Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six

Matt Ryan Tobin

Matt Ryan Tobin

As most of the regular readers of this Blog know, I have a deep love of Poster Design. The Artists and Galleries which support this movement in Design are gaining more recognition with the masses through such films as “…Just Like Being There” and books like “Alternative Movie Posters“. Now, there is a new film regarding Poster Art and the Artists who create it. The film is called “Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six” and is being produced by a production house from Toronto, Canada by the name of Post No Joes Productions.

Paul Ainsworth

Paul Ainsworth

Post No Joes is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for additional interviews with Artists and Galleries which requires the filmmakers to travel to the West Coast. I have contributed to this Kickstarter campaign, and I believe that anyone who loves Design and the Creative Arts should contribute what they can to this cause. My belief is that this documentary will be a spectacular showcase of interviews from Artists and Designers across North America, and I am super-excited to be a part of the effort to see this Documentary completed!

Post No Joes have already conducted interviews with Poster Art superstars Jason Edmiston, Ghoulish Gary Pullin, Phantom City Creative, Kevin Tong, James White, Justin Ishmael of Mondo, and many more. “Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six” is going to be a great Documentary on a scene that will only continue to grow, and any help the filmmakers can get from the Creative Community adds to the final product we will see on film.

Smile, You Son Of A Bitch!

Bruce the Shark

Bruce the Shark

The other day I was perusing websites, hitting up the ones I frequent most, and I see this posting on Facebook about a three-day art show happening at Hero Complex Gallery in LA entitled “Smile, You Son of a Bitch!“. Now, for those who don’t know…and I would hope there wouldn’t be THAT many of you, “Smile, you son of a bitch!” is the line uttered by the late Roy Scheider before he fires the fatal shot into the gaping maw of the shark from “JAWS“.

This art show’s theme was “JAWS”, and being that “JAWS” is one of my all-time favorite films, up there with “The Exorcist” and “The Godfather”, how could I not get excited about this show?! Fortunately, a majority of the artwork included in the show is online for those of us who don’t live around or near the vicinity of Los Angeles. The show has everything from a shark built out of Legos to life-size puppets of Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw. The exhibit was made up of poster and print artists, fine artists, and special effects artists. I only wish I could have attended this show to see these awesome pieces in person. However, I’ll have to settle for picking a few of my favorite pieces from the show, and showcase them here.


  • You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat – Casey Callender
  • The Gang
  • JAWS-Marko Manev
  • JAWS-Joshua Budich
  • Jaws-David Moscati
  • Dun Nun-Andy Hau
  • Bruce the Shark
  • Bruce Always Did Have A Sweet Tooth – Carmen Acosta