Well, freelance artist Tom Hodge, aka The Dude Designs just posted this on his official Facebook page, and not only did I decide to share it, but also partake in the discussion about the (sad) state of art, music and movies etc. these days. Brace youself kiddies ’cause Angry Old Fart just found an ally and had gallons of gasoline poured on his fire! Read more here.
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I got this via The Dude Designs – awesome poster art for John Carpenter‘s classic They Live. Apparently meant to be released as a limitied-edition tribute poster to Roddy Piper, it’s only available to see online right now (as he himself explains there might be some legal/copyright issues to solve before it can be released) so enjoy and drop him an email to pre-order.
If you recognize Thomas‘ style my guess would be you saw his great key art for the Hobo With a Shotgun DVD. He’s done tons of great work, check it out on his website (linked here) or just check out his Facebook here.
Speaking of the movie, Carpenter himself claims it’s his most political movie (so far), dealing with 80s consumerism – and oddly enough it must’ve struck a chord with some conspiracy theorists because some out there claim it to be the truth these days. Anyway, it’s got a bit of an action/sci-fi blend going and if you haven’t seen it (as always) – DO! The trailer:
Once again I find more inspiration via The Dude Design‘s page on Facebook. This was posted by the Design You Trust – Design Blog and Community and even though I haven’t read the book Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon I gotta say I find most of these points to more or less ring true. Still, most of these tips and lessons don’t really come as a surprise if you’ve ever been involved in the D.I.Y. punk/hardcore movement, but it’s nice to see the “anybody can do it!” attitude finally spreading to a larger crowd. Let’s hope that this creates a mild, unviolent revolution that once and for all get rid of the bland, boring and unimaginative people that nowadays occupy the top.
Check out his official website here.
Here’s some great, funny stuff I was hepped to by The Dude Designs; Josh Cooley‘s great series Movies R Fun! Taken from his book with the same name you get classic quotes from movies like The Big Lebowski, The Shining, The Godfather etc set to 60′s/70′s styled children’s books illustrations. Great work and pretty fun for us movie geeks. Check it out here and I think you can order the book via Josh’s official website here. More samples:
More peeps with really cool jobs! Tom Hodge at The Dude Designs not only have good movie taste – spot the Big Lebowski reference? – he also does some really good stuff for video and dvd-releases as well as classic posters! Odds are if you’re into genre movies you’ve already seen some of his work! Modern stuff like Hobo With a Shotgun and the very Meyers-esque Pervert! but also classic stuff like Savage Streets starring Linda Blair! Check it out here!