Movie Posters

Friday, September 18, 2009


(image by Joey D.)

The show preview is NOW LIVE! There are so many amazing pieces in this show!!

See all the work HERE:

Back to getting ready for the opening tonight. Hopefully we'll see you there!

G1988 SF

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Animal House- Slaughter Edition

I decided to indulge my inner 13-year-old (which turns out, actually isn't that far from the surface) and put together the ultimate frat "slaughter" house, made up of some classic and not-so-classic horror movie stars.

Before and after below, to see the identifying key, click HERE.



I'm really excited to see the rest of the posters!

xx Kiersten

Terminator 2: Valentines Day

by Tim Tomkinson
gouache, ink, pencil, & collaged paper
30" x 42"

I was stoked when I got this poster. Definitely one of my favorites when I was a kid!

I wanted to flip the mood of this poster around a bit.. to show the softer side of this badass, rough-and-tumble Terminator character. Who's to say he didn't celebrate Valentine's Day? Or Cinco de Mayo? ... or even Flag Day? I bet he loves them all.

This piece was definitely a challenge. I
first took Katie's advice (via Lawrence Yang) to mount the poster onto Elmer's Foam Board, then I sealed the whole thing with a coating of matte medium.. both of which worked like a charm. I was originally going to try to paint directly onto the poster (or if that didn't work, the matte medium), but I use gouache so it didn't work too well. That left me with collaging in a background to work on, which was pretty tedious. Some of the flowers and leaves (and other random doodles) are drawn onto that first layer of collage, but a lot were drawn separately on different types of paper and then added in on top. For the title and tagline, however... I had to rely on photoshop and my ink-jet printer. Once I got the type, sizing, and color perfect, I printed them out, sealed them with matte medium, and glued them onto the poster. That actually worked better than I thought it would.. you can't even tell unless you get a couple inches away from the surface..

Well.. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the posters.. Wish I could make it out for the opening!

- Tim

Bio Top Pee Wee (Bioshock vs Pee Wee)



Cory Benhatzel
"Bio Top Pee Wee"
acrylic on movie poster
41 x 27 inches

Yes, I turned Pee Wee into a Splicer from Bioshock, the best game in the world (in my humble opinion).

Pee Wee was my hero growing up; I religiously watched him every Saturday morning and still watch his Christmas Special every year. Believe it or not, I still use the original VHS tape of the special that my parents recorded off TV for me 21 (!!!!) years ago!
Damn, I love me some Pee Wee Christmas Special.

I even remember crying harder when my dad told me that Pee Wee didn't exist than I did when I found out that there was no Santa Claus.

I was very excited that I was getting a Pee Wee poster to work with, but I was stumped on how to transform the poster. Justin and I were a LITTLE busy these past six months (moving cross country, buying our first house, getting new jobs and cars and getting married!) so this poster sat in it's tube for a few months.

I finally had the epiphany to combine two of my favorite things- Pee Wee and a Splicer from Bioshock.
Pee Wee is complete with his hypo of Eve, his pistol and his butterfly mask. I also think that his deranged expression perfectly fits the mood. I love this poster and hope that you do too.

<3 cory

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday the 13th - parts 1 through 9

Hi, here is a quick grid to show some of the work that went into this poster. Daniel and I had a lot of fun working on this!



Friday, September 11, 2009

The Magic is Back?

Lethal Weapon 2. For some reason I actually remember 1 & 2 fondly and can recall wishing I could dislocate my shoulder voluntarily like Riggs and live at the beach in a trailer. The poster, however, is a bit bland and took me a while to get any ideas. I included a few just to show you how lame brainstorming can get. Robocops still gets me though. In the end, I decided to go in a completely different direction. Hope you guys like it.

&Rew. I'm a poster poster.

I'm posting another shot of the poster.

Here's a bunch of in progress pics with varying degrees of "doneness". Werd?
I took pages from Maurice Sendak's children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" and I pasted them around and in the image, so it's a collage of my stuff and Maurice's stuff. I hope he doesn't mind, but it's the only thing I could think of when I got the Wild Things poster assignment.

here's a pic of it drying before I put some more touches, pack it, and ship it up to SF. I tried to jam this piece with a bunch of little stuff to look at. Maybe some of you internet peeps will get a chance to see it in person? If not, I'll try to get a decent photo up at some point. iPhone just isn't cutting it.

I hope some of your viewers dug the process. This piece was really fun to make, plus i love wildthings AND denise richards. allot. good combo - it's very Cookies and Cream, except less calories. Calories, at this point in my life, are something I DO NOT NEED.

F-ck it, I'm out. I've gotta go to the fridge and point a pint of cookies and cream. This post made me hungry.