Monday, October 22, 2012

Moonrise

Hey guys! October 26th and 27th are the opening nights of the "Bad Dads" show, Spoke Art's annual tribute to the films of Wes Anderson [Here is my contribution to last year's show]. This year I decided to make a sculpture of Sam from "Moonrise Kingdom":
"Sam"
Mixed media sculpture
Approx. 13" tall

Here are a few different angles and some detail shots:

This sculpture took forever to complete and kind of drove me crazy, but in the end I'm really happy with how it came out. It's definitely one of the cutest things I've ever made, I think. If you're in San Francisco on the 26th or 27th, be sure to check out the opening (either one of those nights...or both!). It's a Halloween party too, so take the opportunity to dress as your favorite Wes Anderson character and look at all the cool art. Here's the flyer:

**And if you're in Los Angeles, don't forget that October 26th is also the opening of "The Old School Video Game Art Show" at Gallery 1988 (Venice!!), where I'll be showing my pieces "Mushroom Kingdom Syndrome" and "Wild MOLTRES appeared!" Check out my previous post about that show.

Bye!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Website: Updated!

Hey guys! I'm pleased to announce that after a really really long time, my website is FINALLY updated with all my latest work! Plus, it has a brand-spanking new layout! Check it out: juliancallos.com

Tell everybodyyy!

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Variety of Things

Happy October, everybody! I've got a few updates for you.

**Here's a little illustration I did for the daily version of Variety magazine (in the September 14th issue) as it appears on the page. My assignment was to do a simple illustration showing child stars overpowering some film and TV executives via a game of tug-of-war. Thanks to Creative Director Paula Taylor (and Peter Debruge!) over at Variety for the opportunity.


**In other news, the second annual Old School Video Games Art Show at Gallery 1988 (VENICE) is later this month. Here's the postcard with all the info:
 

I'll be exhibiting a couple of my previous video-game-themed pieces—"Mushroom Kingdom Syndrome," which is inspired by The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario and was originally created for the Bits in Multiples of 8 book, and "Wild MOLTRES appeared!" which was a print done for the "Pok√©mon Battle Royale" show at Light Grey Art Lab. Now you'll get an opportunity to see the originals in person, all nicely framed (and maybe purchase them?? Hmm?). Here they are in case you haven't seen them before:

And here are my previous blog entries about both pieces if you want background info and sizes and all those details: Mushroom Kingdom Syndrome + Wild MOLTRES Appeared!

**Here's a WIP shot of a sculpture I am working on depicting Sam from the movie Moonrise Kingdom, for Spoke Art's "Bad Dads" show, the third annual tribute to the films of Wes Anderson:

The show opens at Spoke Art in San Francisco on October 26th and 27th. I'll post the finished product closer to the opening date.

**Finally, here's a silly self-portrait I did because I was bored and I'm always thinking about food. I love food, you guys.