Brace yourself as The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Gallery1988 present “For Your Consideration,” their first collaborative exhibition featuring art inspired by the 2012 Best Picture Oscar® nominees. Be astonished as artists the likes of Mark Englert, Phantom City Creative, and Mark Whalen take on the films such as The Life of Pi, Django Unchained, and The Beast of the Southern Wild. 



Earlier this month, being avid fans of awesome alternate take of conventional movie posters here at The Daily Zombies, we checked out artist Jonathan Burton's officially commissioned work for the BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) as he took on the Best Pictures nominees. For those who shared our sentiments over how the Academy Awards couldn't roll out something even similar to the effect with the astounding number of active talented film poster artists lurking around art studios the likes of Mondo, Gallery1988, and Bottleneck, our prayers have been answered.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Gallery1988 will be presenting “For Your Consideration,” their first collaborative exhibition featuring art inspired by the 2012 Best Picture Oscar® nominees on display from February 14 through 17 at Gallery1988 Melrose in Los Angeles. Featuring artists that we are familiar with from Mark Englert, Phantom City Creative, to Mark Whalen, the nine films nominated for the Best Picture Award are covered in this astonishing collection.

Hit the jump for the official press release courtesy of ABC's Oscar blog:

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Gallery1988 will present “For Your Consideration,” their first collaborative exhibition featuring art inspired by the 2012 Best Picture Oscar® nominees, on display February 14 through 17 at Gallery1988 Melrose in Los Angeles. The images can currently be viewed in a digital gallery at Oscar.com. 


“Working hand-in-hand with the Academy has been a dream come true for Gallery1988 and its artists,” said Jensen Karp, co-owner and co-curator of Gallery1988. “So much inspiration has come from past Oscar telecasts as well as the amazing range of films that have been nominated this year. It was a perfect fit for our style of artwork and treatment, and we can't wait to show everyone the results of some of our most creative contemporary minds." 

The Academy and Gallery1988 commissioned a small group of young international artists to create original screen prints inspired by this year’s nine Best Picture nominees. The participating artists and their respective films are Matt Owen Amour, Anthony Petrie Argo, Rich Kelly Beasts of the Southern Wild, Mark Englert Django Unchained, Phantom City Creative Les Misérables, Tom Whalen Life of Pi, Jeff Boyes Lincoln, Joshua Budich Silver Linings Playbook and Godmachine Zero Dark Thirty

These screen prints are not available for purchase; however, fans will have several opportunities to obtain limited edition posters. On each day of “For Your Consideration,” Gallery1988 will give away free posters to the first 100 people who visit the gallery at a specified time. For information on when each film poster will be distributed, visit nineteeneightyeight.com or follow Gallery1988 on Twitter (@galleries1988) and Facebook (gallery1988). Fans outside the Los Angeles area can find out about poster giveaway opportunities by following the Academy on Twitter (@TheAcademy) and Facebook (TheAcademy). 

“For Your Consideration” also features 12 illustrations of memorable Oscar moments by Oliver Barrett, a light installation by Julie B (Pretty in Plastic), and other Oscar-inspired work by artists Olly Moss, Nan Lawson and DabsMyla. 

Gallery1988 opened in Los Angeles in 2004 and has since become a world-recognized destination for pop culture art. It has produced such shows as Crazy 4 Cult, in which 100 artists created pieces inspired by classic cult films, and has worked with such luminaries as Stan Lee, Beastie Boys, Weird Al Yankovic and Judd Apatow. It recently spearheaded the “Breaking Bad” Fan Art Campaign, partnering with Sony to promote the most recent season of the television show. 

Gallery1988 also has created pieces for PaleyFest and Jason Reitman's Live Read series at LACMA, as well the historic poster and artwork for Paramount Pictures’ 100th Anniversary celebration. Gallery1988 is located at 7021 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the gallery is closed on Monday and Tuesday. For more information, visit nineteeneightyeight.com

Oscars® for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The Oscar presentation will be televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide.
Courtesy of Oscar.com, here are the posters:


AMOUR by artist Matt Owen
18x24 screen print 

Matt Owen is best known for the LACMA Live Read posters. He likes to take a minimalist approach to design, using a vintage aesthetic. Most recently, Matt won a nationwide competition to design the new cover of Ray Bradbury's classic novel 'Fahrenheit 451.' He currently lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.


ARGO by artist Anthony Petrie 
18x24 screen print 

Anthony Petrie is a poster, product & graphic designer, illustrator, and general maker of things & stuff. His portfolio includes work across a broad range of mediums, he likes creating good design for good people, and he has an unhealthy obsession with zombies. His headquarters are located in the glorious state of Rhode Island.

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD by artist Rich Kelly 
18x24 screen print 

Rich Kelly is an illustrator hailing from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. With an emphasis on his drawings and an expressive, figure-centric subject matter, he has worked with such clients as The Black Keys, Phish and the Dave Matthews Band. He got his first dog in 2011 and has never been in an airplane.



DJANGO UNCHAINED by artist Mark Englert 
36x12 screen print 

Mark Englert has been a working artist all of his professional life. Starting in comic books and gradually getting involved in design, concept art, illustration and most recently, limited edition poster art. A California native, he currently resides in Lake Arrowhead with his wife, one-year-old son and an ever-growing appreciation for a youth squandered watching movies, reading comics and playing video games.


LES MISÉRABLES by Phantom City Creative 
18x24 screen print 

Phantom City Creative is a Toronto based studio founded on a stormy Friday the 13th. Located right in Toronto's studio district, they focus on entertainment design and illustration for film, television and music. Working with such clients as Mondo, CBS Films and Radius TWC, PCC has created a name for itself in the film and entertainment world. Recently they received two silver Key Art Awards (in the Illustration & Festival One Sheet categories) for their commissioned Cabin in the Woods poster.


LINCOLN by artist Jeff Boyes 
18x24 screen print 

Jeff Boyes is a graphic designer, illustrator, and print artist located in British Columbia, Canada. With a Fine Arts degree, and training in lino-cut printing, screen printing and illustration, Jeff has received international recognition for his ability to portray some of history’s most influential pop culture moguls by utilizing a detailed technical approach that also embraces subtle creative elements and effective color palettes.


LIFE OF PI by artist Tom Whalen 
18x24 screen print 

Introduced to graphic art by the likes of Ditko, Lee, McFarlane, and Simonson at an early age, Tom formally studied illustration and design at Kutztown University, where he began to combine his love of the 4-color world with a newfound passion for typography, negative space and color theory. Tom has recently completed projects for The Beatles, The Black Keys, Jack White, The Misfits, Hasbro, Disney, Warner Bros., Lucasfilm, Paramount and Nicktoons.


SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK by artist Joshua Budich 
18x24 screen print 

Joshua Budich is an independent illustrator, working for numerous galleries and media-outlets around the globe, with a primary focus on screenprints. He graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a BFA in 2000, and resides in the Baltimore/DC area with his wife, son, and baby on the way.


ZERO DARK THIRTY by Godmachine 
18x24 screen print 

Godmachine was born in Cardiff, South Wales, it was a difficult birth; his parents were in London at the time. He grew up on a steady diet of nothing, 2000AD comics and Santa Cruz skateboards. Although a vegetarian and a devout antitheist he collects animal skulls, animal horns and crucifixs along with old discarded black and white photos.




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