Thursday, December 11, 2014

Crazy 4 Cult returns to L.A., 12/12 at Gallery 1988

CRAZY 4 CULT RETURNS TO L.A. THIS FRIDAY AT GALLERY 1988! This friday, December 12th sees the return of Gallery 1988's flagship annual art show, "CRAZY 4 CULT" to Los Angeles after 2 seasons in NYC. I was honored to (once again) be invited to participate in one of the most anticipated pop-culture group shows of the season. 

A feature of this year's exhibition is the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Kevin Smith's "CLERKS". Being a Jersey boy myself, and a huge fan of Kevin's films, selecting a film to pay tribute to was a "no-brainer". Portraying the scene-steeling characters of "Jay and Silent Bob" as "Jersey Devils", this is a set consisting of two, 12" x 18" 3 color screen prints, signed and numbered edition of 50, sold as a set ONLY for $50.

If you're in L.A. this weekend, I highly recommend checking out the show. With over 100 artists paying tribute to their favorite "cult" films, there's bound to be something to appeal to even the snobbiest of film snobs. The opening reception takes place Friday night, 7-10pm at 7308 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. For more details:
http://nineteeneightyeight.com/products/scott-derby-jersey-devils



Monday, December 01, 2014

Masterbuilders Union on Teefury.com, 12/4

Hey all,
This week I finally make my (triumphant?) return to Teefury with an all new design, just in time for the holiday season. Born and raised in the 70s on the legendary Dutch brand of plastic "building blocks", the past few years have seen a resurgence in toys aimed at helping children to "play well", especially with a major motion picture breaking all sorts of box-office records this summer. I came up with the idea for this shirt one afternoon after wondering "If there are all of these 'Masterbuilders' out there, wouldn't they have formed a union or something?" The rest, they say, is history...


This design goes live at 12:00 am, Thursday morning on December 4th on Teefury.com, and as always, it will only be available for 24 hours. For more details, go to http://teefury.com

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Hey Ho, Let's Go!.... to Gallery 1988 on December 5th for 33.3!


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A lot of stuff coming to fruition this week, which means I finally get to share some fun stuff with the world at large! Later this week, at Gallery 1988 (East) in Los Angeles will be the opening reception of "33 & 1/3: The Half Mark of the Beast" art show, celebrating the art of the album cover as reimagined and reinterpreted by over 100 artists. As an artist who gets much inspiration from all kinds of music, I couldn't say "no" to this project, although putting together my ideas in a coherent, "pleasing to the eye" design was tougher than I had thought it would be... I've done several pieces based on the work of the legendary "Ramones" over the years, and I figured it was as good a place as any to start. As I started working I changed my mind several times, going back and forth between different albums, in addition to changing ideas altogether. It finally started to come together as I settled on the idea of doing the cover to "Road to Ruin" as if it were a jazz or pop album from the late 50s or early 60s. I'm happy with the way it came out...

If you're in the L.A. area, on Friday, December 5th, head down to Gallery 1988 East at 7021 Melrose Avenue for the reception from 7-10 pm. It should be a hell of a show, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the other artists came up with.

For more info:
http://nineteeneightyeight.com
http://cargocollective.com/thirtythreepointthree

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

33 & 1/3: The Half Mark of the Beast" Art Show @ Gallery 1988, 12/5/14

Hey all,
Just a quick note to tell you about the upcoming "33 & 1/3: The Half Mark of the Beast" art show, taking place at Gallery 1988 (East) on December 5th at 7021 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles from 7-10pm. The premise of the show is for each of the over 100 illustrators involved to reimagine and reinterpret their favorite album covers, and if the post card images below are any indication, it's going to be a hell of a show... I'll reveal my piece a little closer to the night of the show. Stay tuned!
http://nineteeneightyeight.com
http://cargocollective.com/thirtythreepointthree



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

PROJECT POP ART! BEST BUY exclusive art Blu-Ray series from SONY!

So I can finally talk about a project that I was a part of through Gallery 1988 and SONY Pictures Home Entertainment! PROJECT POP ART features 16 classic films being re-released on Blu-Ray with exclusive packaging available ONLY through BEST BUY, and designed by artists in conjunction with Gallery 1988. These films are available NOW for PRE-ORDER, and available starting November 23rd, for a limited time. I was asked to create an image for "Desperado", the classic film starring Antonio Banderas, directed by Robert Rodriguez. To see my work, and the amazing pieces by guys like Tom Whalen, Joey Spiotto, Jeff Boyes, Dan Mumford, DKNGStudios, Anthony Petrie, and more, click the link:
http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20483133_20866394,00.html#30239887