Music Poster Art From Zoltron

Zoltron is one busy dude. The former street artist and Sticker Robot co-founder has been busy producing hundreds of posters for musicians, events, and other occasions, and he’s showcasing all his work at Peoples Art of Portland Gallery this month. His work has an interesting style that combines vintage art with a retro B-movie aesthetic. His music posters range from bands like The Black Keys to even Die Antwoord, proving he has a unique knack for creating gig posters that elevate the medium…
Music Poster Art From Zoltron

Zoltron is one busy dude. The former street artist and Sticker Robot co-founder has been busy producing hundreds of posters for musicians, events, and other occasions, and he’s showcasing all his work at Peoples Art of Portland Gallery this month. His work has an interesting style that combines vintage art with a retro B-movie aesthetic. His music posters range from bands like The Black Keys to even Die Antwoord, proving he has a unique knack for creating gig posters that elevate the medium…

Music Poster Art From Zoltron

Zoltron is one busy dude. The former street artist and Sticker Robot co-founder has been busy producing hundreds of posters for musicians, events, and other occasions, and he’s showcasing all his work at Peoples Art of Portland Gallery this month. His work has an interesting style that combines vintage art with a retro B-movie aesthetic. His music posters range from bands like The Black Keys to even Die Antwoord, proving he has a unique knack for creating gig posters that elevate the medium…

“Justice Renegade” Imagines What Police Brutality Would Look Like as a Horrific Video Game

Visual artist/musician Scott T. Mallory Jr.‘s recent piece tackles the controversial subject of police brutality, a topic that has reemerged in the press lately in light of recent cases where police used excessive force (if not flat out murder) against citizens.  In the video, he frames “police brutality” as a retro video game, one where you can choose which weapon to assault/murder suspects with and are only penalized with paid leave.

Mallory says the idea to frame the topic as a video game was done to act “as an entry point for the audience to embody the mindset and tastes of indulgent and suspectedly prejudiced police who carry out their jobs as if they were playing a game.”

(Warning: graphic)

Weaves: “Shithole”

When you stumble upon a band’s new single titled “Shithole,” it’s not something you can easily ignore. Luckily, Toronto band Weaves backs it up with great music. “Shithole” follows their self-titled debut EP from earlier this year and expands their eclectic sound into ’90s slacker rock territory…

“In Real Life” by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang Is an Enlightened Comic About Gaming, Friendship, and Digital Bonds

I make no secret among my friends about my love for artist and comics creator Jen Wang.  Ever since I stumbled onto her debut graphic novel Koko Be Good, I have been hooked on Wang’s elegant visual style, her use of color, and her breathtaking ability to communicate emotion through her illustrations.

So imagine my excitement when I heard about In Real Life, which just debuted last week. Written by Cory Doctorow and illustrated by Jen Wang, In Real Life tells the story of Anda, a quiet, geeky girl who joins the massive multiplayer game Coarsegold Online. In the game Anda can look and act however she wants, and she quickly becomes a high-level player…

Madeline Miller’s “The Song of Achilles” Puts a New Spin on the Trojan War

Whether by reading Homer’s The Illiad or by watching the movie Troy, almost everyone has heard of the legendary Greek warrior Achilles who was killed in the Trojan War. Madeline Miller’s novel The Song of Achilles isn’t the same old rehashing of the ferocious warrior’s life nor is he the brooding cinematic anti-hero as played by actor Brad Pitt.

Instead, Achilles’ tale is narrated by the love of his life, Patroclus. The former is a strong and beautiful child of a Goddess who has a great destiny before him, and the latter is a shamed and unwanted prince. Their paths cross and their friendship turns into love. Needless to say, Achilles’ mother Thetis is not happy that her son has fallen in love with a mortal.

Fab Ciraolo’s “Legendary” Reimagines Yesterday’s Icons as Today’s Hipsters

When it comes to artist Fab Ciraolo‘s work, all of it has a cohesive theme. He loves taking classic icons, whether it’s Judy Garland or Marilyn Monroe or even Bettlejuice, and modernizing them–slapping a Daft Punk t-shirt on Frida Kahlo or even an ascot on Jesus. In his series Legendary, on display at Gauntlet Gallery, Ciraolo continues this trend by re-imagining Michael Jackson, the Mona Lisa, and Andy Warhol as a pack of leather jacket-wearing cool kids..
Fab Ciraolo’s “Legendary” Reimagines Yesterday’s Icons as Today’s Hipsters

When it comes to artist Fab Ciraolo‘s work, all of it has a cohesive theme. He loves taking classic icons, whether it’s Judy Garland or Marilyn Monroe or even Bettlejuice, and modernizing them–slapping a Daft Punk t-shirt on Frida Kahlo or even an ascot on Jesus. In his series Legendary, on display at Gauntlet Gallery, Ciraolo continues this trend by re-imagining Michael Jackson, the Mona Lisa, and Andy Warhol as a pack of leather jacket-wearing cool kids..
Fab Ciraolo’s “Legendary” Reimagines Yesterday’s Icons as Today’s Hipsters

When it comes to artist Fab Ciraolo‘s work, all of it has a cohesive theme. He loves taking classic icons, whether it’s Judy Garland or Marilyn Monroe or even Bettlejuice, and modernizing them–slapping a Daft Punk t-shirt on Frida Kahlo or even an ascot on Jesus. In his series Legendary, on display at Gauntlet Gallery, Ciraolo continues this trend by re-imagining Michael Jackson, the Mona Lisa, and Andy Warhol as a pack of leather jacket-wearing cool kids..

Fab Ciraolo’s “Legendary” Reimagines Yesterday’s Icons as Today’s Hipsters

When it comes to artist Fab Ciraolo‘s work, all of it has a cohesive theme. He loves taking classic icons, whether it’s Judy Garland or Marilyn Monroe or even Bettlejuice, and modernizing them–slapping a Daft Punk t-shirt on Frida Kahlo or even an ascot on Jesus. In his series Legendary, on display at Gauntlet Gallery, Ciraolo continues this trend by re-imagining Michael Jackson, the Mona Lisa, and Andy Warhol as a pack of leather jacket-wearing cool kids..

Crack the Case in the Adorably Eccentric “Detective Grimoire”

Detective Grimoire—and that’s his full name, mind you—is on the case! In the sequel to the free flash game, Detective Grimoire is called upon to investigate the murder of Remington, the owner of a bizarre, swampy tourist attraction about a cartoon character/swamp monster named Boggy. Detective Grimoire is light-hearted and quirky, with a cast full of eccentrics.
Crack the Case in the Adorably Eccentric “Detective Grimoire”

Detective Grimoire—and that’s his full name, mind you—is on the case! In the sequel to the free flash game, Detective Grimoire is called upon to investigate the murder of Remington, the owner of a bizarre, swampy tourist attraction about a cartoon character/swamp monster named Boggy. Detective Grimoire is light-hearted and quirky, with a cast full of eccentrics.
Crack the Case in the Adorably Eccentric “Detective Grimoire”

Detective Grimoire—and that’s his full name, mind you—is on the case! In the sequel to the free flash game, Detective Grimoire is called upon to investigate the murder of Remington, the owner of a bizarre, swampy tourist attraction about a cartoon character/swamp monster named Boggy. Detective Grimoire is light-hearted and quirky, with a cast full of eccentrics.

Crack the Case in the Adorably Eccentric “Detective Grimoire”

Detective Grimoire—and that’s his full name, mind you—is on the case! In the sequel to the free flash game, Detective Grimoire is called upon to investigate the murder of Remington, the owner of a bizarre, swampy tourist attraction about a cartoon character/swamp monster named Boggy. Detective Grimoire is light-hearted and quirky, with a cast full of eccentrics.

Illustrator Edward Gorey Talks “Dracula” In This Rare, Animated Interview

Legendary illustrator Edward Gorey might be best known for his illustrated books done in his trademark gothic Victorian style, but back in 1977 he also helped kickstart a broadway production of Dracula, designing the costumes and set design, which he later won a Tony award for. But in this old recorded interview taken from a documentary shot shortly before his death, Gorey admits to not understanding the “big deal” about the production and revealing that he thought his Tony award was undeserved. “If I were going to win a Tony award it should’ve been for the sets,” he says. “I don’t think I deserved the other one. Giving me a Tony award for eight tacky little costumes I felt was more an insult than anything else.”

Jungle Fires: “Hold On”

New York duo Jungle Fires, composed of fellow Berklee grads Kaía and Menashe David Israel, have been making music together for years, but now they’ve wiped the slate clean to start over. “Hold” is their new debut track, and it shows off the duo’s skill for soulful melodies and exciting arrangements..