Here’s To You, Mr. Taylor

The good folks at Grey Matter Art will soon be releasing a print based on the Dustin Hoffman movie, “The Graduate”. The poster is illustrated by none other than the outstanding Matt Taylor! We might have to go into plastics so we can afford to buy them all!

The Graduate by Matt Taylor

  • “The Graduate”
  • Artist: Matt Taylor
  • Size: 18×24
  • Regular Edition: 175/$45.00
  • Variant Edition: 90/$55.00
  • Printed By: D & L Screen Printing

Here’s what Grey Matter Art co-founder, Mike Gregory, has to say about this print:

“When we had the opportunity to do “The Graduate”, we jumped at the chance to be able to be the first to release it. We thought it out for a while on who would be the perfect choice to take on this project. This isn’t a film that just anyone would be right for, and it really had to be done the right way for the idea to get across. As soon as we thought of artist Matt Taylor, it just seemed to click, and we couldn’t see anyone else give it as much justice as he would. Matt has that great style where he can really portray a feeling or mood of an image, and for this poster, he did just that. You can see the conflicted emotion on Dustin Hoffman’s character, Benjamin Braddock’s face so well. This poster has beautiful color and imagery and we are honored to be able to be the ones to match the film and artist so well on this one.”

The Graduate variant by Matt Taylor

“The Graduate” goes on sale Tuesday, October 28th on Grey Matter Art’s shop page at a random time between 1:00-2:00 PM. EST.

Follow Grey Matter Art on Twitter for the MMMMMMM…DROP!


The Art of Anthony Petrie

Y’know…I was sitting around the other night on Behance, and I happened upon Anthony Petrie’s illustrations of some Marvel characters. It’s honestly amazing what that guy can do with some watercolors!

BA-BOOM! Here’s some more work from Anthony! Btw, I own his “Aliens” poster and it is amazeballs!

Iron Man by Anthony Petrie

Galactus by Anthony Petrie

MODOK by Anthony Petrie

Star-Lord by Anthony Petrie

American Psycho by Anthony Petrie

Watchmen by Anthony Petrie

Iron Man by Anthony Petrie

Aliens by Anthony Petrie

Follow Anthony Petrie on Twitter!

John Picacio’s Loteria Series.

Hugo-Award winning illustrator, John Picacio, has a beautiful print series for sale. The “Loteria” Series are limited-run, special edition posters which will only be available for sale online until Wednesday, October 22nd. The posters are very reasonably priced and printed on heavy cardstock. Our favorite is “La Calavera”.

You can check them out HERE and you can follow John Picacio on this Twitter account right HERE.

La Calavera by John Picacio

La Calavera by John Picacio

Loteria posters by John Picacio

Loteria posters by John Picacio

Imagined Worlds 2!

Hero Complex Gallery introduces us to their latest show, Imagined Worlds 2. We love the artwork featured in this exhibit and thought we would showcase some of our favorites. Visit Hero Complex Gallery for more!

Joshua Shackleford Infiltrator Variant

Joshua Shackleford Infiltrator Variant

Vance Kelly Big Trouble in Little China

Vance Kelly Big Trouble in Little China

104 44 30 40 36 10 By Scott Hopko

104 44 30 40 36 10 By Scott Hopko

Xenomorph By PJ McQuade

Xenomorph By PJ McQuade

Terminator By VanOrton Design

Terminator By VanOrton Design

Why So Serious By Raj Khatri

Why So Serious By Raj Khatri

INTERSTELLAR By The Dark Inker

INTERSTELLAR By The Dark Inker

Intergalactic Wanker By Chris Garofalo

Intergalactic Wanker By Chris Garofalo

The Terminator By Mainger

The Terminator By Mainger

Saving Private Ryan By Robert Bruno

Saving Private Ryan By Robert Bruno

Checkmate The Return Of The King By Patrick Connan

Checkmate The Return Of The King By Patrick Connan

…And They Mostly Come At Night... Mostly By Andrew Swainson

…And They Mostly Come At Night… Mostly By Andrew Swainson

Escape From L.A. Movie Poster By La Fabrique De Posters By Maxime Crouzet

Escape From L.A. Movie Poster By La Fabrique De Posters By Maxime Crouzet

Death Has Come To Your Little Town By Matt Ryan Tobin

Death Has Come To Your Little Town By Matt Ryan Tobin

A Conversation with Tracie Ching

About a week ago I had the good fortune to sit down and chat with the very talented illustrator and designer, Tracie Ching. Tracie offered some great insight into her working process, the convention scene, comic books, and gallery shows! There are a TON of name-drops in this one! Everyone from Stan Lee to Steve McNiven, Norman Reedus and the great galleries where Tracie has exhibited her work. So, without further ado, here is A Conversation with Tracie Ching!

You may also download the Podcast by clicking the link below:
http://igotbirds.com/download/2014/10/Tracie-Ching_Final.mp3

Kill Bill - The Yellow Haired Warrior by Tracie Ching

Kill Bill – The Yellow Haired Warrior by Tracie Ching

2001 by Tracie Ching

2001 by Tracie Ching

Walker Stalker Con by Tracie Ching

Walker Stalker Con by Tracie Ching

My sincere thanks to Tracie for taking time out of her schedule to chat, and I hope to chat with her again soon.

You can find Tracie at all of the links posted below!

Guzu Gallery Presents Deep Cuts 2

Pretty Hate Machine by Sal Gabriel

Pretty Hate Machine by Sal Gabriel

Austin’s own Guzu Gallery has some killer work available in their online store for their current show, Deep Cuts 2. This show celebrates Austin’s musical roots by showcasing some amazing illustrations by some of today’s best talent!

The show will be up for viewing until October 25th, but you can always view the work online if you can’t make it down to Austin.

Walk In Silence by Eric Torres : Half Human

Walk In Silence by Eric Torres / Half Human

Waiting in the Sky by Alan Defibaugh

Waiting in the Sky by Alan Defibaugh

Samurai Punk Uncut by Devin Lawson

Samurai Punk Uncut by Devin Lawson

Orlando Arocena Vectors It Up!

Illustrator Splash Screen by Orlando Arocena

Illustrator Splash Screen by Orlando Arocena

This morning at the office I noticed that I had a multitude of Adobe CC 2014 updates to install. I went ahead with the tedious task of updating the suite of “Apps”, and once completed, opened up Adobe Illustrator. Imagine my surprise when I saw an illustration from the King of Vectors, Orlando Arocena, greeting me on the Splash Screen of Illustrator!

Illustrator Splash Screen 001 by Orlando Arocena

Illustrator Splash Screen by Orlando Arocena

Again and again, Orlando knocks it out of the park. The illustration moves the Illustrator Splash Screen into a more modern dimension, while also utilizing a color palette and subject matter that can translate well to any demographic. Great job as always, Orlando! Check our Orlando’s Behance and his Twitter for up-to-the-minute news straight from Orlando himself!