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

Spotlight on Quiltface Studios!

Godzilla by Quiltface Studios

Godzilla by Quiltface Studios

Quiltface Studios. The brainchild of Artist, Illustrator, and Graphic Designer Chris Garofalo.

Quiltface’s Tumblr “About Me” section pretty much sums it up: “Highly Elusive, Dangerously Creative. Diabolical Graphic Designer of Horror/Pop Culture posters. Ink on Paper. Disgusting, Revolting, but Genuinely Arousing.

We’re huge fans of Quiltface and the work produced by Chris, and we also love how energetic and genuinely excited he is to promote not only his own work but the work of the scene in general. Whether it be a release from Poster Posse or an up-and-coming illustrator showing their first piece on Twitter, Chris is always one of the first to say “Great job!“.

The prints produced by Quiltface are rough, jagged, seemingly greasy. There’s something dirty about the prints…almost as if the ink is still wet and viscous, wanting to stain your white t-shirt that you just purchased at J. Crew. The Pop-Culture icons on display reflect that air of pollution…serial killers, slashers, werewolves. Icons of horror pulled off with such genius by Quiltface. The Godzilla piece alone should make Quiltface a household name.

We’re very excited to spotlight some work from Quiltface Studios, and we’re gearing up to have a webcast/podcast with Chris and a special co-host in the coming weeks. For now, feast your eyes upon the amazing work that is Chris Garofalo and Quiltface Studios!

Goblin by Quiltface Studios

Goblin by Quiltface Studios

Die Hard variant by Quiltface Studios

Die Hard variant by Quiltface Studios

Gremlins by Quiltface Studios

Gremlins by Quiltface Studios

Hellraiser by Quiltface Studios

Hellraiser by Quiltface Studios

The Thing by Quiltface Studios

The Thing by Quiltface Studios

Halloween III by Quiltface Studios

Halloween III by Quiltface Studios

Shocker by Quiltface Studios

Shocker by Quiltface Studios

The Howling by Quiltface Studios

The Howling by Quiltface Studios

A Conversation with Ken Taylor!



When we first sat down to make up a dream list of illustrators working in the Gig and Film Poster Scene to chat with, Ken Taylor was always at the top of the list. Ken is one of those illustrators who can just “bring it” with each and every release. Whether it’s a Gig Poster for Queens of The Stone Age, or a Film Poster based on the original “Halloween”, Ken Taylor creates magic with his imagery. Not too long ago we contacted Ken to see if he would be interested in participating in an email Question & Answer session. Little did we know that about a week after that initial contact, Ken thought it might be a better idea to Skype and record our conversation. Needless to say, we jumped at the opportunity to interview one of the most talented illustrators in the business!

We can’t thank Ken enough for taking time away from his busy schedule to chat with us, and we’re beyond thrilled to present to you…A Conversation with Ken Taylor! Feel free to listen with the embedded MP3 Player, or click at the end of the Blog post to download the podcast.

Please be sure to check out more of Ken’s work on his website, and follow him on Facebook!

*A bit of a disclaimer…We recorded this podcast by calling Ken in Australia over Skype, which doesn’t always have the best sound quality. Therefore, there are some sections of the podcast where the audio drops a bit. We think the best solution if your audio seems low is to turn up the volume. Also, Ken was working as he spoke with us, so you may hear some beeps, boops, and the occasional click of the mouse. We truly hope these minor issues will not dull your enjoyment of a wonderful intervew! Thanks!*

An American Werewolf in London by Ken Taylor

An American Werewolf in London by Ken Taylor

Halloween variant by Ken Taylor

Halloween variant by Ken Taylor

Halloween by Ken Taylor

Halloween by Ken Taylor

Man of Steel variant by Ken Taylor

Man of Steel variant by Ken Taylor

Man of Steel by Ken Taylor

Man of Steel by Ken Taylor

Poltergeist by Ken Taylor

Poltergeist by Ken Taylor

Where The Wild Things Are by Ken Taylor

Where The Wild Things Are by Ken Taylor

Thor-The Dark World variant by Ken Taylor

Thor-The Dark World variant by Ken Taylor

The Beyond by Ken Taylor

The Beyond by Ken Taylor

Jurassic Park by Ken Taylor

Jurassic Park by Ken Taylor

Please click below to download A Conversation with Ken Taylor.

http://igotbirds.com/download/2014/04/Ken-Taylor.mp3

Ken Taylor, Australia’s Greatest Export!

Ken Taylor-Halloween

Ken Taylor-Halloween

Australia’s Ken Taylor is an amazing artist/designer. Taylor designs mostly for the Rock Music scene but has been designing Movie Posters for Mondo for a decent amount of time.

From Ken’s Website: “Melbourne based Illustrator & Designer Ken Taylor works primarily within the music industry and is predominantly well known for his striking rock posters. Ken started in Perth Western Australia doing posters and album artwork for local bands. In 2001 He moved to Melbourne and slowly started to create a name for himself within Melbourne‚Äôs music scene. In 2006 he went out on his own and started to work full time on music based artwork.

Ken has designed posters and album artwork for many Australian bands including You Am I & The Beasts of Bourbon & Crowded House. Internationally he has designed artwork for bands such Queens of the Stone Age, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Kings of Leon, Bob Dylan & The Rolling Stones. Over the past few years he has become very well known for his limited edition silkscreened movie posters, working through MONDO with some of the worlds biggest movie licenses. Ken has won the Desktop Create Award for Best illustration in both 2007 & 2009 and was a Guest Speaker at the 2009 AGIDEAS design conference, the 2011 Semi Permanent Creative Conference in both Melbourne and Perth and the 2012 Look Hear Conference in Newcastle. In 2012 he exhibited in Los Angles and then 2013 in Austin and was also part of SXSW Flatstock. Ken continues to work with bands both locally and internationally and is represented by Drawing Book.”

I’ve included a few pics in this Blog posting that showcase my favorite Ken Taylor artworks. Check them out!

Ken Taylor-American Werewolf in London

Ken Taylor-American Werewolf in London

Ken Taylor-Man of Steel

Ken Taylor-Man of Steel

Ken Taylor-Aliens

Ken Taylor-Aliens

Ken Taylor-Creature From The Black Lagoon

Ken Taylor-Creature From The Black Lagoon

Ken Taylor-Silence of The Lambs

Ken Taylor-Silence of The Lambs