11/22/2015

"Blade Runner" by Tracie Ching



"Blade Runner" by Tracie Ching
screen print sized 18" x 24"
edition of 100
signed and numbered by the artist
Priced at US$40 (unframed)
Regular and variant editions available via spoke-art.com: SOLD OUT!

'Known As Unknown' prints by Martin Donnelly (for #Crazy4Cult9)


A quartet of 'Known As Unknown' prints featuring the art of Martin Donnelly, done for Crazy4Cult #9 @ Gallery1988 and available for purchase via the links provided. All prints are sized 5.83 x 8.27 inches, in a limited edition of 20, priced at US$15 each, signed and numbered.


Buy "Deckard" Print here


Buy "Pris" Print here


Buy "Rachel" Print here


Buy "Roy" Print here

"Pris" by Jonathan Luna (for #Crazy4Cult9)



"Pris" by Jonathan Luna
Done for Crazy4Cult #9 @ Gallery1988
Archival giclee print on Somerset Velvet fine art paper
Sized 15 x 15 inches, signed and numbered, limited edition of 20
Priced at US$88.00 (Buy here)

11/08/2015

Oops Missed?

Retro Blade Runner Promotional Convention Reel

VIDEO DESCRIPTION: "One of the Blade Runner Convention Reels featuring interviews with Ridley Scott, Syd Mead and Douglas Trumbull about making Blade Runner universe. This 16 mm featurette, made by M. K. Productions in 1982, is specifically designed to circulate through the country's various horror, fantasy and science fiction conventions."

"Blade Runner" by Clogtwo


I have been collecting "Blade Runner" themed poster and prints since a couple of years back - predominantly fanart or interpretations (as opposed to original movie memorabilia), but has since stopped regrettably, due to financial insufficiency … but am crossing my fingers if this iteration from local artist Clogtwo would be achievable!

Done for an upcoming as-yet-revealed show by Kult (which I suspect to be related/connected to their "The A-Z of Kult Films"- Kult Issue #16)

[ Originally posted Jan 2015]

Police Spinner Pull-Back Car from "Blade Runner" by Medicom Toy

As one of my all-time favorite sci-fi films, there really isn't much by way of "toy collectibles" for Ridley Scott's classic "Blade Runner" movie. There've been the bootlegged 1/6th-scale "Deckard" (I have two versions), Tomenosuke's Handgun / Blasters (Want All, Have None :p), and one of my "grails": A Police Spinner vehicle, that came along with a DVD-set …. Medicom Toy now adds ONE MORE collectible to that list: Presnting the POLICE SPINNER PULL-BACK CAR!


Manufactured by Medicom Toy, featuring a sculpt by Yoshihisa, this incarnation of the POLICE SPINNER features a more "super-deformed" aesthetic, and possess a "pull-back" function where the model vehicle has "independent motion"!

Sized 70mm long, and limited to 3,000pcs, the POLICE SPINNER PULL-BACK CAR is part of the BLADE RUNNER (THE FINAL CUT / WORKPRINT) Blu-ray Edition, with a December 17th, 2014 release. Distribution price is ¥5,980 (tax).


[ Originally posted Nov 2014 ]

"Blade Runner"-inspired "Don't Walk" Print by Raid71 x Bottleneck Gallery


Releasing Friday, November 7th, at 12pm eastern via BottleneckGallery.com is Raid71's newest print, "Don't Walk". I had been an ardent fan of "Blade Runner" (an understatement, I assure you LOL) and had wanted to collect prints featuring illustrations of, and would gladly add this to my collection if I could :)

"Many of you might remember Raid's sold out "Mead Street" print from our "Moments Lost: Music Inspired by Blade Runner" exhibition with Analog Sweden. Now with "Don't Walk", he takes us deeper into the universe. The 36 x 18 inch, 6 color screen print will be out of an edition of 100 and cost US$45. There will also be a special variant (edition of 20) that will be available for purchase in-store at a later date. If you happen to own "Mead Street", we will honor matching numbers. All you have to do is let us know when you're checking out what number it is." -The Bottleneck Team

[ Originally posted Nov 2014 ]

Unboxing "Blaster Pro - Assembly Kit" (from Tomenosuke)


I've always wondered about Tomenosuke's Blaster (inspired from the classic sci-fi noir "Blade Runner"), and now thanks to DarthChrisDK, we have an unboxing video of the latest "Blaster Pro Assembly Kit" to watch!
"This is an assembly kit, which means that it needs to be put together by myself. Several of the metal parts also need to undergo some work. Bluing, polishing, etc. It's a relatively big project for a guy like me, but I can't wait to get it started." -DarthChrisDK.
[ Originally posted Dec 2013 ]

Blade Runner's "Rachael" Painting by VECTORSCUM


Here is a closer look at "Rachel" from local artist Drayson Phua aka VECTORSCUM - of his painted canvas - last seen in 2009's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? @ The Substation (alongside two other canvases, of Deckard and Roy, seen directly below - both of whom have already been spoken for), inspired by the classic sci-fi "Blade Runner".

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I cannot describe to you my surprise and joy or receiving and beholding this (thanks Drayson!), and appreciation that this is an actual painted canvas, and hardly a "digitally printed canvas", and I am gratefully humbled and thankful.

Drayson has not painted any canvases for quite a while now, having to concentrate on his design work for VECTORSCUM. Here's hoping we'll get to see more of his "leisure" work in the near future!


[ Originally posted Aug 2013 ]

"Spinner" Print by Craig Drake @ Hero Complex Gallery

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This caught my eye, especially since it is "Blade Runner" related, and a "Spinner" flying cop-car to boot! Featuring art by Craig Drake, print versions will be available as a timed release starting on Wednesday, July 3rd at 9am and running through Sunday, July 7th at 11:59pm - with both the Horizontal (36” x 24”) and Vertical (24” x 36”) priced at US$55.00 and a Metal Print priced at US$250 per. Edition size is to be determined by purchases during ordering times. Purchase here. But that's not all!
"AND there's a special component to this release... ONE lucky fan will receive a GOLDEN TICKET in their tube/box, and that fan gets to commission Craig Drake for an upcoming print. Every purchase (_) counts as another opportunity to win that Golden Ticket."
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[ Originally posted July 2013 ]

"Blade Runner Police 995 Spinner" by Jakob Staermose (for "Righteous Rides...And the Dudes Who Drive Them!")

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Click on the above image to purchase the "Blade Runner Police 995 Spinner" digital print by Jakob Staermose, sized 24" x 18" in a Limited Edition of 42, priced at US$35 (sans shipping), with imagery inspired by Syd Mead.

This image was apart of Hero Complex Gallery's "Righteous Rides...And the Dudes Who Drive Them! show, and a print I purchased. This is one of the few stars in my starting bid to collect depictions from Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" … *gulp* … not coincidentally, I last purchased Jakob's "LAPD 2019 Blaster Small" from HCG as well :)

[ Originally posted May 2013 ]

A Closer Look at "LAPD 2019 Blaster Small" Print by Jakob Staermose

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"LAPD 2019 Blaster Small" by Jakob Staermose sees the print finished with a glossy surface, very "poster" rather than "matt" - but then again, this is a "Digital Print" - and the "aged" framing image treatment lends a nice aesthetic to the splendid muted tone of Deckard's blaster rendered here lovingly like an image lifted from an old blaster / side-arms catalog.

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This is the "1st Edition" - limited to 42 pieces, sized 18" x 24" and priced at US$35. I find myself starting down the path of collecting imagery from "Blade Runner", and this is the first (and I have a couple more coming soon as well .. oh dear… LOL). There was a RED background-image (for the blaster) which I missed out on tho :p

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(This poster is from Hero Complex Gallery's "Weapon of Choice" group show - previously blogged about HERE)

[ Originally posted Feb 2013 ]

MAV POLICE SPINNER from Medicom Toy

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Wow. The existence of this threw me for a quick-loop. Released alongside Blu-ray edition of Blade Runner Ultimate Collector's Edition is this MAV POLICE SPINNER from Medicom Toy! Measuring 235mm long, the Spinner comes window boxed in a package tagged at ¥15,540, and can be purchased online at Project 1/6. If you must know, the blu-ray features the "Final Cut / Workprint"). Why oh why is this not the DVD-edition? *Sigh*

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[ Originally posted Jan 2013 ]

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? @ The Substation 2009

Plain and simple, Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER [wiki] had changed my sci-fi worldview since I first laid my innocent peepers on it (and influenced me thereafter til this very exact moment, and I suspect even beyond), and to find out about the Bladerunner-themed ▲ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? ▲ artshow at The Substation, was an absolute thrill for me personally, and I reckon quite a stroke of brill, IMHO! (I know I'm not an artist but how the heck can I get on the show, darnnit?)

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This show brings together 20 artists from a range of disciplines including product design, interactive media, graphic design, photography and illustration. Curated by Steve Lawler aka Mojoko, the show exhibits thru December 1st, 2009. Most of the artwork are available for purchase. After the show ends, there are tentative plans to move remaining exhibits to The Loft @ Haji Lane (TBC) and if you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork shown, email Steve at steve@kult.com.sg for inquiries.

Do yourselves a favor and drop by the exhibition, gawk and take a walk down those wet rainy neon-lit memory-streets, and purchase some art. But if you cannot make it to the show, CLICK THRU to peep slideshowed-snaps & quickie-videos :)



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A deceptively stark display gallery which belies the solitary mood of the classic epic (or rather the loneliness of Deckard, IMHO) heightened by the color-tinged lit fluorescent tubes at corners, and predominately at Mystic Vintage fashion-skeleton installation (peep slideshow at bottom of post), lends a slight cackle of electricity in the air, well, as the very least my own anticipation for the show (and of course, lurve for the Ridley Scott-classic).

I would hazard to say having the movie soundtrack by Vangelis subtly pumped out would be fab (but yes, perhaps a tad overkill) ~ but instead a television playing the movie DVD at the window area at the far end of the gallery works effectively in conjuring up the mood for sum Replicant-lurve (and there will never be a Replicant-Rachael like Sean Young). Now, enough of my cyber-twaddling, onwards for the artwork and installations on display!


[16 x images of artwork & installations by the artists listed below
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[6 x images of Customized-Sneaks by HYPETHETIC
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[20 x images of artwork & installations by artists listed below
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["Vvoight-Kampf Lamp" installation by Andy Yang]


[7 x images of "Silent Auctilon" by Wrecker Tike / CLICK for full-screen viewing]


[Artwork by Mojoko]


[4 x images of Mystic Vintage's installation / CLICK for full-screen viewing]


ARTIST FEATURED INCLUDE:
- X.O.T.L / BRICK / ANTZ / Horrible / Djohan Johari / HYPETHETIC / Crossville / WINNMILLS / Race Krehel / Oats & Sparkle / Snatch Thieves / Woon Chi / Paysketch / Serene Wong of t43 / VECTORSCUM / Mojoko / Ming / ZXEROKOOL / MINDFLYER / Mystic Vintage / Brandon Tay / Random Sunday / Eeshaun / Wrecker Tike / SILNT / WYXMM


ADDITIONAL LINKS:
- ▲ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? ▲ Facebook-events page
- Images of both artwork and gallery-space posted on my Facebook here + here

DISCLAIMER: Most of the images here have been brightened in photoshop (becoz my camera + photography-skills sucketh) and may not represent 100% of the actual artworks nor existing gallery conditions. So do yourselves a favor and drop by the gallery and experience them for yourselves (before the show ends on December 1st, 2009!)

[ Originally posted Nov 2009 ]

Video Art piece by Brandon Tay, made for the ▲ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? ▲ ~ an exhibition based on the film Blade Runner [blogged] ~ currently on show at The Substation, Singapore (exhibits thru December 1st / tagged). Brandon-adds: "My piece is based on the VK test in the film, and themes of genetic memory."
WHO-IS: "Born in Singapore but trained in Melbourne, Brandon Tay is a motion designer, director, art director and installation artist based in Singapore. He is currently affiliated with Melbourne music video collective KROZM, and Singapore motion design studio CAPT Associates. His work with KROZM has been featured in Desktop Magazine Australia (March 2008) and has been included in the Portable Film Festival 2008." [Description via Mographwiki]
almost-famous.tv covers the Blade Runner-inspired ▲ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? ▲ group art show @ Substation (circa November / TRE-Coverage) ~ featuring soundbytes from artists Winne Goh and Jonathan Leong aka ZXEROKOOL.
PRESS: "See how 20 Singapore artists have been inspired by the movie Bladerunner. The seminal movie has inspired and influenced artists since its release in 1982 and continues to be a classic cult film crossing several genres. This show brings together artists from a range of disciplines including product design, interactive media, graphic design, photography and illustration. This group will be creating a cross between a pop-up shop and an exhibition where all sorts of work inspired by the movie will be up for sale at “The Substation” this coming November. Witness some of these inspirations in a series of 2-D to 3-D artworks all created for this specific showcase. Artwork that will be available include limited edition jewellery pieces and design objects from Singapore’s most exciting new wave of underground and emerging artists. Sound designers will create tracks specifically for the event, There will be customized trainers, Sunglasses, graphic prints and other pieces which are not so easily categorized … These pieces will be for sale in exclusive limited runs."
WHAT: Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep? WHEN: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 8:00pm to Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 8:00pm WHERE: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore Source: Facebook Events