A Conversation With Robert Bruno!

We here at igotbirds.com love to interview illustrators and poster artists from all over the world. Tonight, we present to you an emerging Poster illustrator, a member of Poster Posse, and an all-around good guy, Robert Bruno! This is the very first podcast from igotbirds.com, so it may be a little rough around the edges in some spots but we think it’s well worth sharing! In this interview we touch on Robert’s early days, his work with Poster Posse, exhibiting at Bottleneck Gallery and Hero Complex Gallery, and why I wasn’t too fond of the Mondo Disney art show. So click on the MP3 Player above to hear a Conversation with Robert Bruno!

"The Green Mile" by Robert Bruno

“The Green Mile” by Robert Bruno

The Shawshank Redemption by Robert Bruno

The Shawshank Redemption by Robert Bruno

X-Men-Days of Future Past by Robert Bruno

X-Men-Days of Future Past by Robert Bruno

Agent Smith by Robert Bruno

Agent Smith by Robert Bruno

A Man In A Mask by Robert Bruno

A Man In A Mask by Robert Bruno

Captain America-The Winter Soldier by Robert Bruno

Captain America-The Winter Soldier by Robert Bruno

Peyton by Robert Bruno

Peyton by Robert Bruno

Maul by Robert Bruno

Maul by Robert Bruno

 

We’d like to thank Robert for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak with us. You can find Robert on his Website, Facebook, and Twitter. The MP3 interview will soon be available for download.

http://igotbirds.com/download/2014/03/Robert_Bruno.mp3

Godzilla Visits The Poster Posse!

Godzilla by Matt Ferguson

Godzilla by Matt Ferguson

Our friends over at Blurppy recently enlisted The Poster Posse to cover the King of The Monsters himself, Godzilla! We think the resulting artwork is pretty killer, and once again The Poster Posse hit this one out of the park!

Visit the gallery below for a TON of pics of the one true Lizard King!

Gojira by Doaly

Gojira by Doaly

The King of The Monsters by Peter Gutierrez

The King of The Monsters by Peter Gutierrez

Godzilla Nuclear Variant by Daniel Shearn

Godzilla Nuclear Variant by Daniel Shearn

Godzilla by Simon Delart

Godzilla by Simon Delart

Godzilla by Paul Shipper

Godzilla by Paul Shipper

Godzilla by Orlando Arocena

Godzilla by Orlando Arocena

Godzilla by Linda Hordjik

Godzilla by Linda Hordjik

Godzilla by Khoa Ho

Godzilla by Khoa Ho

Godzilla by Kaz Oomori

Godzilla by Kaz Oomori

Godzilla by Florey

Godzilla by Florey

Godzilla by Doaly

Godzilla by Doaly

Godzilla by Daniel Shearn

Godzilla by Daniel Shearn

Godzilla by Chris Garofalo

Godzilla by Chris Garofalo

Godzilla by Chad Woodward

Godzilla by Chad Woodward

Godzilla by Berkay Daglar

Godzilla by Berkay Daglar

Godzilla by Arden Avett

Godzilla by Arden Avett

Godzilla by Andy Fairhurst

Godzilla by Andy Fairhurst

The King of The Monsters Nuclear Variant by Peter Gutierrez

The King of The Monsters Nuclear Variant by Peter Gutierrez

  • Godzilla by Arian Noveir
    Godzilla by Arian Noveir
  • Godzilla by Samuel Ho
    Godzilla by Samuel Ho
  • Godzilla by Rich Davies
    Godzilla by Rich Davies
  • Godzilla by Juan Hugo Martinez
    Godzilla by Juan Hugo Martinez
  • Godzilla by Adam Rabalais
    Godzilla by Adam Rabalais
  • Godzilla by Rhys James
    Godzilla by Rhys James
  • Godzilla by Chris Skinner
    Godzilla by Chris Skinner
  • Godzilla by Marie Bergeron
    Godzilla by Marie Bergeron
  • Godzilla by Daniel Nash
    Godzilla by Daniel Nash
  • Godzilla by Robert Bruno
    Godzilla by Robert Bruno
  • Godzilla 002 by Khoa Ho
    Godzilla 002 by Khoa Ho
  • Godzilla by Salvador Anguiano
    Godzilla by Salvador Anguiano
  • Godzilla by Tom Miatke
    Godzilla by Tom Miatke
  • Godzilla by Ben Mcleod
    Godzilla by Ben Mcleod
  • Godzilla by Harlan Elam
    Godzilla by Harlan Elam
  • Godzilla by Patrick Connan
    Godzilla by Patrick Connan
  • Godzilla by Matt Needle
    Godzilla by Matt Needle
  • Godzilla Variant by Andy Fairhurst
    Godzilla Variant by Andy Fairhurst
  • Godzilla by Luke Butland
    Godzilla by Luke Butland
  • Godzilla by Marko Manev
    Godzilla by Marko Manev
  • Godzilla by Ron Guyatt
    Godzilla by Ron Guyatt
  • Godzilla by Rodolfo Reyes
    Godzilla by Rodolfo Reyes
  • Godzilla by Oil Riches
    Godzilla by Oil Riches
  • Godzilla by Sharm Murugiah
    Godzilla by Sharm Murugiah
  • Godzilla by Joe Vetoe
    Godzilla by Joe Vetoe
  • Godzilla by Fernando Reza
    Godzilla by Fernando Reza

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men:Days of Future Past

X-Men:Days of Future Past

Based on the classic Chris Claremont/John Byrne run on Uncanny X-Men, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” follows Logan, aka Wolverine, on a mission through time to prevent an all-out war between humans and mutants.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” opens May 23, 2014!

 

Click below to visit Grey Matter Art!

Grey Matter Art

Grey Matter Art

Sideshow Collectibles “Capturing Archetypes”.

Wolverine

Wolverine

Now available for Pre-Order is “Capturing Archetypes” from the folks at Sideshow Collectibles. This beautiful, 216 page tome collects the best that Sideshow Collectibles has offered over the last twenty years! I, for one, cannot wait to get my hands on this book! Check out some images from “Capturing Archetypes” and Sideshow Collectibles below.

Capturing Archetypes Cover

Capturing Archetypes Cover

Capturing Archetypes Cover 002

Capturing Archetypes Cover 002

Capturing Archetypes Cover 003

Capturing Archetypes Cover 003

Doctor Doom

Doctor Doom

Hulk

Hulk

Iron Man Mark 42

Iron Man Mark 42



Click below to check out Grey Matter Art!

Grey Matter Art

Grey Matter Art

Grey Matter Art

Grey Matter Art logo

Grey Matter Art

Founded in New York in 2013, Grey Matter Art is a limited edition, studio-licensed film and entertainment Poster Production Company with many new and exciting projects on the horizon. Grey Matter Art aims to take an industry inspired by pop culture, and reinvent it using the techniques that other companies have made successful, but take them to a new level. Grey Matter Art’s goal is to bring their unique brand of creativity to the marketplace for collector’s items such as licensed posters, apparel, and other great merchandise. Grey Matter Art are currently working with some very talented artists that are doing some amazing things. Look out for Grey Matter Art’s first drop coming up in the beginning of April.

Cannibal Holocaust by Randy Ortiz

Cannibal Holocaust by Randy Ortiz

Grey Matter Art is proud to announce, in partnership with Grindhouse Releasing, a limited edition screen print by artist Randy Ortiz for the iconic horror film “Cannibal Holocaust”. This will be the first print release for Grey Matter Art, a new officially licensed poster company who are based out of New York. Released in 1980 and directed by Ruggero Deodato, the film is often referred to as “The most controversial movie of all time” and innovated the found footage style of narrative film making.

Welcome To The Jungle by Randy Ortiz

Welcome To The Jungle by Randy Ortiz


Welcome To The Jungle-Green Hell Variant by Randy Ortiz

Welcome To The Jungle-Green Hell Variant by Randy Ortiz

Randy Ortiz had this to say about Cannibal Holocaust…

“I was a somewhat strange kid growing up. I had a morbid curiosity and was incredibly fascinated with the world of underground pseudo snuff cinema. I always kept this to myself and never shared the fact I had bootleg VHS tapes of classics such as ‘Flowers of Flesh and Blood’, the ‘Faces of Death’ series, and ‘Men Behind the Sun’. Looking back at these films as an adult, one could argue the disgusting brutal nature of these films in comparison to Cannibal Holocaust are far and beyond, but for some reason it doesn’t feel that way to me. Even after all these years, I still find Cannibal Holocaust to be very unsettling to watch. The incredibly offensive and controversial scenes drape over a powerful message about what we perceive as ‘reality’ in the media and that we should seek truth farther beyond what is presented to us. I feel that message is still important to this day. A film crew fabricating a village slaughter who end up paying the ultimate price is something I wanted to capture in my poster as opposed to doing a rendition of the straight forward “impaled girl” that the film is most known for. I feel going this route pays tribute to the more underlying story Ruggero Deodato wanted to convey to his audience. It’s a crazy film that is definitely not for the majority, but it still is one of the few films out there that has left a lasting, scarring impression on me.”

Grey Matter Art is also proud to announce their partnership with Post No Joes Productions as executive producers of the “Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six” documentary.

Co-founder and creative director Michael Gregory, expressed his excitement over the companies first official release and the documentary.

“Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in our new poster company, I am so excited that our first poster is with the very talented artist Randy Ortiz . We are huge fans of his, and think this is a great first title for us to be releasing. Aside from doing more well known properties, we are really trying to cover diverse titles too, and I think collectors will enjoy what we have in store in the coming months.

“When we had the idea of signing on with Kevin Burke for his ‘Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six’ documentary, we really thought it was a great opportunity to be a part of something so important to the film poster community. Kevin has
been great in working with us and keeping us up to date on his travels to meet so many talented artists, as well as some of the best galleries out there doing this too. I think the documentary will cover a lot of different ground and also show the inner workings of what it takes to actually create a film poster.”

Grindhouse Releasing is a Hollywood-based independent cult film distribution company headed up by acclaimed film editor Bob Murawski and co-founded by the late director/actor Sage Stallone. Bob Murawski was awarded the 2010 Academy Award, BAFTA, and A.C.E. Award for “Best Film Editing” on the feature film, “The Hurt Locker“, shared with co-editor and wife, Chris Innis. He often works with film director Sam Raimi, having edited “Army of Darkness” and the first three original Columbia Pictures”Spider-Man” films. Grindhouse Releasing focuses on the distribution of rare and little-seen independent cult and “exploitation films” and is considered the “Criterion” of horror film distribution, employing the highest standards for quality and deluxe bonus materials on their releases.

The Cannibal Holocaust poster titled “Welcome to the Jungle” will be going on sale at a random time between 1:00-2:00 PM. EST. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Regular edition posters are $45.00 with a run of 250, and the “Green Inferno” variant will be $55.00 with a run of 125. For more information please visit www.greymatterart.com. You can also visit them on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. Grey Matter Art will have a few major projects to announce soon with some very talented artists attached, so be on the look out. Also, they plan to have select screenings to coincide with poster drops in and around the New York area, and will be announcing the first screening and artist soon as well. Sign up on their website for the newsletter for all future
updates.


Nautilus Art Prints

Nautilus Art Prints, a new publisher of screen prints and limited-edition posters has hit the Poster Scene! Nautilus was founded by Graphic Designers Thomas Durieux and Jack Durieux, along with the founder of digital advertising agency Shake, Philippe Romain. The goals of Nautilus Art Prints are to introduce European popular culture to a wide audience, and to introduce the most talented artists working in the Scene today.

Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux

Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux

The first limited-edition poster to drop from Nautilus Art Prints is none other than master illustrator Laurent Durieux’s take on “Journey To The Center Of The Earth”. This is a beautiful print, and a fantastic take on Jules Verne’s 1865 novel. “Journey To The Center Of The Earth” regular edition will be an open edition, signed and numbered, for $62.00. The variant is an edition of 90, signed and numbered, for $90.00.

Journey To The Center Of The Earth variant by Laurent Durieux

Journey To The Center Of The Earth variant by Laurent Durieux

Whichever version of the print you choose, it’s a winner all around! For more information on Nautilus Art Prints visit them at www.nautilus-artprints.com, and please click through the gallery on this page for some detail shots of “Journey To The Center Of The Earth”!

  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux
  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth variant by Laurent Durieux
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth variant by Laurent Durieux
  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux-detail 005
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux-detail 005
  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux-detail 007
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux-detail 007
  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux-detail 006
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux-detail 006
  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux-detail 004
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux-detail 004
  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux-detail 001
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux-detail 001
  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux-detail 002
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux-detail 002
  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux-detail 003
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Laurent Durieux-detail 003
  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth original art by Laurent Durieux
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth original art by Laurent Durieux

King For A Day at Hero Complex Gallery

LA’s Hero Complex Gallery tribute to the works of Stephen King opened on March 21, 2014. Here are a few pieces that are included in King For A Day!

"Pet Sematary" by Hanzel Haro

“Pet Sematary” by Hanzel Haro

“The Dark Tower” by Harlan Elam

“The Dark Tower” by Harlan Elam

“Pennywise” by John Aslarona

“Pennywise” by John Aslarona


"The Green Mile" by Robert Bruno

“The Green Mile” by Robert Bruno

“The Night Flyer” by Juan Hugo Martinez

“The Night Flyer” by Juan Hugo Martinez

“Shawshank Redemption” by Paul Shipper

“Shawshank Redemption” by Paul Shipper

“God’s Gunslinger” by Chris Skinner

“God’s Gunslinger” by Chris Skinner

Check out the gallery below for more images from the show!

  • Carrie White Print by Eugene Kaik
  • Carrietta White by Nick Comparone
  • P.S. I Love You by Trev Murphy
  • As I lie awake and listen…by Martine Johanna
  • Vindication My Way by KYT
  • Its Your Cat Now by Chris Garofalo
  • The Shawshank Redemption by Andrew Swainson
  • Fury by Chet Phillips
  • Pet Sematary by Alexandros Pyromallis
  • Anthology of a King by Tim Weakland & Kasey Gifford
  • Something Came by Eric Michael Hancock
  • A Man Grows What He Can … and Tends It by Nick Comparone
  • The Green Mile by Justin Reed
  • We never had any friends later like the ones we had when we were twelve by Sam Gibley
  • The Shining No. 237 by Brian Crabaugh
  • The Shining by Matthew Johnson
  • Maybe It’s Cause I’m Irish by Ian Glaubinger
  • The Overlook Hotel by Matthew Rabalais
  • Little Darlings by Mark Chilcott
  • Carried Away by Andy hau
  • Untitled by James Rheem Davis
  • Free Bird by Mark Hammermeister
  • Memory is the basis of every journey by Vlad Rodriguez
  • i am a dark man by Nick Comparone
  • My Pet Church by Cuddles and Rage
  • Rats Nest by Brian Hebets
  • The Master by GH-05-T
  • The Amazing Pennywise! by J.Q. Hammer
  • The Mist by Justin Reed
  • The Shawshank Redemption by Robert Bruno
  • My Pet Cujo by Cuddles and Rage
  • Cujo by Sara Richard
  • Want a Balloon? Light Attack Variant by Casey Callender
  • Wait for IT… 1984 by Simon Caruso
  • Family Matters by Epyon5
  • Umney’s Last Case by Shane McCormack
  • Pet Sematary by Matthew Johnson
  • Brooks Was Here by Cuyler Smith
  • The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verill by Nathan Chesshir
  • Balloons by Mat Weller
  • Stephen King’s IT by Oscar Odd Diodoro
  • Stand By Me by Luke Butland
  • Want a Balloon? by Casey Callender
  • And Then The World Exploded by Lavennz Sinyee Ooi
  • Rabid by John Abarca
  • The Works of Stephen King – FINAL Glow
  • They were innocent once by Greenbeanbaby
  • Strawberry Spring by James R. Eads
  • Jordy Verrill by Eugene Kaik
  • Dead is Better by David Moscati
  • Stephen King Print Pack- IT, Creepshow, The Shining, Carrie by Isaac Bidwell
  • Christine by Mainger
  • Jack Torrance by Eugene Kaik
  • The Stand by Peter Breese
  • The Mist by Ron Guyatt
  • IT | This Is Battery Acid by Beery
  • Ultimo Cavaliere by m. fersner
  • Carrie by Indy Lytle
  • The Green Mile – John Coffey by Nick Smith
  • Dynamo by David Grizzle
  • They All Float by Nick Comparone
  • King Bloody King by Phil Ashworth
  • Sometimes Dead is Better by Keith Carter
  • Jack Torrance by Mike Bell
  • Mr. Glick by Christopher Uminga
  • Creepshow by Jeremy Wheeler
  • The Green Mile by Tim Jordan
  • Christine’s Owners Manual by Tim Jordan
  • Heeeere’s Johnny by Mike Bell
  • I don’t wanna be buried by Dave Berns
  • The Dead Zone by Brian Crabaugh
  • Misery by Chris Brake
  • Five Hundred Yards to Freedom by Matthew Rabalais
  • Dead Man Walking by JP Valderrama – Fresh Doodle
  • The Shining by Interiors Journal
  • Wait for IT… 1957 by Simon Caruso
  • At Least We Know When The Train Was Due by Jim Ferguson
  • THEY ALL FLOAT DOWN HERE by Patrick Connan
  • Outside the Black House by PJ McQuade
  • The Shining Movie Poster by Michael DeNicola
  • Firestarter by Meghan Stratman
  • The Shawshank Redemption by Tim Jordan
  • THEY ALL FLOAT! by Chogrin
  • No Adults Allowed by m.ENGER
  • Blood On Our Hands by SPACEMAN : Khoa Ho
  • The Shawshank Redemption by Tom Miatke
  • Barlow by Zombie Yeti
  • The Green Mile by Kaz Oomori
  • Oh Paul by Jill Colbert-Manfish Inc.
  • Georgie Denbrough Original by Eugene Kaik
  • GUNSLINGER by THE DARK INKER
  • Horlick’s Crate by Scott Hopko
  • Ominous by Peter Gutierrez
  • Ouija by Eugene Kaik
  • You’re Just Another Lying Ol’ Dirty Birdy by Joe Vetoe
  • The Last Laugh by Graham Curran
  • Stand by Me by Dani Blázquez
  • Arrowhead by Dan Mumford
  • Annie Wilkes by Nick Comparone
  • The Body by Ale Giorgini
  • The Shawshank Redemption by Justin Reed
  • DREAMCATCHER by THE DARK INKER
  • Room 237 by Aaron Bartling

Adventures In Design Live Webcast.

On March, 5, 2014, I was lucky enough to take part in the first-ever Adventures In Design live webcast, hosted by Mark (DJ Cropmark) Brickey and James Flames.   A select few members of the viewing audience were chosen to ask a question to the guys and chat a bit.  I even got to plug igotbirds.com!  It was a good time, and AID consistently delivers the best podcast one can find on the Poster Art Scene.  The AID crew (The Circle of Trust) have interviewed everyone from Ken Taylor to strawberryluna, and I would urge ANYONE who is into Gig and Film Poster design to check out the AID podcast on iTunes!

My portion of the webcast starts at around the 1:08:00 mark!

Watch it here, or click on the link to be taken straight to YouTube!


New Mondo Prints for Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Mondo will be releasing four new posters on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

 

"Frozen" by Tom Whalen

“Frozen” by Tom Whalen

Poster by Tom Whalen. 24″ x 36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 440. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $50

 

"American Hustle" by Matt Taylor

“American Hustle” by Matt Taylor

Poster by Matt Taylor. 18″ x 24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 325. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45

 

"The Hidden Fortress" by Vania Zouravliov

“The Hidden Fortress” by Vania Zouravliov

Poster by Vania Zouravliov. 18″ x 24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 165. Printed by Seizure Palace Screen Printing. $45

 

"The Hidden Fortress" variant by Vania Zouravliov

“The Hidden Fortress” variant by Vania Zouravliov

Poster by Vania Zouravliov. 18″ x 24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 165. Printed by Seizure Palace Screen Printing. $45

Grab one or more here!