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FAMP Art Announces First Gallery Show, Adds a New Artist to Their Roster and Announces Next Print

FAMP Art Announces First Gallery Show, Adds a New Artist to Their Roster and Announces Next Print

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to all those that came by our booth this past weekend at Boston Comic Con. We had a blast and it was awesome meeting so many people that are passionate about the same types of films and art that we’re into. You really helped make our first convention experience as a vendor amazing and we’re really excited to do it again soon.

At the con, we had on display a new art print by a new FAMP Artist as well as dropped a big announcement via a show card on the table. The print, displayed below, is called The Naval Battle and it’s a piece by Karl Fitzgerald.

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Karl is a British illustrator, concept artist and comic book artist currently working in the South East of England. He creates imaginative worlds and tells stories through atmospheric imagery. Using traditional methods as well as digital tools he is able to create a fresh, loose but focused style. Having been mentored by comic book artist Chris Weston, he has developed a ranged skill set from comic book art to concept design. “My major influences include Moebius, Sergio Toppi, Adrian Smith and Mike Mignola, but I have many artist heroes!” says Karl.

We came across Karl’s work after seeing Chris Weston, who we’ve worked with before, post some of his pieces online. We followed him for a bit and then when he unveiled his Naval Battle piece we knew we had to work with him. As a result, we’re teaming up to release that very print in two versions.

The first is a 28.2″x15.2″ giclee printed on somerset velvet fine art paper with archival inks. It’ll be hand numbered, an edition of 20 and will cost $55.

The second is a 28.2″x15.2″ giclee printed on canvas with archival inks. It’ll be hand numbered, an edition of 5 and will cost $150.

Both versions will go on sale via our website this Thursday, August 6th, at 12pm EST. Be sure to follow Karl on Facebook to see more of his amazing work.

But wait, there’s more!

Labours of Hercules show card

We’re incredibly excited to announce that we will be hosting our first ever gallery show on December 12, 2015 at Bottleneck Gallery. Continuing with the mythology series that we started with DZO, we will be having a show dedicated to the Greek legend, Hercules. The show is titled The Labours of Hercules and will feature 13 artists from all over the world. 12 artists have been assigned to individual labours while the 13th artist will be illustrating his own version of Hercules.

Karl is one of the 13 artists in the show and is responsible for the incredible art on our show card (see above). He was assigned the 10th labour, The Cattle of Geryon, and has created a heavy metal looking piece that has set the bar high for the quality of art this show will have on display in December. Going forward, we will be unveiling one participating artist from the show every two weeks as we build up to the main event.

Be sure to save the date by marking your calendar’s now and subscribe/follow/etc. to stay up to date on our latest releases. Our next movie print is set to drop at the end of August/early September and you won’t want to miss out on it, trust us.

July Update: Boston Comic Con, DZO Shipping, August Print Releases and an Extended Tease

July Update: Boston Comic Con, DZO Shipping, August Print Releases and an Extended Tease

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone’s summer is going well. We wanted to shoot out an update regarding upcoming pieces, shipping and Boston Comic Con.

Firstly, DZO has shipped us all the pieces for existing orders so we should hopefully have them this week. Once we receive them, we’ll start shipping ASAP. Going forward, DZO will be shipping all the hand embellished pieces directly since they take so much time to work on. This will help cut down the wait time for all involved and so that we can get the prints into your hands as quickly as possible.

Secondly, this week, from July 31-Aug 2nd, we’ll be shipping up to Boston for this year’s Boston Comic Con. We have a booth ready for the convention and will be bringing our current stockpile of prints and maybe even a new print by a new artist before we actually announce the drop the following week. We will also be promoting some exciting bit of news that weekend and giving away a few little things at the booth, so be sure to stop by BOOTH A210 and say hi.

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Also, remember this tease we posted around New Years? We’ll, the art has finally been given the green light by the studio so expect to see a drop for this around the end of August/early September. We want to have the prints in hand before we drop this otherwise we’d do it this week. In the meantime, here’s an extended version of the initial teaser. If you can’t guess the property from this then you need to head to Netflix right now and crawl the “popular on Netflix” section to give this film a look-see. This piece is going to be 24×36 and it’s going to utilize a lot of metallic ink for things that are actually supposed to be metallic, so get amped. This print has been a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time in coming so we’re happy it’s finally getting released.

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Lastly, once Boston Comic Con wraps up, we’ll be dropping a new art print and announcing our third artistic partnership as well. This will set the stage for August and the next few months as well. Expect plenty of reveals over the next few months.

Be sure to visit the www.fampart.com to check out the latest prints in the shop. Limited amounts left on the DZO hand embellished pieces and The Bicycle Thief variant.

Thanks again for all your support and, if you’re in Boston, we’ll see ya soon.

Cheers,

Alex and the FAMP Art team

‘Dragon’ by DZO on Sale Info!

‘Dragon’ by DZO on Sale Info!

dragon-dzo olivierHi All,

At the end of May we announced our partnership with DZO and that our first release with him would be an insanely detailed illustration called Dragon.  This piece is part of a mythology/fantasy series that we have had in the works and we are excited to announce that it is time to release this beauty.

‘Dragon’ will go on sale Tuesday, June 30 at 12pm EST.  There are a few versions of this release so please read the below breakdown carefully.

A3+ Edition: Edition of 30 – Size A3+ (13 in x 19 in) – 20 will be signed, numbered, and embossed.  It will cost $150.  10 will be signed, numbered, embossed and hand embellished. It will cost $300.

A2 Edition: Edition of 30 – Size A2 (16.5 in x 23.4 in) – 20 will be signed, numbered, and embossed.  It will cost $200.  10 will be signed, numbered, embossed and hand embellished.  It will cost $350.

Collector’s Edition: Edition of 100 –  Size A3+ (13 in x 19 in) – Edition of 100, digitally signed and embossed. Not numbered. It will cost $70.  We will include all five links in the email and will also make sure that everything is clearly labeled on the website.

Be sure to follow us via Facebook, twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with all our latest releases and news.

Thank you all again for your support.  We’re really looking forward to getting this print in your hands, it’s incredible in person.

Cheers,

Alex

 

DZO and FAMP Art Teaming Up to Release ‘Dragon’, His First Release as Part of the FAMP Art Family

DZO and FAMP Art Teaming Up to Release ‘Dragon’, His First Release as Part of the FAMP Art Family

Hi All,

In our last blog post detailing the new FAMP Art strategy, we mentioned how we would be working regularly with a few specific artists, providing them a channel to release some awesome prints based on original ideas.  We also disclosed that we had a few cool series in the works that weren’t pop-culture related.  Well, now is the time where those two announcements officially collide.

We’d like to introduce you to an artist that we have been following since the early fall of 2014.  At the time he wasn’t ready to begin selling his art, but by the end of the year he decided to shift gears and 2015 saw his first limited edition releases.  Since then, people have started to notice more of his work and he has gained some notoriety for his incredible and mesmerizing art.  I’ve personally been buying his art and it is awe inspiring to see in person.  It’s the type of art you could spend hours staring at, wondering how in the hell he managed to draw the image with his hand.  So, without further ado, we’d like to introduce you all to DZO (aka DZO Olivier), the second artist to join the FAMP Art family.

DZO is a self-taught illustrator based in France that has a passion for, what I would like to call, elegant darkness.  His work is incredibly detailed, taking cues and inspiration from ancient styles which is then fueled by his passion for exploring philosophical ideas, the occult, religion and more.  His work with pencil and ink is nothing short of astounding and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the prospect of working with him.  Follow him on Facebook and definitely on Instagram to see all of his art, including some very cool work-in-progress shots for future releases.

DZO will periodically be releasing prints based on original ideas and licensed properties through the FAMP Art website, the first of which is titled “Dragon.”  This piece will not only kick start our relationship, but it’ll also kick start our first series of prints based on a theme that we’re very passionate about, mythology.  When we approached DZO about this series we had one subject in mind that we really wanted to see him tackle, dragons.  His response was simple: “I love those pets.” It was at that moment we knew we were going to get something special and, boy, did we.  Check out the full image below the post, which was exclusively revealed on Beautiful.Bizarre, and prepare for your jaw to hit the floor.  We’ll post detail shots closer to the release.

We will be releasing details about the release fairly soon but, for now, if you’re interested in being added to a DZO reserve list let us know.  We will be making a separate list for diehard collectors, giving them an opportunity to purchase certain versions of his art before it goes on sale to the masses.  If interested in being put on this list, please email info@fampart.com.

To keep up with all of our releases, be sure to follow FAMP Art on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and/or sign up for the newsletter by registering on our site.  We’ve got a lot more to come this year, so be sure to stay tuned for more awesome art.

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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.

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

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…

 

 

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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Regular

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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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