Top 15 of 2014!

A New Year is upon us, and with that comes the First Annual I Got Birds Top 15 Posters of 2014! We thought about making a Top 10 but then said “Screw it, we’re going bigger“! So, without further ado, here are our…

Top 15 of 2014!

15. “The Rock” by Patrick Connan

The Rock (green variant) by Patrick Connan

The Rock (green variant) by Patrick Connan

Goodspeed, Godspeed, Godhead…We don’t care what his last name is! Patrick Connan captures the essence of this quintessential Michael Bay film, and we love this print!


14. “Nightbreed” by Chris Garofalo

Nightbreed by Quiltface Studios

Nightbreed by Quiltface Studios

Chris Garofalo scares us half to death with his take on Dr. Decker, the infamous button-faced serial killer of Clive Barker’s “Nightbreed”!


13. “The Yellow-Haired Warrior” by Tracie Ching

Kill Bill - The Yellow Haired Warrior by Tracie Ching

Kill Bill – The Yellow Haired Warrior by Tracie Ching

What else can be said about this amazing poster from Tracie Ching? Just plain awesome, and the variety of “blood” spatters on each print make them truly one-of-a-kind!


12. “Starlord Dia De Los Muertos” by Orlando Arocena

Starlord Dia De Los Muertos by Orlando Arocena

Starlord Dia De Los Muertos by Orlando Arocena

Orlando Arocena pays tribute to his cultural heritage AND the Legendary Star-Lord (WHO???) in this great poster for “Guardians of The Galaxy”!


11. “The Shining” by Matthew Griffin

The Shining by Matthew Griffin

The Shining by Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin has really proven himself as an illustrator to watch with his beautiful piece for Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”!


10. “Sweep The Leg, Johnny” by Salvador Anguiano

Sweep The Leg Johnny by Salvador Anguiano

Sweep The Leg Johnny by Salvador Anguiano

Salvador Anguiano captures the majesty that is the greatest film antagonist of the 1980’s…Johnny from “The Karate Kid”!


9. “Ghost in The Shell” by Martin Ansin

Ghost In The Shell by Martin Ansin

Ghost In The Shell by Martin Ansin

Martin Ansin makes me want to travel to Tokyo and become a cyborg in his wonderful poster for “Ghost in The Shell”!


8. “Death Has Come To Your Little Town” By Matt Ryan Tobin

Death Has Come To Your Little Town By Matt Ryan Tobin

Death Has Come To Your Little Town By Matt Ryan Tobin

For those who think that the Ken Taylor or Jock “Halloween” posters are the ONLY ones to own, think again! Matt Tobin crushes it with his take on the “Halloween” mythos. Michael Myers is well-represented in his poster!


7. “The Terminator” by Gabz

The Terminator by Gabz | Regular Edition

The Terminator by Gabz | Regular Edition

Gabz super-detailed illustration of Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 makes this a must-have in our book! Now if only we could find Sarah Connor…Well, better start knocking on some doors…


6. “Where The Wild Things Are” by Ken Taylor

Where The Wild Things Are by Ken Taylor

Where The Wild Things Are by Ken Taylor

Nothing says nostalgia more than Ken Taylor’s beautiful illustration for “Where The Wild Things Are”!


5. “I Do Not Kill With My Gun” by The Dark Inker

I Do Not Kill With My Gun by The Dark Inker

I Do Not Kill With My Gun by The Dark Inker

The world of The Dark Tower is brought to life with this small, quiet illustration from The Dark Inker!


4. “Dr. Manhattan” by Kevin Tong

Dr. Manhattan by Kevin Tong

Dr. Manhattan (Variant) by Kevin Tong

Much like a series of comic book panels, Kevin Tong brings us the tragic story of Dr. Manhattan in a series of classic images from “Watchmen”!


3. “Rosemary’s Baby” by Lastleaf Printing

Rosemary's Baby by Lastleaf Printing

Rosemary’s Baby by Lastleaf Printing

We think Lastleaf Printing may have been possessed by The Devil in order to create such a fiendishly great print as this one! Bravo, Lastleaf, bravo!


2. “Guardians of The Galaxy” by Matt Ferguson

Matt Ferguson channels his inner “Star Wars” geek for this amazeballs poster for Marvel’s “Guardians of The Galaxy”!


1. “Agent Smith” by Robert Bruno

Agent Smith by Robert Bruno

Agent Smith by Robert Bruno

“Mister Anderson” is pretty much all we hear when staring at this wonderful print from the hand of Robert Bruno!


Honourable Mentions

“A Place Beyond The Pines” by Ben Mcleod

A Place Beyond The Pines by Ben McLeod

A Place Beyond The Pines by Ben McLeod


“True Detective” by Simon Delart

True Detective by Simon Delart

True Detective by Simon Delart


“Buck Rogers” by Signalnoise

Buck Rogers by Signalnoise

Buck Rogers by Signalnoise


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

Mondo Releases For 4/03/2014!

Mondo will be releasing the following prints at a random time on 4/03/2014!

Robocop by Martin Ansin

Robocop by Martin Ansin

Poster by Martin Ansin. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $75

Robocop by Martin Ansin

Robocop by Martin Ansin

Poster by Martin Ansin. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 475. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $50

Aliens by Kevin Tong

Aliens by Kevin Tong

Poster by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 375. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45

Aliens variant by Kevin Tong

Aliens variant by Kevin Tong

Poster by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 175. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $70

The Wizard of Oz by Kevin Tong

The Wizard of Oz by Kevin Tong

Poster by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 325. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $50

Kevin Tong & Martin Ansin at Mondo Gallery.

On March 14, 2014, prepare yourselves for Kevin Tong and Martin Ansin at Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX!!!

 

"Flash Gordon" by Martin Ansin

“Flash Gordon” by Martin Ansin

"Flash Gordon" variant by Martin Ansin

“Flash Gordon” variant by Martin Ansin

Martin Ansin “Flash Gordon” and variant.

 

"Prometheus" by Martin Ansin

“Prometheus” by Martin Ansin

"Alien" by Martin Ansin

“Alien” by Martin Ansin

 

“Prometheus” and “Alien” by Martin Ansin.

 

"Psycho" and "Hannibal" by Kevin Tong

“Psycho” and “Hannibal” by Kevin Tong

"Aliens" by Kevin Tong

“Aliens” by Kevin Tong

"The Wizard of Oz" by Kevin Tong

“The Wizard of Oz” by Kevin Tong

 

“Psycho”, “Hannibal”, “Aliens” and “The Wizard of Oz” by Kevin Tong.

New Releases From Kevin Tong & Tyler Stout.

Today brings us news of releases from two of the most sought after illustrators in the Poster Scene.

Kevin Tong - Hannibal

Kevin Tong – Hannibal


First up we have Kevin Tong’s poster for “Hannibal” featuring Will Graham’s “Spirit Animal”, as we like to think of it. The blood red background and spatters of red on the snow really create an eerie, surreal mood. We’re pretty excited for this drop on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Mondo’s website for $45.00 and is limited to an edition of 275.


Tyler Stout-Jimi Hendrix

Tyler Stout-Jimi Hendrix


Next up, we have Tyler Stout’s Jimi Hendrix piece for Dark Hall Mansion. This print will be released on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in a regular edition of 600 Standard prints for $65.00, and 200 Variant Edition prints for $110.00.

Here’s to hoping that everyone who wants one, gets one!


Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six

Matt Ryan Tobin

Matt Ryan Tobin

As most of the regular readers of this Blog know, I have a deep love of Poster Design. The Artists and Galleries which support this movement in Design are gaining more recognition with the masses through such films as “…Just Like Being There” and books like “Alternative Movie Posters“. Now, there is a new film regarding Poster Art and the Artists who create it. The film is called “Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six” and is being produced by a production house from Toronto, Canada by the name of Post No Joes Productions.

Paul Ainsworth

Paul Ainsworth

Post No Joes is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for additional interviews with Artists and Galleries which requires the filmmakers to travel to the West Coast. I have contributed to this Kickstarter campaign, and I believe that anyone who loves Design and the Creative Arts should contribute what they can to this cause. My belief is that this documentary will be a spectacular showcase of interviews from Artists and Designers across North America, and I am super-excited to be a part of the effort to see this Documentary completed!

Post No Joes have already conducted interviews with Poster Art superstars Jason Edmiston, Ghoulish Gary Pullin, Phantom City Creative, Kevin Tong, James White, Justin Ishmael of Mondo, and many more. “Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six” is going to be a great Documentary on a scene that will only continue to grow, and any help the filmmakers can get from the Creative Community adds to the final product we will see on film.