Watch The First Trailer For Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” And Just TRY Not To Scream “HULKBUSTER!”

When we first heard James Spader was going to be the voice of the baddie Ultron we were beyond excited.  His work on NBC’s “The Blacklist” has rocketed him up our charts of favorite actors.  After seeing this trailer and hearing him in the part, we literally had goosbumps on top of goosebumps.

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THIS Avengers movie looks MUCH darker than it’s predecessor and after you watch it, you will see, not all is comfy cozy with our group of heroes.  As far as I’m concerned, and I know, you shouldn’t wish your life away, but May 2015 can’t get here soon enough!

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Marvel’s “AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON” opens May 1st , 2015.  Let us know what you think about the trailer down in the comments section below.  Are you as excited for this one as we are?

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EXCLUSIVE! Dark Hall Mansion Partners Up With “Authentic Hendrix” On 3 Outstanding New Prints By Max Dalton

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You’d be hard pressed to find ANYONE in music today that would not recognize and appreciate the pure genius of Jimi Hendrix.  We’re talking exceedingly accomplished guitarists like Eric Clapton, BB King, Joe Satriani, Jimmy Page, Tom Morello, Prince, Slash, Carlos Santana, and many more, all of who would probably gush at the massive influence Jimi had on music and culture in such a short time.

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Dark Hall Mansion also greatly appreciates Jimi’s influences and they are beyond proud to be working closely with Authentic Hendrix (the official Jimi Hendrix Family/ Estate licensor) to bring music fans everywhere a set of fantastic, officially licensed prints by artist Max Dalton.

Max had this to say about the legend….Jimi Hendrix.  I’m not sure when I discovered Hendrix. It’s something that seems to have been always there. Like your belly button.  But what I do remember well is that I wanted to sound like him when I started to play the guitar at the age of eleven. I also remember having a video tape of the Moneterrey Pop concert and watching it over and over again, and then trying to play those songs on my dad’s old acoustic guitar.  I think “Wild thing” was one of the first songs I’ve ever learned to play. But, who would know, I didn’t sound like him at all, so I thought “it must be this crappy guitar”. With the time and after lots of summers working at a local supermarket I finally could get my first strat, really hoping that Jimi’s sound will magically come to me. It didn’t.

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Many years later I realized his supreme sound is not in his guitar, or in his amps or even on his exclusively made effects. There’s something on him that will always remain absolute. Still don’t know what it is and, as far as I know, nobody still could match him. So, since that magic can’t be drawn, I chose to make this poster, showing all his paraphernalia, just to validate my many years of research. To sound close to him I’ve given up long time ago.

Max was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to give us a few words about himself and the project as well as some process shots.  Once you read this and see the final result, I think you will find that he was the perfect choice for this project.

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BLURPPY – GIVE US SOME BACKGROUND ON HOW YOU GOT STARTED DOING ART FOR A LIVING.

MAX DALTON – I’ve been painting since I was a little kid – I am mostly self-taught and never stopped since then, always thinking that I wanted to be an artist. But for many reasons like fear, pressure from my parents, pressure from society in general, etc. I felt that being an artist was a silly fantasy that only a few illuminates could achieve. So, after high school I went into the design school to become a graphic designer, which was the closest I could get to make a living by doing what I liked.  But it was a mistake, that wasn’t even close to what I expected, so I thought it was better to drop the pencils already. Then I went to music school and stayed there for five years, trying to become a professional musician.I worked here and there meanwhile, doing everything but art. Finally I started working at the art department of an ad agency in Buenos Aires, but I wasn’t happy at all either. I thought that if I continued doing that, I would kill myself briefly. By that time I read something an ancient painter said, that “an artist must travel the world at least for two years to become a master”. That sentence made a lot of sense to me and I had nothing to lose so I dropped everything I had, sold my guitars except one and with that money I bought a ticket to Paris. Over there I spent the most wonderful time, painting all day and playing the guitar to make some money. I only could afford to eat dried pasta and cheese once a day, but even so, I was very happy. Everything changed when I sold a few paintings to a renowned American collector. Then champagne, sport cars, drugs and prostitutes, which is more or less the life I’m having since then.

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Early W.I.P  for this project by Max

BLURPPY – IN GENERAL, WHOSE WORK DO YOU FOLLOW OR ADMIRE?

MAX DALTON – For the classic painters, I like Pieter Bruegel The Elder, The Pre-Raphaelite- especially Waterhouse, Felicien Rops. For the illustrators, Winsor McCay, John Tenniel, Ed Gorey, Miroslav Sasek. And for the still active and new artists R. Crumb, Chris Ware, Ralph Steadman, Scott Campbell, Jonathan Burton, Tim Doyle. There are more, but those are the ones I can remember right now.

BLURPPY – BEING A HUGE FAN OF HENDRIX, WHAT WAS IT LIKE OFFICIALLY WORKING WITH THE JIMI HENDRIX ESTATE?

MAX DALTON – Wonderful. I felt free to say whatever I wanted, which is very rare to find in commissions. Also, having access to the very exclusive and unseen pictures of Hendrix, and his handwritten songs was something really amazing.

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BLURPPY – I SEE YOU HAVE YOUR OWN WALL OF GUITARS, WHICH ONE DO YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE PLAYING THE MOST?

MAX DALTON – Definitely my ’55 Strat. Nothing beats that tone and that feeling. At least not for a traditionalist guy like me, whose reference for the best guitar sound comes from a strat and a twin amp.

BLURPPY – DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE JIMI HENDRIX SONG?

MAX DALTON – Hard to say. Probably it’s “Bold as Love.” The moment when he enters the solo is glorious.

BLURPPY – WHICH JIMI GUITAR FROM THE PRINT IS YOUR FAVORITE AND WHY?

MAX DALTON – I guess the strat set on fire, because it represents a lot. It also gives the image a funny touch, it’s just silly to have a guitar in flames hanging on the wall -actually I don’t recommend doing that. It would ruin your wallpaper.

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Jimi only set two or three guitars on fire, as far as I know, but surprisingly he will be always remembered for that. Maybe because he was the fire himself. Can you imagine other artist doing that? Well, maybe Jerry Lee. I also always liked the shape of the inverted Gibson Firebird. It’s a very cool guitar and I love watching it.

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The gear

1 –  ’68  Black Fender Stratocaster.

2 –  Gibson Firebird

3 –  68’ Martin D-45

4 –  Fender Stratocaster

5 –  Mosrite double neck

6 – 65 Fiesta Red Fender Stratocaster

7 –  ’59 Fender Duo-Sonic

8 –  Gibson ES-335

9 –  Fender Stratocaster with Tele neck

10 –  60’ Zemaitis 12

11 –  ’60 Supro Ozark

12 –  ’64 Olympic White Fender Stratocaster

13 –  ’67 Gretsch Corvette

14 –  ’67 Epiphone FT-79

15 –  ’67 Gibson Flying V painted by Jimi

16 –  Another Martin D-45

17 –  Gibson Les Paul Special

18 –  Danelectro 3021

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19 –  ’55 Gibson Les Paul Custom

20 –  ’69 Gibson Flying V

21 –  ‘67Gibson SG Custom

22 –  ’64 Fender Stratocaster “Monterrey” painted by Jimi

23 –  Fender Jaguar

24 –  Acoustic Black Widow Spider

25 –  ’66  Black Fender Stratocaster.

26 –  ’64 Fender Jazzmaster

27 –  ’65  Black Fender Stratocaster burned at The Astoria

28 –  ’68 Olympic White Fender Stratocaster “Woodstock”

29 –  Epiphone Wilshire

30 –  Gretsch 6118 Anniversary- belonged to The Monkeys

31 –  ’67 Sunn Coliseum 100W Amp

32 –  Marshall 1959 Super Lead 100W Amp 4×12 cabinets

33 – Roger Mayer Octavia Fuzz

34 –  Vox V846 Wah

35 –  Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face

36 – Univox Uni-Vibe

After many months of planning and working closely with the Authentic Hendrix , it’s clear that Dark Hall Mansion’s passion for finding JUST the right artist for this special project has paid off.  Click the link below to see Max’s work and find out how and when you can purchase these prints from Dark Hall Mansion.

CLICK HERE to see Max Dalton’s official work with Dark Hall Mansion and Authentic Hendrix ! ! !

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Florey Gets The Next Spot In Geek Art/ French Paper Art Club’s Lineup Of Officially Licensed Batman Prints!

Today, the crew over at POSTER POSSE.COM exclusively revealed the next officially licensed print in Geek Art and French Paper Art Club’s “The One Year Of Batman Project.” Starting tomorrow, 10/22/14, you can purchase Florey’s fantastic “The Joker” print.

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“The Joker” by Florey

5 color screen-print on Cougar white paper
Numbered Edition of 75
Size: 18 x 24
Certificate Of Authenticity
Officially licensed (DC Comics/Warner)
Screen-printed by Ben LaFond @Burlesque Of North America

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE BEGINNING 10/22/14

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Plastic Cell Creates Truly Amazing, One Off Pop Culture Sculptures

Look we get it, the LAST thing you need is another must-have collectible right?  Posters, toys, vinyl re-releases, comic books, My Little Pony Conventions….where does it stop?  Well we are ALMOST sorry to do this to you but it’s our job to share “awesome” with you and that is JUST what the folks at Plastic Cell create….”pure awesome.”

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This 5” figure is limited to ONLY 1 PIECE WORLDWIDE! The figure is sculpted with Super Sculpey on top of our White Cell base and is hand-painted with Acrylic paint and sealed with a matte finish. The figure is packed in a box with custom sleeve signed by artist.  *Includes: Joker’s face nailed to a brick wall

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Here is how they describe themselves over on their OFFICIAL WEBSITE.  My brothers and I started Plastic Cell with the goal of providing collectors with Premium high quality limited run and one off sculptures. With Plastic Cell we are able to use our passion for sculpting, painting, and designing to create a unique and inspiring product. Because each piece of our limited run sculpture is painstakingly hand-painted with acrylic using a variety of techniques, no two piece will ever look exactly alike.

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There are no machines involved in the making of our sculptures. The molds are hand made with silicone rubber and hand casted with durable urethane plastic. Technology and social media has definitely helped us promote our work but the handcrafted aspect is what sets us apart from the rest.

DAMN WE want this HELLZY!  Given that we are smack dab in the middle of October, here is a look at a few horror related pieces they have done.  Feast your eyes on some of the eerie, creepy sculptures they have done!

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“Hellzy”

This 5” resin sculpture is limited to ONLY 40pcs worldwide! Each hand-painted resin sculpture is numbered and packed in a box with custom sleeve signed by artist.  *Figure comes with cigar.

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“The Monster”

This 5” figure is limited to ONLY 1 PIECE WORLDWIDE! The figure is sculpted with Super Sculpey on top of our White Cell base and is hand-painted with acrylics and sealed with a matte finish. The figure is packed in a box with custom sleeve signed by artist.

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“Pazuzu”

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Hannibal Lecter

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They offer a lot more figures like, Biggie, Tupac, Groot & Rocket, Deadpool, Robocop, Captain America, Breaking Bad, Pennwise the Clown, etc.  Head over to their OFFICIAL STORE to see these and many more and follow Plastic Cell on TWITTER to stay up to date on new releases and drop times.

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Poster Posse Member Timothy Anderson Has The Right Tools For The Job With His New Set Of Letterpress “Ghostbusters” Prints

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When you say “Ghostbusters” what comes to mind?  For us it is the Ray Parker Jr. song, Bill Murray’s confident wise guy character and Rick Moranis being….Rick Moranis.  For some though, it’s the gadgets that are featured and Poster Posse member Timothy Anderson has come up with a brilliant 3-piece letterpress set paying homage to the gizmos that the guys use to save the day.

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Capture” by Tim Anderson

8″ X 10″

One Color Letterpress

Signed and numbered edition of 45

$30

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“Containment” by Tim Anderson

8″ X 10″

One Color Letterpress

Signed and numbered edition of 45

$30

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“Detection” by Tim Anderson

8″ X 10″

One Color Letterpress

Signed and numbered edition of 45

$30

As you can see, each print is only $30 but Tim is also selling complete sets for $84.  As an extra special deal, Tim will let the first 3 BLURPPY fans enter a code, (BlurppyRulz) when they check out.  These 3 lucky followers will also get a free original sketch from Tim with their order!

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These fantastic prints go on sale today, 10/ 17/ 14 around 12 noon EST over on Tim’s OFFICIAL STORE.  Be sure to follow Tim on TWITTER for the exact time they drop.

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