Mark Englert (Artist Interview) + “the korova milk bar” exclusive premiere!

To close out Mark Englert’s highly successful Director Series: Kubrick exhibition, 411posters got a chance to interview Mark Englert about his experience thus far in the poster scene as well as premiere his latest print to conclude his show at Gallery1988. “the korova milk bar” is a 12″ x 36″ 5-color Screenprint w/ 2 metallics, printed on black paper, signed/numbered of 200, and will cost $50. On sale Saturday, August 24th at a random time HERE.

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“the korova milk bar” by Mark Englert. 12″ x 36″ 5-color (2 metallics) Screenprint. Ed of 200 S/N. $50

Meet The Artist: Mark Englert

The first time you heard the name Mark Englert might have been while he was camping out next to you in line at the Olly Moss or Lost G1988 exhibition. Or maybe it was through a random encounter on an art forum that he frequents, Or maybe you watched him hatch and develop his very first print on the same aforementioned forum, thus springboarding him into nearly a household name in this poster-world that we live in. And if you still haven’t heard of him from that, then maybe after 15+ print releases in the past year culminating in his recent Stanley Kubrick themed solo show at G1988, introduced you into the incredible art of Mark Englert.

Englert’s now signature style of landscaped artwork often depicting memorable scenes of a movie or tv show long engrained in our minds through multiple viewing, resonate deep when seen in print & ink format. His use of Glow-In-The-Dark inks often as a reveal to an entirely new image that complements the daylight image is done with wit and a touch of humor. 411posters is proud to present a Q & A session with Mark Englert.

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411posters: Where are you from and what is your art education background?
Mark Englert (Englert): I grew up in Southern California. The vast majority of my art training is self-taught, drawing at school during subjects other than art. I started getting work in comic books before I finished a bachelors degree in art. So, I went ahead and pursued actual work, rather than completing my degree.

411posters: Before you got into creating poster art, what were you doing?
Englert: I’ve been working in the comic book field since 1999 and more recently on a lot of toy packaging, design as well as storyboarding for animation.

411posters: What mediums do you use to create your art?
Englert: I draw mainly using a pencil and brush with Sumi ink. I like doing ink washes quite a bit. For digital work, I stick to Photoshop. I used to use Manga Studio to draw quite a bit, but I do the majority of my drawing by hand these days.

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411posters: What/who inspires you to create?
Englert: It’s just something I do. I’ve never really had a problem with “writer’s block” since drawing is just something I’d do no matter what else I have going on in my life.

411posters: Take us through the process of your art from concept —> process —> final piece.
Englert: I’d say concept is the biggest struggle to me. I don’t write any ideas down, bad ideas fall away pretty quickly and if something is good enough to stick in my head for a while, then I will go with that.

Producing art at high quality and on a crazy deadline has been my life for over a decade. So, the production part is fairly by the numbers, it is also the most exciting for me because it is when the piece has the highest amount of potential and once I am done with a project, the process of breaking down what I could of done better and my excitement for the next things starts to take hold.

I have tried a few different processes for actually making a poster. These days, I like to do a small sketch of it first, then I’ll draw on paper whatever figures or pieces I feel like, scan those into photoshop and finish the poster there. I’ve done a lot of coloring comics in my time and I find those skills translate over to print making really well. Once I have a finished image, it’s time to break things down into separate colors to be screen printed. If I planned ahead well enough, this process goes quickly… if I didn’t, it can take quite a while to make things work how I want and I may have to bite the bullet and add a color. It’s a fun puzzle to try and achieve as much depth as I can with as few colors as possible.

After I’m done separating the colors, I send the file to a printer. I don’t have the space in my house or the expertise to print my own stuff.

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411posters: What inspired you to take that first leap and develop the “Det er en Slags Ting” print and what ultimately prompted you to approach your creation to the people over at
Englert: I had been collecting prints for about 2 years(still am) and was always saying to my wife, “someone should make a print like…” and she would just tell me to do one on my own. Being really busy coloring and helping out with the comeback of some toy from the 90’s, I was just too busy for another project. Eventually, I found myself more or less caught up with things and, well, you can read the rest here:

Needless to say, the wife was right.


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411posters: What was it like to see such a huge positive response to your very first print, “Det er en Slags Ting”?
Englert: I’ve always been an “expect the worst, hope for the best” kind of person. All I really wanted was to make enough money to cover the cost of producing the print, what I wound up with was an open door into the world of making prints and I was lucky enough to have just enough experience at making art for a living that I could step through.

411posters: What aspects of using GID inks in your art do you find liberating? Constraining?
Englert: Well, the big shock at first is that glow in the dark ink isn’t some magical, invisible ink that glows brightly in the dark no matter what. There are quite a few rules to follow in order to make it work how it ought to. Once you grasp the rules, it’s not a big challenge to make them work for you and plan around them.

I put a lot of time and effort into my glow in the dark work, so I only use it when it makes absolute sense and adds something to the story of the print.

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411posters: Who are some of your art influences?
Englert: My biggest remain Jack Kirby, Maxfield Parrish and Edward Hopper…but I have a LOT more, that’s just my “core” group.

411posters: Which print of yours is your personal favorite?
Englert: I usually like whatever I finished last, the most… So, right now it would be, “we’ll meet again”

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411posters: Which print / subject matter would you like to work on in the future?
Englert: I’d like to take on a genre that is very important to me in my life… video games.

411posters: Take us through the process of how the concept of a ‘Director Series’ theme led to your first exhibition based on Stanley Kubrick?
Englert: Being someone who “expects the worst and hopes for the best”, I treated my first show as if it was going to be my last. If I only ever did one solo show in my director series, it HAS to be Kubrick.

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411posters: What other directors works do you admire?
Englert: Ha, nice try.
(note to readers – I tried! :))

411posters: Art, like life, is an ongoing progression of evolution and change. Where do you see your art headed in the next year(s)?
Englert: I just always want to be improving and I’m not entirely sure what that means. I don’t necessarily see evolving as an artist as uprooting everything and starting from scratch, nor do I see it as doing something trivial like changing up the size of the posters I prefer to make. As long as I’m happy while I’m working on something, I feel like I’m headed in the right direction.

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411posters: Did you ever in your wildest dreams imagine you would get from the point you were at before the “Det er en Slags Ting” print, to the point last week where you held your first solo exhibition at G1988?
Englert: Never. Along with tons of poster nuts, I’ve spent countless hours refreshing the Mondo store page on Friday mornings. I slept overnight for the LOST exhibition at Gallery 1988 and I waited something like 14 hours in line for the Olly Moss papercuts show…

It is beyond surreal to be INSIDE the gallery.

Gallery 1988 presents: Mark Englert – Director Series ‘Kubrick’

Gallery Opening / Exhibitions

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During this past week at SDCC, Mark Englert and Gallery1988 debuted 3 new prints inspired by Stanley Kubrick movies as part of a planned ‘Director Series’. So this week, they continue this series with his first solo exhibition over at Gallery1988 (East) featuring more works based on Kubrick movies. Loving it! It also seems that this will be an annual event with Mark tackling a different director each year.

Opening: Friday, July 26th, 7-10pm

Gallery1988 (East)
7021 Melrose Ave (at La Brea)
Los Angeles, CA 90038

***Online sale likely the following day on Saturday, July 27th at a random time HERE.

Sneak Peak:

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“forever let us hold our banner high” by Mark Englert. 12″ x 36″ 4-color Screenprint. Ed of 100. $50

Below: 3 Kubrick inspired prints already released at SDCC (Mark will have some copies of these for sale later, stay tuned…


Also opening concurrently over at Gallery 1988 (West) is We Made Them Do It, a gallery show featuring artwork based on movies & TV shows that would never, and have never, gotten the art tribute treatment. You find work inspired by The Wonder Years, Jem, Walker Texas Ranger, Beverly Hills 90210, Secretary, Con Air, and so much more!

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First Look: Mark Englert SDCC prints!

Mark Englert will be at the upcoming SDCC and he created 3 new prints as an event exclusive! You can find Mark signing these at the Gallery 1988 booth (#1117) on Saturday, July 20th from 1pm – 2:30pm for the first two prints. The 3rd mystery print will be released the following day on Sunday, July 21st at 10am. Also keep an eye out of an annoucement for an upcoming Englert solo show. Yes!!

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“a11 work and no play” by Mark Englert. 12″ x 36″ 5-color (gold metallics) Screenprint. Ed of 100 S/N. $50

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“all work and no play” by Mark Englert. 12″ x 36″ 5-color (red and green metallics) Screenprint. Ed of 100 S/N. $50

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“Hudson River Damn” by Mark Englert (AP edition sale)

Mark Englert will have AP editions of his “Hudson River Damn” print available this week. They were first seen at the iam8bit Entertainment System show where regular editions quickly sold out. Mark’s AP editions will be available in 4 colorways where the only difference between each one is the bandanna color. Basically, pick your favorite turtle! Each one is a 12″ x 36″ 5-color Screenprint, signed/numbered editions of 10 each colorway, and cost $70 each. On sale Friday, June 21st at a random time in the morning PDT HERE.

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“Hudson River Damn” by Mark Englert. 12″ x 36″ 5-color Screenprint. AP edition of 10 each colorway S/N. $70

“I’ve Asked God for a Sign of Forgiveness” by Mark Englert

Mark Englert will be selling his copies of his Fringe print titled, “I’ve Asked God for a Sign of Forgiveness”. It is a 12″ x 36″ 1-color Screenprint (white ink on black paper) and cost $50. Most of them are low-numbered ones from the main run and a couple are low-numbered AP copies. On sale Friday, May 31st sometime between 10am – 11am PDT HERE.

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“I’ve Asked God for a Sign of Forgiveness” by Mark Englert. 12″ x 36″ 1-color Screenprint. $50

Print giveaway winner!

Congrats to Greg for being the winner for our latest giveaway! The prize is Mark Englert’s Star Trek Into Darkness poster titled, “No Ship Should Go Down Without Her Captain” (variant). His name was chosen randomly using from a pool of 198 entries!

Thanks again to Paramount Pictures for making this givewaway happen. And be sure to check out Star Trek Into Darkness in theaters now if you haven’t already.
More giveaways to come!

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“No Ship Should Go Down Without Her Captain” by Mark Englert. 12″ x 36″ Lithograph. (variant)


Star Trek Into Darkness in theaters now

Star Trek Into Darkness website:

Win a print giveaway!

411posters is proud to present our latest giveway, “No Ship Should Go Down Without Her Captain” by Mark Englert (variant) created for the latest Star Trek Into Darkness in theaters now.

For the release of the film, IMAX, Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot, and Gallery 1988 collaborated with artist Mark Englert to create a unique IMAX FANFIX image. Be one of the first 300 people to see Star Trek Into Darkness: An IMAX 3D Experience on Friday, May 24th to get your hands on this limited edition print –available at each IMAX location, while supplies last (learn more HERE and HERE).

For those who don’t have an IMAX theater nearby, Paramount Pictures thought it would be cool to give STID fans and Mark Englert fans the opportunity to win this print. Thanks Paramount Pictures! Details on how to enter the contest is as easy as commenting on this page. So, here it is!

“No Ship Should Go Down Without Her Captain” by Mark Englert (variant)

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“No Ship Should Go Down Without Her Captain” by Mark Englert. 12″ x 36″ Lithograph. (variant)

How to Enter:

For this giveaway, all you need to do is post a comment in the comments section of this post. Please leave your name and email address in the required (*) section so I can contact you if you win. One comment per person (say anything you like in the comment, it’s encouraged!) and the winner will be chosen by random using

For first time commenters of this website, don’t worry if your post doesn’t immediately show up in the comments section as I need to approve your first post. Any subsequent posts you make on the website in the future is not moderated. 🙂

This giveaway will run for 1 week and will end on Monday, May 27th at 11:59pm PDT. The winner will be announced the following day on Tuesday. Thanks!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now over! Congrats to Greg who won this print. He was chosen randomly amongst a pool of 198 entries! Thank you to all who participated.
More giveaways to come…

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Star Trek Into Darkness in theaters now

Star Trek Into Darkness website:

“World’s Best Boss” by Mark Englert

Mark Englert’s latest print titled, “World’s Best Boss” will be available soon via Bottleneck Gallery. It is a homage to the TV sitcom The Office, which wraps up its series this Thursday. Mark based his poster on a poster that is actually seen in the manager’s office of the show. He added Michael and Holly’s silhouette in the image for a really nice touch.

“World’s Best Boss” is an 18″ x 24″ Giclee, limited edition of 100, and cost $50.
On sale Thursday, May 16th around 12pm Eastern (9am PDT) HERE.

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“World’s Best Boss” by Mark Englert. 18″ x 24″ Giclee. Ed of 100. $50

Poster seen hung up on wall from the TV show.  Mark nailed it!

Poster seen hung up on wall from the TV show. Mark nailed it!

“Star Trek Into the Darkness” by Mark Englert

Direct from Imax:

Introducing IMAX FANFIX™, an evolution of the IMAX® 12:01 program!

The origins are simple: reward the most avid IMAX fans with limited edition, collectible prints for select films. IMAX, together with our studio partners, engage some of the most celebrated artists to create unique art that is exclusively for IMAX moviegoers. We will be offering these prints at the earliest IMAX showing to reward those who see it first!

We’re excited and honored to collaborate with Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot and Gallery 1988 to unveil the first edition in the series: a special STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS print from artist Mark Englert. Fans attending the 8pm IMAX show on Wednesday, May 15th at participating locations will receive this original print.


“Star Trek Into the Darkness” by Mark Englert. 12″ x 36″ Lithograph w/ GID inks.

***Find a list of participating theatres HERE

“The Battle At Blackwater” by Mark Englert (AP edition)

Mark Englert will be selling AP copies of his “The Battle At Blackwater” print first seen at last weeks When The Lights Go Out show at Bottleneck Gallery. It is an 12″ x 36″ Screenprint, AP edition of 50, and cost $50. He’ll also have his April Fools day handbill available with the Blackwater print for $70 or by itself for $20.
On sale Friday, April 19th sometime between 11am-12pm PDT HERE.

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“The Battle At Blackwater” by Mark Englert. 12″ x 36″ Screenprint. AP edition of 50 S/N. $50

April Fools handbill

April Fools handbill