Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Now Playing"

We've started this blog to document the progress of a show we're putting together at G1988 San Francisco later this year. We've never done this before, so it's sort of a little experiment. The show opens September 18th, so we are very much in the beginning stages. We thought this could be a fun way to see one of our shows come together.

The show is called "Now Playing" and is the sister show of "Cover Band" from G1988 LA last year where each artist painted on an album cover from Rolling Stones Top 100. You can check out the work from last year's show at this link... to get an idea of where we're going with this.

But to change it up a little, this year we're doing movie posters! The whole point is to collaborate with the already existing image on the poster, and keep in mind movie posters are huge, so this is no easy task! And to make it even more interesting, we're picking the poster for each artist. Last year the artists got to choose their top three from a list, but this year it's in our hands. So, some people might be a little out of their comfort zone, but it adds another level to the challenge.

We began by finding the posters, and what better place than LA? Jensen volunteered for the job and is responsible for the assortment, so if any of you artists don't like your poster you can complain to him :) Seriously, he did a great job and supplied us with quite a variety, from Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" to "Cocktail" starring Tom Cruise, which has my favorite tagline of all time: "When he pours, he reigns." Brilliant!

Here are a few teaser picks of a few that were chosen...

We are now in the process of pairing artist with poster. We're still waiting for some posters to arrive, so we haven't assigned all of them yet. So for now I leave you with the very exciting artist line-up...

Aaron Jasinski
Andrew Hem
Andrew Wilson
Augie Pagan
Brandon Sopinsky
Casey Weldon
Chris Murray
Cory Benhatzel
David MacDowell
Gene Guynn
Irma Rivera
Israel Sanchez
Jeff McMillan
Jeremy Nichols
Joey D
Jonathan Bergeron
Justin Kalmen
Keith Noordzy
Ken Garduno
Kiersten Essenpreis
Lawrence Yang
Le Merde
Martin Wittfooth
Mylan Nguyen
Nathan Stapley
Pete Wentz
Roland Tamayo
Scott Scheidly
Shannon Bonatakis
Tim Tomkinson
Tom Haubrick
Wade Schin
Walt Hall

Up next, we'll let you know which poster each artist received and hopefully hear from a few of the artists.

Until then, stay tuned.


  1. terminator 2.. hell yeah.

    maybe you can send an invite to your governor ;)

  2. Great!
    I´m looking forward to see the artworks.
    Check out my stuff!