Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Amazing Sculptures for Special Effects by Ron Mueck

Since I'm living in Australia, I'm much more interested in the culture of this country. And thinking about that, I remembered I never posted nothing about Ron Mueck here. And he really deserves this post.

Mueck is an Australian hyperrealist sculptor currently working in the United Kingdon, but he also worked in USA.

He produced to advertising industry, but what I want to highlight here is his work for the cinema and television.

He began his career on the Australian children's TV Show Shirl's Neighborhood, making puppets for the show.

And after sometime he started to work with special effects for cinema and TV, collaborating with the effects for Muppet Show and Sesame Street in USA and after, Dreamchild and Labyrinth in London.

His work is amazing and I'd love to see his sculptures, but I haven't had the opportunity yet.
The Gryphon (Dreamchild)

The Gryphon (Dreamchild)
The Gryphon (Dreamchild)

Ludo (Labyrinth)
Some of his work as an artist:

Very nice! Read more about him on Wikipedia.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cool retro poster for True Grit

Very nice vintage poster for True Grit. It was clearly inspired in the Old Western Wanted posters and fled from the common pieces. I liked. Specially the bloody bullet hole which gives the retro poster a  contemporary air.

True Grit is a remake of the 1969 Henry Hathaway' Western starring John Wayne and Glen Campbell.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Great Star Wars Galaxy Posters by Justin Van Genderen

Have a look at these impressive minimalist fan posters created by the art director Justin Van Genderen. They are all about planets in Star Wars movies. Nice idea, great execution.

You can check all the collection and buy then in Genderen's website.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Gorgeous fan art posters by Ibraheem Youssef

Check out these gorgeous fan art posters created by Ibraheem Youssef, a Toronto based designer. You can see they are art pieces made with great dedication. I love the textures.

You can buy print versions at his shop by clicking here.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Comic-Con poster of Don't be Afraid of the Dark

Ok. I wrote in my last post that we don't have many illustrated movie posters nowadays. And today I found out this beautiful poster for Guillermo del Toro's remake "Don't be Afraid of the Dark".

However, this poster was presented at Comic-Con 2010, an event that celebrates the contribution of comics to art and culture. Make senses to be illustrated.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Classic illustrated Barbarella Posters

Barbarella is a classic sci-fi movie from 1968 where you can see a highly sexual woman (Jane Fonda) trying to find and stop the evil. And here you can see some interesting posters from that epoch. They were basically illustrations or photography with illustrations like most of them until the '90s.

Unfortunately, we don't have many illustrated movie posters nowadays. I love them.

One more thing, if you are too young and have no idea about the movie, you should see the original trailer below.

Via IdeaFixa.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Great Ad art for Hill Valley (Back to the Future)

Stunning vintage artwork based on Back To The Future, created by Eric Tan for the annual Crazy 4 Cult art show in Los Angeles - USA. It's a magazine Ad for promoting the town of Hill Valley in the '50s.

Hill Valley's Magazine Ad by Eric Tan. (Click to see larger)

The cool thing is that there are two signs of the influence of Marty's visit to his future home town of the past, as Eric said. One is pretty obvious, but the another one is not so clear.

Via The Movie Blog and Eric Tan's blog.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Piranha posters

Check out the French poster for Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3D remake. Very nice the design and is still inspired by the original Piranha's poster which in turn was inspired by the classic Jaws poster.

Piranha 3D French poster

Original Piranha poster

Classic Jaws poster

Much different from the official US Teaser poster as you can see below.

 Piranha 3D - US teaser poster


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Amazing fan art movie posters by Mondo

Amazing posters created by the folks at Mondo. They recently acquired the Star Wars license and have done this great poster below.


But they made another awesome posters for other movies as you can see.


Star Trek: Space Seed

Congratulations for Mondo. Well done!

You can check out more illustrations and buy posters and shirts in their site.


Friday, July 2, 2010

Star Wars Illustrations

Some illustrations that I've found with a Star Wars theme and I really liked.

The first two are signed by Toni Garcia, and the third one is by Roborockk.

Via Design You Trust.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fuck yeah, Science Fiction

Nice photo blog that brings always an interesting picture with a sci-fi theme.

Go there to see the daily pictures or check out his Tumblr to see the mosaic.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Memorable movie quotes

Movie posters with memorable quotes designed by Goenetix.

See all on his Flickr.

Via Absolutmaterialist.