Film

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Ecto-1

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters and we’re thrilled to have been a part of the official traveling art show commemorating the film. The show has been on tour across the country since April, wrapping up this weekend at San Diego Comic Con, and we’re now pleased to offer the print in our online store. There are two versions available of the iconic Ecto-1 car from the movie - the main edition on red, and a super-limited variant on “Slimer Green”. Both prints are four color screen prints signed and numbered by DKNG.

Check out some close up photos of the finished prints below. Both prints will be available for purchase in the DKNG Store Monday, July 28th, 2014 at a random time.

 

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Feed The Beat at SXSW 2013

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Last month we had another great trip to Austin for SXSW, but before our trip got started, we had the opportunity to work on an exciting project.  For several years, Taco Bell and their Feed The Beat program have been sponsoring up and coming bands with gift cards, advertising, and participation in events around the country.  Past artists have included Andrew W.K., Best Coast, and Portugal. The Man.

This year, Taco Bell brought Feed The Beat to SXSW in the form of an experimental, fan-made rockumentary starring Passion Pit and newcomers Wildcat! Wildcat!.  Fans had the opportunity to film, photograph, and tweet their experience at the show and contribute to the collaborative documentary.

The poster we created for the show was inspired by the thousands of fans around the world participating in the project, creating a web of interconnected filmmakers.  The lucky fans that made it into the show at the Hype Hotel at SXSW received a poster to commemorate their participation.  Check out the initial sketch of our concept below.

 

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↳ Approved sketch of the planet and web concept.

ParaNorman // Mondo's Oscar Night Poster Series

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For the second year in a row, Mondo released a series of posters by multiple artists for different Oscar-nominees. This year we were asked to create a poster for Animated Feature Film nominee ParaNorman. The poster was released during the Oscars and sold out almost immediately. Fortunately, we have a very limited allotment of Artist Copies available which have an edition size of 50.

The giant 36" x 24" three-color screen print features all the main characters from the film. We were inspired by classic horror movie posters with a Scooby Doo like twist. Check out the close up shots of the physical print along with our original sketch below. The print is now available in the DKNG store.

 

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Bad Dads: The Films of Wes Anderson

We're excited to be participating in San Francisco based gallery Spoke Art's annual Bad Dads show, an art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson.  The show was recently on display at New York City's Comic Con and will now return to San Francisco where over 75 pieces will be on display through November 24. For our contribution, we chose to depict all seven of Anderson's feature films, each as an icon representing some of the most memorable characters and scenes from the films.  The print is an 18" x 24" five-color screen print with an edition of 200.  Check out Spoke Art to purchase the print at the gallery or in their online store.  The print will also be available in the DKNG store on November 25.  Check out the initial rough sketch as well as close up images below to see some of the details inside each icon.

 

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Seven Psychopaths // Character Posters + Contest

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It's always a breath of fresh air when we get the opportunity to do a cool project outside the music industry, especially when it's for film.

Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths will be in theaters this Friday, October 12th. McDonagh is largely known for his 2008 film In Bruges, which we are huge fans of. For this project, CBS Films commissioned several artists to create a poster representing each Psychopath in the movie. Our character poster was for the alluring Olga Kurylenko, best known for her role as a Bond girl in the latest 007 movie, Quantum of Solace.

Our design above is one of 6 posters that have been debuted over the web this week. Below are the remaining poster designs, created by some of today's most influencial designers such as Doe Eyed and Phantom City Creative. Our poster is a 24"x36" two color screen print and will be available for purchase in our online store starting this Thursday, October 11th 2012.

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So why only 6 posters for a movie called Seven Psychopaths? There is currently a design contest which asks fans to cast themselves as a character in the film and create the 7th and final poster. To participate, all original artwork should be uploaded to the Seven Psychopaths Facebook page. For designers and illustrators just starting out, this is a GREAT opportunity to get your foot in the door.

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↳ Artwork by Dave Banks. Via /Film:

↳ Artwork by Todd Slater. Via Wired:

↳ Artwork by Phantom City Creative. Via FirstShowing:

↳ Artwork by Eric Nyffeler of Doe Eyed.  Via AICN.

↳ Artwork by Chris Thornley. Via Collider.com

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This Is Spinal Tap // Crazy 4 Cult Poster

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This year we had the privilege of participating in Gallery 1988's first NYC edition of their famed Crazy 4 Cult exhibition, in which dozens of artists present their take on cult films.  This year we chose one of our favorites, Spinal Tap, as the subject of our submission. We knew we didn't want to approach the project as a traditional movie poster but rather pay homage to the film in a more subliminal way that would resonate with die hard fans.

↳ Spinal Tap performs at Kobe Hall in Tokyo, Japan

We opted to focus on the famous volume knob turned to "11" on Nigel's amp as well as the final scene of the movie where the band plays to a packed house in Tokyo, Japan.  The Japanese characters on the poster do indeed translate to "Spinal Tap" or perhaps "Spinal Puncture" depending on who you ask. Thanks again to Jensen and Katie and everyone at Gallery 1988 for inviting us to participate.

The 24"x18" one color screen printed poster will be available for purchase in our online store September 2, 2012. Below are some close up shots of the physical print.

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Paramount Celebrates 100 Years With 100 Iconic Films

In celebration of Paramount Pictures' 100th Anniversary we were asked to create a limited edition screenprint featuring 100 of their most iconic films.

These 24"x36" prints have a limited edition of 3500 and will ONLY be available to Paramount employees. In other words, we won't be selling these in our store or anywhere else for that matter.

However, for you movie buffs, you can still have the pleasure of figuring out which movies we included in the poster. Simply click or rollover the image above for a high res version. Below are some close up versions of some of our favorite icons.

Thanks to Gallery 1988 for organizing this monster of a project and to Paramount Pictures for giving us limitless inspiration.

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The Avengers // Art Print

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Gallery 1988 recently hosted a show featuring artwork inspired by the highly anticipated movie "Marvel's The Avengers." The event took place the week before the film's opening and we created the print above as our submission.

It's a 24"x18" four color screen print on sale now for $50 in our online store. There is an edition of 175, however our allotment is very limited, so be sure to make your purchase quickly.

Below are some close up shots of the physical print.

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William James Murray Art Print

Gallery 1988 kindly invited us to be an exhibiting artist in their latest group art show "Please Post Bills", a tribute to comedic legend Bill Murray. Being big fans of Murray's work, it was a difficult task deciding upon our favorite movie to feature as an art print, so we came up with the concept of creating one that represented his entire body of work in film.

We created individual icons that represent each film in the simplest, most conceptual way we could think of, listed from his most recent 2010 film "Passion Play" to his very first, "Shame of the Jungle" from 1975. Each icon is paired with the year in which the film was made. Feel free to take a close look by scrolling over the image above and see how many you can figure out. If you get stumped at any point we provided the title of each film at the bottom of the print.

The print is an 18"x24" four color screen print and has a limited edition of 200. A limited amount are available now on Gallery 1988's site. We will be releasing our allotment of prints in our online store in the coming week or so. Be sure to follow our social networks or join our mailing for when we announce the official release date. Below are some close up shots of the actual print.
 

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