Grey Matter Mystery Tube!



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Grey Matter Art is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Mystery Tube Sale for Black Friday! We held a lot of great posters back that are no longer available in our shop. In addition to our sold out posters, we are also offering some rare and sold out sets, one of a kind test prints, and signed posters from cast members. There will only be a limited amount of these to sell and that’s it, so get there fast! Go to greymatterart.com for more details and see just some of the prints we will be offering in our Mystery Tubes.

The Mystery Tubes go on sale this Friday, November 25th at 1:00PM EST. on our website shop page.


SMOKE THE REEFER AND GO MAD!

The crew from Grey Matter Art are BACK! This time they have Chris Garofalo along for the ride to present a journey into reefer, a trip into madness, a jaunt into REEFER MADNESS!!!

Reefer Madness by Chris Garofalo

Reefer Madness by Chris Garofalo

  • Artist: Chris Garofalo
  • Size: 18×24
  • Regular Edition: 40/$35.00
  • Printed By: Rural Rooster
  • Paper: Mr. French Jellybean Green Poptone Stock

Chris Garofalo’s “Reefer Madness” print will be available at this year’s Monster-Mania Convention, taking place March 13th-15th in Cherry Hill, New Jersey! Both Grey Matter Art and Chris Garofalo will be in attendance, so stop by and say hello.

Here’s what Grey Matter Art had to say about their latest collaboration…

“This is our first collaboration with Chris, and we really had a blast working together. We are so incredibly pleased to release “Reefer Madness” as an exclusive poster at the Monster-Mania convention, running from March 13th-15th, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Chris & Grey Matter Art will both be in attendance, so please come on down, and show your support. The run size will be limited to only 40 posters, and any remaining copies will go on sale Tuesday, March 17th at 1PM EST in our shop page.”

Chris Garofalo himself had this to say about his latest work of art…

“When I was approached with this subject, I immediately knew that I wanted it to have a vintage, “poisonous, yet strangely appealing” feel to it. The original poster has such a loud “scare you straight” vibe, that I decided on the “seductive danger” route. It was certainly a lot of fun merging the two worlds of temptation and restriction on one print, and it was as challenging as it was rewarding.”

Be sure to follow Grey Matter Art and Chris Garofalo on their respective Twitter accounts, and for more information on The Monster-Mania Convention, check out their website HERE.


Grey Matter and Gabz Cruise Mulholland Drive!

Grey Matter Art have teamed up with illustrator Gabz for David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive”. The Regular and Variant editions go on sale through Grey Matter’s Web Store on Tuesday, September 30th, between 1:00 & 2:00 PM EST.

Mulholland Drive Regular Edition by Gabz

Mulholland Drive Regular Edition by Gabz

Mulholland Drive Variant Edition by Gabz

Mulholland Drive Variant Edition by Gabz

Here’s what Gabz had to say about the experience of illustrating “Mulholland Drive”:

“Being a long time fan of David Lynch so I was more than happy to deliver a first ever authorized poster print for one of my favorite movies of all time, “Mulholland Drive”. This hypnotic, dream-like and surrealistic film with brilliant music and top-notch acting made a huge impact on me back when I was an art student, and I keep coming back to it with great pleasure, discovering something new every time.

There are many unforgettable scenes which I was tempted to focus on when designing this poster and even more hard-to-forget characters I felt I needed to include, but after creating a series of different mock ups, I decided to focus on one character in particular that I personally find most disturbing and interesting. My intention was to design a poster that, when viewed from the distance, portrays a faceless and mysterious Cowboy, and only after looking from up close reveals other essential characters to the story such as Betty, Rita, Adam Kesher, Coco and more.

Last but not least, with this print I wanted to pay a homage to one of the Polish Poster School masters Waldemar Świerzy and his unbelievably beautiful poster for Midnight Cowboy.”

Be sure to hit up Grey Matter Art next Tuesday for your shot at owning one of these awesome posters!

InfoRama!

Tesla by Kevin Tong

Tesla by Kevin Tong

On August 23rd, 2014, Phone Booth Gallery presents epic infographics from Kevin Tong and Tom Whalen!

Nikola Tesla is shooting electrical current at a giant octopus right now.

Octopus by Tom Whalen

Octopus by Tom Whalen

Orlando Arocena Presents Blood Oath!

  • Dimensions: 18″ w x 24″ h
  • Edition size: 25
  • Hand signed: yes
  • Giclée printed on matte enhanced paper 192 gsm, Thickness 10.3 mil
    with Epson Ultra Chrome K3 inks.
  • Each print will have the artist’s signature on lower right border with edition number.


Check out this awesome new piece from resident Vector Master, Orlando Arocena! He’s all about the vampires with this one! We love it! Follow Orlando on Twitter and visit his Behance page for behind-the-scenes shots of his work!

Matthew Griffin Enters Pan’s Labyrinth!

Pans Labyrinth by Matthew Griffin - Red Colorway

Frequent guest of the Blog, Matthew Griffin, has illustrated some jaw-dropping posters for one of his favorite films, “Pan’s Labyrinth“. We’re happy to showcase Matthew’s awesome work and incredible illustrations for this project! Please be sure to follow Matthew on Twitter and check out his Website for some more great stuff!

Pans Labyrinth by Matthew Griffin - Red Colorway 002

Pans Labyrinth by Matthew Griffin - Green Colorway

Pans Labyrinth by Matthew Griffin - Green Colorway 002

It’s A Nice Day For A White Widow!

White Widow by Godmachine

White Widow by Godmachine

  • Artist: Godmachine
  • Print: 7-Color, Glow-In-The-Dark
  • Paper: 100# Mr. French Black Licorice
  • Size: 18″ x 24″
  • Edition: Numbered Edition of 75
  • Printer: Vahalla Studios

Inside The Rock Poster Frame and Godmachine have decided that tomorrow is a nice day for a white widow! This awesome print comes from the mind of UK artist and illustrator, Godmachine! Drop by the Inside The Rock Poster Frame store on August 13th at 4:20 PM to witness the birth of The White Widow!

White Widow by Godmachine GID

White Widow by Godmachine GID

Freddy Krueger and Me.

A Nightmare On Elm Street III:  Dream Warriors poster by Jason Edmiston

A Nightmare On Elm Street III: Dream Warriors poster by Jason Edmiston

It’s that time of year. Ghouls and Goblins abound, Serial Slashers seek out new victims on celluloid, and Freddy Krueger rears his horrifically burned visage yet again.

To date, “A Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors” is my all-time favorite horror film. When “Nightmare III” hit the pay-cable airwaves, I was 11 years old and fascinated by all things Monster-related. I do believe that “Nightmare on Elm Street III” was the first of the Nightmare films that I had ever seen, and did so by sneaking behind my parent’s collective backs to watch it on HBO. Even at a young age I was intrigued by this monster, Freddy Krueger. I had grown up on a steady diet of Universal Classic Monster Movies. “The Wolf Man“, “Frankenstein“, “Creature From The Black Lagoon“, and “Dracula” were all characters which suited my viewing tastes as a kid. Television programs such as “Manimal” and “V” as well as early Kaiju films “Godzilla” and “Rodan” were HUGE influences on me as well. I was crazy about Monsters.

Of course, Fred Krueger wasn’t just any Monster, he was an accused child-killer, freed from prosecution on a technicality, then hunted down and burned to death by the parents of his young victims. Freddy managed to cheat death and become a demon which swore vengeance on the parents of Elm Street by killing their children within dreams. If you were so unfortunate to be one of the Elm Street children, and you fell asleep, you were in Freddy’s world and subject to his rules. The “Nightmare” films were always a fantastical journey into the dreamworld but Nightmare III held something very different. It proposed that the last of the Elm Street children, now teenagers, banded together, and exhibiting superhuman-like powers in the Dreamworld made a valiant attempt to defeat Freddy Krueger once and for all. I loved it from the moment it started playing on the screen. While both “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge” were more horror-based entries, Nightmare III sought to enhance the Dreamworld sequences with bizarre special effects such as the “Freddy Snake” a full-size animatronic puppet, and “Freddy TV” in which Krueger violently erupts from a standard-issue television in order to dispatch a young, Hollywood obsessed victim while screaming the line “Here it is, Jennifer! Your big break in TV! WELCOME TO PRIME TIME, BITCH!“.

  • Freddy Krueger erupts from a Television in “A Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors”.
  • The full-size animatronic Freddy Snake designed by Kevin Yagher.

What thrilled me about the Nightmare films, and especially “Nightmare on Elm Street III” in particular was the whole sense of wonderment that came when those Dream Warriors entered the Dreamworld. In that world they could be anyone and do practically anything. Yes, Fred Krueger was a Monster in all senses of the word but here he was a wise-cracking anti-hero claiming his warped right to the souls of the last of the Elm Street children. Krueger was the perfect antithesis to the silent and lumbering Jason Vorhees and Michael Myers of years past. Here was a new dawn of Monster. One who seemingly could not be stopped because he only existed in dreams. I instantly became a fan of the franchise not so much for the fact that I enjoyed the movies but more because I wanted to figure out “How did they do that?!“.

  • Freddy Krueger exhibiting his ability to transmute in “A Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors”.
  • Freddy dispatches Tara, played by Jennifer Rubin, by injecting her with a lethal dose of heroin in “A Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors”.

I started reading all the Monster magazines I could get my hands on. Every “behind-the-scenes” book. I wanted to know all I could about the FX which brought these characters to life. I called Kevin Yagher, who at the time was the lead FX artist on “Nightmare on Elm Street III”, and went on to create the Chucky doll from the “Child’s Play” series, and The Crypt Keeper of “Tales from The Crypt“. A few years later I called FX legend Tom Savini to ask his advice on starting my journey as an FX artist. Savini put me in touch with Oscar-winning FX artist Dick Smith, who then invited me to his home/studio to spend the day with him answering all my questions and showing me slide presentations of how to properly make life-casts, apply old-age make-up, and create wireframes for puppets. It blew my mind to have access to one of the great legends of Make-Up Effects. A man who had worked on seminal films such as “The Godfather“, “The Exorcist” and “Amadeus“.

Kevin Yagher is seen working on the full-size animatronic Freddy Snake from "A Nightmare on Elm Street III:  Dream Warriors".

Kevin Yagher is seen working on the full-size animatronic Freddy Snake from “A Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors”.

Although I ended up becoming a Graphic and Web Designer, a soft spot resides in me for all things Monster-related. I love a good werewolf or vampire movie. Get nostalgic when hearing people talk about the original Godzilla movies, and know that “A Nightmare on Elm Street III” was instrumental in sending me on a journey to meet one of Hollywood’s greats.