Saturday, 18 April 2015

Wanted - Nerds To Read This Poster 0


Yesterday at the convention center in Anaheim some more art appeared, this time with a little puzzle element in it.

It may have no relevance to the #ArtAwakens tag, but it is definitely worth sharing, especially with the little twist which tou can read about below. All the photographs were posted by @TK10815 on twitter and the translations are by @0bFuSc8

The big image above says STARWARS.COM, and if you want to translate yourself have a look at Wookiepedia for a guide to the Aurebesh language


What is more interesting about some of the images is that letters appear to be reversed in some cases, is this the start of a hidden message or just a stylistic choice ?

*** Update - the general consensus is that the reversed letters are simply the usual way of denoting capital letters, however there are two sets of numbers 052577 = date of SW: A New Hope release and 3263827 = Garbage compactor on 1st Death Star

These numbers when used as coordinates point to a place in Morocco as pointed out by @Jst_thinking on twitter

Friday, 17 April 2015

A Disturbance In The Force #ArtAwakens 1

Hello !

We haven't been around for a while, but a small disturbance in the force yesterday prompted us into action.

Assuming you were watching all the fun happening at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim yesterday, and I don't think there were many that weren't, then you would have seen some fantastic news, clips and images from the new Star Wars film - The Force Awakens.

Our keen crew of Printvengers managed to spot two things during all the fun yesterday, first the tweet from our friends at @Gallery1988 simply with the #Tag #ArtAwakens.
Then the picture at the top (posted by @CanadianFanboy on twitter) was spotted in the convention center in Anaheim which if you can see has the same #ArtAwakens tag.

A little investigation reveals that the artist is a Los Angeles graffiti artist called Haste, we can't find a personal website for him, but there are lots of articles online about his work.

This photograph of the mural is from @lomara on Instagram

Friday, 8 February 2013

Giving It Away For Your Consideration 0

@Gallery 1988 have just tweeted a link to more information on the For Your Consideration prints.

It appears that they will be giving the prints away !

Free prints at the Gallery and also some free prints given away on line.

There is also mention of other prints depicting Oscar's moments by artists like Olly Moss,Nan Lawson, DabsMyla and others.

Read the press release for more details.

Gallery 1988 For Your Consideration 0

Gallery 1988 have just announced they are teaming up with the Academy and have produced a series of 9 prints inspired by this years nominees.

Click here to view the Oscars web site for this series of prints

We don't have any other details yet, but the collection looks so great I had to share -





Fringe Benefits Project Artist Interview - Dave Quiggle 0


We have completed the set of Fringe Benefits Project Artists, Dave Quiggle has kindly spent some time answering our questions about his poster for episode 2.06 - "Earthling".

This interview was first published on FringeTelevision.com

Q - Mr. Jensen Karp is the mastermind behind Gallery 1988 and The Fringe Benefits Project. When did he contact you about participating in the series? How much advance notice/working time did you have? Especially as the episodes were voted for by the fans of the show.

A- It sort of happened mysteriously and out of the blue and with only the essential information given. Kind of secret agent style. There wasn't a ton of time and there wasn't a lot of instruction, but because it was Jensen asking me, I knew that it was going to be something cool.


Saturday, 26 January 2013

Fringe Benefits Project Artist Interview - Gary Pullin 0


The fifth in our series of Fringe Benefits Project Artist Interviews is with "Ghoulish" Gary Pullin who created the poster for Episode 1.13 - The Transformation.

The interview was first published on FringeTelevision.com

Q - Mr. Jensen Karp is the mastermind behind Gallery 1988 and The Fringe Benefits Project. When did he contact you about participating in the series? How much advance notice/working time did you have? Especially as the episodes were voted for by the fans of the show.

A - Back in December I got an email from Jensen asking if I liked Fringe. I'll be honest, living the freelance life hasn't opened up a lot of time for TV so I had only seen a few episodes but thought it was an awesome show. In fact, a lot of it was filmed in an old church just steps away from my home here in Toronto. When he sent me the episode "The Transformation" how could I resist, it had a great monster and I knew I wanted in on the project.

Q - If you had the chance to create another print in this series what moment would you have chosen?

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Fringe Benefits Project Artist Interview - Anthony Petrie 0


The next in our series of Fringe Benefits Project artist interviews is with Anthony Petrie the creator of the first poster in the series for episode 2.18 White Tulip.

This interview was first published on FringeTelevision.com

Q - If you had the chance to create another print in this series what moment would you have chosen?

I loved the creature from the episode "Unleashed," it would have been a lot of fun to draw.

Q - Were you restricted/instructed in anyway?

No, we were allowed to depict the episode however we felt was most appropriate.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Fringe Benefits Project Artist Interview - Mark Englert 0

The third interview in our Fringe Benefits Project interview series is with Mark Englert.

Mark created this superb dual aspect poster with glow in the dark ink to represent episode 3.03 "The Plateau"

This interview was first published at FringeTelevision.com

Q - Mr. Jensen Karp is the mastermind behind Gallery 1988 and The Fringe Benefits Project. When did he contact you about participating in the series? How much advance notice/working time did you have? Especially as the episodes were voted for by the fans of the show.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Fringe Benefits Artist Interview - Graham Erwin 0

The second in our series of Fringe Benefits project artist interviews is with Graham Erwin, the creator of the wonderful and slightly surreal poster for epsiode 1.09 The Dreamscape

This interview was first published on FringeTelevision.com

Q - Mr. Jensen Karp is the mastermind behind Gallery 1988 and The Fringe Benefits Project. When did he contact you about participating in the series? How much advance notice/working time did you have? Especially as the episodes were voted for by the fans of the show.

A - I was actually given pretty short notice on this project, I had less than a week from when I was notified about the project to when the final art was due. Luckily that week my schedule allowed that type of turn around so I could crank the poster out no problem, but that time frame can be pretty tight for me.

I usually like around 2 weeks to complete a poster, but a portion of that time is set aside for research so having the subject matter chosen for me sped things up.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Fringe Benefits Artist Interview - Joshua Budich 0

The very talented Joshua Budich has kindly responded to a request to answer a few questions about his involvement in the Fringe Benefits Art Project.

(This interview was also published at FringeTelevision.com

Q - Mr. Jensen Karp is the mastermind behind Gallery 1988 and The Fringe Benefits Project. When did he contact you about participating in the series? How much advance notice/working time did you have? Especially as the episodes were voted for by the fans of the show.

A - Jensen contacted me some time in November/December last year about any interest I had in paying homage to Fringe; which of course I jumped on being that it's one of my favorite shows. My piece was intended to be an overall, non-episodic homage, so I had quite a bit of time to get it done ahead of the opening of the website and voting.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Fringe Benefits Poster 5 and 6 For Sale 2


The final two posters have been put up for sale on the Fringe Benefits website

Their official titles and episodes are :-

Graham Erwin for EP109 "The Dreamscape"

Joshua Budich for Fringe

Our friends at the Fringe Television website have told us that the glyphs under the final poster spell RESIST

Slightly confusingly the Graham Erwin poster has the URL of P6 and the Joshua Burdich has the URL of P5.

Unfortunately the Joshua Burdich poster has already sold out, but there are still copies available of poster 3 "Earthling", 4 "The Transformation", and 5 "The Dreamscape"




Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Fringe Benefits Paley Center Tonight - Final 2 Posters 0

Update - Our person on the scene, @Comixguru, has sent these two pictures of the final two posters.

They are by Graham Erwin and Joshua Budich and will be available online on the 10th of January, but we do not know what time so keep that F5 button handy.



Don't forget it is the Fringe Benefits show at the Paley Center in LA tonight.

As well as a special screening of episode 5.11 there will be cast and crew members including JJ Abrams in attendance.

The final two posters will be revealed and there may possibly be some for sale at the event.

The rest of us will get to purchase the posters later, but we do not yet know when this might be.

You can follow online by following @paleycenter and also using #PaleyLiveLA to join the discussions.

You can also use the comments here to discuss what is going on.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Fringe Benefits Poster 4 - Gary Pullin The Transformation 0

The fourth poster in the Fringe Benefits Project Art series is up for sale.

It is by an artist called Ghoulish Gary Pullin and is titled "The Transformation" it represents episode 113

The poster can be purchased from this URL http://fringebenefitsproject.com/fr/4/

Find out more about Gary Pullin here - GhoulishGary.com

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Fringe Benefits Poster 3 : Dave Quiggle - Earthling 0

The third poster in the Fringe Benefits Project Art series is up for sale.

It is by an artist called Dave Quiggle, titled "Earthling" and it represents episode 206

The poster can be purchased from this URL http://fringebenefitsproject.com/fr/p3/

Find out more about Dave Quiggle here - DaveQuiggle.com

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Fringe Benefits Poster 2 - Mark Englert, The Plateau 1

The Second poster in the Fringe Benefits Project has been revealed.


The poster is by Mark Englert and represents episode 303 "The Plateau"

The poster has glow in the dark ink and will swap to the alternate universe at night !

The poster is now sold out.

You can find out more about Mark Englert on his twitter feed @markenglert or his website TacoBelvedere.com