Posted By Chet on June 11, 2014
48 Page Book- 20 Color Illustrations with Text and Haiku Poems
“Childhood“ is a hand bound book of Japanese styled illustrations paying homage to nostalgic activities and toys. Each image showcases playful parodies of a variety of characters from films, TV and pop culture. This 48 page book contains 20 full color illustrations. Haiku poetry and reflections on youthful amusements accompany each piece of art. Written, illustrated and designed by Chet Phillips with binding created by Julie Sullivan of Dancing Cat Bindery.
The book measures 8.5″ x 11″ printed on 80 gloss text. Front and back covers are richly textured 100lb. Espresso cover stock with a window on front cover revealing a peek to the interior orange cover stock page. Each cover is gold foil stamped with Japanese characters (translates: childhood) and is sewn with a Japanese stab binding technique using green ribbon. The last two pages translate the Japanese titles and text within each illustration.
Book and a select number of prints available in the ChetArt online store HERE.
Gold foil stamp and cover window showing through to orange interior.
Character parodies represented in Childhood:
Godzilla • King Kong • MST3K • The Hulk • The Thing • Totoro • Catbus • Cthulhu • Nosferatu • The Terminator • Robo Cop • Alien • Mothra • Ultraman • Ultraman Zero • King Ghidorah • Bender • Baragon • Gremlin • Mogwai • Astro Boy • Tetsujin 28 • Robby the Robot • Optimus Prime • Cyclops • Martian • Metaluna Mutant • Mechagodzilla • Gamera • Bubo • Kraken • Tardis • Daleks • Space Godzilla
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(Examples of the illustration’s translations, all available in the back of the book)
Posted By Chet on June 10, 2014
Captivating image manipulation from Aliza Razell.
Posted By Chet on June 9, 2014
Sea bird from Hélène MARCHAL
Posted By Chet on June 6, 2014
Movie monster size relationship charts. via Short List
Posted By Chet on June 5, 2014
Memory Stream from Yeojin Shin
Posted By Chet on June 4, 2014
The Bride of Frankenstein poster by Mike Mignola.
Posted By Chet on June 3, 2014
Gregory Halili carves skull heads within mother of pearl shells.
Posted By Chet on June 2, 2014
Parade from Dpt.
Posted By Chet on May 30, 2014
Great infographic exploring how authors correctly predicted the future.
Posted By Chet on May 29, 2014
Check out this great set of photos from the “Kings of Cult” show opening.
via Chris Condon of Trailers From Hell.
Posted By Chet on May 25, 2014
Father’s Day is just around the corner. Shop from hundreds of items in the ChetArt online store for fun images Dads will love.
Previewed above, starting top left: Monkey Trek Monkey Wars Breaking Bad
The Big Lebowski Sanctuary Lord Cthulhu MST3K Attacks! The Wagging Dead
Posted By Chet on May 23, 2014
Illustrations by Richard Wilkinson.
Posted By Chet on May 22, 2014
Lori Nix creates surreal worlds with doll house sized dioramas of abandoned spaces.
Posted By Chet on May 21, 2014
Headspace from Jake Fried
Posted By Chet on May 19, 2014
Hero Complex Gallery, in collaboration with Trailers From Hell, presents an event honoring the work of film legends Roger Corman and Joe Dante.
From the “Kings of Cult” show page:
HCG is proud and honored to present this pop-art tribute to the two legendary directors and Trailers From Hell Gurus, Joe Dante and Roger Corman. All artwork in the show will pay tribute to the entire body of work of both directors.
This tribute will begin with a double feature screening at The New Beverly Cinema of Joe Dante’s Matinee (1993) and Roger Corman’s The Masque of the Red Death (1964) on May 23rd at 7:30pm. Joe Dante and Roger Corman will be in attendance for a Q&A prior to the show along with other special guests.
The events will continue the next night at Hero Complex Gallery for the opening of the Kings of Cult exhibit, on Saturday May 24th at 7pm. Joe Dante and Roger Corman will be in attendance. Original props from their classic films will be on exhibit as well.
My two contributions honor Joe Dante with “Gremlins” and for Roger Corman, “The Pit and the Pendulum.” I saw Mr. Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe inspired film as a kid. Vincent Price’s speech at the end of the movie before the pendulum was put in motion was the essence of pure madness and horror.
Along with framed versions and signed limited edition print runs of each, there will also be a batch of 4″ x 4″ “Gremlin Speed Demon” vinyl stickers available at the opening.
Posted By Chet on May 15, 2014
Game of Thrones imagery from Sasha Vinogradova.
Posted By Chet on May 14, 2014
Tiny books have a big creative punch from Evan Lorenzen.
Posted By Chet on May 13, 2014
Great series “Calamityware” features the artwork of Don Moyer on dinnerware.
Posted By Chet on May 12, 2014
Journey Alpha from Patrick Poelchau