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Norman Rockwell’s ‘Waiting For The Vet’

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , on December 23, 2012 by dc

One of my favourite things about Pinterest is stumbling across artists I’ve not heard of before or rediscovering artists I’d forgotten about.

The majority of the art I feature on this blog is either modern stuff (with a leaning towards street art and music and film poster art) or psychedelic art (a personal love) – but this week I was reacquainted with the work of 20th century American artist and illustrator, Norman Rockwell.

Rockwell‘s works are hugely popular in the United States – which isn’t surprising considering their wholesome depictions of American life. He’s most famous for the cover illustrations he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for more than four decades – and for his cover work on the Boy Scouts of America‘s magazine Boys’ Life.

Some of his stuff’s a bit cheesy in retrospect – but now and again he really nailed it. Check out one of my favourites, ‘Waiting For The Vet‘ below:

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What if Godzilla had been created by Disney?

Posted in Art, Cartoon, Design with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2012 by dc

Here’s a great poster from Kansas based designer and illustrator Ralph Cosentino. If it’s not called Mickeyzilla, then it should be. The illustration is part of Cosentino‘s series which mashes up Disney and Godzilla characters:

Check out more of Ralph Cosentino‘s work here.

13 Assassins – alternative movie poster

Posted in Art, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by dc

One of my favourite films/movies of last year was Takashi Miike‘s brilliant samurai film, 13 Assassins. Set in Japan in 1844, the film follows a group of noble samurai as they seek to kill a tyrannical, politically connected lord before he seizes control of the entire country.

Below is a really cool poster designed by American illustrator, Kevin Graham for a special screening of the film at the Carlisle Theatre in Pennsylvania last summer:

Check out more of Kevin Graham‘s work over at his website here.