Happy Holidays and a little FAMP Art Update

Hi All,

As the year comes to an end we want to bring you up to speed with what’s been going on behind the scenes here at FAMP Art.

Firstly, as you may have noticed we haven’t announced a print for December. That’s because we’ve decided after careful consideration not to release one this month. The films aren’t right for the holiday season and, if all goes according to plan, we’ll be dropping a nice big title [by our standards] for February.

Secondly, as we continue to learn and evaluate what we’re doing we’ve also decide to evolve the business slightly. We are no longer going to stick to the one print a month rule that we established. We’d rather not create mediocre prints due to keeping to a time table and would rather release quality prints when the time is right. We’re working on a lot of things right now, including a fun little side project, that we know people will be excited for. I’m sure in due time we’ll go back to releasing prints once a month but boy, change is-a-coming and it is change we like.

Lastly, and most importantly, we want to wish everyone happy holidays and hope you all have a fantastic new year. We appreciate your continued support and want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Since we don’t want to end the year without giving you something to look forward to. Here’s a tease of that print we mentioned above. Let the speculation begin.

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The Bicycle Thief Shipping Update, Close-up Shot, and Cool News About the Art

The Bicycle Thief Shipping Update, Close-up Shot, and Cool News About the Art

Hi All

Just a heads up, if you’ve ordered a Bicycle Thief print you should have received a shipping confirmation email.  All but two orders have shipped, those will go out tomorrow, the rest were shipped on Friday so people should start receiving them as early as tomorrow afternoon.  We’re really proud of these prints and love how they came out.  The metallics are a great touch but what really makes these prints stand out is the difference looking at it closely from a few feet away.  When you stand back, the art looks like something right out of that era, it’s truly fantastic.

Further down the page is a shot of the variant after we opened the package from the printer and then a close up shot of the bicycle with the metallic ink (click the images to make them bigger).  I’ll try and get some more detail shots posted soon.

In other cool news, Xul1349’s The Bicycle Thief art is going to be featured in a coffee table book that’s all about underground and alternative movie poster art.  We were thrilled to be given an opportunity to have our art featured in the book.  It’s early stages right now but we’ll keep you all posted once there’s more information to share as it should be a great gift for anyone who love this hobby and/or movie posters.

That’s all for now but stay tuned for new prints and other fun updates.

 

bicycle thief variant unpackaged

 

bicycle thief close-up variant

‘The Bicycle Thief’ Prints by Xul1349 Announcement and On Sale Info

‘The Bicycle Thief’ Prints by Xul1349 Announcement and On Sale Info

Hi Everyone,

Today’s an exciting day.  Why? Because today /Film unveiled our November prints and they are a head-turner.  If you like art house films, classy things, or really damn good art then our latest print for The Bicycle Thief (aka Bicycle Thieves aka Ladri di Biciclette)  was made for you.  To celebrate the film’s 65th anniversary we teamed up with artist Xul1349 and Corinth Films to bring this film to life.  We couldn’t be more excited about this print and hope you all dig it as much as we do.

Here’s the important info: The prints measures 24″x18″ and they’ll have some metallic ink on it.  The regular version will have a run of 80 and cost $40; the variant will have a run of 45 and cost $55.  The prints will go on sale via the FAMP Art website on Monday November 24th between 1 and 2pm EST. Most importantly, and unfortunately, WE CAN ONLY SHIP THESE PRINTS TO THE US AND CANADA.

Check out the prints below along with the full press release that was sent out to announce the set.

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Regular

 

Variant

Variant

Films from the past always shape those in the future, especially if they can still resonate with people over half a century later.  It is for this reason why we at FAMP Art aim to preserve and spread the word about classic films from yesteryear, whether they’re in English or not.

For our third print release, and to help celebrate the 65th anniversary of the film’s debut, FAMP Art has teamed up with Corinth Films to release a set of prints for the 1949 Italian classic Ladri di biciclette, or, more commonly known as The Bicycle Thief (Bicycle Thieves).

In film circles, The Bicycle Thief is hailed as one of the best foreign language films ever made and ranks as one of the top films of all-time.  It’s “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes at 98%, sits in the top 100 of IMDB’s Top 250, and can be found on countless other best foreign film lists.  It’s a film-lover’s film and we feel it is time that it made its debut in our crazy little collectible world.

To introduce Vittorio De Sica’s Italian masterpiece to the screen printing community, FAMP Art sought out help from Xul1349, a Romania-based artist with heavy gothic influences, to tackle the challenge of bringing this Academy Award winning foreign language film to life.  To say he accomplished that goal is an understatement as Xul1349 managed to perfectly capture the look and feel of the film while also hinting at the drama to come in the story (as exemplified by the difference between the regular version and the variant).

There will be two versions of the print available, both of which measure 24”x18” and include metallic ink on the bicycle and the film title.  The regular version will have a limited run of 80 and cost $40; the variant will be more limited with a run of 45 and cost $55.  The prints will go on sale via the FAMP Art website on Monday November 24th between 1 and 2pm EST.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to license restrictions we can only ship this print to the US and Canada.

Trollhunter Shipping and Next Print Release Update

Trollhunter Shipping and Next Print Release Update

Hi All,

Thanks again to everyone who purchased and supported the Chris Weston Trollhunter release.  If you haven’t picked one up yet and love the movie I highly suggest taking the plunge.  Both prints are a thing of beauty.  For those that did purchase, as of today all the prints have been shipped and you should have received a confirmation email with your tracking number.  If you bought a set we were able to match numbers for you.  We’ll take some close-up shots as well and post them on here.

I’m sure many of you are eager to see what’s next in the pipeline. Well, we won’t be saying what the film is just yet, but it will be a film that was released prior to 1960 and is considered a true global classic.  We will likely be unveiling the next print the week of November 17th and putting it up on sale on the 24th or 25th.  Details are still being ironed out on but expect a very limited run on it.

Stay tuned…

 

 

TROLLHUNTER on Sale now, Variant Close-up Shots, and Shipping Answers to International FAQs

TROLLHUNTER on Sale now, Variant Close-up Shots, and Shipping Answers to International FAQs

Hi All,

In case you didn’t know, our Trollhunter prints went on sale today in the shop and we’re excited to finally let this one out into the public.

Firstly, we’d like to thank all of those who helped get the word out on these prints like Blurppy, Magnet Releasing, the EB crew and our twitter/Facebook followers.  Secondly, we’ll start shipping these out either Saturday or first thing next week so that those who ordered can receive it by the that Friday or early the following week depending on how speedy USPS feels like being.

Secondly, we’ve had a few questions regarding international shipping prices. Right now we are shipping everything via USPS priority international.  It’s a bit more expensive but it’s faster, includes tracking and, more importantly, insures the product that you paid for.  We obviously try our best to make these prints as affordable as possible and hate it ourselves when the shipping is way too expensive…and then there is customs.  We’ll be exploring, and likely implementing, a second option for our international buyers that allows you to select first class shipping.  It should help save about $15-25 depending on where you live, so stay tuned for that.

Thirdly, today we received an email from the director of Trollhuner, André Øvredal, and we got his stamp of approval.  He loved the prints and we thought it’d be fun if you all knew that it has his support.

Lastly, for those of you that bought a variant print, below is a tease of what’s coming your way.  They look amazing and we think you’ll really love them even more when you see them in person.

We’re glad to say that our dreams of seeing a Trollhunter print have been answered but there’s still so much more to come from us.  Thanks again for your support and be sure to let us know how we’re doing, what you want to see from us, or drop us a line showing off your framed up FAMP Art print(s).

 

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troll hunter printer pics variant

Hot Off the Press: ‘Trollhunter’ Regular Print Looks Great on Paper, Literally

One of the coolest parts about releasing prints is going through the entire process of getting those prints made.  One of my favorite things is to see the JPEG that you stare at for so long actually become a physical product, something tangible.  You never know how the image will transfer to reality but last night any concerns I may have had were reassured.  I received an email from our printer, Diamond Hill Screen Printing, and it contained the first images of our Trollhunter print (regular version) actually on paper.

Since I know a lot of people like to see images of the actual product, I thought I’d post two pictures here to show you that it does, in fact, exist and that it looks pretty damn good too.  I’ll post some close-up shots once I have them in hand but these should do for now.  For those that were excited about this print, seeing it in person should make it sky rocket.  After seeing this I’m trying to figure out what kind of frame I’m going to put this in.

troll hunter printer pics

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TROLLLLLLL! Get Your Gear Ready, ‘Trollhunter’ Will Be on the Move Next Week

It feels like it’s been forever since we first dropped our City of God prints about a month ago to help officially launch the business, but since that release we’ve been eagerly awaiting to show you all our next set of prints and provide you with details on when you can buy it.

Yesterday, Blurppy.com officially unveiled our first print set for André Øvredal’s awesome Norwegian flick Trollhunter (aka Trolljegeren) by artist Chris Weston. If you haven’t seen this movie then I suggest finding a way watch it. It’s a highly creative and fun flick about a group of students who investigate mysterious bear killings in Norway only to discover that the man who is hunting these bears is actually hunting trolls.

Trollhunter was one of my top 10 favorite films of 2011 and is a movie that has rarely disappointed anyone that I’ve ever recommended it to. It’s for these reasons why we felt it absolutely deserved a screen printed makeover and was thrilled when Chris Weston said yes to the project.

We will be releasing two prints for the film, both of which measure 24”x36”, and they will be made available through the FAMP Art website on October 21st at a random time between 3pm and 8pm EST. The regular (English) version will have a run of 145 prints and will cost $45, the variant (Norwegian) version will have a run of 70 prints and will cost $60. There will be a limit of one per person per household.

If you know anyone that loves this movie be sure to tell them about this print, we’re confident they’ll love it.

Check out the art below and be sure to follow us in some way shape or form to find out exactly when the prints go on sale.

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Regular

trollhunter variant web

Variant

 

FAMP Art October Release Teasers; Full Reveal Next Week

If you follow us via Facebook or Twitter you may have noticed that we posted a small tease of our next print.  Well, we wanted to give you all another small tease  before the big reveal.  Good luck guessing because we’ve been having a fun time stumping people with what the movie could actually be and seeing what their guesses are.  In case you couldn’t tell, it involves the great outdoors.

If you’re really eager to find out what movie it could possibly be, be sure to check out Blurppy.com next week as they’ll be announcing the artist (if you don’t know it already) and film as well as having the exclusive reveal of the print and release details.

Second tease

I wonder what mysteries nature has in store for us today

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First tease

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Shipping, Travelling and Next Print Update

Hi Everyone,

We wanted to drop a quick update to let you know where we are at with everything.

  1. As of now, all prints that have been ordered have shipped except for two, those will go out this Saturday.  Everyone but those two should have received tracking information via email, if not, please shoot us an email or check your account on our website, it has been updated there.  Feel free to tweet, Facebook, or Instagram pictures
  2. Next week we will be travelling on business.  Any orders that come in will be processed and shipped ASAP once we return.  We’ll be in Austin next Friday for Mondo Con so if you see some guy handing out FAMP Art stickers come say hi, he’ll be buying posters, meeting people and having a few pints and getting fat of BBQ and breakfast burritos throughout the weekend.
  3. Lastly, some people have been asking when we will announce our next print, we can’t give an exact date but keep an eye out on the interwebs for news between the second and third week of October.  We’re really excited about this specific drop and may even offer a teaser image before the announcement.

Thanks again for all the support and see you all at Mondo Con.

FAMP Art’s Goals, Release Schedule and General Strategy for Bringing You Awesome Movie Posters

COG reg Hi Everyone,

As we gear up for our first print release on September 3rd, we wanted to give you some information regarding how often we plan on releasing new prints, as well as our overall approach to releases, artists, frequency and the types of posters that will be available.

As collectors, we know there are certain trends that people grow tired of, and one of the things we want to avoid is oversaturating the market with redundant titles.  Our mission is to keep it simple and keep it special.  It is our goal to release a maximum of four different prints by four different artists per film.   If there is a huge demand for a new poster for a specific film, we may break our rule and release additional prints but for now we like the idea of capping the number of distinct prints we release per film.

One of the most important aspects of this business is not only introducing awesome movies to people through art, but introducing new artists to collectors as well. You’ll find that our artist selection is a wonderful mix of well-known talent, up-and-comers, and artists you’ve never heard of before.  We like taking risks and we’re willing to take a chance on an unknown artist if we think their style fits a particular film.  We can tell you right now one such risk has been taken and when you see this artist’s work you’re going to wonder why he or she isn’t doing this full-time.

With regards to our releases, we will have one print-drop per month.  There will typically be a maximum of two prints released per drop; it could be a set, it could be two posters from different artists or it could end up being just one, but you won’t know until we make the announcement.  So be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook or sign up for the newsletter by registering on our site fampart.com.

One of the fun parts about working so far in advance of drops is that you can tease images and build anticipation.  We don’t want FAMP Art to be a standard business, we want it to be something people can actively participate in.  We’ve got a couple of cool ideas we’re working on for unveiling prints that will help shape certain releases.  Our lips are sealed for now but by the end of October we may have something fun for you all

While our company is predominantly a screen printing focused shop, on very rare occasions we will release a giclee print.  There are certain artists who we love but their style doesn’t necessarily translate well to the screen printing process and we are left with only one printing option if we are to keep things both true to the art and still affordable.  We only plan on doing this if we think the artist could really knock a film out of the park.   For those of you that may not know, giclee prints cost more to make and you will likely see a slight price difference between the screen printed pieces, but we will still try to make it as affordable as possible.

Finally, we want to hear from you.  There are so many great films out there that we want to see prints for and there are even more artists out there to tackle said films, but we’d love to know what you want to see or who you’d like to see do it.  Feel free to post your wish lists of films, artists, and/or combos on our Facebook page and we’ll keep an ongoing list to see if there is a title and/or artist in particular that everyone seems to want.  If the interest is there we’ll work hard to get it done for you!

Thanks again for checking us out and hopefully this helps give you an idea of where we fit in the world of film and collectible movie art. Next week we’ll post the close-up shots of Dan’s ‘City of God’ print here on the blog and maybe even give you a ballpark time frame for when we’re dropping his prints on the site.  Until then, we’ll catch you on the flip side.

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