Archive for June, 2014


 

A true movie buff will appreciate these 15 minimalist movie posters made from card stock. The entire history of film is covered from the Silent Era to today. If you are stumped by the Psicosis one, translate it from Spanish to get Psycho.

The series is a part of a promotional campaign to spotlight the launch of Papeles de Cine (Gallery of Papers), a website by design firm Minke.  The Behance page includes a making of video.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/17204567/papeles-de-cine-papers-for-characters

Superheroes Caught In the Act

Posted: June 28, 2014 in Movies

The Superhero Paparazzi series by Mioxy is all about keeping the secret in secret identities.

Superman in a less candid moment would prefer not to have the world know that some of his powers come from eating Popeye spinach. Or that he smokes, drinks and has a weakness for Vegas slots.

Batman would rather keep his hamburger addiction in the dark or have that old Bat Mobile sale erased from the books.

Neither would Spidey want us to know that his law breaking includes being an aspiring graffiti artist.

Is the Joker ashamed of showing of his good side?– which includes attending AA meetings.

It is all part of the new tend in fan art that tries to make Superheroes more real by moving them down a notch.

Go to Mioxy.com to see more.


If the above picture makes you uncomfortable, it should.  This and two other shocking illustrations of Disney Princesses fending off unwanted fatherly advances are part of a sexual assault awareness campaign by the artist known as Saint Hoax.  As the cigarette style warning on the bottom of the poster notes “46% of minors who are raped are victims of family members.” 

A message on the artist’s web site (http://www.sainthoax.com/princestdiaries.html) notes that these “Princest Diaries” illustrations are:

“An awareness campaign targeting minors who have been subject to sexual abuse by a family member. The aim of the poster series is to encourage victims to report their cases in order for the authorities to prevent it from happening again.”

In an interview with Yahoo movies Saint Hoax explained the inspiration behind the campaign: 

“I recently learned that one of my closest friends was molested by her father when she was seven,” the artist wrote. “It took her 14 years to be able to share that traumatizing experience. That story shocked me to my core. … I used Disney princesses because it’s a visual language that my targeted audience would be attracted to.”

Disney is standing behind the artist and has publicly endorsed all the images. 

 

What do you think?  Are these images appropriate or inappropriate?  Are they clear enough for the abused child to understand and follow through on?   Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.


 

 

Near greatness in fan art is an oft far away goal, but I would say the artist known as the Electric Graphical Gamer (French digital designer Greg Guillemin) comes pretty close.  Random illustrations of famous superheroes and other characters have the power to shock when doing non-heroic every day life chores:  going to the bathroom, having sex, smoking, taking drugs, even brushing their teeth, eating, drinking or goofing off via selfie or photo booth exposure.  It forces you to think about all the white spaces and dropped scenes between panels where ir-reality clashes with reality.  It forces you to reconcile their “pixel”-ness  with the natural and mechanical world we all live in.  Put the characters together like a flip book and the disconnect becomes even more comic and surreal.

In an interview with EditEveryThing.com (http://editingeverything.com/2014/04/16/gregoire-leon-guillemin-interview-the-secret-life-of-heroes/) Guillemin talks about his inspiration for “The Secret Life of Superheroes”:

It has to start with the desire to erotic images in the mind pop … only in all my work, I always wanted to play with my audiences. When I realized my first images in this mind, I thought Ok, graphically it works, but so what? I had the idea to drag superheroes in these scenes. And there it was the revelation: we had never seen these characters in scenes as mundane!

Because ultimately, it is their humanity that makes them much more acceptable today. There has to watch their progress. For example, Tim Burton’s Batman was a character completely disconnected from reality. If we take the Nolan’s one is anything else, he has a case of consience, he is more human. This is the case of all the Marvel Ultimate series.
Same thing if you look at the last born of Super Heroes. There has to see Kick Ass 🙂

I want them to ask questions, they say Shit, I did not see things like that and they themselves continue the story …

There is a specific reason he adopted Electric Graphical Gamer as his nom d’art:

I do not consider myself a real artist, but rather as a creative designer because I play above all with the feelings that my work generates and not with my own feelings …

You can find more of Guillemin art at his website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The joker sings The Dream Which Is Dying

“Inspired by the Joker of Batman fame.  Also inspired by the awesome and totally tubular 1980′s.  And neon, also inspired by neon”.– Rocky Davies

There is a certain bit of irony and justice in these 80’s style album covers of villains turned pop stars. They are all bad boys.  They certainly rock the 80’s style look and most definitely would kill the rendition of the feature song.  Evil or hip they be jammin’. 

Rocky Davies (previously seen on MP in Evan Lee’s post of Superheroes as kids portraits:  http://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/06/25/fan-art-kid-heroes-by-rocky-davies-1567070?lt_source=external,manual#!4gjvG) is responsible for this cool bit of fan art.  

You can find more of Rocky Davies’ art on his DeviantArt page.  

Artist quotes are from Davies’ blog site.  

Shredder Sings I Want to Know What Love Is

I Want to Know What Love Is. I want you to show me. While I was drawing this piece, I imagined Shredder alone in the Technodrome playing this song and reconsidering his life of crime and vengeance. What if he had just left Hamato Yoshi and Teng Shen alone?
Then Rocksteady walks in and Oroku snaps back to reality and orders a hit on Splinter.

Dr. Doom Sings Deal With It

I decided to make a fake 1980′s Dr. Doom LP record album cover.  Yeah, its pretty much “just because I could.”  Haha.  I thought it would be fun to try and replicate the old 80′s art feel.  They had all this shiny airbrush chrome and junk.  You know, like Doom tried to do some good PR and produce an upbeat pop album.  It has hits like “Latveria, Why Latveria?” and “Doom Done Did It Again” and “Four Coffins” and “Chrome Dome”.  Personally I like the album’s namesake “Deal With It.”

The Alien Xenomorph Sings It Ain’t Personal

I’ve always loved the design of the Alien Xenomorph, who doesn’t?  They are liars!  One of the best creature designs in history.  I decided to rework my old age of nerd panel into an epic 1980′s album art tribute parody.  I’m sure it would have gone triple platinum.


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Director Dean DeBlois in interviews has claimed that How to Train Your Dragon 2 is his Empire Strikes Back.

Sure, things go dark and adult in a hurry in Dragon 2.  The Paradise of Berk where dragons and Vikings coexist is in danger of falling into war with Drago Bludvist (Djimon Hounsou) and his expanding dragon army.  Like Empire Strikes Back, Dragon 2 is a coming of age film where some big reveals and startling deaths are all part of the making of the hero and the struggle to keep from going to the dark side.   The dark side in Dragon 2 is the desire to rashly go to war without giving peace or conflict resolution a chance.

Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) has matured since the first Dragon into a gangly hipster initially more interested in playing with his pet dragon Toothless and mapping the unexplored boundaries of the Berk kingdom than wanting to be tribal chieftain in training.   He’s a peaceful character and a little bit of a loner, preferring solo dragon flights to the Quidditch like dragon races the town and town youth have taken to heart.  Hiccup lives with and tries to distance himself from the knowledge that evil and monsters exist and that some can’t be turned no matter the anti-war argument.  His one big victory, has produced peace and paradise, be kind to your pets and they will be kind and devoted to you for  life.

There is grace and art in the dragons’ movement.   Earthbound they have the prancing eloquence of cats and the behavioral mind-sets of dogs.  In flight they gallop through the air with all the awesome majesty of a thorough bred in full stride.   The passion of director, animators and screenwriters is so great for these winged marvels that a dragon protector (and long lost mother for Hiccup voiced by Cate Blanchett) and a preserve is an essential part of the story line.   Every intelligent movie species needs a Diane Fossey or Jane Goodall character to advocate for it.

The greatness of Dragon 2 partly resides in how elevates the wounded to heroes.  Hiccup has lost a leg, toothless a tail fin and Gobber, the right hand man of Berk has lost a leg and an arm.  This prostheses trio is the most fearsome and brave of all the characters in the movie.

This is Hiccups and the dragons story.  Their joy and pain  echo each other as they struggle to find their rightful place in the world.  The crazy rainbow of colors that makes up this breath-taking flight of fantasy make it easy to believe that peace can prevail until the next time the dark side comes.  None of the dragons can talk but they all can sing and soar.


Bat kid

 

 

You never know what hidden treasures you will turn up when doing research on an artist’s website. These delightful illustrations of superheroes and Geek idols were found on Andy Fairhurst’s personal web site.

All of them portray future greatness even thou they are mere shadows of their potential selves.

Superhero Kids

Bane Kid

Bane Kid

Bat kid

Bat Kid

Captain America Kid

Captain America Kid

Cat Kid

Cat Kid

Doc Ock Kid

Doc Ock Kid

Flash Kid

Flash Kid

Galactus Kid

Galactus kid

Ghost Rider Kid

Ghost Rider Kid

Green Lantern Kid

Green Lantern Kid

Harley Kid

Harley kid

Hawkeye Kid

Hawkeye Kid

Hulk Kid

Hulk Kid

Iron Man Kid

Iron Man Kid

Joker Kid

Joker Kid

Loki Kid

Loki Kid

Magneto Kid

Magneto Kid

Poison Ivy Kid

Poison Ivy Kid

Punisher Kid

Punisher Kid

Robin Kid

Robin Kid

Silver Surfer Kid

Silver Surfer Kid

Spider Kid

Spider Kid

Storm Kid

Storm Kid

Superman Kid

Super Man Kid

The Riddler Kid

Riddler Kid

Thor Kid

Thor Kid

Wolverine Kid

Wolverine Kid

Wonder Woman Kid

Wonder Woman Kid

Geek Kids

Who Kid

Who Kid

Skyrim Kid

Skyrim Kid

Santa Kid

Santa Kid

Mystery Kid

Mystery Kid

McFly Kid

McFly Kid

Link Kid

Link Kid

Limbo Kid

Limbo Kid

Jack Skellington Kid

Jack Skellington Kid

Halo Kid

Halo Kid

Gandalf Kid

Gandalf Kid

Fett Kid

Fett Kid

Ezio Kid

Ezio Kid

ET Kid

ET Kid

Dalek Kid

Dalek Kid