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.


The Dead Pool vs The Chimp Pool

I thought I'd add some pics to my first post from below. Here's how it ended up coming out along with some close-ups.

So, here's the poster I got for the show. I thought it might be cool to incorporate a firing range target into the poster.

My initial thought was to make the movie poster an homage to all the Dirty Harry movies. That meant I had to have the Zodiac killer from the first movie in there somewhere.
I went out and got this target so that I could paint his face on the target.

I did a quick sketch of him and then painted him up on the target.

Here's how the face came out. I cut up the target portrait and pasted it into the poster. Like I said, the original plan was to put a bunch of Dirty Harry references on the poster. I was recently talking to a buddy about Eastwood's chimp movie, Any Which Way But Loose. Needless to say, my plan of attack has changed, and I now need to work some Orangutans into this poster. Stay tuned for the finished piece, or check out my art blog to see the final.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Transforming w/ PHONETICONTROL

Here are a few progress shots. More to come soon.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Van Damme is LionHeart is The Lion King

Here's a sneak peak @ Brandon Sopinsky's poster of LionHeart for 1988's Movie Poster Show! Its done with acrylic and spraypaint.

Cocoon Movie Poster WIP

Cocoon Movie Poster WIP - ink, gouache and watercolor on poster - 25" x 40"

Hi all, it's Lawrence. Here is where I am so far with the Cocoon movie poster for the show coming up at Gallery 1988. I feel pretty good about where the piece is... Apart from a few minor touch ups, I think this is mostly done.

Hope everyone had a good long weekend!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Bonnie & Clyde

Here's an in-progess pic of Aaron Jasinski's poster...

Aaron had "Bonnie and Clyde" and I love that he's added a lot of his own work while still highlighting Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty's faces, as well as their names toward the top. The lighting is amazing! We'll post the finished image when it's ready.

G1988 SF

Friday, September 4, 2009

Indy MJ

The flyer is ready and that AMAZING image is by Jeff McMillan. Such a GREAT piece! I'm so excited about this show because everything we've seen so far is really good. Can't wait to see the rest of the work.

Stay tuned...

G1988 SF