Weekend Features: “Stars Wars Set” by Olly Moss

Posters from the Past

I’ve stated before that it is of my opinion that in order for minimalist art to be good, it has to be witty. Minimalist art based on reinterpretations of the source material often have elements in which logic plays a role of the final piece. Where the artist only takes the absolute most fundamental features of the source, and fits them together in a way much like a puzzle. This gives the viewer something to look at and play with in their minds. That’s good art. To achieve so much with so little, that’s the appeal, that’s the challenge.

One master of this craft is Olly Moss. It’s funny cause even his webpage is totally stripped down as well. His works of minimalist art first appeared on t-shirts, and then quickly made waves into the movie poster scene. Here are some early works:

Soon after, Moss was commissioned to produce a trio set for probably the Holy Grail of all SciFi trilogies, Star Wars:

“It was so intimidating! There is such a wealth of great Star Wars art out there already, from paid professionals and from enthusiastic fans. I suppose my main aim was to make a set of Star Wars posters that were a little different from what people are used to seeing from the franchise, but still retained that essential Star Wars feel. I started by re-watching the original movies with a sketchbook on my lap, and just sort of went from there. If you’re as big a nerd as I am, you just can’t say no to Star Wars.”- Olly Moss


“Stars Wars Set” was released by Mondo on December 20, 2010 and cost $150 for the set. Talk about a Christmas gift for yourself. Who knows how many Star Wars fans scrimped on their kids Christmas gifts just so they can own a piece of classic art here. Each print measured 24″ x 36″ Screenprint, with an edition size of 400 each. This print set was an instant hit right out of the gate and the print sold out online in seconds.

People not lucky enough to get these prints on the first drop ended up buying them in huge droves on the secondary market on eBay. Well over 45 sets sold on eBay the same day of the initial drop with prices ranging from $350-$925. And it just climbed further from there. The last recorded sell of this set on eBay sold for $2,225 on September 20th, 2011. This set, much like the movie, touched a nerve with viewers. Old fans came in droves, new fans were made, and another poster classic is in the books.

***Important! Keep an eye on his twitter feed for the next week or more. He is planning a “Christmas Sale” which will possibly include some “Star Wars” sets! He’ll announce when the sale will happen there. Good Luck!

"Star Wars" by Olly Moss. 24" x 36" Screenprint. Ed of 400. $150 for set

"Empire Strikes Back" by Olly Moss. 24" x 36" Screenprint. Ed of 400. $150 for set

"Revenge of the Jedi" by Olly Moss. 24" x 36" Screenprint. Ed of 400. $150 for set

“Neve” by Malleus

Malleus has a new art print titled “Neve” that is set for a release early this week. Its subtle and restrained beauty is highlighted this by unique paper they used. The paper changes color from white to green depending on where you look at it.

The artwork was originally designed for the CD cover for the album “Blanc Mercredi”, by the band Caracol. It is a 20″ x 28″ Screenprint and has an edition size of 50, but only 30 will be available for purchase.
On sale Monday, November 21st sometime in the morning HERE. or HERE.

***UPDATE: 25 prints sold today in increments of 80€,100€, and 120€. The remaining 5 prints will go onsale sometime tomorrow, Tuesday November 22. Keep an eye on their twitter for the on sale announcement. Good Luck!

malleus neve

"Neve" by Malleus. 20" x 28" Screenprint. Ed of 50 S/N.

Weekend Features: Framed Art Phenomena 11

Framed Art Phenomena

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest. -Friedrich Nietzsche


spusta my morning jacket

"My Morning Jacket" by Marq Spusta. Pic provided by "walterfredo" from expressobeans.com

“This classic Spusta piece looks downright happy and pampered encased with suede black matte and rustic gold frame. I love those gold Spusta variants.”

spusta my morning jacket




sperry black keys jamesgunter

"Black Keys" by Chuck Sperry. Pic provided by "jamesgunter" from expressobeans.com

“Nice clean black frame and matte allows this Sperry piece to shine and speak for itself.”

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wood jeff allman bros jamesgunter

"Allman Bros" by Jeff Wood. Pic provided by "jamesgunter" from expressobeans.com

“The cool textures of the brown suede matte almost looks like mold and fungi from this Wood piece has overgrown into the matte. Nice!”




Seabury sympathy for the devil clem

"Sympathy for the Devil" by John Seabury. Pic provided by "clem" from expressobeans.com

“The undulating and rippling flames in this amazing Seabury movie poster is accentuated by this excellent frame choice.”




kawasaki saying goodbye

"Saying Goodbye" by Audrey Kawasaki. Pic provided by "wizdom" from expressobeans.com

“This is probably my favorite Kawasaki piece. The frame here perfectly complements the background of this bittersweet image.”

kawasaki saying goodbye wizdom 2




handiedan lost highway no 1 cargoflipper

"Lost Highway No. 1" by Handiedan. Pic provided by "cargoflipper" from expressobeans.com

“This frame job is an absolute stunner. The centerfold model just ‘pops’ out. Seeing this totally makes me regret not buying this when it dropped. Regardless, this Saturday night, I’ll be here 🙂

handiedan lost highway no 1 cargoflipper 2




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