I'm not really one for art and I can't remember the last time a piece of it really struck me as anything special, but i've just laid eyes on something I absolutely must own a print of as soon as humanly possible. It's from a dude (aka genius) by the name of Jason Edmiston and i'll let it speak for itself before I speak on it....
In case ya can't tell what Jason did there, he blended the General Mills monster cereal cartoonized versions of the Universal monsters with the real Universal monsters from the movies, of which they're based on. It's no secret that I have incredible amounts of love in my heart for the General Mills monsters (even going so far as to dedicate a whole post to them last year, owning a sealed in package Boo Berry lip balm, and toying with the idea of buying this costume for Halloween) and I just think this is the coolest idea and most brilliant idea of all time. Kudos to you, Jason. And major kudos for not leaving out the long forgotten Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy! Now make prints of these available so I can buy one and hang it on my wall.
***UPDATE!*** Just got an e-mail from Jason informing me that 13" x 19" prints of both the Cereal Monsters and Creature From The Black Lagoon pieces are in fact available for sale, for $30 a piece plus shipping. If you're interested in picking either up, drop him a line at JASON@JASONEDMISTON.COM
You can check out Jason Edmiston's other amazing works of art, including The Creature From The Black Lagoon taking a bubble bath, at his website.
Thanks to Rue Morgue's blog, The Abbatoir, for bringing this guy to my attention.
By the way, did you know you can buy cases of the General Mills monster cereals over on Amazon?! Since I can never find my beloved Boo Berry or Frankenberry anywhere in New York, this discovery is quite a treat for me. Click here to buy Boo Berry and here for Frankenberry!
While we're on the subject of art, I got an e-mail the other day from an artist by the name of SHOK-1, who has some pretty cool pieces of his own. He takes old VHS boxes and paints horror inspired stuff on them, which is awesome to a VHS lover like myself. Check them out and see the rest of his work, including this full of horror references beauty, over at his website.
Ya think that was enough links for one post?