Simon Delart Rocks The Vinyl.

Simon Delart, an illustrator out of Paris, France and a member of Poster Posse has created some wonderful conceptual art for movie soundtrack album covers! We wanted to feature some of the conceptual album cover art that Simon created as well as some awesome illustrations he has created for properties like “True Detective” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. Great work from yet another great illustrator!

Blade Runner by Simon Delart

Blade Runner by Simon Delart

Conan The Barbarian by Simon Delart

Conan The Barbarian by Simon Delart

Edward Scissorhands by Simon Delart

Edward Scissorhands by Simon Delart

Inception by Simon Delart

Inception by Simon Delart

Jurassic Park by Simon Delart

Jurassic Park by Simon Delart

Moon by Simon Delart

Moon by Simon Delart

Star Trek by Simon Delart

Star Trek by Simon Delart

Star Wars by Simon Delart

Star Wars by Simon Delart

Terminator 2 by Simon Delart

Terminator 2 by Simon Delart

The Lord of The Rings by Simon Delart

The Lord of The Rings by Simon Delart

Tron by Simon Delart

Tron by Simon Delart

True Detective by Simon Delart

True Detective by Simon Delart

X-Men Days of Future Past by Simon Delart

X-Men Days of Future Past by Simon Delart

You can find more work from Simon at the following links:

Chopping Mall from We Buy Your Kids!

Chopping Mall by We Buy Your Kids

Chopping Mall by We Buy Your Kids

Waxwork Records, in conjunction with Australian design duo We Buy Your Kids, present the soundtrack to 1980’s slasher flick, “Chopping Mall“!

We Buy Your Kids have produced some brilliant prints for properties such as “The Silence of The Lambs” and “An American Werewolf in London”. They combine digital and traditional ways of working to create one-of-a-kind prints and posters for diverse clients.

Waxwork Records puts out some of the best in horror soundtracks including “Creepshow”, “Day of The Dead”, and “Re-Animator”. They have some great releases in the pipeline, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Waxwork Records!

“Chopping Mall” soundtrack is available 180 gram fluorescent pink vinyl housed in a jacket with film laminate gloss finish. A limited run of 500 neon yellow with neon green haze variants will be available. Full package artwork created by We Buy Your Kids.

Here is the track listing.

  1. Main Title
  2. Come Out And Play
  3. Do They Kill Cockroaches?
  4. Shopping Death
  5. Showdown
  6. Burning Terror
  7. Running Rampant
  8. Fergie’s Dead
  9. Zombiebot
  10. The One In The Middle
  11. Scary
  12. Crawling Around
  13. Love Theme
  14. End Title
  15. Have A Nice Day
  16. Chopping Mall Suite

You can listen to 4 tracks from The “Chopping Mall” soundtrack on Waxwork Records’ Soundcloud Page

Be sure to check out We Buy Your Kids right HERE, and starting July 1st, Waxwork Records will begin taking Pre-Orders for the “Chopping Mall” soundtrack HERE.

The Silence of The Lambs by We Buy Your Kids

The Silence of The Lambs by We Buy Your Kids

An American Werewolf in London by We Buy Your Kids

An American Werewolf in London by We Buy Your Kids

Some Shine And Some Don’t.

The Shining by Matthew Griffin

The Shining by Matthew Griffin

Illustrator and Graphic Designer Matthew Griffin shines with a truly terrifying piece based on Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation of the classic Stephen King novel “The Shining“.

The synopsis of “The Shining” is as follows: “A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Griffin presents to us a a figure in silhouette with maniacal eyes gleaming from the darkness, axe in hand! Jack Torrance has come to life in one of the most powerful pieces of work that Matthew Griffin has produced!

“The Shining” is available via Matthew’s webstore in a Regular edition and Purple and Red variant editions! Don’t wait! Pick this up now! The Overlook Hotel demands it!

The Shining red variant by Matthew Griffin

The Shining red variant by Matthew Griffin

The Shining purple variant by Matthew Griffin

The Shining purple variant by Matthew Griffin

You can find more of Matthew’s work, and a short chat with him, right HERE.


Robert Bruno Takes The Red Pill.

We took the red pill, and down the Rabbit Hole we go to check out the wonder that is Robert Bruno’s non-stop ability to deftly illustrate the most awesome of Pop Culture properties…The Matrix!

The Matrix by Robert Bruno

The Matrix by Robert Bruno

Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, and that dastardly Agent Smith all make an appearance in Bruno’s latest Tour de Force! Keep an eye on our buddy Robert Bruno! This guy is going places!

You can check out more work from Robert Bruno on his website and on Twitter!


Aaron Kaufman Presents My Merica.

Aaron Kaufman is a graphic artist and Illustrator based in Montreal, Canada. He has worked with several agencies and collaborated on projects with major clients while pursuing his personal interests as a freelance artist. Drawing inspiration from his surroundings and everyday life, Aaron enjoys creating imagery by disassembling and dissecting thoughts, concepts and patterns, and reassembling them using a multidisciplinary approach to create impactful, dynamic and thought provoking work.

Tackling everything from America’s obsession with guns, obesity and fast food culture, Aaron brings us a stunning work of art. Aaron brings us…”My Merica”.

These are Aaron’s words on the genesis of “My Merica”: “This piece began as an exercise of juxtaposition, by taking colloquialisms, news headlines and visuals, and mixing them together to create imagery. The expression “my ‘merica” was a catalyst in the creation of this piece, as I tried to imagine how contemporary America could be portrayed and understood in the world. It became a response to the constant news headlines and media stories in the US: gun control, school shootings, weight loss, obesity and fast food culture.

My Merica by Aaron Kaufman

My Merica by Aaron Kaufman

“My Merica” is a 18 x 24 inch Archival Pigment Print on 310 GSM Bright White 100% cotton archival paper with a signed and numbered edition of 50. It was printed by 1xRUN.

“My Merica” will be available on Wednesday June 25th, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST on Inside The Rock Poster Frame webstore

You can find more of Aaron’s work on Behance


I Got Birds Webcast with Kevin Burke.

Twenty-Four By Thirty-Six by Paul Ainsworth

Twenty-Four By Thirty-Six by Paul Ainsworth

Director Kevin Burke sat down to chat with us via webcast regarding his upcoming Documentary on Film Poster Art entitled “Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six“. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to chat with Kevin, and we thank him for taking the time to speak with us.

For those of you who may stumble upon this site, Kevin has spent a good deal of time getting a Kickstarter campaign out to the masses and hitting social media, in order to bring to you what I feel will be an amazing Documentary. The Kickstarter funding was a success and Kevin and his team are now traveling the globe, interviewing Illustrators, Gallery Owners, and even Blog creators, to get their individual takes on Film Poster Art.

I feel that “Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six” may just be the most important Documentary to ever be filmed about the Poster Art Scene, due to the sheer mass of talent that Kevin has been able to interview. To say I am excited for this film is an understatement!

I’ve been chatting with Kevin here and there online for the better part of a year, and he is one of the friendliest, most approachable guys I have the pleasure of knowing. Along with my co-host, and Lead Creative at Azrael Group, Tim McKenna, we had the opportunity to sit down with Kevin over Google Hangout and talk about all things Poster Art, Poster Illustrators, and Moviemaking! We really hope you enjoy the interview, slight glitches and all, and please, please, please support this wonderful Documentary. It really is a labor of love.

Links to people and places we spoke about can be found HERE on our YouTube page!


Grey Matter Art Release For TromaDance

 

Grey Matter Art will be releasing not one, but two new prints at the 15th Annual TromaDance Festival happening June 27 & 28, 2014!

First up is a piece for “Cannibal! The Musical” by Timothy Pittides!

Cannibal The Musical by Timothy Pittides

Cannibal The Musical by Timothy Pittides

Timothy Pittides- “Cannibal! the Musical”

24×18 Screen Print, Numbered

Regular Edition:135/8 Color

Printed By: VG Kids

Paper Type:100# French Paper


Next up is “The Toxic Avenger” from Illustrator, Godmachine!

The Toxic Avenger GID by Godmachine

The Toxic Avenger GID by Godmachine

Godmachine- “The Toxic Avenger”

18×24 Screen Print, Numbered

Regular Edition:150/5 Color

Variant Edition: 75/5 Color, GID Layer

Printed By: Valhalla Studios

Paper Type: House Natural Paper


Posters will be sold at the Grey Matter Art Table at The 15th Annual TromaDance Film Festival on June 27th & 28th.

Any additional posters will be sold on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014. at a random time between 1:00-2:00 PM EST on Grey Matter Art’s website shop page. Grey Matter Art will tweet before the drop.

Also,there is international distribution sales for both posters.

These are two great posters by two fantastic artists!

Giant Monsters and Matthew Griffin.

Giants 004 by Matthew Griffin

Ireland-based Illustrator and Graphic Designer Matthew Griffin thrills us with his shadow monsters and comet riders straight out of a Comic Book!

Matthew’s shadow-covered Giants stalk the landscape, spelling impending doom for the idyllic suburban and rural settings that the Giants occupy. They’re well-prepared to conquer the plant and assume their reign as rulers of the Earth. With skillful execution, Griffin illustrates creatures straight out of a fever-dream and incorporates Pop Culture iconography reminiscent of Jack Kirby’s work on The New Gods.

Girffin’s Comet Riders series really brings out the Kirby-esque elements in both the characters and the setting. Cosmic entities ride great comets, seeking new worlds to inhabit, while hurtling through space!

We have an exclusive interview with Matthew, so read on for his thoughts on everything from the Poster Art scene to Jack Kirby!

I Got Birds: Hi Matthew! What led you on the path to become an illustrator? A specific teacher, influence, etc…?

Matthew Griffin: I had been an obsessive drawer from early childhood, and always harbored the dream of doing either art or music (I used to play the guitar a lot) for a living. When I left school I was a little more unsure, thought I could just make it by some miracle and frittered away a few years before having a career in the media in London, and ended up as a music journalist (and web mule!) for a big broadcaster there. I was doing a lot of design and some illustration as part of my job and it was then I realized I really wanted to be an illustrator. So I took a gamble in 2008 and moved home to Ireland to pursue a freelance career. I was not good at first! I had no real idea of what I was meant to do (I thought you had to do a little of everything) but with a lot of guidance from fellow pros here (I’m part of Illustrators Ireland & The AOI in the UK) I managed to improve and slowly build up a career. Still a lot of learning to do of course!

I Got Birds: What gave you the idea for the “Giants” series of illustrations? I think they’re pretty amazing and am very curious about what led to their creation.

Matthew Griffin: Thank you! To begin with it was an exploration of style using brushes and textures and me trying to create atmosphere more than anything else. I wanted the viewer to be haunted by the images a little. The giants themselves kind of started with two other pieces I did – ‘The Comet Riders’ & a gig poster called ’The Bogs’. The Comet Rider’s input was that, in my head at least, this is what those characters would look like if they came to earth. And The Bogs character lead to the comet riders!

At the Offset creative conference in Dublin this year the amazing Jon Burgerman said: ‘Build a world, and invite people in.’ So I’m kind of attempting that, while exploring new styles for myself. So to me all my personal work is kind of connected – e.g. the discs featured in pieces like ‘Engine Running’ & ‘Track Abandoned’ are the warning.. The giants are the arrival…

I Got Birds: Your Comet Rider series is very Jack Kirby-esque. Reminds me a lot of early Silver Surfer artwork. Was Kirby an influence on this series?

Matthew Griffin: He would most definitely be an indirect influence. I wasn’t an avid reader of Silver Surfer for some inexplicable reason (I was more 2000AD and Toxic Comics), but any images I did see of him gliding through the cosmos stuck with me and have definitely come through in my work. I need to go out and get all of Kirby’s Surfer comics now. I don’t know why I haven’t yet…

I Got Birds: You’ve designed Gig Posters for various musicians. How different is your working process when compared to your more fine art work?

Matthew Griffin: It’s funny, that’s the second time in the last week that some one has described some of my work as ‘Fine Art’ and I never saw it as such (but I appreciate the categorization!) – to me it’s all illustration. And in both my poster work and my personal pieces it is really just me exploring visual styles and trying to make a good-looking image! I love gig posters for that reason – there is no limit to what I can put down on the page (or screen). I can let my imagination go. And also, I love typography, so posters allow me to introduce that. So I guess the process is no different!

I Got Birds: The Poster Art scene here in the States is growing at a large rate but is still pretty small, although there is a rabid fan base who will stand in lines for days to get a poster sold by Mondo Gallery. In your opinion, how different is the scene in Ireland as opposed to the States?

Matthew Griffin: Well, a small scene in the States probably consists of twice the population of Ireland! So it’s one I would love to be a part of. Also the standard over there is so incredibly high – the likes of Delicious Design League, Hero Posters, James Flames (can you tell I listen to Adventures in Design?) and all the guys who do stuff for Mondo are just amazing. So if I was ever to be a part of that I would feel very proud.

As for Ireland, it is much smaller, but the demand is growing for beautiful, screen-printed posters. And we have some brilliant poster makers – Gav Beattie for one (of Tiny Little Horse) is second to none. I can only hope more acts, labels & venues cry out for illustrated posters here as I really want to do more of them!

I Got Birds: Finally, where can people find you online? Facebook, Twitter, etc…?

Matthew Griffin: All of them!

Keep an eye on Matthew Griffin and follow him at the links above!

Giants 001 by Matthew Griffin

Giants 005 by Matthew Griffin

Giants 002 by Matthew Griffin

Giants 003 by Matthew Griffin

Placebo by Matthew Griffin

Garden of Death by Matthew Griffin

Comet Riders 002 by Matthew Griffin

Comet Riders 001 by Matthew Griffin

The Comet Lords by Matthew Griffin

The Bogs by Matthew Griffin

Paul Shipper Visits The Shape.

Halloween Box Set Art by Paul Shipper

Halloween Box Set Art by Paul Shipper

Illustrator and Poster Posse favorite, Paul Shipper is providing artwork for Anchor Bay and Scream Factory’s Halloween 15-Disc Blu-Ray Box Set, coming in September!

I am a HUGE Halloween fan, in fact, I consider Halloween III to be one of my favorite horror films of all time (Yes, yes…I know…no Michael Myers…).
Halloween I and II are on my list as fantastic classic films in the horror genre, and I even like the Rob Zombie re-imaginings! So, I am pretty excited to see this set, and to top it all off, Paul Shipper artwork! The Shape would be proud!

Here’s the 411 from Amazon:

Halloween night – Haddonfield, IL. A young boy butchers his older sister with a kitchen knife. 15 years later, he escapes from a mental institution only to return home and terrorize the town, including babysitter Laurie Strode. Now pursued by Dr. Loomis, the doctor who tried to treat him until he realized that what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil . His name is Michael Myers.

And so began one of the most iconic horror franchises in history. What producers Moustapha Akkad and Debra Hill, writer/director John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence started has spawned 10 feature films and lasted over 35 years. Now, for the first time ever, experience the terror of every Halloween film available together in 1 set!

This limited edition deluxe set includes 15 discs jammed with content Halloween fans will love including:

  • Halloween
  • Halloween II
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • Halloween H20
  • Halloween: Resurrection
  • Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II.
  • Brand new, never before seen bonus features including new interviews with cast and crew, commentaries, behind the scenes documentaries, and so much more.
  • Plus, the NEVER BEFORE RELEASED Producer s Cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers!

The set also features both Blu-ray versions of Halloween as well as the Network TV versions of Halloween and Halloween 2.

Here it is, the one that started it all Halloween: The Complete Collection! Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, co-produced with Scream Factory the top names in horror!

Get it HERE!

GOTG by Paul Shipper

GOTG by Paul Shipper

Captain America-The Winter Soldier by Paul Shipper

Captain America-The Winter Soldier by Paul Shipper

Hellboy by Paul Shipper

Hellboy by Paul Shipper

Childhood by Chet Phillips.

Childhood cover by Chet Phillips

Childhood cover by Chet Phillips

Okay, to say that we fell in love with this concept and this book is an understatement. Filled with Pop Culture references and artwork in the style of Japanese woodblock prints, illustrator Chet Phillips brings the magnum opus with his book “Childhood”.

The book is a testament to the Pop Culture iconography that has infiltrated our brains. From Godzilla and King Kong fighting it out via a video game console, to an Alien drone riding a Big Wheels through an idyllic traditional Japanese landscape, we remember these characters fondly. We have a love for these characters, and clearly Chet shares that enthusiasm in his illustrations.

Boss Battle by Chet Phillips

Boss Battle by Chet Phillips

Alien Big Wheel by Chet Phillips

Alien Big Wheel by Chet Phillips

Here’s a little Q&A we did with the man himself! Straight from the mouth of Chet Phillips!

I Got Birds: Chet, how did you get started in a career in Illustration?

Chet Phillips: With a BFA in Painting and Drawing I staggered blindly into the world of commercial illustration 30+ years ago. Starting with a handful of editorial jobs for magazines and newspapers I slowly built my client base up to include ad agencies, design firms, publishers and movie studios.

I Got Birds: The concept of the “Childhood” book featuring a kind of Japanese woodblock print style and incorporating characters from Pop Culture is brilliant! What gave you the idea for the concept?

Chet Phillips: Earlier this year I created a piece for Austin’s Guzu Gallery The challenge theme for the show was to pit Godzilla against the foe of your choice. I imagined Godzilla fighting against King Kong in the virtual world of video games, titled Boss Battle. This idea inspired me to explore a more expanded world of nostalgic toys and activities with parodies of some of my favorite pop culture characters.

I Got Birds: You’ve been a freelance illustrator for many years. How has the scene changed? In your opinion, does the rise of companies like Mondo and Grey Matter Art signify a renaissance for freelance illustrators?

Chet Phillips: Freelance illustration was once a fairly lucrative business, but has changed over the years with the rise of stock art and the economic downturn. Taking on the challenge of finding ways to be more entrepreneurial and concentrating on personal projects has been a good transition for me and much more rewarding. A host of pop culture gallery shows and poster companies have indeed taken up the mantle for all the creative energy looking for an outlet.

I Got Birds: Do you have a favorite illustrator in the scene today?

Chet Phillips: There’s a host of incredible talent that I admire and respect. From the list of contemporaries, it would have to be folks like Mike Mignola and William Stout.

I Got Birds: Can you tell us any upcoming projects that you’re involved in?

Chet Phillips: Next month will mark my 5th year of exhibiting in the Small Press area of San Diego’s Comic Con. For this year, along with the “Childhood” book and prints from the book, I’m putting the finishing touches on a new set of playing cards. The card set, titled “Steam Ark,” will have 54 individual portraits (2 jokers) of steampunk outfitted animals. Each suit will showcase monkeys/diamonds, birds/hearts, big cats/spades and a general woodland animal set/clubs. There will also be a trading card set to accompany the playing cards, supplying further info and quotes for each character.

I’ll also be submitting art to a number of gallery shows through the end of the year for both Hero Complex Gallery and Ltd. Art Gallery.

I Got Birds: Finally, where can people find you online? Facebook, Twitter, etc…?

Chet Phillips:

Here’s some information about “Childhood” straight from Chet himself:

“Childhood“ is a hand bound book of Japanese styled illustrations paying homage to nostalgic activities and toys. Each image showcases playful parodies of a variety of characters from films, TV and pop culture. This 48 page book contains 20 full color illustrations. Haiku poetry and reflections on youthful amusements accompany each piece of art. Written, illustrated and designed by Chet Phillips with binding created by Julie Sullivan of Dancing Cat Bindery.

The book measures 8.5″ x 11″ printed on 80 gloss text. Front and back covers are richly textured 100lb. Espresso cover stock with a window on front cover revealing a peek to the interior orange cover stock page. Each cover is gold foil stamped with Japanese characters (translates: childhood) and is sewn with a Japanese stab binding technique using green ribbon. The last two pages translate the Japanese titles and text within each illustration.

HUGE thanks to Chet for taking time to answer some of our questions! Check out more images from “Childhood” below and be sure to say “hi” to Chet HERE!

Childhood book by Chet Phillips

Childhood book by Chet Phillips

Rock Em Sock Em by Chet Phillips

Rock Em Sock Em by Chet Phillips

MST3K by Chet Phillips

MST3K by Chet Phillips

Kiddie Cthulhu by Chet Phillips

Kiddie Cthulhu by Chet Phillips