster doesn't officially go on sale until tomorrow (10/31). The poster will be available through Derek's storefront and will cost $40. The Suspiria print measures 24" x 36" and will be limited to an edition of 40. To see more of Derek's artwork be sure to visit thatsthewayitgoes.com and follow him @derekprints.
Jon Smith created some really creepy and stylish tributes to the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. I'm not sure I could think of a better fit for this Halloween. Smith's Edgar Allan Poe art print sets are currently available through the Poster and Toys website. The regular edition is limited to 50 and costs $50, while the variant edition, also still available, is limited to 20 and costs $65. To visit Jon Smith's website head over to smithbellcraft.com or follow him @Jon_Smith.
|"Captain Kirk Cobain" Art Print|
16" x 20" - Signed and Numbered
$65 - Limited to 50
|"Kool Irony" Art Print|
11" x 14" - Signed and Numbered
$35 - Limited to 35
Tasteless? Sure. Gross? Definitely. Hilarious? For sure! Alex Pardee's "Captain Kirk Cobain" and "Kool Irony" prints tickle that darkest of funny bones and are definitely some of my favorite new releases. Both prints are signed and numbered, and are currently available through Gallery 1988's store at gallery1988.com. "Captain Kirk Cobain" measures 16" x 20", is limited to 50 and costs $65. Pardee's "Kool Irony" print measures 11" x 14", is limited to 35, and costs $35. Check out Alex Pardee's website at eyesuckink.com, where you'll have the option to visit his blog or his store. Mr. Pardee is also on Twitter @alexpardee.
|"Hell Split Wide Open" Art Print Close-up|
|"Hell Split Wide Open" Art Print|
1140mm x 387mm (40.9" x 15.2") - Signed and Numbered
$80 - Limited to 80
I HIGHLY recommend clicking on the close-up image above to see the entirety of this thing - it's just jaw-dropping! Sam Octigan's "Hell Split Wide Open" was initially created to be album artwork for his band's LP, but thankfully he also decided to create a print (a really wide print). Sam's "Hell Split Wide Open" art print is currently available at Sam Octicagan's store for $80. The print measures 1140mm x 387mm (roughly 40.9" x 15.2") and is limited to an edition of 80. To see more of Sam's work you can visit samoctigan.com and follow him on Twitter @samoctigan.
And that's it. What did you think? Anyone interested in future "Art Appreciation" posts? Have a Happy Halloween!