Author: Gallery 1988
Introduction: Kevin Smith
Publisher: Titan Books
Pages: 176 pages
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Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art is yet another great coffee table book for movie and art geeks. Titan Books have released a stellar collection of books lately. The cover alone should make you want to pick this book up and flip through the pages.
Gallery 1988 is an art gallery in California that features many pop culture and movie themed artwork. Every year, artists from around the world come together at the gallery to showcase their work. This book features many of the fantastic art you might see at the gallery in LA. Some of the movies featured in the book include: Clerks, Big Lebowski, Star Wars, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Evil Dead, Jaws, A Clockwork Orange, Edward Scissorhands, The Shining, Pulp Fiction, Blade Runner, Planet of the Apes, Tron, Donnie Darko and lots more!
The book is introduced to Crazy 4 Cult’s host Kevin Smith. It’s one page but gives just a quick insight on how he got involved with the gallery. The book also features some artwork from famous artist Shepard Fairey. But it doesn’t just stop with Fairey, there are plenty of kick ass artwork from other artists who use different mediums. Some of the art featured include paintings, digital illustrations, drawings and other forms of art. This book makes me want to go out and draw like I used to. I used to just do tons of demented doodles and cartoon faces, then switch it up with some landscape watercolors. But then I realize how sucky I am compared to people like this and just went about my day. But still, just looking at all this fantastic makes you motivated to do more artistic things.
If I had to pick one thing I LOVED in the book, is the Willy Wonka painting done by Rich Pellegrino. It’s a mixture of acrylic, ink, and watercolor and looks amazing!
Bottom Line: A pop culture themed book to get inspiration from