I’d like to tell you all a little bit about the magnificent paintings of cinematic classics you’re about to see but unfortunately, I know almost nothing.
Here’s what I do know: The artist seems to be called Massimo Carnevale and…that’s it!
Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, The Creature From The Black Lagoon…
What a monstrous legacy Universal Studio’s have on their hands.
To celebrate that legacy and influence, MONDO, Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art division, have dedicated a new exhibition in Austin, Texas which collects more than 60 original and screen-printed works of art from the likes of Struzan, legendary makeup artist Rick Baker, illustrators and artists Laurent Durieux, Francesco Francavilla and Ken Taylor and many others
“Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. Championed for their limited edition screen printed posters, Mondo focuses on bringing art back to movie posters by working with artists such as Olly Moss, Tyler Stout, Martin Ansin and others. Besides creating stunning works for beloved classics and contemporary films, Mondo produces posters for featured Alamo Drafthouse events and has recently inaugurated a “Director’s Series” that will focus on a celebrated filmmaker’s body of work, beginning with Guillermo del Toro.”
One of the greatest movie poster artists in history, Drew Struzan was approached to submit work for the exhibition.
Look what he turned in!
I don’t live anywhere near Austin, Texas but if you do, here are the details of this sure to be amazing exhibition…
On October 6th, 2012, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra are giving a free concert at The City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow.
It’s called: “Hear And Now: Saariaho – Adriana Songs” and here’s a wee bit about it from the SSO’s website:
“Marking Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s 60th birthday, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra presents the UK Premiere of her song cycle, Adriana Songs. Derived from music written for her operatic heroine, the songs confront the personal horrors of war through haunting music of barely contained violence and great imagination.”
Here is the promotional flyer for the concert:
- No, really, that’s the actual flyer!
I know what you’re thinking and the answer is:
OF COURSE I BLOODY DID!
By illustrator Rosemary Cunningham, welcome to the Glasgow Alphabet!
A is for Armadillo!
B is for the (in)famous Barras Market
C is for the Clyde AND the Clydeport crane
D is for the Daulton Fountain in Glasgow Green
E is for E is for Eglinton Toll
F is for the legendary Fish Plaice on the Saltmarket
G is for The GFT
H is for the Huntarian museum where weird and sometimes macabre curiosities abound!
I is for one of the three Teuchter Triangle pubs – The Islay Inn.
J is for Strathclyde University’s Jordanhill campus building – what a looker!
K is for the Kibble Palace in the Botanic Gardens!
L is for library. The Mitchell Library!
M is for the The Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building!
N is for Necropolis. Great days out with the dead!
O is for Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry.
P is for Panopticon!
Q is for Queen’s Cafe.
R is for The Theatre Royal.
S is for the Glasgow Subway system!
T is for The Tall Ship!
A very Glaswegian entry in the Glasgow Alphabet; U is for the Hielanman’s Umbrella at Central Station.
Architect Alexander Greek Thompson makes into the Glasgow Alphabet via V for St. Vincent Street Church!
W for Wellington!
X is for Glasgow Cross!
Y is for Yorkhill Childrens Hospital.
…And the Glasgow Alphabet finishes with Z for Glasgow Uni’s Zoological museum.
Keep up with Rosemary and her fabulous work by clicking right HERE.