Gabriel Picolo Joins FAMP Art’s Roster with a TROLLHUNTER Timed-Release

Gabriel Picolo Joins FAMP Art’s Roster with a TROLLHUNTER Timed-Release

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We’re back!

At the end of 2014, we announced that we were going to be shifting gears which resulted in a quiet first quarter. We want to thank those that supported our Godmachine La Haine release since that’s been our only drop thus far.

We’ve been working diligently behind the scenes to bring you some sweet new art, both movie related and not, and think you’ll dig what we’re going to be releasing throughout the rest of the year.

One of our goals when we started the business was to help introduce amazing new artists to this scene and give them an opportunity to tackle a licensed property. Regardless if they’re popular or not, we wanted to help them find ways to reach a new audience, in addition to having a supportive outlet where they could sell their art, art based on both original ideas and some pop culture ones.

What does this all mean? It means that we will be representing a handful of very select artists, either very regularly or exclusively, to promote them as well as release and promote their art. Soon you’ll see two new sections on our website called Artists and The Gallery. The first will show a list of the artists that we will be working with regularly or that we’ll be exclusively representing. Artists will be added once we’ve introduced them via our newsletter, blog, etc. The Gallery section will be for other passion projects of ours that generally won’t be pop culture related. We have two major series in the works that we’re super excited about and news on each will be revealed in time.

Over the remainder of the year, we’ll be introducing three artists that will be joining our roster, but it’s about that time we introduced the first one: Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to introduce you to Gabriel Picolo, FAMP Art’s first resident artist.

Gabriel is a young illustrator from Brazil who we came across last summer when he was working on an amazing 365 Days of Doodles project. When you see those doodles your jaw is going to drop the same way ours did (check out his Instagram). We knew right then and there that we had to find a way to work with him, so we gave him a test: We asked him to design a poster for André Øvredal’s Norwegian mockumentary, Trollhunter (aka Trolljegeren), because of his ability to create rich and fun visuals with creatures. He submitted an idea and we loved it. After a few weeks, he came back to us with the final product and it was a nifty, simple and elegant take on the film. This is the largest canvas he has worked on thus far and was his first real test using color. It’s also the first movie poster he’s ever made and will be the first piece of art that he sells as a limited edition print. We were going to wait until October to release the piece, but people from all over the world have been begging him to publicly sell his art and so we thought, why wait, let’s kick-off his collectible print debut with a licensed poster.

Here’s what Gabriel had to say about the project: “Working on the Trollhunter poster project was a unique experience for me. That’s because, until now, it was the first time I watched a movie thinking about the illustration I’d draw afterwards. It changes how you see the whole thing. As I watched the movie I was seeking for interesting visual features that could help me to create the poster. I would like to thank Alex and FAMP Art for inviting me to join this project!”

To commemorate his first screen print release and to welcome him into the FAMP Art family, we’ll be making his Trollhunter print available as a timed edition. The art is an 18”x24” screen print that will cost $39. It will go on sale Thursday, May 14th at 12pm EST and will end on May 24th at 6pm EST. The print ships WW. The art will take up to two months to ship as we can’t print until we have the final edition size confirmed. There is no limit on the amount of prints you can purchase within the sale period. We will refund you the difference in shipping should you order more than one print, but we only ship a maximum of three prints together.   All orders are final and cannot be cancelled.

Additionally, we will be releasing prints of Gabriel’s popular doodles throughout the year in addition to some other fun stuff, so if you want to know about Gabriel’s future releases be sure to sign-up for our newsletter on www.fampart.com or follow us on twitter, facebook or Instagram to keep up with the latest news.

Lastly, we’ll be attending Boston Comic Con this July. If you live in the Boston area, be sure to come give us a shout. We’ll announce booth info and releases at a later date.

That’s all the news for now. Stay tuned, we’ll be announcing a new artist and dropping an incredible piece related to one of the series we’re working on in June.

‘La Haine’ by Godmachine On Sale Wednesday, February 25th

‘La Haine’ by Godmachine On Sale Wednesday, February 25th

Hi Everyone,

Finally, radio silence has been broken.  Yesterday, Inside the Rock Poster Frame unveiled our first print for 2015 by the awesome Welsh artist Godmachine.  We teamed with him to create a movie poster for Mathieu Kassovitz’s film, La Haine.  We’re big fans of the film and, since Godmachine is a huge fan of it too, we decided to join forces and bring you all nifty and timely print to start the year off.

Below you’ll find the full press release with more details about the print, which we have in-hand and are ready to ship.  The print will go on sale February 25th at 1pm EST on our website. It measures 18”x24”, will have a run of 50 prints and will cost $45. This print ships worldwide.

With an interesting year ahead, FAMP Art is going through an evolution we didn’t see coming and we’re really excited about it. We wanted to start 2015 off with a small, yet highly relevant print as we worked our way up to a mainstream title and other fun projects.

Mathieu Kassovitz’s 1995 crime drama, La Haine, is one of the most highly regarded French films of the past 20 years and with all the political unrest that exists here in the States and France, it felt fitting to release a print for this now rather than wait.

If you haven’t seen the film, La Haine depicts the lives of few young inner-city Frenchmen after their friend is unjustifiably beaten by the police. A riot ensues and one of the guys finds a cop’s gun, ultimately deciding that if his friend dies, he’s going to kill a cop with it.

As you can see, it’s very relevant and something we felt made sense to release at this point in time. For this print, we teamed up with Le Pacte and popular Welsh artist Godmachine to create a gritty and anarchic poster that reflects the style and passion that the film exudes.

Fun fact: It just so happens that this is one of Godmachine’s all-time favorite films so we were thrilled at the idea of working with him on it.

The print will go on sale February 25th at 1pm EST on the FAMP Art website. It measures 18”x24”, will have a run of 50 prints and will cost $45. This print ships worldwide.

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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.

 

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‘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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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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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.

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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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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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