Here is my my contribution to the HAS BROS Art Show, opening this weekend at The Dart Gallery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The show’s theme is 1980′s toys, and since I’ve always wanted to do a big, mean, crazy close-up of my favorite bad guy, Zartan; I figured this was the perfect opportunity to enlist his ugly mug.
The poster weighs in at 12″ x 18″ and is an edition of 25. Printed by the fine folks over at Moxy Ox.
Zartan will go on sale this Saturday, November 9th at The Dart Gallery for $25. [Coordinates: 127A Portland Street, Dartmouth NS B2Y 1H8, Canada]
Any remaining stock will be shipped to me after the show and made available for purchase through my online store which should go live in a few weeks. I’ll give a heads up on Twitter when that happens.
I’m stoked to announce that I’ll be taking part in the Has Bros Art Show next month at the Dart Gallery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. That’s Canada, folks. When my buddy Eric Miller approached me about participating in a gallery show themed around 80′s toys, you can bet your bacon I jumped at the chance. I’m humbled and honored to be displaying my work alongside some truly tremendous talents, including my pal from up North, James White.
For my contribution, I’ve cooked up a poster featuring a total bad-ass from my favorite toy franchise of all time. I’m having 25 printed up for sale at the gallery and any remaining prints will be be made available to purchase through my new shop once it goes live. I’ll debut the poster here the week of the show. Can’t wait to show you guys…
Here’s the official lowdown:
HAS BROS is a new art show featuring work inspired by 1980s toy franchises like MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, and more! Running at The Dart Gallery from November 9-20, HAS BROS will feature new pieces by some of the top artistic talent from the Maritimes and beyond. Contributors will include comic artists like Nick Bradshaw (WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN), Jordyn Bochon (CUIRRO), Andrew Power (APTITUDE TEST), Dave Howlett (SLAM-A-RAMA), graphic designers like Eric Miller of Dartmouth Clothing Company, James White of Signalnoise Studios, Paul Panfalone (AKA Paul Pants), Joshua M. Smith (AKA Hydro74), and many more! Prints of all the pieces will be on sale at the gallery as well. No batteries required, no assembly needed, no parental supervision necessary!
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to be there in person this time around, but if you happen to be trekking through the Nova Scotia area make sure you stop in and check it out. Be sure to hit me up on Twitter and tell me about all the awesome I’m missing.
I’m off to Toronto to attend FITC, so it’ll be quiet on the blog this week. I wasn’t able to attend last year’s conference, but I did shoot up to Toronto just to hang out with some Twitter friends at a meet up they had thrown together. It was well worth the drive. Met face to face for the first time with some really awesome designers.
This year, I’m crazy excited to actually be attending the conference. I’m sure to have some good stories to share in a recap post upon my return; if FITC is anything like Montreal Meets though, I will need a couple of days to recover.
Really stoked to see the great Aaron Draplin drop some design science this week. I had the pleasure of seeing the big guy speak at WMC Fest in Cleveland last year and the guy had me in stitches the whole time. Wise words wrapped up in some hilarious comedy.
I’ll do my best to get some good photos and post them on the Facebook page again. I have a ton of ideas swirling from my recent Montreal adventure and FITC should just add more fuel to the fire. Pumped!
I returned from Montreal late Monday night and it took me a couple of days to really digest everything that went down over the weekend. I had an absolute blast hanging out with some fantastic people over those three days. Some stimulating design talk sprinkled in around hilarious shenanigans. A perfect mix.
Huge thanks to Francois Hoang who created Montreal Meets with his blood, sweat, and tears. He and his team poured their hearts and souls into the event and it definitely shined through. Great people, really made me feel welcome there.
Speaker Panel during the Q&A session. Some heavy-hitters right there.
Every presentation lived up to some pretty high expectations; Fabio Sasso, Radim Malinic, James White, Shelby White, and Rik Oostenbroek each took a turn tearing the roof off the place. They showcased a truckload of beautiful work and provided essential insight into their design processes. Some never-seen-before work even crept its way into a couple of the talks, awesome stuff. As a whole, the entire weekend was one heavy dose of inspiration; got the adrenaline flowing and the wheels turning.
James White laying it down something fierce.
James White's 8-bit Design Renegade. Press Start!
Shelby White sharing some heavy thoughts.
Thought provoking quote from Shelby White's presentation.
Rik Oostenbroek keeps the crowd in stitches with an assist from Francois Hoang.
Insanely great work from Rik Oostenbroek.
I regret not bringing my DSLR on the first day because I didn’t end up with many usable shots from my iPhone due to the lighting. I learned my lesson though, and brought the Canon along for day 2. I tossed up a photo gallery with more images from the weekend over on the Facebook page, give it a once over if your interested.
With Canada on the ropes from MMTWO, FITC Toronto may very well be the knockout blow. It’s only 10 days away. I’ve got a lot of work to do before then, and still have to recharge my batteries from Montreal, but I’ll be ready. See you soon Toronto!
I’m hitting the open road today for the Great White North and Montreal Meets. I’ve got the car packed with T-Shirts, Posters, and Swag to supply my Canadian friends with while I’m up there. I’m looking forward to rubbing elbows with some massively creative people this weekend and maybe grabbing a few beers along the way. James White’s Design Renegade presentation should be killer, super stoked for that one! I’m sure to be juiced up from the heavy inspiration on the drive back home Monday, should be a crazy productive week ahead.
I plan on updating all the happenings on Twitter and Facebook so if you’re not attending ‘Meets’, but are interested in the conference, check them out this weekend…I’m your inside man.*
(Wi-Fi permitting, as I’ll be roaming up in Canada)